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Bing for iOS now lets you search images by taking a photo

A new update for Bing on iOS includes a neat little trick. Take a picture right inside the app, and Bing will send back a search for similar images.<p>Google, of course, has long had something similar: reverse image search, available for both desktop and mobile. But the mobile search is focused on …

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard …

Here's the insane diet The Mountain actor from 'Game of Thrones' is on for World's Strongest Man

But Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson is also one of the strongest people in the world.<p>As the Icelandic actor and strongman prepares to compete in this year's World's Strongest Man competition, he revealed on Facebook what his current diet looks like.<p>Get ready to be amazed. Here's what Björnsson is eating …

Arcadia Data takes $11.5M to sell a business-intelligence tool for Hadoop

Startup Arcadia Data is today coming out of stealth mode and revealing its business-intelligence application for analyzing data sitting inside the Hadoop open-source software, which can hold lots of different kinds of data. The startup is also announcing today that it has taken on a $11.5 million …

Did big data kill the statistician?

News<p>Congratulations to RSS fellow Sir Ian Diamond, who has been announced the new chair of the Council for Mathematical Sciences from September …

How to become a data scientist

If you want to achieve success, follow the five steps that have worked well for me<p>The first step should be to learn the basics. <b>The best machine</b> …

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Big Data Will Get Even Bigger In 2015

Perhaps the biggest trend in enterprise computing is driven by a host of very small things. That is, Big Data, a terrible term used to describe the exploding volumes, variety and velocity of data, is largely the result of small devices, whether Internet of Things-style sensors or mobile devices.<p>If …

(DNA Top 10 in 2014) MaGIC, the Malay language, and that ‘bumi thing’

The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) has been coming under a bit of stick recently for programmes specifically catering to …

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

Technology and innovation can be frustrating to watch in action. That’s because there usually isn’t much action — just incremental change with …

5 Big Data Technology Predictions for 2015

In just a few short years, big data technologies have gone from the realm of hype to one of the core disruptors of the new digital age. 2014 saw big …

Big data and the delayed flight

This is the time of the year when a few long-held beliefs of childhood get exposed (wink wink) and now today comes another: the pilot of your delayed …

What’s Next for Big Data?

Shortly after joining Gartner, I noticed subtle magic in the air. Not Magic Quadrants – they were too obvious. It was <i>I told you so</i> repeated by many …

Hortonworks, Big Data, and Big Money

So the Hadoop market has finally had its first IPO. Hortonworks’ successful $100 million IPO reflects pent-up demand for those outside the Silicon …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

An Introduction to Data-Driven Decisions for Managers Who Don’t Like Math

Not a week goes by without us publishing something here at HBR about the value of data in business. Big data, small data, internal, external, experimental, observational — everywhere we look, information is being captured, quantified, and used to make business decisions.<p>Not everyone needs to become …

Seven signs your hair is on fire: The challenges of scaling Hadoop

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Sfio Cracho/Shutterstock<p>Every Hadoop implementation encounters the occasional crisis, including moments when the folks …

6 key attributes of a chief analytics officer

Status quo is out, failing fast is in<p>As <i>Computerworld</i> details in our feature article, Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?, the CAO …

Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds

For the third year in a row<b>,</b> NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives …

Big Data Is Big, But It's Not That Powerful

You know that a technology like big data is on everyone’s radar when it starts getting linked to – and credited for – stuff it had absolutely nothing to do with. It’s kind of like that line from <i>My Favorite Year</i>, when Peter O’Toole – playing a version of Errol Flynn – says that he gets away with a …

Top 14 Big Data Books of 2014

<b>2014 has been a huge year in big data- and big data publishing. Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger and Kenneth Cukier re-published and added an extra chapter</b> …

What's Next for Big Data? Predictions for 2015

Some people believe it takes two full years for students to fully understand and master new concepts. The first year in the cycle, when a new concept …

Stealing a win from advanced analytics

One great new stat out there that doesn’t get talked about enough is penalty plus-minus.<p>What it measures is penalties drawn minus penalties taken, which highlights players that are piling up power plays for their teams.<p>Leafs centre Nazem Kadri has been an all-star in this department for years and …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

The Future of Information Dashboards

<b>Last year was an awesome one for the data visualization industry.</b> With more and more businesses realizing the value of data visualization for …

Cloudera: Impala’s it for interactive SQL on Hadoop; everything else will move to Spark

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>Despite some speculation over the past few days about what it means that …

Photograph: James Haworth<p>Two members of the IBM team keep an eye on the data coming in from live entry courtside. Photograph: James Haworth<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/4/1404472371153/958acd06-dde0-41ba-833d-263fd038314e-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

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Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Hadoop has progressed from a large scale, batch-oriented analytics tool used by a handful of webscalers to a multi-application processing platform for webscale and enterprise users. The vendors of Hadoop’s three major distributions uniformly characterize it as a modern architecture for Big Data …