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August 6, 2012 – If you're looking for a career in big data, you might consider moving to Beantown, Frisco or St. Louie. Data scientists, IT specialists who conduct high-level data analyses and apply it to business projections and modeling, are in high demand in cities across the North America, as organizations grappled with an ever-increasing amount of information gathered from customers from social media sites, email and other platforms.
August 6, 2012 – Whatever the future of journalism may be, data will play a key role. In recent years, the data journalist has rose to prominence in the newsroom. Contemporary journalism has a lot more to do with hacking code and munging data than furiously scribbling in notebooks. This is a transition news organizations are still adjusting to, one incubated in part by the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews Fellowship program.
August 6, 2012 – The Guardian, working with the bitly data science team, has identified the 100 most popular athletes on the social web each day and shows their relative popularity. Athletes can drop out of, and rise into, the top 100. See why each athlete's popularity changes by clicking on the bubble for that particular day
August 6, 2012 – In times of global economic crisis, there is an unstable situation in the labor market. Innovation is considered a savior in our current economic uncertainty, as nations shift their prominence in a worldwide marketplace where intellectual resources become increasingly important for the future development of the U.S.
August 6, 2012 – We often say “You never know where Twitter will take you,” but here’s one that (almost) defies imagination. Last night, we saw that NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (@NASAJPL) was live-tweeting the journey to Mars. As Curiosity, the car-sized rover, made its descent onto the Red Planet, the #JPL team shared Twitter updates directly from the command center. And that stream reveals a truly remarkable and historic sequence of events.
August 2, 2012 – If there is one topic in computing, networking and storage that is commanding attention these days, it’s Big Data. We read about it in the media, we hear about it at conferences and seminars, we learn about it in podcasts and webinars. In fact, we can now even enroll in courses of study on it. Today the technology community is working closely with academia to create new programs leading to a major in data science.
August 2, 2012 – As we tread further into the 2012 Presidential Election season, an increasing number of data-driven services and enterprises are trying to best Nate Silver's predictive model by using a variety of approaches and datasets.
August 2, 2012 – he Twitterverse was abuzz Wednesday, Aug. 1, about a new layer of data from local governments being added to the federal government’s open data portal, Data.gov. Cities.data.gov now features data sets from four of America’s largest cities — Chicago, Seattle, New York and San Francisco.
August 1, 2012 – Big data and data science have already proven their worth in the worlds of online advertising and marketing, and now they’re being turned to elections. Here are five sites to follow if you want to impress your peers with data-driven insights on who’ll win in November.
August 1, 2012 – In late April, more than 200 data scientists from more than 10 cities around the world spent 24 hours in London designing solutions to help improve the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Air Quality Index.