Archive for: July, 2014

The U.S. Government is getting in on Big Data

The New York Times has an article on how the government is going to spend $200 million going after big data.

EMC Moves into Big Data

EMC just purchased Pivotal Labs and this Gigaom article explains why:  the next stage is big data apps that are intuitive and easy. The article also links to this piece on Accel Partners, a venture capital fund that has started a $100M Big Data Fund.  Once the VCs move it, the industry is out of…

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School for Quants at University College London

The Financial Times has an interesting article on a PhD program at UCL that essentially is a mashup of advanced math, programming, big data, and finance. Most crazy fact:  there is hedge fund that trades exclusively off of social data.

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