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Using Big Data to Unearth History

Big data is being used in Europe to learn more about medieval burial practices, reports Phys.org. During the middle of the sixth century CE a dramatic transformation began in how the people of western Europe buried their dead. Read more...

Big Data Companies Need Extra Security

Organizations that are driven by big data need to ensure that their security and governance are top-notch, reports Analytics Insights. The way businesses operate and compete is continuously changing because of digital transformation. There is an increase in the volume of data that companies are creating, controlling, collecting, and storing, therefore entails a greater need for data security and governance. Read more...

Big Data Doesn't Need to Be Big

According to Fortune, the co-founder of Google Brain believes big data isn’t supposed to be “big”. The thing about big data is that it’s supposed to be “big.” But massive data sets aren't essential for A.I. innovation, says Andrew Ng, founder and CEO of startup Landing AI and cofounder of Google Brain, the tech giant's A.I. and deep-learning team. Read more...

Big Data Helps Find Historical Links

Big data can help connect us to the past, reports Knowable Magazine. 

They may lack the sweep of a novel, the pathos of a play or the beauty of a poem, but the facts and figures collected through the census tell us a great deal about ourselves, and about the generations who came before us.

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Big Data Plays Role in Financial Crime Investiagation

According to TechCrunch financial crimes investigation company Quantexa wants to use big data to streamline investigations. 

As financial crime has become significantly more sophisticated, so too have the tools that are used to combat it. 

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SAS Could Be Acquired

Business analytics firm SAS in acquisition talks with Broadcom, reports CRN. 

Hardware and software infrastructure vendor Broadcom is in talks to acquire privately held business analytics and data management software giant SAS Institute in a deal potentially valued at $15 billion to $20 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Big Data Yields Happier Customers

According to Forbes, big data is  behind a better customer experience. 

No matter what industry you work in, by now, you have probably heard people talking about “big data.” You don’t have to be Facebook or Google to know that customer interactions can yield a wealth of information that helps you tailor, improve and enhance the customer experience.

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Big Data Can Predict Success of Failure

Big data can help companies predict if their product will fail, reports Built In.

It would seem to go against Marketing 101, but is it possible that, in certain instances, strong sales and positive consumer feedback for a new product can be… bad?

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Nonprofits Get Paid for Data Collection

According to Dallas News, HundredX’s partners with nonprofits to give them a cash donation every time they get a supporter to fill out a survey which helps amass a large amount of big data for companies. 

Rob Pace wants to upend the world of data analytics and help the nation’s cash-strapped nonprofits in the process.

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Big Data Can Detect Problems on Roads

Blyncsy believes that big data and dash cams can help detect problems with roadways, reports Smart Cities World. 

Movement and data intelligence company Blyncsy has partnered with Nexar, developer of a community-based dashcam app, to collect data on America’s 4.1 million miles of public highway.

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