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Election 2016: A Rich Opportunity for Data-Centric Storytelling

Nov 8, 2016 |

Get ready to consume some data. If you’re following the election today, you’re likely to be immersed in it. Thanks to a new generation of interactive data visualization tools, news junkies have powerful new ways to ingest large huge amounts of information, from both the real world and cyberspace. Read more…

IBM Buys Weather Company, Forecasts Watson Expansion

Oct 28, 2015 |

IBM, which earlier in the week announced it was launching a new data analytics service with Twitter and the Weather Company, upped the ante on Wednesday (Oct. 28) when it disclosed it would acquire most of the latter’s assets that include a far-flung weather sensor network generating huge meteorological datasets. Read more…

Facebook Opens Its Own Private Firehose

Mar 11, 2015 |

Facebook yesterday unleashed a new data offering that will, for the first time, allow third parties to access aggregated and anonymized data about the online activities of Facebook users. Called “Topic Data,” Read more…

Why Twitter Is the Low-Hanging Fruit of Social Analytics

Nov 19, 2014 |

Nobody is mistaking the Twitter fire hose for a crystal ball. But big companies are increasingly turning to Twitter and other social media outlets for a range analytic tasks, from gauging customer sentiment about bendy smartphones to saving costs during product recalls. Read more…

IBM Embraces the Twitter Fire Hose

Oct 30, 2014 |

IBM dove headfirst into the Twitter-sphere yesterday when it announced a “landmark partnership” with the social media giant. The union will see Big Blue helping its blue chip customers perform sentiment analysis upon Twitter’s fire hose, with the goal of helping them make better business decisions. Read more…

Twitter Funds MIT ‘Social Machines’ Effort

Oct 3, 2014 |

Machines could become more social thanks to a new Twitter-funded initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s vaunted Media Lab that will seek to develop new technologies to make sense of social chatter ranging from tweets to data streams to digital content. Read more…

Twitter Looks to Leverage Social Data with Gnip Deal

Apr 16, 2014 |Social media behemoth Twitter said it is acquiring long-time data partner Gnip in a move designed to leverage aggregated Twitter data to pinpoint consumer trends and link with customers. Read more…

Mining Twitter Data for Disease Risk

Feb 28, 2014 |Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Virginia Tech are using real-time social media data to track the incidence of HIV and drug-related behaviors with the intention of guiding future prevention efforts. Read more…

Björk Was Wrong About Human Behavior, Big Data Says

Feb 20, 2014 |Icelandic pop superstar Björk might have had a hard time making sense of human behavior, as she sings about in the song of the same name. But when it comes to protests and cyber attacks, big data can accurately predict how people will behave, MIT scientists have learned. Read more…

Apple Nabs Topsy for Sentiment Analysis

Dec 3, 2013 |Apple will be doing some heavy-duty customer sentiment analysis in the near future thanks to its recent acquisition of Spotify. The reported $200-plus-million purchase gets Apple access to the entire, unabridged collection of tweets that have been made since Twitter was born in 2006, and sophisticated tools for analyzing those tweets. Read more…
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