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  1. August 19, 2014

    DoJ closes AstraZeneca probe without bringing charges

    US authorities have closed a 10-month investigation into contentious drug trial data surrounding an important AstraZeneca...

  2. August 5, 2014

    Imperial unveils details of £3bn campus extension

    Imperial College London has unveiled details of a £3bn campus extension devoted to data science. The university has...

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  1. July 22, 2014

    Big groups flex muscles as healthcare industry’s model shifts

    The global healthcare system is undergoing enormous change and is driven by the need to simultaneously improve quality,...

  2. July 9, 2014

    Forget the CV, data decide careers

    “I no longer look at somebody’s CV to determine if we will interview them or not,” declares Teri Morse, who oversees the...

  3. June 29, 2014

    Time will come when electronic health records turn into web apps

    Big data is nothing new to healthcare professionals. Hospitals and clinics have always kept detailed records on their...

  4. June 29, 2014

    Technology sees rise of the ‘expert patient’

    Most of us have grown accustomed to turning to our computers for guidance. Look up a book on Amazon, a film on Netflix, a...

  5. June 27, 2014

    Big Data: welcome to the Matrix

    If you haven’t heard, big data is everywhere. But not for investors: pure-play options are as rare as a glitch in the...

  6. June 24, 2014

    Social media and big data come into play

    Can social media reduce the price that a retailer pays for bread? Can big data help a manufacturer reduce hundreds of...

  7. June 13, 2014

    We’re in a bull market for complacency

    A few months ago I went to a talk at a conference in Japan about “big data” – the way in which we can use the endless reams...

  8. June 5, 2014

    One year on, Snowden affair shows power of big data analytics

    A year ago today, June 5 2013, The Guardian, a UK newspaper, published the first of its exclusives based on documents leaked...

  9. May 27, 2014

    Digital advances drive functions together and lift IT spending

    Marketing and IT may have their differences, but they have a growing amount in common, too. Both suffered budget cuts during...

  10. May 13, 2014

    EU backs ‘the right to be forgotten’

    The EU’s decision on Tuesday to back a “right to be forgotten” is the latest move by European authorities to bolster its...

  11. May 2, 2014

    White House study backs data-gathering

    US internet companies that collect masses of data about their users dodged a bullet on Thursday as a White House study...

  12. April 17, 2014

    No tech please – we’re British

    At a recent speed pitching event for technology start-ups in London, hosted by the UK Trade and Investment Commission,...

  13. April 5, 2014

    Chinese ship hunting for missing Malaysia jet detects ‘ping’

    KUALA LUMPUR/PERTH, Australia, April 5 – A Chinese patrol ship hunting for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner detected a...

  14. March 31, 2014

    Intel takes lead in $900m fundraising for ‘big data’ start-up

    A Silicon Valley “big data” start-up has raised $900m in a private share sale, marking the biggest fundraising by a US tech...

  15. March 28, 2014

    Big data: are we making a big mistake?

    Five years ago, a team of researchers from Google announced a remarkable achievement in one of the world’s top scientific...

  16. March 25, 2014

    Big data sparks cultural changes

    It only takes a quick internet search of the terms “UPS” and “telematics” to understand why the promised benefits of big...

  17. March 19, 2014

    Budget 2014: Turing lab aims to become leader in ‘big data’

    Alan Turing, the wartime codebreaker persecuted for his homosexuality, is to be the face of British expertise in big data...

  18. March 10, 2014

    VW chief urges carmakers to fight the rise of the ‘data monster’

    Is Big Brother in your back seat? Your new car knows where you are driving, how fast you are going and whether you are...

  19. March 6, 2014

    Technology companies eye health market

    When Google announced a venture last year to engage in “moon shot” thinking on health, wellbeing and ageing, it was mocked...

  20. March 5, 2014

    ‘Big Data @Work’ by Thomas H Davenport

    Like bacteria, big data is lurking in the stomachs of cows. Some farmers are using sensors and software to analyse it and...

  21. February 24, 2014

    Big data bring risks and benefits to insurance customers

    Who benefits from big data? As a rising number of companies employ “data mining” to excavate the vast trails of shopping...

  22. February 21, 2014

    Big Data may be invasive but it will keep us in rude health

    The life savers of the future will possess an intelligent layman’s grasp of medicine and no more. They will be strangers to...

  23. February 20, 2014

    Glow wants to bring fertility tracking to the workplace

    Glow, the fertility tracking app developer set up by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, is trying to convince employers that its...

  24. February 17, 2014

    Data pioneers watching us work

    In a back street in San Francisco’s start-up dominated SoMa district, a rapidly growing business is busy studying how...

  25. February 11, 2014

    How big data lets us see a little further into the unknown

    It is Monday, and it is raining again in the south of France. But it was sunny yesterday. And it was also dry last...

  26. January 30, 2014

    Interest in healthcare ‘big data’ grows

    When Google announced last year that it was launching a medical venture called Calico, to do “moonshot thinking around...

  27. January 19, 2014

    Delivery Hero plans to use $88m in internet takeaway push

    An $88m investment in a Berlin start-up is poised to fire up a global contest for control of the internet takeaway business....

  28. January 15, 2014

    Fusionex profits rise shows appeal of big data

    In the latest sign that big data is on the march, Fusionex, a Malaysian enterprise software company, beat analysts’...

  29. January 9, 2014

    Investors hunt for the financial ‘polar vortex’

    The world watched fascinated this week as a polar vortex – a type of cyclone – brought dangerously icy weather to the US,...

  30. December 27, 2013

    Phone data: Tracking them tracking me

    Personal data has been transformed into a valuable new currency in the digital age, with revelations over government...

  31. December 22, 2013

    Big data demands big responsibility

    When big data meets intrusive government snooping it is a civil libertarian’s nightmare. The stream of leaks this year about...

  32. December 22, 2013

    Data brokers outpace regulators as they mine new technologies

    Companies that create data dossiers on consumers are tapping new technologies to unearth ever more intimate information...

  33. December 9, 2013

    Big data can blind us to the long term

    Before long, “everything that computes will connect, and everything that connects will compute”, Abhi Ingle, who spearheads...

  34. December 6, 2013

    Data guardian Sir Nigel Shadbolt on privacy versus freedom

    The ballyhoo around big and open data raises some pressing questions. Are we all puppets in a wired world? Does the growing...

  35. December 1, 2013

    Consumers more wary of sharing data, finds poll

    British consumers are increasingly wary of giving companies access to their personal information, suggesting that the...

  36. November 14, 2013

    Arria to float business of turning ‘big data’ into reports

    They can already drive our cars, trounce us at chess and game the stock market. But in the latest sign that algorithms are...

  37. November 13, 2013

    Use of ‘big data’ creates demand for IT expertise

    The use of big data in the development world is in its early days but it signals a new era in which technology could...

  38. November 11, 2013

    ‘Big data’ work keeps hackers out in the cold

    Big data is big business. Business intelligence and analytics, or “big data”, projects have formed a rich stream of income...

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