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What Twitter buying Gnip means for social data competitor Datasift - Fortune Tech

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Recent acquisitions by Twitter and Apple are changing the game for big data startups focused on social media.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

What did you think when Apple bought your competitor Topsy?

Halstead: It blew our minds for thinking bigger about the potential for the platform we developed. If Apple purchased this company, to not even use this company for what it was intended, maybe we should look at our platform that way. It triggered a lot of creative thinking for us about what the possibilities were beyond social.

Bailey: Our venture capitalists would not have given us $70 million just to focus on the social data market. That would not make any sense. We have increasingly found out over the last year, especially with our partnership with [business analytics software company] Tableau (DATA), that when companies are making decisions, they don’t say, “Let me go check social.” They check the market, and social is a component of their decision.


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Qrious partners with Apigee to speed up data delivery | ZDNet

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Qrious has announced it will be using Apigee’s API platform, giving the company the opportunity to manage and monitor its data, analytics, and application platform.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

This new partnership only forms one part of the broader strategy Qrious has planned for New Zealand. The company also recently announced it will establishing a Data Science Academy, where students and professionals will be trained, tutored, and tested on their knowledge of these new techniques over a 17 week course.


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15 Twitter Facts and Figures for 2014 You Need to Know - Jeffbullas’s Blog

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The microblogging giant has come a long way since co-founder Jack Dorsey’s first tweet. Here are some Twitter facts and figures worth checking out.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

While Twitter has become an incredible brand, it must find a way to show profitability in the future. We don’t want the little blue bird to fly away.


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LinkedIn Angers Businesses With Feature Removal

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As recently reported, LinkedIn is killing the Products & Services tab on Company pages. It turns out that some businesses aren’t a fan of this …

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

LinkedIn apparently wants companies to use these pages more, so it’s ditching the Products & Services tab. The tab will be gone on April 14th. Until then, you can edit your content from the tab as you like. You won’t be able to add anything new.


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Data Scientists Want Respect & Results - InformationWeek

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Analytics managers from Macy’s, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

Data scientists must also avoid getting bogged down in the data weeds


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Schools Use Student Data to Find Signs of Trouble, Help Struggling Kids

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More schools are collecting and using information about student attendance and grades to flag kids at risk of dropping out — often before anyone realizes they need help.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

The process works like this: analyst Jennifer Savino gathers information on attendance, behavior and performance in math and English. Then, based on some dropout risk studies from Johns Hopkins University, she flags kids who are on a downward trend. Those names show up on PowerPoint slides at these weekly War Room meetings.


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Bigdata: are we making a big mistake? - iccube - making data talk

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Interesting analysis on the challenges of BigData and Statistical Analysis. Statistical biases are not new but important. Remember the Financial Crisis.

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

Going to the right people, like Carla Gentry from Analytical Solutions to get insight on what you need to do and how in order to deliver the business value is a must. Back-test regularly, challenge the conclusions, in other terms: manage the magic of BigData like you manage other predictive or decision making activitie


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Can big data and privacy coexist?

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In their eagerness to harness big data for commercial gain, are enterprises showing a blatant disregard for the privacy of their customers?

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

This creates a number of concerns around what data is collected, how it should be stored and interrogated, and what should be done about organisations which go too far – if we can agree on what “too far” means


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Does OpenSSL bug prove that open source code doesn’t work?

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By now most of you have read about the major bug that was found in OpenSSL, an open source security software toolkit. The bug itself is called the Heartbleed Bug, and there’s lots of information ab…

Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

It would be great to see the OpenSSL bug story become, over time, a success story. This would mean that, on the one hand the nerds becoming more vigilant in checking vitally important code, and learning to think like assholes, but also the public would need to acknowledge how freaking hard it is to program.


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Selling User Data: Why It Leads to Long-term Losses for Your Business | Po.st Blog | The Most Advanced Social Sharing Platform

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Carla Gentry CSPO's insight:

Data — both anonymized and personally identifiable — deserves to be protected. Whether you are working with a social network, database management platform, or other 3rd party service, you should require that they never sell or share your data. If you were an executive representing American Airlines, would you want Delta to be able to access consumers who have visited your website, opened your newsletter, or engaged with your Facebook posts? Any company that refuses to sign a data protection clause in your proposed partnership agreement should raise a big red flag. RadiumOne protects every client partnership with a strict corporate policy of never selling data of any kind


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