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Aidin gets $1.1M to make moving from a hospital to nursing home easier

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Pond5/Devon<p>Changes in legislation, such as the Affordable Care Act and even proposed legislation that would change the …

FTC may soon turn its regulatory gaze toward data-collecting health apps

The Federal Trade Commission recently said it would crack down on the sharing of information about children by mobile apps, and now we see indications that it will turn its regulatory gaze toward apps that collect health data.<p>In late February and early March, the commission conducted a small study …

Google buys Rangespan, grabbing retail and big data smarts

<i>Updated at 2:39 p.m. Pacific with comment from Google.</i><p>Google has bought London startup Rangespan, which developed technology that can help retailers identify which products and services will be most in demand in the future.<p>Rangespan confirmed the acquisition on its website today. “We will continue …

‘Unshackling’ big data for marketers: Sitecore’s new real-time NoSQL platform is a game-changer

It’s a modern marketer’s dream to view each customer’s every experience with a brand in real time across web, mobile, social, offline channels, and email — and have the capability to communicate, present offers, and manage experiences at precisely the same rate.<p>That 1-to-1 marketing dream is …

Vocus is marketing automation for the top of the funnel, via 60M Twitter buying signals

Most marketing automation systems start with known users. Some cutting-edge new systems can also nurture unknown prospects who visit your site but choose not to identify themselves. Few, however, focus on the very top of the funnel: buying signals in social media.<p>That’s exactly the key …

The Rise of Big Data Brings Tremendous Possibilities and Frightening Perils

Debates are raging about whether big data still holds the promise that was expected or whether it was just a big bust. The failure of the much-hyped Google Flu Trends to accurately predict peak flu levels since August 2011 has heightened the concerns.<p>In my mind, there is no doubt that data …

EU court cites “constant surveillance,” strikes down data collection law

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Jakub Jirsak/Thinkstock<p>Europe’s highest court declared on Tuesday that a directive requiring phone and internet …

The Spotify Effect: Why Every Company Is Now A Data Company

<i>Marius Moscovici is the founder and CEO of Metric Insights.</i><p>After landing a $200 million credit line and acquiring music data platform The Echo Nest, Spotify is widely expected to announce its IPO in coming months. Spotify is a unique spin on the same fundamental formula that generated value for …

The small print: You're going to have to clean up all that big data

Last year, surveyors checked in with more than 2,000 IT leaders in the U.S. and Canada, and 60 percent believed their organizations lacked accountability for data quality, while more than 50 percent questioned the validity of their data.<p>Recent reports have also uncovered that much of the data …

Big data, little kids, and the parents in between

From the moment our kids are born, a digital paper trail on them begins. It starts with a record of their birth, progresses to immunizations and growth charts, grades and school performance, and now includes information collected from websites, apps and beyond.<p>Data collection on kids is happening …

How IBM Is Using Watson And An Innovative Workspace To Crunch Big Data For Big Solutions

At the Accelerated Discovery Lab, the company is trying to create “strategic serendipity,” with an open workplace and lots of cross-collaboration (and, of course, a genius super computer). The first task: Finding new cancer drugs.<p>IBM loves Big Data. The bigger it gets, the more servers, storage, …

World's oldest weather report could alter Egyptian history - Futurity

A 3,500-year-old inscription may be one of the world's oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about ancient Middle Eastern chronology.

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The frightening truth about the security of our healthcare data

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Credit: rangizzz/Shutterstock<p>Is your healthcare data safe? That’s not something most people think about on a regular basis. …

Alarm Over The 'Gold Rush' For Citizens' Big Data

Serious concerns are being raised over the “gold rush” for citizen data by the U.K. government and its private sector partners.<p>While the government uses unidentifiable data for good purposes such as analyzing disease or crime patterns, it often rushes to sell data on members of the public before …

5 ways to build a killer mobile ad experience

As mobile adoption continues to accelerate, perhaps no topic has been more widely debated or examined than how to best monetize mobile apps.<p>In some ways, it’s funny that we’re still trying to develop a standardized mobile ad format that appeals to app developers, advertisers and of course …

How your shopper club card can help the CDC predict food borne illness

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>The Centers for Disease Control may not have access to real-time data like marketers do, but they are taking advantage of some …

Digital Ad Company CPXi Raises $30M In Its First Outside Funding

Digital media holding company CPXi is announcing that it has raised $30 million in new funding.<p>Founded in 2000, CPXi apparently raised no outside capital before this. The current round was a mix of debt and equity, and the money comes from the Business Development Corporation of America.<p>CPXi says …

Dell buys data-viz company StatSoft to sweeten its business offering

Since it went private last year, Dell has been reorienting itself toward business needs. Today, it added a new toolset for data visualization and big data analytics: advanced analytics provider StatSoft, which joins Dell via an acquisition deal of an undisclosed amount.<p>StatSoft, founded in 1984, …

IBM’s Watson Tackles The Tumor Genome, On The Way To Personalized Cancer Treatments

To develop a specific treatment for each person’s cancer, doctors would need to learn their tumor’s genetic code. It’s a task too difficult for humans to do for every cancer patient. But it might not be too difficult for a problem-solving supercomputer.<p>IBM’s advanced artificial intelligence program …

IBM sends Watson on a genetic quest to find the best cancer treatments

Sure, IBM's Watson crunches data for mobile apps and powers food trucks, but its owners are constantly looking for important studies that can put its cognitive computing expertise to the test. With the recent announcement of a clinical trial studying ways to deliver personalized care to brain …

White House launches climate data project, calls on data innovators

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Courtesy of Databasin.org<p>The Obama administration on Wednesday announced the Climate Data Initiative, a program that …

Senators are asking the FDA to clarify how it regulates medical apps

As Google, Samsung, and soon Apple offer technologies for consumers to track health information on the go, a group of bipartisan senators are calling for more clearly defined regulation of those technologies by the US Food and Drug Administration. In a letter to the FDA today, Senators Michael …

LeanData Raises $5.1M In Series A From Shasta Ventures To Help Customers Make Sense Of Salesforce Data

Marketeers are often struggling to sift through available customer databases and identify customer leads that can be converted into revenue opportunities. While large enterprises treat this as a big data problem that involves analyzing terabytes of data sets to make business sense, small and medium …

Without stream processing, there’s no big data and no Internet of things

The Internet of things has been on everyone’s lips (and pen) lately, as the biggest new source of money, customer product innovation, investment opportunities, and Sci-Fi-worthy stories (like those of everyone who’s part of the Cyborg Foundation — really, look it up).<p>The truth is the value of the …

Big Data Analytics Company Platfora Raises $38M

Platfora, a startup focused on bringing businesses intelligence from big data, has raised $38 million led by Tenaya Capital, which brings the company’s total financing to $65 million. Also participating in this round are Citi Ventures, Cisco Systems and Allegis Capital, as well as prior investors …

Parchment Raises $10M To Accelerate Development Of Application Analytics Tools For Students

Parchment, a startup which has taken the offline, aging process of getting and sharing academic and other credentials online, today announced a $10 million round of follow-on funding, bringing its total investment to date to $45 million. The new round is led by The Raine Group, and includes the …

Hadoop analytics startup Platfora raises $38M

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Albert Chau<p>Platfora, the startup that sells an analytics and visualization application designed to run on Hadoop, has …