Mitt Romney 2012 campaign uses secretive data-mining

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Description: Mitt Romney’s success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans’ personal information — including their purchasing history and church attendance — to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, Source: www.clarionledger.com Date: Aug 24, 2012… Read more »

The Age of Big Data

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Description: GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Source: nytimes.com Date: Feb 11, 2012 Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data… Read more »

How Large Companies Tackle Big Data with Hadoop

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Description: Wal-Mart Stores, struggling to translate its brick-and-mortar success to the Web, is using free software named after a stuffed elephant to help it gain an edge on Amazon.com in the $165.4 billion U.S. e-commerce market. Source: BusinessWeek .com. Date: Sept 7, 2011 With its online sales less than a fifth of Amazon’s last year,… Read more »

Data Centers Offer Hope for St. Louis Office Market

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Description:The data-center business has a number of models. Some companies own their own data centers, while others use third-party providers to house and maintain their operations. Source: NYT.com Date: Feb 8 , 2010 The data-center business has a number of models. Some companies own their own data centers, while others use third-party providers to house and… Read more »