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Google's new search knows too much about you

Aug 16, 2013
What are you doing tomorrow? Google already knows.
Posted In: Google, Internet search, big data

IBM uses big data to get smarter on energy

Aug 15, 2013
How the company translates tidal waves of real time data to make renewable energy plants more efficient by predicting the weather.
Posted In: IBM, renewable energy, big data, weather

Trace takes big data to extreme sports

Aug 5, 2013
A new device tells athletes more about the sports they play.
Posted In: big data, business of sports

Forget Mad Men -- the math men are in charge

Jul 29, 2013
Everybody from Google to Coca-Cola is collecting data and eating into the traditional territory of advertising.
Posted In: advertising, marketing, big data

NSA surveillance survives House vote

Jul 25, 2013
The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance, big data, Congress

Congress takes up NSA's data mining allowance

Jul 24, 2013
The House of Representatives votes on an amendment to take away money from the NSA today. It's part of the $500 billion defense spending bill and it's got the tech industry up in arms.
Posted In: nsa, data mining, big data, Congress

What's behind the future of hit movies? An algorithm

Jul 19, 2013
Movie studios are starting to use big data to help figure out how to make a hit movie
Posted In: movies, big data

Could retail tracking lead to customer discrimination?

Jul 19, 2013
Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?
Posted In: Retail, surveillance, big data, web tracking

'The Unknowns': A story of our relationship with data

Jul 18, 2013
The debut novel from Brooklyn-based author Gabriel Roth delves into the world of the data and the tech boom.
Posted In: Gabriel Roth, big data, dot com boom

When it comes to online tracking, what's standard?

Jul 16, 2013
Should advertisers and other companies be able to collect and hold onto users' browsing data? And should users be able to tell web site operators to stop tracking them?
Posted In: privacy, advertising, big data

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