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Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com Marc Benioff.

What's Salesforce, and how could it be worth $49B?

May 6, 2015
Microsoft is a possible bidder for the "customer relationship management" company.
Posted In: big data, Mergers and Acquisitions, Microsoft, Oracle
Sometimes airlines overbook their flights, but there's a reason.

Why in the world do airlines overbook tickets?

Apr 27, 2015
It's intentional, and not totally evil — it might even be good.
Posted In: Airlines, big data, tickets
Physical paperwork at doctors' offices and hospitals is quickly becoming a task of the past.

Rise of digital medial records leads to data theft

Apr 6, 2015
The growth of computerized records has led to a higher rate of stolen information.
Posted In: medical records, big data, identity theft
Author Esther Kaplan documents the pros and cons of big data tracking of employees in the workplace.

The data-driven workplace of the future

Mar 3, 2015
Your boss might be monitoring every keystroke you make.
Posted In: big data, telemetrics, UPS, America at Work, Kronos
Hillary Clinton, at an event at the University of Miamis BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Closing the gender gap

Dec 15, 2014
Women's global economic and social issues are entering the age of big data.
Posted In: gender gap, women, hillary clinton, social issues, big data
David H. Koch is pictured clapping. He and his brother, Charles G. Koch and others have invested in a data company.

The Kochs: Big brothers of personal data

Dec 9, 2014
Their new investment could make the Kochs more powerful than the RNC or DNC.
Posted In: Koch brothers, politics, big data

Connecting your online self to your offline self

Nov 28, 2014
Retailers are using what they learn online to sell you stuff in the store.
Posted In: Cyber Monday, big data, online shopping

The numbers for October 28, 2014

Oct 28, 2014
Quantitative easing has gone on much longer than expected, but it'll end soon.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, NFL, alibaba, apple, big data, AT&T, FTC

The numbers for October 17, 2014

Oct 17, 2014
The UN's trust fund to fight Ebola has only raised $100,000. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: Ebola, big data, privacy, DC comics

A farmers market at your front door

Oct 8, 2014
A startup that bridges the gap between local farmers and customers.
Posted In: startups, Food, big data

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