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Student data and school attendance

Nov 21, 2014
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.
Posted In: Education, data, schools, students
A visitor to the Google office in Berlin looks at a three-dimensional rendering of Manhattan while using Google Earth.

Regaining control of your online data

Nov 18, 2014
In a culture shift, new apps and sites help users protect and erase private data.
Posted In: privacy, data, security
Elise Ariel, a 37-year-old legal assistant, shopped recently at Century 21 in Manhattan. “How do I feel about sales? Like a moth to a flame,” she said.

The thrill of the hunt for discount prices

Nov 18, 2014
Why don’t aggregators compare prices of retail items like clothing? Because neither retailers nor shoppers really want them to.
Posted In: discounts, aggregation, data, sales

Meet Generation Z

Nov 17, 2014
Marketplace teamed up with Northeastern University to survey the next generation of college students.
Posted In: Education, data, generation z, college

The BuzzFeed wizard who changed media as we know it

Oct 14, 2014
The woman who's credited for BuzzFeed's data-driven growth spills her guts.
Posted In: buzzfeed, data, media

To prevent crime, predict it

Aug 27, 2014
How looking at data to predict crime trends can help -- or harm -- citizens.
Posted In: big data, police, data

You say potato, I say po-tah-toe... in the tech world

Jun 23, 2014
A poll asked folks how they pronounce tech words and the results are fascinating.
Posted In: data, remote control

Data opens doors in healthcare, but then what?

Jun 13, 2014
A test for the healthcare system is how well providers respond to data.
Posted In: health care, healthcare reform, data

How a librarian made me a surveillance skeptic

Jun 12, 2014
A year after Snowden, our views on surveillance have yet to change for the better.
Posted In: surveillance, Edward Snowden, Snowden, Patriot Act, data, online surveillance
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

Data: The secret ingredient in hospital cooperation

Jun 5, 2014
Sharing patient information could save billions a year, but it doesn't happen.
Posted In: data, health care

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