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Added by Vincent Granville on November 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments
We've experienced a number of small Internet problems that were easily fixed, just before Thanksgiving. But there was one attack that looked very weird, and the motivation behind this failed plot is obscure. Most likely, our publication of new material to better and automatically detect scammers on social networks probably triggered the retaliation. We've experienced this type of retaliation in the past, when…Continue
In particular, do casinos use statisticians to detect well disguised schemes? For instance, what about clients that spend a lot of time and money in online casinos, and on average win 53% of the time (odds should be below 50% if you participate in a large number of games)? Or those who lose most of the time but usually win big when they win? …Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 24, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
In this recent editorial about the Occupy Wall Street movement, Richard Kim profiles a protestor that despite having a master’s degree can’t find a job. This particular protestor quit his job as a school teacher three years ago and took out a $35K student loan to obtain a master’s degree in puppetry from the University of Connecticut. I…Continue
We tested how Google and Bing are vulnerable to sophisticated algorithmic attacks that could potentially erase all paid ads and organic search results on search engines.
An algorithmic attack is defined by the following…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 17, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Cloudera founder Christophe Bisciglia unveiled his new startup Odiago this morning, giving to the business side scoop to TechCrunch and the technical details to Curt Monash. The company is launching a product called Wibidata (“we be data”) specializing in…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 17, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments
Source: Joshua Kitlas.
I have been working on this (mostly) annotated collection of tools and articles that I believe would be of help to both the data dabbler and professional. If you are a data…Continue
There's apparently a shortage of analytic talent to fill these new "yield optimization scientist" and similar positions created by ad agencies. Since I get lots of resume each week from stellar, perfectly qualified candidates who want their resume posted on DataShaping, and few if any request from hiring managers looking to fill these positions, I think that
Added by Vincent Granville on November 13, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
by Ravi Kalakota
Hadoop is an emerging framework for Web 2.0 and enterprise businesses who are dealing with data deluge challenges – store, process and analyze large amounts of data as part of their business requirements.
The continuous challenge online is…
Added by Vincent Granville on November 12, 2011 at 2:55pm — No Comments
Innovations in the management of big data are getting encouragement to the tune of $100 million in potential investments from a new venture fund established by Accel. "Databases have gotten so big that we need to develop the next generation of technology that can capture, store, analyze and report on datasets that are measured in quadrillions of bytes," noted Richard McCarthy, head…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 9, 2011 at 8:42pm — No Comments
By Tim Graettinger, Ph.D., President of Discovery Corps, Inc. (http://www.discoverycorpsinc.com), a Pittsburgh-area company specializing in data mining, visualization, and predictive analytics.
For the past year, I have presented a data mining “nuts and bolts” session during a monthly webinar. My favorite part is the question-and-answer portion at the end. In a previous article, you learned my thoughts on:…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 5, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments
Added by Vincent Granville on November 3, 2011 at 2:20pm — No Comments
TDWI World - Orlando, Fla. — 31, 2011 — Pentaho Corporation, the business analytics company providing power for technologists and rapid insight for users, today announced the latest release of Pentaho Business Analytics including major improvements to data analysis performance, scalability and reliability…
Added by Vincent Granville on November 3, 2011 at 11:20am — No Comments
Airlines, insurance companies, hospitals and many other organizations are trying to figure out how to corral all their data and turn it into something useful.
Kaggle, a start-up, has figured out a way to connect these companies with the mathematicians and scientists who crunch numbers for a living or a hobby. On Thursday, it announced it had raised $11 million from investors including Khosla Ventures, Index Ventures and Hal Varian, …Continue
I was checking the IRS forms you have to fill in Massachusetts. Everybody has to fill out a 3-page tax form, a 3-page form to prove your health care compliance status, and one additional page to compute your health care tax penalty if needed.
For 85% of the state residents, it's probably not too complicated. Just a painful homework you need to do each year. Yet for some self-employed, under-insured, uninsured, part-time workers, and people filing jointly, it gets much more complicated…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on November 1, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments