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Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

Some Brands Are Absolutely Dominated By Social Spam

By Chris Crum April 8, 2015

It’s not news that spam plagues social media, but Networked Insights (via Marketing Land) recently put out some research looking into how it affects brands, and the conclusion is that data is pretty “dirty”. According to the report, 9% of …

Dell Acquires Analytics Company StatSoft Dell Acquires Analytics Company StatSoft

Dell today announced that it has acquired StatSoft, an analytics solutions company that specialized in predictive analytics software, data mining, and data visualization. According to Dell’s announcement the acquisition will put StatSoft and its experts into Dell’s big data division, …

Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing Oracle Is Buying BlueKai For Big Data Marketing

Oracle announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire cloud-based big data platform BlueKai, which offers a solution for personalizing marketing campaigns. According to Oracle, BlueKai has the “world’s largest third party data marketplace to augment a …

Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL Microsoft Details The Future Of SQL

Microsoft, like any other major tech company today, is all about big data. As more companies demand more data, Microsoft will have to step in with even bigger offerings on its server platforms to serve those needs. To that end, …

Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes Amazon Redshift Gets Faster Data Nodes

Early last year, Amazon Web Services made Redshift available to the world. The service promised a “fast and powerful, fully managed, petabyte-scale data warehouse in the cloud.” AWS fulfilled that promise, and it’s now making it even better. Amazon Web …

Big Data Market to Hit $32 Billion in Four Years Big Data Market to Hit $32 Billion in Four Years
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As the world’s information grows at breakneck pace, business are more desperate than ever to parse the overwhelming volumes of data that they now have access to. The enterprise industry surrounding “big data” has grown significantly, but analysts are now …

Big Data Spending to Surge This Year Big Data Spending to Surge This Year

As technology manufacturers deal with falling PC sales, many companies are turning to their enterprise solutions and services businesses to shore up revenues. One of the solutions that shows the most promise is the burgeoning big data industry. As the …

Big Data Industry to Hit $114 Billion by 2018 Big Data Industry to Hit $114 Billion by 2018

As billions of people around the world pump massive amounts of information through the internet every day, business (and the NSA) are going to need solutions to parse their data. Some of the smartest people in the world are now …

IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data IBM To Acquire StoredIQ To Help Companies With Big Data

IBM announced today that it has entered an agreement to acquire StoredIQ, which the company says will help it advance its efforts to help clients derive value from big data and respond more efficiently to litigation and regulations. The company …

Google Adds Batch Queries, Excel Connector To BigQuery Google Adds Batch Queries, Excel Connector To BigQuery

Google announced today that it has added a couple of new features to BigQuery, its Big Data analysis service. It now supports batch queries, and has a connector for Excel. “While BigQuery specializes in getting insights quickly, we understand that …

Wavii CEO: We’re Making a Facebook out of Google Wavii CEO: We’re Making a Facebook out of Google

Remember when Facebook didn’t have a News Feed? At the time, it seemed great, but now, most users would be lost without the feed that keeps them up to date on everything their friends do. Since the idea worked for …

Harvard to Offer Book Metadata for Search Harvard to Offer Book Metadata for Search

Harvard University is set to release the metadata of over 12 million books, audio recordings, manuscripts, videos, images, maps and other media that presently sit inside its 73 libraries. To clarify, only metadata will be disclosed, as the entire contents …

The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry The Echo Nest: Where Big Data Is Taking the Music Industry

A trend known as “big data” is hitting the tech industry as consumers are sharing more and more data about themselves online through social networks, blogs, and more. The term has been given to the continually growing data sets that …

Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data Julie Brill Calls For Consumer Anonymity From Big Data

The Federal Trade Commission kicks off National Consumer Protection Week this Sunday, but ahead of that the its Commissioner, Julie Brill, delivered a keynote address at the Fordham University Big Data, Big Issues Center for Law and Information Policy event. …

Big Data Challenges and What Factual Is Doing about Them Big Data Challenges and What Factual Is Doing about Them

Data has become a very coveted item. There is so much of it, but it is so hard to obtain. It is easier to get now than it ever was before with offerings such as Amazon’s Clusters, but it is especially difficult for startups with small budgets.