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Tectonic shift as public cloud giants acknowledge the power of private deployment options

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Barb Darrow<p>Among all the cloud news this week, the bulk of attention went to dueling price cuts by Google(s goog) and …

Why Automated Semantics Will Solve The BI Dashboard Crisis

Right now, in most companies, there is a crisis of Business Intelligence dashboards. For good reasons, BI practitioners use the dashboard as way to deliver data and analytics to pretty much everyone. Dashboards are the hammer for every nail and as a result at most companies there are hundreds or …

5 lessons we learned about data science in 2013

Most people know what marketing executives do every day. They try to catch people’s attention through email, ads, tweets, and press releases. As for data scientists, well, their work is not nearly as well understood.<p>That’s been slowly changing this year as companies slowly loosen up about letting …

Mozilla’s Asm.js Gets Another Step Closer To Native Performance

Mozilla’s asm.js is a strict subset of JavaScript that Firefox can run significantly faster than regular JavaScript code. Thanks to the so-called OdinMonkey module for Firefox’s built-in JavaScript engine, asm.js code was running at about 2x native speed in March and this week, the organization …

The quest for high-speed fiber: a conversation with Susan Crawford

The web may be growing, but in America the physical infrastructure most people use to access it is barely keeping pace. Eighty-five percent of the country is still stuck with cable modem service as its fastest available internet, and if we want to move towards a future of telepresence and …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

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etcML: A free, easy and fairly accurate tool for analyzing the text of tweets

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>If you’re into using machine learning to score a collection of text files for sentiment but don’t want to have to actually …

These 3 trends will drive enterprise software development in 2014

<i>Himanshu Sareen is CEO of Icreon Tech, a global software development firm.</i><p>It’s hard to believe it, but 2013 is on its last legs. The year has been eventful to say the least in the world of enterprise technology. Businesses of all shapes and sizes, from mid-sized corporations to Fortune 1000 …

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system

Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'<p>Peter Higgs, the British physicist who gave his name to the Higgs boson, believes no university would employ him in today's academic system because he would not be considered …

This woman and her machine learning tech could make Box a whole lot smarter

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>When cloud collaboration goldenboy Box acquired a stealth content-discovery startup called dLoop last month, the deal was …

BigML says its machine learning tech makes data science easy

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — When data scientists talk about their work, it isn’t always easy to understand. At the same time, many big data startups are trying to make the technology seem simple.<p>For BigML, machine learning — a common element of data science — can be a basic two-step process: making …

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …