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Why automakers are getting into healthcare

Apr 10, 2014
Retail, telecom and auto firms are looking at billions in healthcare spending
Posted In: big data
Medicare In Spotlight
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The dangers of Big Data in health care

Apr 9, 2014
Some providers accounted for a large portion of Medicare costs in 2012
Posted In: big data, Medicare
Microsoft''s Bill Gates Speaks At A Miami High School
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An uncertain future for big data in education

Apr 2, 2014
New York drops out of inBloom, a Gates Foundation-backed effort to store data.
Posted In: Gates Foundation, inBloom, big data
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Surprise! Data pulled from the Internet is faulty

Mar 6, 2014
Some big data companies are offering faulty consumer credit reports.
Posted In: big data, credit
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Hospitals are sharing data to save lives

Feb 14, 2014
Sharing data and best practices have caused dramatic savings
Posted In: health care, Health, hospitals, big data, data
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What do our cars know about us?

Jan 16, 2014
Ford's CEO got in some hot water after his comments about Ford cars collecting data on drivers worried some consumers. What are the emerging privacy issues we should be thinking about when it comes to new car technology.
Posted In: Ford, big data, cars
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How college applications change in the era of Big Data

Jan 14, 2014
Kids are applying to more colleges than ever, so institutions are using Big Data to figure out which students to target.
Posted In: big data, college admissions
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Never heard of a data broker? They know all about you

Dec 18, 2013
A Senate Committee hears testimony about data brokers, the companies that collect and compile info about consumers via online tracking.
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How food companies watch what you eat

Dec 2, 2013
Big data's where it's at in consumer analytics right now, but companies are also using anthropology and other social sciences to study us up close and personal.
Posted In: big data, Food, food ethnography, anthropology, Campbells, broth, foodies
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Selling to a captive audience, at 30,000 feet

Nov 8, 2013
The airlines have been a little slow to get into the Big Data game. But it looks like they’re moving in that direction.
Posted In: big data, Airlines

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