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Which Tool For Big Data: DIY Or Point And Shoot?

When it comes to digital photography, there are two basic approaches: point and shoot or do it yourself (DIY). Reflecting on these approaches, I find some similarity to selecting a tool for big data projects.<p>With point and shoot cameras, engineering is invested in features that enable users with …

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Two Most Important Trends in Analytics and Big Data in 2015

<b>By Imelda Llanos de Luna, @OfCloudPeople</b>.<p>Here are two most important trends in Analytics and Big Data in 2015, in my opinion.<p><b>1. The Collection of Big</b> …

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10 Amazing Data Analytics Platforms Everyone Should Know About

The past few years has seen an explosion in the number of platforms available for big data analytical tasks.<p>The open source Hadoop framework is free …

Achieve Your Full Potential With Data Analytics

You’ve probably heard the old adage that people use only 10% of their brains. The myth persists, despite multiple scientific studies that have proven this statement false. Why? Because most of us recognize that we could—and should—do more to expand our knowledge and exercise our cognitive abilities.<p>…

Big Data

Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau's Web-based version of its analytics system allows data visualizations to be published, reused, and embedded in Web pages as if they were …

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​Emerging Trends in Big Data Analysis for 2015

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”– said Arthur C. Clark. Big data technologies and practices are gaining …

Three Best Practices For Executing On Big Data Strategy

Three noted experts, who have conducted substantial research and handled the physical implementations of big data initiatives, identify the essential components for any big data strategy. Each one addresses a best practice you can adopt to develop your successful strategy<p><b>View Big Data As A Valued</b> …

Big Data

Apple Pay comes to over 20 more US banks and credit unions

Apple is continuing the roll out of Apple Pay today with the addition of 20+ new US banks and credit unions supporting the iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch-based payments service.<p>The total 23 new banks and credit unions include:<p>American Chartered Bank<br>• Bank-Fund Staff Federal Credit Union<br>• Bellco Credit …

Here’s everything new in the latest iOS 9, El Capitan, and watchOS betas

Apple earlier today began rolling out the third betas of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X 10.11 El Capitan and we’ve been digging into each of them, trying to figure out what is new, changed, and improved. Most of the changes come on the iOS 9 and watchOS 2 side of things, with the new OS X 10.11 beta …

10 Helpful Tips To Look Smarter in Meetings

Meetings are often the most stressful part of working in an office. How are you supposed to look smarter to your colleagues while also daydreaming …

7 Short Books Worth More Than an MBA | Inc.com

Over the past few decades, the value of an MBA has declined, probably because the academic world can't keep up with the rapid pace of change in the business world.<p>Relatively few entrepreneurs have MBAs, but I'll bet that almost all of the successful ones have read and truly treasure these seven …

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8 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don't Know About

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How Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing The Way Field Workers Use Real-Time Data and Analytics

Countless companies have workers in the field — for example, on oil rigs, driving semi-trucks, emergency medical technicians in ambulances, and mechanics on the tarmac of every major airport. To date, the main information-gathering tools used by these workers were the same old clunkers: clipboards, …

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San Francisco Prosecutor Issues Warning to Lyft, Uber, Sidecar

Lyft Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and Sidecar Technologies Inc. were warned by San Francisco’s district attorney they would face legal action if the …

Google now features Uber as a transportation option in Google Maps

A major win for Uber is hidden within today’s Google Maps update for iPhone and Android.<p>Alongside new features like more easily accessible offline maps and lane guidance, Google now lets you “call an Uber from Google Maps.”<p>But Google Maps won’t simply recommend users to take an Uber; instead, the …

Uber & Lyft sued by legion of cab companies after launching in Connecticut

Uber raises $1.2B at a record-breaking $17B valuation — & it plans to raise $200M more

Uber has officially pulled the trigger on a new funding round — a massive $1.2 billion raise, at a $17 billion valuation led by Fidelity Ventures.<p>Back in August, Uber was valued at $3.5 billion. In early May, valuation rumors swelled to $10 billion. Uber previously confirmed a “record-breaking” …

Uber Won't Flop Like Groupon

Uber Technologies Inc. recently raised $1.2 billion at about a $17 billion valuation, a number that has raised quite a few eyebrows. To be sure, …

Drivers demand Uber close insurance gap for cheap ride-sharing option

The string of protests against ride-sharing service Uber rolled on Tuesday, this time led by some of its drivers.<p>A spokesman for the Uber drivers said several hundred of them gathered outside an Uber Technologies Inc. office in Santa Monica to urge state lawmakers to back legislation to close an …

Uber hires CEO of UK lender Wonga to drive foreign growth

Uber Technologies Inc has hired the former head of a controversial British payday loans company to drive its overseas expansion–just a day after the …

Uber cuts courier prices & expands, now handles 'thousands of deliveries' per week

<i>Updated 9:08 a.m. ET with a comment from Postmates.</i><p>Nearly three months after launching its “UberRUSH” courier service in New York, Uber has quietly cut prices and expanded the initiative beyond Manhattan.<p>In an update on its blog, Uber shares that it now offers flat rate deliveries to “Brooklyn or …

Uber Makes Economists Sad

New York just killed every economist's favorite thing about Uber: surge pricing. Sure, many economists also love convenient car service at the touch …

Google adds Wi-Fi to Uber cars in Philly

Beginning today, Uber will offer free Wi-Fi through Labor Day in Uber Black Car vehicles throughout the Philadelphia area, courtesy of Google. The goal is to attract people who want to work while traveling.<p>Uber has made the feature easy to use for those already familiar with its app interface. To …

Uber teams up with Microsoft to launch a Windows Phone app

Now our compatriots with Windows Phones can get in on the fun that is alternative-car service Uber, too.<p>Uber announced the news of a dedicated Windows Phone app in a blog post today. Until this point, it’s only been available for Windows Phone owners through the Uber website.<p>That’s good for Uber in …