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Personal Big Data Trails

Data is everywhere (that's indisputable). What I didn't realize was how often--and how subtly--personal big trails get created every day. 

Case in point, I went to Kohl's to use up a free $10 rewards coupon card last weekend. While I was checking out, the cashier asked me for my phone number. I paused. I didn't understand why he needed…

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Added by Mar on May 5, 2014 at 8:49pm — No Comments

What do famous fashionistas and Big Data have in common?

What do the Olsen Twins, Rachel Bilson, Jessica Simpson, Justin Timberlake and big data all have in common? All are associated with the same social e-commerce company, BeachMint, according to Donna Prlich, director of product marketing at Pentaho.…

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Added by Sarah Conway on November 13, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

#26: Here's a thought...

An occasional series in which a review of recent posts on SmartData Collective reveals the following nuggets:



Say cheese

News reaches us from Italy that there is a solution to this problem. Rather than subjecting each and every customer to the risk rating process, Credito Emiliano, a regional bank in Northern Italy, simply accepts a fairly durable commodity as collateral: parmesan cheese. According to Bloomberg, Credito Emiliano keeps cheese worth about 132 million Euros… Continue

Added by Brian Roger on November 27, 2009 at 11:28am — No Comments

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