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Vincent Granville's Blog – August 2010 Archive (6)

The Top Three hottest new majors according to Microsoft: data mining, business intelligence, web analytics

Data Mining/Machine Learning/AI/Natural Language Processing



All of these fields help us sift through and organize huge amounts of information or data. When you apply your knowledge in these areas to a challenging problem in the online space, you know that you are working at a scale that is just immense. It’s much easier said than done. If you have a passion for this area and have a technical background there are a multitude of open positions that might hold a long-term career… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on August 27, 2010 at 11:28am — 1 Comment

Famous Mathematician Makes Stock Market Predictions

The Hindenburg Omen IS Scary, but So Are the Fundamentals



Another down day on Wall Street Thursday sent the Dow below 10,000 for the first time since early July. Fear in the market is being expressed by the continued rally in Treasuries and widespread chatter about an ominous sounding technical indicator: The Hindenburg Omen.



The Hindenburg Omen has a roughly 25% accuracy rate in predicting big market upheaval since 1987, meaning it's far from infallible but isn't… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on August 26, 2010 at 6:09pm — 3 Comments

Analytics skills in demand – and analytics pros demanding top salaries

Looking to hire top-notch data modelers, predictive analysts and other advanced data analytics professionals to beef up your organization’s analytics skills? Better get your checkbook ready.



As more and more companies deploy predictive analytics tools and other data analytics software and begin filling the ranks of their analytics team, the pool of available talent is shrinking and hiring costs are growing, according to industry analysts and executives at companies that are in the… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on August 26, 2010 at 6:05pm — 3 Comments

How To Beat Traffic With Math

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 9, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Council to Counter Web Content Generators' Growing Clout?

It’s not just job-threatened journalists who are worried about the rise of low cost content generators like Demand Media and Associated Content.



A group of established content syndicators are concerned enough by these companies’ growing clout–and what they see as diminishing content standards on the Internet-that they are looking to do something about it.

Officials from the three-year-old Internet Content Syndication Council, which includes members such as Procter & Gamble,… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on August 8, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

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