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The Role of Humans in Big Data

This is a presentation by Daniel X. O'Neil and Lola Chen for this: http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/chicago/events/53139ecadbdd202882000001<p>NEXT Chicago : City of Big Data<p>PechaKucha Night Chicago partners with the Chicago Architecture Foundation to bring you our first special event of 2014.<p>‘Big …

Big Data: Big HYPE?

Today, it's impossible to browse a news site or attend an industry event without seeing or hearing the phrase "big data" tossed around as the next big thing for business - much like Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) was only a few years ago. Companies across the globe are acknowledging the fact that …

Big Data puts more power in marketers’ hands

Seismic shifts tend to make mountains – not make them disappear. Unless you're Mountain Equipment Co-op.<p>After expanding from just six to more the three million members in four decades, the co-operative revised its charter in 2012 to recognize that not every single member is climbing mountains every …

Welcome to the era of big, bad open information. Context needed.

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>With the amount of data we are generating, we should be thinking about information overload. What will it look like when we …

Trifacta cuts down on big data dirty work. Investors throw $25M at it

Data scientists shouldn’t have to spend the majority of their time doing grunt work: getting data ready for the analysis that could really make a difference for their employers. They should be able to come up with cool new ideas worth evaluating. No wonder investors are jumping all over software …

Netflix Loves Big Data, but Won't Use It to Make TV Shows (Video)

Better to just leave the talent alone, says CEO Reed Hastings.<p>Netflix has more than 48 million subscribers, and it knows a ton about all of them: What they watch, when they watch, when they stop watching.<p>Netflix uses all of that data to help it pick and fund shows, like “House of Cards”, and to …

We're all being mined for data – but who are the real winners?

It's exactly a year since Edward Snowden's revelations about NSA and GCHQ surveillance began to reach the public domain. As a result, we now know quite a lot about the ways the NSA and its overseas franchises have mastered "big data" technology to hoover up our metadata and monitor our clickstreams …

More than 250 million global events are now in the cloud for anyone to analyze

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit:<p>Georgetown University researcher Kalev Leetaru has spent years building the Global Database of Events, Languages, and …

How Growth Hackers Get A/B Testing Wrong

A/B testing is amazing. It’s changed the face of online marketing, made software companies millions of dollars, and played a major role in …

Here Are 20 Companies Who Sell Your Data (& How To Stop Them)

Meet the data brokers. There’s a whole industry full of companies who make their money buying and selling our personal information. The FTC is working on busting this dark racket wide open, but in the meantime, they’re out there. Who are they? Can we stop them? Read on to find out.<p><b>What Are “Data</b> …

Building the highway for big data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Ron Kasabian, Intel Corporation, and Charles Zedlewski, Cloudera.</i><p>Your data is trying to go places, and when it does, it will uncover operating efficiencies and new revenue streams that will reinvent business models. But right now, it’s stuck in a data traffic jam …

Are You Using Big Data, and Does It Matter?

The majority of email marketers and marketing problems simply don't require a big data solution. And that's a good thing.

Some simple but important reminders on how user analytics can help you make more money

If you can measure it, you can make it better or make money from it. That’s what companies should learn from mining their data analytics properly.<p>In a panel at VentureBeat’s DataBeat 2014 conference, the consensus was that companies are leaving a lot of money on the table by not getting as much out …

Brands Must Turn to the Dark Data Side

Our industry traditionally, naturally focuses on the data most visible, most apparent and most readily captured—the data that streams through our …

How One Start-Up Uses Big Data To Offer Better Vacations

After the long hard winter in the United States, are you starting to think about summer vacations? Hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined, could simplify your search.<p>Developed in Australia in 2005, HotelsCombined.com is the world’s leading hotel comparison sites, attracting more than 25 …

Study: Consumers Wary of Marketers Using Big Data

Big data is the name of the game for any marketer these days, but it's also under the microscope of federal regulators and privacy groups that fear …

The 5 Types of Videos Startups Need to Stay in the Game

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re not already implementing videos into your current marketing strategy, I’m sorry to say, you’re grossly behind the market -- especially when mobile is becoming a bigger player. During 2013 more than 17 percent of global traffic …

57 startup lessons

There are already very good lists of startup lessons written by really talented, experienced people (here and here). I’d like to add another one. I …

How Lolly Wolly Doodle Used Facebook to Become an $11 Million Company | Inc.com

It wasn't just Facebook that made it a good business. Temple was making each dress to order, so she had virtually no inventory risk. She could also react quickly to customer preferences, tailoring her designs accordingly. And because she was selling her goods directly to consumers, she was able to …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Nabbing an Angel Round

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For many early-stage entrepreneurs (myself included), raising capital is the most confusing piece of the puzzle. Even though there have been thousands of articles written by professional writers, entrepreneurs and investors, the …