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Open source tools for big data: How Hadoop could transform your job and your
Hadoop's roots lie with the unequivocal big data behemoth of our age – Google. The search giant wasn't the first to enter the market, and was nineteenth behind billion dollar firm Yahoo. Within two years, Google's proprietary technology – its MapReduce …

SXSW PANEL: How to Prepare for The Tidal Wave of Big Data Jobs
Umbel is hosting a full day of panels on big data from 11AM – 4:30PM on Friday, March 13 with a line-up of global experts who'll be discussing data insights, best practices, success stories and the very latest in big data technologies. Panels are open …
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Posted by gildenshelton565 January - 22 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Biz Break: eBay to lay off 2400, could split into three parts
"Eliminating jobs is never easy, but these decisions were necessary," CEO John Donahoe said in a conference call Wednesday, after outlining the challenges eBay faces without PayPal. The core auction site eBay runs has not recovered from the … Apple …
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Online grocers mushrooming, but bagging profits is difficult
But a closer look at the report reveals the major challenges these companies will face as they try to make these fledgling businesses viable. IBIS World estimates that the online grocery business collectively brought in $ 10.9 billion in sales in 2014 …
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Posted by mod198 December - 13 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

Nicole Wong on how big data could change the way we live
… big data.' When you started to scrape the surface of their responses … their answer really was, "I don't want people to use the data to make unfair decisions about me, I don't want them to use data to limit opportunities presented to me or change …
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“Carpe Datem”: Seizing the Opportunities of Big Data to Drive Insight
Figure 1. Image: CASCarpe diem…seize the day. This Latin phrase, coined by the Roman poet Horace in 23 BC, is used often to encourage us to take full advantage of the opportunities each day provides. In modern times with seemingly limitless amounts of …
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Posted by gildenshelton565 October - 14 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

In Colombia, Peace Could Bring New Challenges For Business
BOGOTÁ – The world's longest-running armed conflict could soon be coming to an end. Peace negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have gone on for months in Havana, Cuba, but they …
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Brownsville: A Culture of Health, Not Health Challenges
The campaign includes a Weight Loss Challenge sponsored by some of the city's biggest employers. The four-month challenge, which offers prizes, has been an annual event for five years. The Challenge sponsors free exercise events, such as an outdoor …
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Democratic candidate Gene Stilp challenges state Rep. Sue Helm to a debate
State House candidate Gene Stilp is challenging incumbent state Rep. Sue Helm to a public debate. Stilp, the Democratic challenger in the 104th state House district race, said he stopped by Helm's offices this morning and dropped off letters requesting …
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