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Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google Sheets Now Lets You ‘Do More With Your Data’

Google announced an update to Google Sheets, its spreadsheets application. Users can now add data labels to display exact values of bars or points. When the user uses line or scatter charts, they can change the shapes of data points, including stars, triangles, pentagons, etc. When you’re working with spreadsheets, it’s important to turn your raw data into a story. …

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Amazon Redshift Now Lets You Get More For Your Money

First unveiled in 2012, Amazon made petabyte-scale data warehouse service Amazon Redshift available to all Amazon Web Services customers in 2013. Last year, it got faster data nodes. Now, Amazon has announced that it is making Dense Storage with Redshift faster and more cost-effective with a second-generation instance type, DS2. This has twice the memory and compute power of DS1, …

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Obama Urged to Reject Encryption Backdoors in Tech-Backed Letter

President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens’ personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices. “We urge you to reject any proposal that U.S. companies deliberately weaken the security of their products. We request that the White House instead focus on …

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Is Being A B2B Data Provider Foursquare’s True Calling?

Foursquare is looking to do more with its location data on the B2B front. The company is touting its Location Cloud offering, which it calls “the most complete set of place data and geo-technology powering the digital world.” “Location data is more than just a point in space or set of latitude and longitude coordinates. By aggregating and analyzing massive …

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Project Fi: What to Know About Google’s Move into Wireless

As you may have heard, Google’s a wireless provider now. The company unveiled Project Fi on Wednesday – a move that had been hinted at for months. Fi piggybacks on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks to provide $20 per month unlimited talk and text, with $10 per GB data. Here’s what you need to know about Google’s offering. What is Project …

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Google Enters the Wireless Game, Launches Project Fi

Google has officially thrown its hat in the ring, and wants to be your wireless provider. As previously reported, Google has unveiled a new wireless service called Project Fi, “a program to explore this opportunity by introducing new ideas through a fast and easy wireless experience,” says the company. “Similar to our Nexus hardware program, Project Fi enables us to …

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Google Wireless Launch Imminent, with Pay-as-you-go Data: Report

Google is about to enter the world of wireless. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is set to launch its new mobile network as early as Wednesday. The new service, which was confirmed at Mobile World Congress in March, will see a limited rollout. Google’s new wireless service will run on Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks, and will only …

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Tech Companies Call for End to Mass Surveillance in Letter to Obama, Congress

The group Reform Government Surveillance, which includes Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo, and more, has joined dozens of other organizations in calling on the US government to reform mass surveillance and end the bulk data collection programs revealed over two years ago by Edward Snowden. Google explains in a blog post that with sections of the Patriot Act …

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Target OKs $10M Settlement over Massive Data Breach

Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by victims of the company’s 2013 data breach – a massive hack that exposed up to 70 million people. According to CBS News, the settlement has been OK’ed, but awaits final approval from a federal district court. The settlement is large enough to offer up to $10,000 …

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People Aren’t That Concerned About Government Surveillance, Even Post Snowden

Pew has just published a new report on Americans and how they protect their privacy in the post-Edward Snowden era. Long story short – most don’t do much of anything to even attempt to keep out the prying government eyes. Most people have heard at least something about Edward Snowden’s leaks, and the massive government surveillance programs he exposed to …

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Marketers Not Confident In Their Big Data Efforts

Infogroup has a new study out, which reports that 47% of marketers are seeing a return on their big data investments. The study is based on a survey of nearly 600 marketers, and found that while over half of them express optimism about personalized marketing during this year, they’re not so confident in the accuracy and completeness of their consumer …

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