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DARPA Funds Python Big Data Effort

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Department of Defense has dished out $3 million for Python big data analytics libraries from a $100 million fund for big data research and development.

Exclusive: Causata raises $7.5M and steps up its game in targeted ads

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I’ll be frank: Causata’s marketing software is a little creepy in the level of personal data it collects and analyzes, but it also seems very good at what it does. Good enough for the company to close a $7.5 million Series C round from Accel Partners in December, bringing its total funding to $23 million (all

Danish ex-Nokians score $267K on Kickstarter for Leikr OpenStreetMap sports watch

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At the start of January, a group of Nokia refugees in Copenhagen launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new wristwatch. And it’s quite a different beast from the Pebble, that greater poster-child for the crowdfunding platform; this one, the Leikr, does color maps too. It’s a handy feature for runners — the maps use

Cloudyn says it exposes hidden Amazon storage costs and you’d be surprised how big they are

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Cloudyn thinks you’re using a lot more Amazon storage than you think, and not all of it shows up in your AWS console. That’s the problem it’s attacking with its new S3 Tracker. We all know that people are putting tons of their digital stuff into Amazon; The S3 object count hit a trillion in June and

Druva makes endpoint backup software available for private clouds

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Druva is launching a private-cloud version of its cloud-based InSync backup service for corporate documents on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Like the company’s main public cloud backup version for enterprises, the private cloud offering of InSync includes automatic backup of customer documents, secure file sharing, data loss prevention, remote wipe and other features. It’s been

Rugby Football Union uses IBM predictive analytics for Six Nations

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IBM tries out predictive analytics software, TryTracker, developed in association with the Rugby Football Union (RFU)

Think Europeans are more into data privacy than Americans? Think again.

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For all the talk of a trade war breaking out between the U.S. and European Union over online privacy, it may well be that consumers in the two markets have pretty similar expectations regarding what happens with their personal data. That at least appears to be one of the conclusions drawn by London-based analyst house

Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way

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At Gartner’s European Business Intelligence conference, held the first week of February, the gap between the IT led business intelligence groups and digital marketers couldn’t have been more clear.   The expected “big data” hype was visible all over the exhibit hall, but it was a stretch to see where any vendors were pitching solutions that would

Big Data versus small data: Unpicking the paradox

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Can NoSQL and relational both be adaptable? NoSQL and Big Data crashed into the ordered world of relational architectures a few years back, thanks to services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.…

Podcast Q&A: BB 10 data plans? Ink in Surface RT? Console gaming v. phones?

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It’s another edition of the weekly call-in show where we answer your tech questions. We start this one off with more impressions of the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone and then dive right in to our Q&A. To be a part of the show, just call in and leave a voicemail at 262-KCTOFEL. If you do, we’ll play
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