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53 Minutes of Madness in Toronto: An Oral History of the ALDS Inning That Broke Baseball

<i>On October 14, 2015, the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Texas Rangers 6-3 in the fifth and final game of their American League Division Series. But</i> …

A game unlike any other: Toronto Blue Jays’ bewildering victory shows baseball at its best and worst

KANSAS CITY – In the wee hours of Thursday morning, Blue Jays fans were hoarse and drained but still tingling. Scores of tired baseball writers were …

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

How Machines Learn (And You Win)

“Machine learning.” You’ve heard the term, and you probably nod in agreement when someone tells you how important it is. But secretly you may not be sure what it is or how it works. Ask your data scientists to explain, and you may get lost in a sea of specialist talk about forks, leaf nodes, split …

Machine Learning

Ball in the Family

During the rocky beginnings of his pro career, when Austin Rivers was running low on both confidence and playing time, he would seek advice from an …

Netflix, Not So Chill

The streaming company is dealing with lagging profits and slower-than-expected growth as its competition heats up.<p>It’s the original king of streaming television, it’s winning Emmy Awards, and it’s about to release its first feature film, but nevertheless, the bloom may be off the rose for Netflix: …

It’s OK If Going to a Conference Doesn’t Feel Like Real Work

When I was just starting my career, going to conferences seemed like a terrific perk. They were usually held in fun destinations and it was exciting to be mingling with smart thought leaders. But I quickly learned that attendance also came with an unspoken price tag. Not only was I missing whatever …

San Francisco

6 Ways to Tell Stories with Data Throughout the Customer Lifecycle

Data-driven storytelling is poised to be the next big trend in content marketing. Indeed, companies are already harnessing its power at every stage in the customer relationship lifecycle—from building up-front brand awareness to reminding customers of their success. Here’s how to use data at each …

Marketing

How Big Data Can Help Businesses

We all know that big data is revolutionising a lot of what large enterprises do with information and what they aim to achieve as they invest in IT. …

The Science of Sounding Smart

When you’re trying to convey the quality of your mind to your boss, or to a company that’s considering you for a job, your best ally may be your own voice.<p>Although some people may assume that their ideas and intellect would come across much better in written form, it turns out that using your voice …

Employment

The GTD Master Plan

I have been living by the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology and philosophy for over 10 years now, and it has helped me a lot. In fact, it's more …

‘Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!’

odd Wilson didn’t know these guys. But he didn’t usually handle the setups for the drug deals; it was an associate who typically made the connections …

Why Wrestling Matters

In 1982, on <i>Late Night With David Letterman</i>, pro wrestling made a surprise run-in. Andy Kaufman — comedian, star of <i>Taxi</i>, and frequent <i>Saturday Night</i> …

After the Rupture

Wesley Matthews sprinted down the right sideline, cradled Damian Lillard’s outlet pass, and spotted Dirk Nowitzki. It was early March and the …

People Don’t Really Want To Live Next To A Vacation Rental Party House

It’s not that people in residential neighborhoods don’t like tourists, or that they don’t want their neighbors to make money by occasionally renting …

Consumer Protection

2015 Big Data Market Update

• 42.6% of all big data apps developed for manufacturing are being created by enterprises today.<p>38.2% of all big data and advanced analytics apps in use today are in customer-facing departments including marketing, sales, and customer service.<p>33.2% of all big data and advanced analytics developers …

Big Data

Big Developments In Big Data: 15 Must-See Products

<b>BlueTalon</b> <b>Policy Engine</b><p>BlueTalon develops data-centric security technology for Hadoop, SQL and other big data environments. At Strata + Hadoop the …

How The Western Press Is Getting It Terribly Wrong In Ukraine

When the pundits talk about Vladimir Putin’s offensive in Ukraine, they usually mean troops and tanks, but his greatest weapons are ,in fact, his propaganda machine and the gullible western media.<p>So far, he has been winning stunning victories without firing a shot. Make no mistake, Vladimir Putin …

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Oracle SQL Developer

Oracle SQL Developer is much more than that query and save to Excel tool.<p>The faster you catch up, the sooner you can increase your productivity and make yourself that much valuable to your organization.

Matching the right NoSQL database for the right job

In this webinar we will discuss the general characteristics of NoSQL databases and why they are replacing relational databases for certain workloads. …

Facebook’s latest open source effort: a flash-powered database called RocksDB

Facebook(s fb) is on an open source roll lately, and on Thursday announced its latest open source project — an embedded key-value store called …

How the use of a NoSQL database played a role in the Healthcare.gov snafu

Flipping an old proverb on its head, the Healthcare.gov website debacle has many fathers, at least if you follow the finger pointing. One of those …

Why Database As A Service (DBaaS) Will Be The Breakaway Technology of 2014

Database as a Service (DBaaS) is arguably the next big thing in IT. Indeed, the market analysis firm 451 Research projects an astounding 86% cumulative annual growth rate, with annual revenues from DBaaS providers rising from $150 million in 2012 to $1.8 billion by 2016.<p>The reason is simple. DBaaS …

Can Oracle Beat IBM and Cisco Systems in the Clash of Tech Titans?

<b>Oracle</b> will release its quarterly report on Wednesday, and investors haven't been at all certain about the tech giant's prospects recently, sending …

Why 2014 Will Be A Big Year For Big Data

Making predictions is easy. Foretelling trends that <i>actually</i> come to pass can be more difficult — unless you’re talking about big data.<p>It’s no surprise. As we kick off 2014, we’re seeing a ton being written about big data. And as we look at technology drivers for this coming year, it’s clear to see …

BIG Data Equals BIG Headache For Executives

<b>In this post, I wanted to share an interesting piece on the shortcomings of big data written by Gary Drenik, CEO of Prosper Insights & Analytics™, with his permission. I think it will help many as they navigate the changing business intelligence world.</b><p>In 2014, the lure of big data solutions will …

Big Data Systems Are Making A Difference In The Fight Against Cancer

As open source, big data tools enter the early stages of maturation, data engineers and data scientists will have many opportunities to use them to “work on stuff that matters”. Along those lines, computational biology and medicine are areas where skilled data professionals are already beginning to …