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    1. June 24, 2015

      Secretive Palantir takes aim at $20bn valuation

      The race among Silicon Valley’s leading private companies to raise massive piles of cash during the boom years just...

    2. June 17, 2015

      Let algorithms show if they can make better hiring choices

      We reported this week that top professional services firms in London, Scotland and the US practised widespread...

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    1. June 17, 2015

      Robot surgery market set to change

      If you are having prostate surgery in the US, it is highly probable your procedure will be carried out by a robot....

    2. June 17, 2015

      Demand for digital talent will change job market in healthcare

      The advent of digital healthcare will fuel the demand for specialised skills in the coming years. From managing...

    3. June 15, 2015

      Study outlines theme park-style factories of the future

      BMW has taken the open plan office to a different level. At the carmaker’s Leipzig factory in eastern Germany, a parade...

    4. June 12, 2015

      Smarter aircraft create a wealth of data but it remains underexploited

      Machines are growing ever smarter. And the almost 22,000 civil airliners that carry millions of passengers a year...

    5. June 7, 2015

      Health tech start-ups target internet talent

      A new wave of data-intensive “health tech” companies is drawing talent from the internet world as cloud computing,...

    6. June 5, 2015

      Singapore rides into the future on crowdsourced bus routes

      Singapore has seen the future — and is busily putting it into practice. From crowdsourced buses, designed to do for...

    7. June 3, 2015

      City financier to chair ‘big data’ research centre

      Britain’s £80m big data research centre will be led by Howard Covington, a former City financier. Mr Covington’s...

    8. May 29, 2015

      Banks desert high street for the digital superhighway

      Picture the scene: you go for a run, armed with a smartphone app that measures how far you go, your speed and the...

    9. May 24, 2015

      Big Data’s infinite harvest

      Welcome, customers, to this column. I write articles and you subscribe to the FT and tell me how wrong I am (to be...

    10. May 22, 2015

      The case that dragged bankers into the Snapchat generation

      Can billion-dollar fines and felony charges bring cultural change in finance? Or do they just remind the banking...

    11. May 20, 2015

      JPMorgan’s global think-tank uses big data to read US economy

      For decades policy makers and economists have sought data that would allow them to better understand how changes in...

    12. April 28, 2015

      Digital is reshaping the world of advertising

      When Heineken USA was preparing to launch Desperados, a tequila-flavoured beer, in the southeastern US in 2014, the...

    13. April 14, 2015

      Business alarmed at Chinese plans to curb data transfer

      China is building a “big data dam” to rival the Great Firewall blocking the internet, say US business leaders concerned...

    14. April 14, 2015

      UK start-up Mole aims to make freight pipe dream a reality

      Britain may soon have a novel way to tackle road congestion — an underground network of pipes that propel...

    15. March 29, 2015

      The great American disconnect

      If you believe history is yet to come, the United States is still the place to be. Only in America can you find people...

    16. March 18, 2015

      Review: ‘Big Data Revolution’ by Rob Thomas and Patrick McSharry

      What will be the impact of vast quantities of usable data on business? That is the overarching question that the...

    17. March 10, 2015

      From the cricket pitch to politics, the big data bandwagon rolls on

      The coach of the hapless English cricket team is an unlikely source of economic wisdom. But unwittingly, in responding...

    18. February 25, 2015

      The BBVA bank vaults that hoard data instead of bullion

      The processors, roughly six feet tall, huddle in subterranean corridors. Apart from their humming, the room is locked...

    19. February 17, 2015

      Parties make it personal with tailored messages in election battle

      Ever wondered how many people in the UK share your name? A new tool on the Labour party’s website will tell you the...

    20. February 4, 2015

      Big data: Credit where credit’s due

      In late 2008, Kevin Johnson returned to his home in Atlanta, Georgia, after a honeymoon abroad to find the financial...

    21. February 3, 2015

      Health advances using ‘big data’ at risk, ministers warned

      Britain risks squandering the potential of “big data” to improve healthcare and advance medical research unless more is...

    22. February 1, 2015

      Democratising finance: Banking on big data

      Imagine if your bank sent you a financial health-check every morning, predicting how likely you were to go overdrawn...

    23. February 1, 2015

      Democratising finance: Big data homes in on insurance

      Democratising finance: Big data and insurers Like many young British drivers Denise Smith was paying the price for her...

    24. February 1, 2015

      Insurers warned to use ‘big data’ responsibly

      The insurance industry risks sparking a regulatory crackdown unless it takes “great care” to ensure its increasing use...

    25. January 28, 2015

      Alibaba’s finance arm launches credit scoring service

      Alibaba Group’s finance arm has launched a credit rating system that draws on the Chinese ecommerce group’s huge trove...

    26. January 22, 2015

      Goldman makes first foray into big data in Asia

      Goldman Sachs has made its first foray into big data in Asia by investing the lion’s share of a $56m round of funding...

    27. January 18, 2015

      Alibaba pushes into investment world

      The Alibaba Group will this week step up its push into the investment world by launching a stock market index based on...

    28. January 12, 2015

      DoJ uses big data to crack Medicare fraud schemes

      US authorities have saved billions of dollars by mining big data to identify and prosecute healthcare fraud, learning...

    29. January 12, 2015

      US healthcare: Big data diagnoses fraud

      Late on an April evening in 2010, agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke into a medical clinic in Bath...

    30. January 2, 2015

      Uphill battle for data sharing on Wall St

      Transparency is rarely the name of the game on Wall Street, where there are large sums of money to be made by...

    31. December 29, 2014

      ‘Big data needs big guidance’

      Boardrooms the world over are excited by big data, but the collection of masses of information could lead to a legal...

    32. December 19, 2014

      Second time lucky in biotech shares

      Most investors have some guilty secrets lurking in their past. My recent predilection for the resources sector has been...

    33. December 16, 2014

      View: Police must face up to cyber threats

      While internet attacks on big-name companies and organisations regularly attract the eye of the world’s media, far less...

    34. December 10, 2014

      Systems struggle to deal with information deluge

      Data are flooding into the world’s health services at a rapidly increasing rate and are sure to surge further in coming...

    35. December 9, 2014

      BBVA buys Spanish ‘big data’ start-up

      BBVA has bought a Spanish “big data” start-up in the latest sign that large banks are increasingly eager to integrate...

    36. December 4, 2014

      Business of law: Knowledge is beginning to take wing

      Big data has been one of the business world’s buzziest phrases this year. The practice of harnessing large quantities...

    37. November 30, 2014

      Banks tap into big data to trap wily traders

      Bankers beware – big data are watching you. A recent swath of trading scandals has spurred big banks to turn to new...

    38. November 23, 2014

      Goldman Sachs leads $15m financing of data service for investors

      Goldman Sachs has emerged as the largest investor in a financial analytics start-up that enables institutions to mine a...

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