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How To Use Big Data To Make A Fortune In The Retail Industry

With every consumer purchase, stores from Target to Walgreens collect a bunch of information - products commonly bought together, shipping addresses, sometimes even customers' social media details.<p>But the sheer volume of data presents a real problem.<p>This is where big data technology steps in to …

Big Data

Analyze Big Data To Make Your Business Better, Faster

By analyzing large amounts of data coming from every corner of their operations, companies are able to make better business decisions on competition, growth and innovation.<p>Big Data is all about addressing the three “Vs”—volume (the amount of data), velocity (streaming data in real time) and variety …

The security pitfalls of mining Big Data

<i>(Editor's note: In this guest essay, Laura Robinson, Chair of the Security for Business Innovation Council, outlines the security challenges in working with Big Data.)</i><p>In many ways, last year – 2012 – can be considered the year of Big Data. TIME declared "Big Data" the #2 buzzword of the year, and …

Big Data: It Doesn't Mean What You Think It Means | Inc.com

If the prognosticators are right, we’ve moved from a manufacturing economy to an experience economy. Today, businesses have to create amazing, memorable experiences, rather than simply delivering reliable products at the right price. But this is more critical than ever in a world awash in …

Big Data

Google Still Struggles To Explain Why Normal People Should Care About Google+

Google has made a big bet on Google+, which it prefers not to call a social network but rather a social layer atop all of Google’s services.<p>At the opening day of the search giant’s annual I/O developer conference, it introduced some 41 new features for Google+, including a new layout, more …

George Hill's Concussion Is Bad For The Pacers, But Good For The NBA

In a major surprise, Indiana Pacers star George Hill will miss Thursday night’s playoff game against the New York Knicks with a concussion.<p>It’s a bad blow for the Pacers, who were hoping to close out their series with the Knicks tonight. And it’s obviously a concern for Hill.<p>But it’s a sign of …

Harrison Barnes Suffers Likely Concussion, Plays Anyway

It’s a sad irony that on the same night George Hill became the first NBA player to miss a playoff game because of a concussion, another player–Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors–probably stayed in a game longer than he should have.<p>Barnes took a scary fall in the first half of Thursday …

PW Picks: The Best New Books for the Week of May 13, 2013

This week, a near masterpiece of a novel, strong short story collections, and engrossing histories. Plus: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's …

The 10 Worst Mothers in Books

What makes a good mother? Does she hover, bring us chicken soup when we’re ill, bundle us up in our coats and mittens to go out into the cold world, …

The lust for Latino lucre

ONE in six Americans is Hispanic. In politics, ignoring the Latino vote is suicidal, which is why the Republican Party is at last getting serious …

Immigration Reform

Stability through instability

THIS spring, the economics commentariat is discussing the relationship between monetary policy and financial stability. The concern that loose …