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    1. 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 the...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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 new...

    3. 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 of...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. November 21, 2014

      How YouGov’s addictive profiling app actually works

      “From David Cameron to Benedict Cumberbatch: New app reveals Britain’s taste in astonishing detail.” Telegraph.co.uk,...

    7. November 11, 2014

      Hortonworks: here’s a who

      Naming a technology after a stuffed animal is a fine example of Silicon Valley’s taste for the self-consciously laid-back....

    8. October 30, 2014

      Demand for big data and skills shortages drives wages boom

      Rising demand for big data expertise in retail, banking and finance has created a severe skills shortage that is allowing...

    9. October 17, 2014

      Big data begins to flex its lobbying muscles

      It used to be said that Wall Street held the swing vote in US money politics. Defence and energy always plumped for...

    10. September 2, 2014

      Experimental analytics helps bosses look beyond the obvious

      Business people like to think their decisions are rational and based on facts, but in practice they are often most swayed by...

    11. 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...

    12. 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,...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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....

    37. 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’...

    38. 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,...

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