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  1. 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,...

  2. April 8, 2014

    Investors take $275bn bite out of big tech groups

    Stock market investors have just taken a $275bn bite out of the world’s largest publicly traded internet companies. The 14...

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  1. The Connected Business

    Big data is challenging company workers at all levels, from delivery drivers to boardr...
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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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....

  16. 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’...

  17. 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,...

  18. January 3, 2014

    It’s true! The FT – and social media – really do move markets

    Newspapers report the news. They should never aim to be part of the story themselves. But in the stock market, that division...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. November 11, 2013

    Acute ‘big data’ challenges facing asset managers

    Turning “big data” into smarter investment decisions has become an acute challenge for asset managers and owners facing...

  29. October 22, 2013

    Analytics: Fragments of information come together to give the big picture

    By harnessing the energies of millions of bird watchers, a project called eBird is producing one of the world’s fastest...

  30. October 15, 2013

    Premise taps into hunger for real-time data

    The rise in US food prices accelerated in September and has continued into October, according to a detailed study of retail...

  31. September 27, 2013

    Key trends in Big Data technologies

    Not long ago, organisations convened focus groups to assess customer interest. Today, executives can ask their data...

  32. September 19, 2013

    Global banks look to share back-office costs

    After decades of developing their own infrastructure and technology, corporate and investment banks are finally waking up to...

  33. August 16, 2013

    Prospecting in the data gold rush

    Ready or not – financial companies have come to a fork in the road regarding their data practices. One path can lead to...

  34. August 13, 2013

    London’s ban for spy bins highlights lure of big data to business

    The revelation that Londoners have been secretly tracked by high-tech recycling bins shines a light on the fast-growing...

  35. August 2, 2013

    Aligning to the vision of a New Industrial Age

    Data sets are growing from gigabytes to terabytes and even petabytes, requiring innovation to find meaning in the data. With...

  36. July 15, 2013

    Big data can help us make sense of absence

    It’s hard to hide from big data. After submitting its staff records for independent analysis, one retailer discovered it was...

  37. July 11, 2013

    The art of Big Data innovation

    In business, we often deal with hype around trends in society, politics, economy and technology. We know we need to take...

  38. July 5, 2013

    Gillian Tett: The art of Big Data

    A couple of years ago R Luke DuBois, a New York composer and artist, joined a clutch of American dating sites. He was not,...

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