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6 companies that dominate 6 industries thanks to data

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Big data is thrown around a lot as jargon, but some powerful case studies out there show how data is reshaping industries.<p>Today at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit, executives from six companies from health care, fashion, education, media, transportation, and business …

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Nate Silver on Finding a Mentor, Teaching Yourself Statistics, and Not Settling in Your Career

Perhaps no one has done more for the cause of data-driven decision-making in the minds of the public than Nate Silver. His book, The Signal and the Noise, explains the power of statistical modeling to improve our predictions about everything from the weather to sports to the stock market. Data …

A Data Scientist’s Real Job: Storytelling

Every morning at DoSomething.org, our computers greet us with a report containing over 350 million data points tracking our organization’s performance. Our challenge as data scientists is to translate this haystack of information into guidance for staff so they can make smart decisions — whether …

Big Data Analytics: Descriptive Vs. Predictive Vs. Prescriptive

What distinguishes these three key types of analytics? A data scientist explains the differences.<p>10 Biggest Tech Disappointments Of 2013<p>(click image …

Data Warehousing

Israeli Startup Mines Data To Solve Global Water Crisis

<i>Note: the story was updated on January 1 to remove a reference to Thames Water</i><p>U.S. intelligence services agree: A major global water crisis is less than ten years away. Some time in the second decade of second millennium, countries important to the United States will start to suffer shortages and …