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Spotlight: Recommendation engines power big data

Lutz Finger takes a look at recommendation engines in an article in  Forbes. 

Next big big-data thing: Niche analytics, data wrangling, smart storage?

New startups are springing up with interesting solutions to problems in big data as we know it. They're cooking up an interesting list of the potential next big things in big data.  

Gartner says IoT trumps big data in hype cycle

Research giant Gartner said last year that big data topped its most overhyped technology list but this year the Internet of Things (IoT) reigns supreme. 

4Q predictions by co-author of Big Data for Dummies

In the time since Nugent wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data, big analytics and big workflow. Here, Nugent reflects on the state of big data and offers some predictions for its evolution.

Using big data to predict a portfolio crash

Former CIA pros use their spy experience with big data to sort out huge investment portfolios and predict their crash. 

Using Google Searches to predict stock market movement

A study by Warwick Business School indicates that the next financial crisis might be preceded by large numbers of people searching on Google for key political and business topics.

Buying trends in business intelligence

A new report by research firm TechnologyAdvice finds that the top three industries currently researching business intelligence, or BI, options--technology, advertising/media, and automotive--make up just 26 percent of the market. A majority of potential buyers reported that they have an expected user base of anywhere from 50 to less than 10 for their BI software and a budget of less than $20,000. 

Spotlight: The 10 coolest big data startups of 2014 (so far)

Kristin Bent put together a slideshow in  CRN  on her list of the 10 coolest big data startups this year.

Robot reporters and the rise of analysts and journalists

Mashable has a good report on the use of WordSmith, an artificial intelligence system that uses data to churn out as many as five million stories a week--a feat human journalists and writers can't match. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? No, it isn't.

Cisco CEO pleads NSA to stop hacking his equipment

Following a photo and post by Sean Gallagher in ArsTechnica reportedly showing the NSA secretly installing spyware in Cisco routers, the company's CEO, John Chambers, wrote a letter to President Obama pleading for an end to NSA hacking. But even if the NSA refrains from such, will the damage done to private corporations' reputations persist?