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Apple education chief sees big data for education

Data analytics should help teachers assemble personalized lessons for students, notes Apple education chief John Couch.

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Data analytics: Are we there yet?

Organizational data analytics is a journey, not a destination.

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft is acquiring Revolution Analytics, a major commercial distributor of the R statistical programming language.

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Big Data Digest: How many Hadoops do we really need?

This week, the Apache Software Foundation unveiled Apache Flink as its newest Top-Level Project (TLP

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Uber offers Boston the gift of data

Boston city officials will be the first to dip their fingers into Uber's pot of data under plans laid out by the mobile car-summoning service.

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Computers may soon know you better than your spouse

How good are you at sizing someone up? Perhaps not as good as a computer, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University.

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted, but which half? Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online...

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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12 most eye-popping VC tech deals of 2014

While the three largest venture capital deals of the year in the technology industry went to consumer-focused startups, most of the other top investments went to companies building products that could reshape the enterprise IT...

SpaceCurve rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

Seattle startup SpaceCurve on Tuesday will release a new database system aimed at speeding the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it's being generated.

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Cisco sees a data analytics fortune at the network's edge

The company that commercialized routers 30 years ago is now using them to bring big-data analysis to the edges of networks, where some types of information may be valuable for a few seconds but not worth storing long-term.

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FoundationDB preps for the Internet of Things

When the expected tsunami of data from the Internet of Things hits the enterprise, FoundationDB's flagship NoSQL database should be ready for the deluge.

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Getting in customers’ faces

When retailers use IT analytics to get close to their customers, they need to do it the right way.

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IBM Watson Analytics now open for business

After a lot of buildup, IBM Watson is now open for business.

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Tech bigwigs' need for servers helps drive Q3 sales

The increasing need for real-time analytics and the demands of companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft in the U.S. helped buoy server sales in the third quarter.

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HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

The pool of online data analysis services available for corporate users is about to get larger, with HP set to offer two of its own, key products as hosted cloud services by early next year.

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How UPS uses analytics to drive down costs (and no, it doesn’t call it big data)

When you have an organization the size of UPS, every single little bit of efficiency that can be squeezed out of daily operations translates into a big deal.

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Data analytics scores marketing wins for the Texas Rangers

When it comes to convincing your boss of the value of a data dashboard, nothing works better than when you can save money as a result of a trend that you visualized.

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