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Journalists cover mass shootings, again and again, through frustration

"Just another day in America."<p>That was how the BBC opened its report on the mass shooting in San Bernardino. Only days earlier, Robert Dear had …

Apixio’s New Iris Platform Uses Your Doctor’s Notes To Derive Insights

Data science applications for healthcare are finally trying to catch up to the rest of the world, with one new effort coming from six-year-old Apixio in San Mateo, CA. This morning, the company is launching a cognitive computing platform called Iris that derives insights from clinical data and …

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The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here's The Creepier Technology That Comes Next

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it’s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities. And with many billions of dollars at stake, companies are …

Full SQL on Hadoop? Splice Machine opens up its database for trials

Splice Machine has brought together technology from two Apache projects in its quest to create a SQL-on-Hadoop database.<p>Splice Machine says the …

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The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache™ Spark™ as a Top-Level Project<p><b>Super-fast, Open Source large-scale data processing and advanced</b> …

IBM Announces $1B Watson Group, Moves Jeopardy Ace Computer To NYC

Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this time as the centerpiece of a major new business unit in the Big Apple. The company will announce a major new business unit, at an event Thursday that it’s created the IBM …

Innovid And Cisco Pull Keywords From The Show You’re Watching To Target Second-Screen Ads

Sequoia-backed video ad company Innovid is announcing that it’s working with Cisco to bring a new kind of ad targeting to second-screen apps (specifically, the smartphone and tablet apps of cable providers).<p>The idea is to target those ads based on what you’re watching — not just based on the show, …

Nuance's next-generation Dragon Assistant wants to have a conversation

Remember that partnership Intel and Nuance penned way back when? The fruits of their labor is finally here: Nuance's next-generation Dragon Assistant. The virtual assistant is designed specifically for Intel RealSense technology, and comes with two default personalities: American female or British …

Grocery stores push coupons to iPhones with iBeacons

Late last year, Apple outfitted 254 of its US stores with small, low-power Bluetooth transmitters. Called iBeacons, the transmitters work in tandem with iPhones running iOS 7 and the Apple Store's dedicated app to provide users with very precise location information and guides to getting the most …

Twitter open sources Storm-Hadoop hybrid called Summingbird

Twitter has open sourced a system that aims to mitigate the tradeoffs between batch processing and stream processing by combining them into a hybrid …

In China, Even Protests Against Child Sex Abuse Are Illegal

Government fear of public activism goes beyond just politics.<p>Ye Haiyan, the feminist activist known as "Hooligan Sparrow," has made waves before, but nothing that has caught fire on Chinese social media like her recent campaign. After a school principal and government official were caught with six …

Why you should always read the small print from Facebook

Please imagine you were to spend Saturday enjoying a little reading on the beach and then, perhaps, a couple of drinks.<p>Please imagine you decided to waft down to Northern California's Half Moon Bay and wandered into an establishment called Sam's Chowder House.<p>You may or may not have been with …

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Motivation<p>The application of graph analysis has proven to be a useful abstraction for solving many important problems accross a variety of …

Citi Smeared by Charge of Citi Bike 'Discrimination'

Citi Smeared by Charge of Citi Bike ‘Discrimination’<p>JJ Hornblass<br>• May 2, 2013<br>• Sales & Marketing, Slider<br>• 2<p>Call it a “fat” lip for Citibank.<p>The …

Deep Inside Taco Bell’s Doritos Locos Taco

From handshake deals to experiments at Home Depot, the history of Taco Bell’s disruptive faux cheese-dusted taco.<p>In early 2009, three years prior to Taco Bell’s 50th anniversary, CEO Greg Creed was already experiencing something of a midlife crisis. “Our target audience is [customers] in their 20s. …

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Ikea’s Iconic Catalog Gets Interactive

Given that it’s Ikea, you might call the newly launched first-ever seasonal catalog a digital smorgasbord.<p>Dubbed “Celebrate Brilliantly,” the 31-page interactive catalog–released a week before Thanksgiving in time for the holiday season–features recipes, video clips, interactive “style solutions,” …

Apple Ire Spreads to China’s SOEs

Want to know who are China’s most hated companies? All you have to do is hit out at one of its most beloved.<p>For the third consecutive day, the Chinese Communist Party’s official mouthpiece, the People’s Daily, has run articles criticizing Apple for its warranty policy in China and calling Apple’s …

North Korea stops 3G data service one month after rollout

Last month's revelation that North Korea would start offering a tourist-only 3G data service was hailed as a sign that the isolated nation may be loosening its grip on the internet, and even more so when it turned out that the access would be uncensored. Unfortunately, though, it appears that the …

Did China Just Declare War On Apple? Sure Looks Like It.

On Friday, Chinese state media reported that, from January of last year to the end of last month, more than 20,000 college students in the central city of Wuhan applied for 160 million yuan of “high-interest rate loans” from Home Credit China. The finance company was charging rates of up to 47.12% …