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Spotlight: Big data allows computer engineers to find genetic clues in humans

Hold onto your britches and hat because we're speeding into a new era of big medical discoveries. 

Profits from legalized marijuana going up in smoke without big data

The legalization of cannabis in Colorado last year alone resulted in nearly 20 tons and $313 million of cannabis. Industry revenue is projected to hit $1 billion in 2016, but the lack of data on how, when and why customers are ordering is keeping it from reaching its fullest potential, says Invest in Cannabis CTO Boris Tsibelman.

SaffronStreamline helps PLM of embedded software in smart devices

SaffronStreamline sits atop existing Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) systems and unifies multi-sourced data with enterprise data into a single layer of intelligence.

HP announces major upgrade to Voice of Customer analytics platform for contact centers

HP announced HP Explore 5.0, a major upgrade for its Voice of Customer analytics platform for contact centers. Highlights include an expanded analytics toolkit, improved speech analytics and integration with indirect content such as social media.  

Mtell, MapR launch big data, IoT platform for oil and gas industry

Mtell and MapR launched Mtell Reservoir for the oil and gas industry, which is designed to manage real-time and historical sensor data in one place. The result is a single repository for real-time and historical sensor data.


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As the Federal Aviation Administration continues to drag its feet on issuing regulations, Amazon is taking drone testing outside of the U.S.  The Guardian  first reported that the online retail giant has begun testing at a secret site in Canada, just over the border in British Columbia.


Following up on a pledge made at TechEd Europe in October, Microsoft announced on Monday that it is offering built-in mobile device management for Office 365 for commercial users.