big data


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

LinkedIn gives college ratings a big data twist

Oct 7, 2014
LinkedIn makes a foray into university rankings by looking at "desirable" jobs.
Posted In: linkedin, big data, higher ed
Your phone knows where you are.

Your phone knows where you are. So do marketers

Sep 30, 2014
Companies can use your mobile location data to learn what you do and what you buy.
Posted In: marketing, big data, mobile devices
College students

Do you know what your college is doing with your data?

Sep 25, 2014
Schools collect loads of student data, but it's not always clear where it goes.
Posted In: big data, student data, higher ed

Four ways the web is helping TV advertising

Sep 16, 2014
Big data isn't killing TV ads, it's making them more targeted and less annoying
Posted In: television, advertising, big data

It's not you, it's my cost-benefit calculations

Sep 8, 2014
A commentary from McSweeney's.
Posted In: Commentary, humor, big data

How to sell your private data - if you really want to

Aug 27, 2014
There are a bunch of new ways you can sell your own data for profit.
Posted In: big data, consumer data, data privacy

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
Police and citizen

Bringing accountability to police through data

Aug 26, 2014
How the use of data collection and analysis tools could improve policing.
Posted In: police, big data, government data

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

Aug 22, 2014
One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data