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Competition seeks innovative applications using big data from space

If you have an entrepreneurial streak, big data skills, and a startup dream, here's your chance to make it all happen. Go ahead, look at the sky and the stars and dream a big dream. Just be sure to also get your entry in by the deadline! 

World's largest digital camera to generate huge scientific datasets on billions of galaxies

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the largest digital camera in the world once completed in 2020, is slated to make the world's first motion picture of our universe. While some are fascinated and eager to see that "movie," it's the data that it will produce that will intrigue and occupy scientists for decades.

FourthWall Media's new data collection tech captures viewer data from any set-top box, DVR on the market

The FCC is attempting, with  President Obama's backing, to force cable and satellite TV companies to allow subscribers to use any set-top box they want. If that happens, cable and satellite providers  lose their ability to gather viewer data. But now FourthWall Media has a newly patented data collection technique that enables these companies to gather viewer data "from any set-top and DVR on the market."

Report: Spending on deep learning to exceed $40B by 2024

According to a new report from Tractica, deep learning is "one of the most active technology areas within the broader field of artificial intelligence (AI)" and it's heating up as a market. The market intelligence firm predicts deep learning spend will exceed $40 billion by 2024. That may actually be a conservative number given the rocketing fields of big data analytics with machine learning and the Internet of Things oncoming deluge of data.

Spotlight: China to unveil national big data blueprint

China is preparing to unveil its national big data blueprint in the next few months. The goal is to "to create a market revenue of 17 billion yuan (US$2.6 billion) in 2017, the Ministry of...

Big data worries weigh down IoT initiatives

The Internet of Things is proceeding full steam ahead but big data worries are piling up in their wake. So finds Argus Insights which recently analyzed over 2.3M tweets to get a read on the market's take on IoT. Two fears stood prominent in the analysis: what will happen to the pool of data from IoT and will it be secured.

Spotlight: SAS' big data splash

SAS made several significant announcements at its Global Forum last week. Among the most interesting are the Viya platform, a unified open structure designed to work with data anywhere and – most exciting of all – no matter the size.

New DC/OS open source project launches

Over 60 leading companies – including Accenture, Cisco, Equinix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Microsoft – partnered with Mesosphere on the beta release of its new datacenter operating system referred to only as DC/OS. The open source platform is for container-based datacenters and offers "single-click, app-store-like installation of 20+ complex distributed systems (called DC/OS "services"), including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Cassandra."

IoT-related startups gain $31B in funding, telcos move into IoT space

The next big thing in big data is the Internet of Things. While most of the current IoT lineup have limitations in these early days, the category is off to a big-bang start and gaining momentum. A new Ovum report found over $31 billion has already been invested in IoT-related startups from 2011-2015.

Back to the future: Spare5 launches human- and machine-learning platform

When big data first broke out of its hard science shell and entered its mainstream, commercial phase, the prevailing wisdom was that professionals of all kinds should step aside and let the machines decide. As if human knowledge somehow had an expiration date. Human knowledge was largely lumped into one disparaging phrase: "gut feeling." I called that whole train of thinking ridiculous at the time, so I'm happy to see more vendors combine human talent and machine learning, as Spare5 recently did.