Tagged with: Big Data

‘Google Cloud Dataflow’ is an Awesome New Big Data Pipeline

‘Google Cloud Dataflow’ is an Awesome New Big Data Pipeline

Google made a big contribution to the big data world 10 years ago, when it released a paper on MapReduce, a programming model for doing big computing jobs on hefty data sets. But it turns out that, all this time, Google has been working on something far more advanced. At Google’s annual I/O shindig on Wednesday, the tech ...

Chicago is Installing Pillars to Gather Big Data by Counting People and Tracking Pollution

Chicago is Installing Pillars to Gather Big Data by Counting People and Tracking Pollution

The curled metal fixtures set to go up on a handful of Michigan Avenue light poles later this summer may look like delicate pieces of sculpture, but researchers say they'll provide a big step forward in the way Chicago understands itself by observing the city's people and surroundings. The smooth, perforated sheaths of ...

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox Acquires Big Data Company ‘Parastructure’

Dropbox has been acquiring companies to help it expand the services that it can offer to consumers and enterprises beyond cloud storage. But the company — which has raised $1.1 billion and is among the larger tech startups tipped for an IPO – is also making strategic acquisitions to help keep its own house in order. We ...

MasterCard is Turning its Big Data Into Big Money

MasterCard is Turning its Big Data Into Big Money

MasterCard, the world's second-largest debit and credit card company, sees business booming from selling data to retailers, banks and governments on spending patterns found in the payments it processes, a top executive told Reuters. MasterCard, which handles payments for 2 billion cardholders and tens of millions of ...

Why Every Company is Actually a ‘Big Data’ Company

Why Every Company is Actually a ‘Big Data’ Company

Every day companies collect data about their customers and industries, simply as an artifact of the act conducting business. As I listened to a panel on Big Data yesterday at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium in Cambridge, Mass., I had an epiphany: every company is a Big Data company, it’s just that some get it and some ...

Intel to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ at National Retail Federation

Intel to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ and ‘Big Data’ at National Retail Federation

Intel on Monday and Tuesday will have a big presence at the annual NRF (National Retail Federation) show at the Javits Center, where it will showcase several highly-visual, interactive technologies, all of which bring to life the Internet of Things and Big Data as major trends driving the retail industry’s continuing ...

The Online Industry And NSA Connection

The Online Industry And NSA Connection

“The fact that private industry now works in tandem with the government to stalk and track us online may deflect but cannot dilute the moral argument. It seems little considerations like the prohibitions against “unreasonable search and seizure” enshrined in our Bill of Rights never made it onto the Behavioral ...

Isn’t it Time for Truth?

Isn’t it Time for Truth?

My story isn't sweet and harmonious like invented stories.  It tastes of folly and bewilderment, of madness and dream, like the life of all people who no longer want to lie to themselves. --Hermann Hesse Entrepreneurs are an extraordinary species. We are psychologically geared to be optimistic, and we often ...

Nielsen is Finally Ready to Add Web Viewers to TV Ratings

Nielsen is Finally Ready to Add Web Viewers to TV Ratings

After several months of testing within the industry, Nielsen is finally ready to reveal its efforts to bake mobile viewing habits into its TV ratings system. In a wider roll-out of what the company already monitors, it'll launch an SDK for participating broadcasters in mid-November that will encompass both old-fashioned ...

Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

Tomorrow Will Not Be Like Today

Tomorrow will not be like today. Today you will experience the slowest rate of technological change in your lifetime. Tomorrow, it will be faster and the pace of change will continue to increase. Managing this change and learning to adapt will separate the successful from the extinct. Adapt or die. That's what the 6th ...