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Vincent Granville's Blog – December 2010 Archive (9)

Popularity of keyword "analytics" growing exponentially, topping by far "cloud computing"

Source: Google Keyword Trends

Scale is based on the average worldwide traffic of …

Added by Vincent Granville on December 29, 2010 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Names You Need to Know in 2011: R Data Analysis Software (from Forbes blog)

Simply put by one of its staunchest advocates, “R is the most powerful statistical computing language on the planet; there is no statistical equation that cannot be calculated in R.”

Beyond “just” a language, R is a toolset, a community, and a lot of free software.

“Everyone can, with open source R,” Norman Nie says in Quentin Hardy’s article, “afford to know exactly the value of their house, their automobile,” their current business and prospects. Nie has built a… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on December 24, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Your Tweets Could be Worth Millions, as Data Mining Algorithms Analyze them to Predict the Stock Market

Starting in February, a group of very bold hedge fund managers are launching a multi-million dollar hedge fund whose strategy relies on one very unusual market indicator: your Twitter account.

London-based hedge fund Derwent Capital Markets said it had successfully marketed a new venture to a series of high-net worth clients that makes investment choices using information gathered from over 100 million daily tweets.

Simply put: the fund mines the Twitter-verse to gauge… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on December 23, 2010 at 11:09am — 4 Comments

What Will Your Customers Buy Next? (Source: Cindy Waxer, MIT Technology Review)

Predicting purchases: With predictive analytics software, companies can see which customers are most likely to buy a given product. The process begins by ranking customers according to how recently they purchased, how frequently they buy, and how much money they spend.

Credit: IBM

What Will Your Customers Buy Next?

Using sophisticated math and vast amounts of data,…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 15, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

HP Gives Up on Business Intelligence and Analytics Markets

December 6, 2010 in Business Intelligence (BI), Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), IT Performance Management (ITPM), Operational Performance Management (OPM) | Tags: Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Enterprise Software, HP, HP Neoview | by Mark Smith

No one has seemed to notice that in the last several months, Hewlett-Packard has quietly made changes to its participation in the enterprise software market; this will significantly change HP’s value… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on December 14, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Andreesen Horowitz And Index Lead $25 Million Round For Big Data Startup Factual

Factual, the open database company, closed a $25 million…


Added by Vincent Granville on December 8, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

WikiLeaks founder is a mathematician


Added by Vincent Granville on December 1, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Google search ranking algorithm deemed unfair by European Commission

[...] The [European] commission will investigate whether Google has abused a dominant market position by “allegedly lowering the ranking of unpaid search results of competing services which are specialised in providing users with specific online content such as price comparisons . . . and by according preferential placement to the results of its own . . . services,” the EU executive said.

The commission will also look into allegations that Google lowered the “Quality Score” for… Continue

Added by Vincent Granville on December 1, 2010 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

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