Jun 3, 2013
According to the Chamber of Commerce, 90 percent of the world's data has been produced in the last two years. And that means, of course, that companies need a place to store it.
May 3, 2013
Big data helped the President Obama's campaign team identify potential voters and get them to the polls. Now Teddy Goff, who was digital director of Obama's 2012 campaign, is taking his ideas to the business world.
May 1, 2013
Consumer data is becoming a commodity like oil and, like oil, it needs refineries so that companies can profit from it. Meet the data analytics industry.
Mar 29, 2013
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Mar 4, 2013
At the RSA computer security conference in San Francisco last week, a key theme was not what companies can and should do with customer data, but what crooks might do with it if they hacked in.
Jan 7, 2013
Scientists are looking to take advantage of the vast population of cellphone users to collect data.
Nov 9, 2012
To help tap financial donors and to get out the vote, we knew the Obama campaign was crunching big data. But, until now, it wasn't very clear how big.