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The Challenge Facing Cloudera and Hortonworks: Making Big Data Work

Amazon Top 20 Books in Databases & Big Data

The recent explosion of interest in data science, data mining, big data, and related disciplines has been mirrored by an explosion in book titles on …

Oracle just struck an important alliance with a startup called Xamarin to take on Amazon, IBM and Microsoft

Xamarin's founders, who are legends in the developer community, created the company after getting suddenly fired from their jobs.<p>Now Xamarin has scored a big coup with the announcement of a partnership with an unlikely company: Oracle.<p>As part of the deal, Xamarin is launching a new tool that lets …

Shopping Cart Abandonment: Online Retailers' Biggest Headache Is Actually A Huge Opportunity

But it's also a huge opportunity: Approximately $4 trillion worth of merchandise will be abandoned in online shopping carts this year, and about 63% of that is potentially recoverable by savvy online retailers, according to BI Intelligence estimates.<p>In a <b>new report</b>, <b>BI Intelligence</b> explains what …

Creative agencies vision of for the future of retail in CVS Pharmacies

Strategy and innovation company co:collective reinvent pharmacy retail model to deliver a more personalized, health-centric experience<p>As part of the …

Making the case for going from clicks to bricks

eCommerce

Digital Impact on In-Store Shopping Research

We all know that the spread of smartphones and access to online information has changed the way we shop in physical stores — or, at least we think we …

Customers

20 Ideas Worth Stealing

<i>This article was published in the</i> <i>January 2015</i> <i>issue of</i> <i>STORES Magazine</i><i>.</i><p><i>The customer is always right.</i> When that phrase was first uttered, it would have …

eCommerce

How to Avoid Star Trails by Following the ‘500 Rule’

Due to the rotation of the Earth, it appears as though the stars are moving through the sky in long exposures. Star trails can be a desired effect …

Sony Alpha

Learning Statistics with Privacy, aided by the Flip of a Coin

article<p>en_US<p>http://ai.googleblog.com/2014/10/learning-statistics-with-privacy-aided.html<p>Google AI …

The remarkable rise of big data economics

With the heady perfume of big data permeating much of the intellectual atmosphere, the field of economics is increasingly tilting toward empirical efforts, according to a recent paper published by Stanford economics professors Liran Einav and Jonathan Levin in the journal Science. That means in …

Conditional probability explained visually

count(A n !B): {{countA}} (balls that hit the red shelf but not the blue shelf)<p>count(B n !A): {{countB}} (balls that hit the blue shelf but not the …

Easy Slide

The space saving and functional 8° Battery has a unique design. Agreed that round batteries have their own reasons, but time and again we have seen …

Tesla: 'All Our Patent Are Belong To You'

Yes, "All Our Patent Are Belong To You" is the actual title of a Tesla press release, which went live yesterday and is causing a tremendous media …

Samsung's Occulus Headset Sounds Like a Modern Day View-Master

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Samsung is making a virtual reality headset with the help of Oculus Rift. According to a report from …

Live blog: Apple WWDC 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Apple<p>Twelve months of Apple(s aapl) rumors are coming to a close thanks to the company’s WWDC 2014 event. Well, at …

Smart Apps Are Great, But Do They Know Too Much?

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>A rising class of apps called smart apps promise to make users' lives easier by essentially acting as personal assistants. Yet, users may be uncomfortable with the amount of personal information required to make them work.<p>Smart apps learn a user's behavior by …

Pandora doesn’t think Apple and Beats are a threat

The aftershocks from Apple’s $3-billion purchase of Beats are still rattling the music industry. The company, which was founded by rap mogul Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, is perhaps best known for its headphones. But its music streaming business is what Apple wants, notes Quartz’s tech …

Dead and buried: Microsoft's holy war on open-source software

Time was when Microsoft executives thought nothing about publicly dissing open-source software as distinctly un-American.<p>Everyone has their pet theories. Some even drew a direct line back to the company's early days dating to 1976, when co-founder Bill Gates published an open letter chiding …

Intellectual Property

TechTalk: How SnapReduce 2.0 Makes Big Data Elastic

In this TechTalk, we discuss how SnapReduce 2.0 allows the SnapLogic Elastic Integration Platform to take advantage of YARN by running natively on a Hadoop cluster and elastically scaling out, making it easier to acquire, prepare and deliver big data.<p>To learn more, visit: …