Archive for: July, 2014

SEC Using Data Analysis to go After Fund Fraud

The WSJ reports the SEC is using data analysis of fund returns to pick out outliers for investigation.  Four fraud claims have been brought so far.  Initial reviews are of hedge funds, private equity funds, and mutual funds.

Big Data Startup Having Big Success

NYT’s profiles Splunk, a startup mining big data for half the Fortune 100. Money quote: “Take the SH out of IT.”

Christmas Book Gift Ideas

OK, it’s a little late for Christmas gift ideas, but here are some really good data design and visualization books: Rapid Graphs with Tableau Software 6 by Eileen and Stephen McDaniel.  This is a solid introduction to the basics of Tableau.  Power users should skip it. Visual Complexity by Manuel Lima.  Fellow New Schooler Lima…

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Litigation Trends

The 8th Annual Fullbright & Jaworski Litigation Trends Report is available. Key takeaways: 1.  Very few firms are happy with their eDiscovery services, yet many firms expect to increase their eDiscovery spend in 2012. 2.  Fixed fee arrangements remain popular. 3.  Most firms expect their number of litigations to increase due to increased regulation.

Science Visualizations Getting Better with eBooks and Wolfram’s CDF

Here’s an interesting NYT’s article on a new college eBook with an interesting side bar on some Wolfram capabilities. Wolfram’s Computable Document Format looks to be very powerful, definitely worth a look. Data not only wants to be free, but increasingly it wants to be interactive.

European Commission Sees $52 Billion Per Year Opportunity in Public Data

The EU has declared an Open Data Strategy in order to stimulate the economy. Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes said: “We are sending a strong signal to administrations today. Your data is worth more if you give it away. So start releasing it now: use this framework to join the other smart leaders who are…

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