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How financial publishers reconcile news with public company profiles

This is a pretty esoteric subject but I’ll try to contextualize to make it a bit more interesting. In the financial publishing business, it’s a common practice to create profile pages for publicly traded companies so investors can easily get all the information they need at a glance.   The profile pages are populated with a [...]

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What Was Lost is Now Found – How Openness Helps Fuel Big Data

This is Part 3 of a 5-part series devoted to exploring the concept of Big Data to determine what makes it different from other hyped data “revolutions” of the past. On his first day in Office, President Obama signed the Memorandum on Transparency and Open Government, a platform aimed at fostering greater accountability from the [...]

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Big Data & Social Media: Do Two Memes Make a Right?

This is Part 2 of a 5-part series devoted to exploring the concept of Big Data to determine what makes it different from other hyped data “revolutions” of the past. Back in 2005, Kevin Kelly, the founding executive editor of Wired wrote, Three thousand years from now, when keen minds review the past, I believe that our ancient [...]

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Defining Big Data – How Data has Begun to Breed Like Rabbits

About three months ago I posted a simple question to my Facebook wall, asking whether my next computer should be an Apple or a PC. Over the next five hours I received over thirty opinions from students, senior executives, computer programmers, analysts and a random assortment of other friends and family.  The feedback helped me [...]

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