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  • Big data's very bad day in the stock market

    Investor trends are not the same as predictive analytics because far too much stock market movement is merely knee-jerk reactions with precious little data to aim the kick. But there are those that think big data's very bad day in the stock market is a strong indicator of a slowdown in overall business spending. After all, the thinking goes, if the biggest, baddest, hottest tech – big data – isn't hitting earnings forecasts, then businesses must be seriously curtailing tech purchasing.

Teradata, Knowledgent Team on predictive analytics product for healthcare

Two analytics providers, Teradata and Knowledgent, have teamed to produce a product for healthcare providers and payers that combines predictive analytic models and behavior-based analytics. Specifically, the product is designed to reduce hospitalizations and improve preventive care for patients.

EY launches global analytics as a service platform

EY, formerly known as Ernst and Young, launched its global Analytics-as-a-Service (AaaS) platform called EY Synapse. The platform contains specialized analytics for several verticals. It's also designed to work across multiple locations and geographies. They've also included a new and much needed twist.

Talend releases free desktop data prep app

Talend released an open source, free desktop tool for use by business users and analysts for data prep. The desktop application helps users pull, combine and clean data from a variety of sources through intuitive, drag-and-drop tools, smart guides and automated processing functions. 

Efma launches fintech portal initiative with Microsoft and Avanade

Efma, Microsoft and Avanade have teamed with some of the world's largest financial institutions to create a new, collaborative fintech portal. The idea is to enable fintech providers to better meet the needs for innovation in the financial sector by networking and collaborating with more than 3,300 Efma member financial institutions in 130 countries. In this digital age, big data will be at the center of the discussions.

French privacy regulators move against Facebook ahead of Privacy Shield

CNIL, the French data protection authority, came down hard on Facebook. It gave the social media giant only three months to stop tracking non-users' web activities and ordered a stop on data transfers to the U.S. Interestingly, this could mean more than just a French action. It could pressure the EU to follow suit instead of waiting on the Privacy Shield to fail or be approved as was originally the plan.

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