20 May, 2014
There is too much data to manage these days. A constant stream of sales-management stats, website analytics, and data points from social-media sites…
2 May, 2014
An incubator focused on tackling tough business problems in big data, disclosed Thursday that it is backing companies making tiny sensors and mining information from…
24 November, 2014
Last week North Carolina State University Libraries became the first organization to sign a license with Gale that allows its researchers to mine the data in the historical archive collections held by the publishing firm. This week, the Cengage Learning-owned company has begun inviting other institutions to sign on…
Publication: Campus Technology
21 November, 2014
Indiana began a big crackdown on identity crooks this year and the results are startling: The state has saved Hoosier taxpayers $85 million so far by not paying out bogus tax refunds. The savings come from using research firm LexisNexis’ giant database to verify the identities on state income tax…
Publication: Fiscal Times
20 November, 2014
Mobile subscriptions have increased by 800 million in 2014, bringing the total number of devices to 2.7 billion worldwide, according to a report by Ericsson.
With an increase in users, mobile data traffic is also expected to increase. Ericsson predicts mobile video will make up 55% of mobile data…
20 November, 2014
Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Wozniak will join data-visualization start-up Primary Data Inc. as its chief scientist.
Mr. Wozniak, a Silicon Valley icon famous for engineering the Apple personal computer, had worked with several Primary Data executives at flash-storage company Fusion-io Inc.
Primary Data is the…
19 November, 2014
Stanford University School of Medicine researchers hunting for a better drug coating for coronary stents, the small mesh tubes used to prop open plaque-filled arteries, have pinpointed a cancer drug as a possible candidate.
In mice, crizotinib helped to prevent stent disease, the often-serious medical problem caused by…
Publication: Stanford Medicine
18 November, 2014
Reform Government Surveillance, which counts Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Twitter as members, released a letter to the Senate, calling the week’s vote an “opportunity” to pass the “bipartisan” law. The Act will, according to the companies, prevent “bulk collection of Internet metadata,” and increase “transparency about government demands for…
14 November, 2014
U.S. officials are revealing plans Friday to spend $425 million on advanced supercomputer technology, the latest sign of the government’s determination to leapfrog China in a field often linked to national security and economic competitiveness.
The Energy Department says it will install two International Business Machines Corp. systems…
13 November, 2014
A new grant will allow researchers at St. Olaf to move data around at “Big Data” speeds. The digital revolution has swept the globe and brought with it the Age of Information, where data is more valuable than gold. The $327,640 grant from the National Science Foundation will go…
Publication: Manitou Messenger
13 November, 2014
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) presented the 2014 Visualization Technical Achievement Award to Claudio Silva, a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering and the head of disciplines at the university’s Center for Urban Science and Progress…
12 November, 2014
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications has received a $1.5 million grant to bring computer modeling to the silver screen.
The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1xuOgqh ) that the National Science Foundation grant will help the computing center develop museum shows and science documentaries with data visualization…