UC Berkeley is establishing a new institute to enable university researchers to harness the full potential of the data-rich world that today characterizes all fields of science and discovery. The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is part of a multi-million dollar effort supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
What’s your favorite pie, New York Style or Chicago? In a “practical” example of why companies are rushing to apply many of the principles of Big Data to their businesses, Los Angeles-based Factual published a quick analysis of its gigantic database in the sky to analyze where New York style pizza and Chicago style pizza are most popular.
Southard Jones from Birst describes the company’s new Recurring Revenue Solution Accelerator, which gives subscription-based businesses the ability to maximize revenue, accelerate growth and reduce churn by putting fast, accurate and meaningful business intelligence and data analysis capabilities at their fingertips.
ACM offers a number of free technical webinars taught by recognizable thought leaders. Here is a compelling presentation by professor Joseph A. Konstan of the University of Minnesota – “Recommender Systems: The Power of Personalization.”
The first four installments of the Big Data & Customer Intelligence series focused on predicting and influencing customer behavior, looking at determining customer value, and understanding your customer’s social influence. In this final article of the series, we’ll take a hard look at exploring customer sentiment which is another important element of Computational Marketing.
When I first started reading Dr. Dobbs (DDJ) after it launched in 1975, it was a print publication for microcomputer software. I recall how Dr. Dobbs sponsored the annual Jolt Cola award for excellence in software development. My oh my how things have changed! It seems that Dr. Dobbs has kept up with all the […]
One good indicator of the financial health of an industry is the amount of venture capital finding its way into company coffers. If you accept that measure of success then the big data industry is on pace to become a shining example of riches derived from technology. Forbes recently published an updated list of their […]
DATA STORIES is a blog that publishes regular podcasts on data visualization and other data-centric topis. The hosts are computer science professor Enrico Bertini and freelance information visualizer Moritz Stefaner. A recent episode featured Kate Crawford (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research) talking about “Big Data Skepticism,” the other face of big data. That is, after […]