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YouTube founders acquire Tap11

YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced that they acquired Tap11.com, the leading real-time business intelligence platform. The acquisition closely follows their recent acquisition of Delicious.com, the leading social bookmarking service.

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Nexidia expands with patents for speech analytics

Nexidia, a provider of customer interaction analytics solutions for business transformation, announced new advances in its core technology with two more United States Patent Awards that dramatically improve the speed and functionality of its entire range of phonetic search solutions. These awards expand Nexidia’s intellectual property portfolio to 12 U.S. patents since 2007.

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New approach to creating ‘big data’ insight engine

Kitenga announced general availability of ZettaVox, the industry’s first “Big Data” search & analytics solution with integrated enterprise search, information modeling and visualization capabilities. Kitenga’s application is designed for non-programmer analysts, researchers and business users – empowering them to create customized, domain-specific information analytics solutions.

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Free webinar: From B.I. to predictive analytics

Decision Management Solutions, a provider of Decision Management strategy and consulting services, is hosting a free webinar “From Business Intelligence to Predictive Analytics.” The webinar will be held at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST on June 7.

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ADVIZOR brings BI, data analysis to the masses

ADVIZOR Solutions announced a new line of product offerings focused on individual data analysis.

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Lawson introduces Lawson Analytics for healthcare

Lawson Software has introduced Lawson Analytics for Healthcare, a new analytic solution that will offer healthcare organizations a simple way to connect staffing, clinical and financial information for better decision making. Lawson Analytics for Healthcare is designed to help deliver the benefits of a major business intelligence project at a fraction of the cost and time.

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Walmart acquires social media company Kosmix

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kosmix, underscoring its commitment to social and mobile commerce. Kosmix, based in Mountain View, Calif., has developed a social media technology platform that filters and organizes content in social networks to connect people with real-time information that matters to them.

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GE smart grid automates electric distribution systems

GE Intelligent Platforms recently announced the availability of its newest solution for the electric distribution industry, Proficy Grid Manager, a targeted portfolio of proven grid optimization software technologies for local utilities.

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Capgemini, Oracle launch global business analytics service for telecommunications

Capgemini a provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing services, and Oracle recently announced the launch of Business Analytics for Telecommunications, strengthening Capgemini’s global Business Information Management Service Line.

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Terra Technology’s transportation forecasting improves Kraft Foods efficiency

Terra Technology announced that Kraft Foods, the world’s second largest food company, is implementing Terra’s Transportation Forecasting solution in North America.

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Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Study: Salaries for early career data scientists decrease for first time

Salaries for early career data scientists decreased year over year for the first time in four years as did the percentage of early career data scientists with a Ph.D. while demand for data scientists continued to increase, according to a recently released Burtch Works’ 2017 salary study of data scientists. Salaries for more experienced data scientists generally held steady or increased slightly depending on an individual’s focus area, responsibility and geographic base, according to the report. Read more →

Generous health insurance plans encourage overtreatment, but may not improve health

Offering comprehensive health insurance plans with low deductibles and co-pay in exchange for higher annual premiums seems like a good value for the risk averse, and a profitable product for insurance companies. But according to a forthcoming study in a leading scholarly marketing journal, the INFORMS journal Marketing Science, such plans can encourage individuals with chronic conditions to turn to needlessly expensive treatments that have little impact on their health outcomes. This in turn raises costs for the insurer and future prices for the insured. Read more →

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