Aaron Betik

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Big Data Boosts Customer Loyalty. No, Really.

Increasing numbers of companies are using the online information they collect to understand their customers better, and then capitalize on that information. These businesses are attempting to make sense of the vast amounts of data generated through personal, societal and industrial interactions …

Disney's New 'MyMagic' Wristbands to Turn Big Data Into Big Profits

By giving visitors to its theme parks rubber bracelets embedded with microchips and encouraging them to plan minute details of their trips weeks …

How big data will help build brand loyalty

By Kerry Doyle | Former senior editor at ZDNet.com and contributor covering business and technology issues for PCWeek Labs, PCWeek magazine, and Harvard Business School.<p>Increasing number of businesses are attempting to make sense of the vast amounts of data generated through personal, societal, and …

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Six Issues To Consider When Planning A Big Data Project

Big data should be about solving specific problems, not just jumping on the technology bandwagon. Here are six issues to consider as you plan or …

Big data startups pull in big money in 2013

Investors have pumped $3.6 billion into startups focused on big data this year. Not too shabby: It’s almost three quarters of all the money that’s gone into such companies from 2008 to 2012, according to a new infographic out today from burgeoning site Big Data Startups.<p>The infographic includes a …

The Shifting Ways In Which We’ll Interact With Mobile Apps

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>‘Tis the season to reorganize the apps on my iPhone. With iOS 7 and the shift from spotlight search to swipe-down-to-search for apps, I’ve …

Impala: Another Google Inspired Platform Enters The Mainstream Data World

Amazon Web Services has added support for Impala, the Google inspired query tool developed by big data startup Cloudera. It provides real-time, parallel processing for large amounts of data. With Impala, a developer can load new or access existing data to run their queries using an SQL-like …