Big data often yields small returns. Here’s how to fix that

“Mining” is a popular shorthand expression for how we uncover important insights buried in big data. So when I read recently that a record 1,040 students signed up for Stanford University’s CS229 Machine Learning course by the first day of class, I thought of the 19th-century Gold Rush to the same part of the country. Consider… Read more

The Future of Big Data and Intellectual Property

IP data is uniquely suited for big data tools and techniques because of its high volume, high variety, and high velocity of changes. The intellectual property space is becoming increasingly competitive and organizations that create IP have a smaller window than ever before to ensure it is protected and exploited internationally. IP data is suited for… Read more

Beijing gets big data center for tourism

A big data center to help the tourism industry has been set up in Beijing. The center jointly established by China CYTS Tours, a travel service provider, and TalkingData, a mobile data service platform, will analyze data like where travelers come from and study demographics. The high research cost and difficulties in precision marketing caused by… Read more

Suvery Finds Consumers Don’t Trust Companies To Protect Their Data

More than two-thirds of adults in the United States and United Kingdom worry consumer electronics makers are failing to take the proper steps to secure their data, aa survey published this week indicates. Gigya, a customer management platform, surveyed 2,000 adult consumers in the U.S. and 2,000 in the U.K. and found 68 percent of respondents… Read more

2017 Green Transition Scoreboard® Tracks Private Green Investments At $8.1 Trillion

Today, the latest Green Transition Scoreboard® (GTS) found that, despite Trump’s anti-green policies, private green investments now total more than $8.1 trillion USD ($8,133,456,730,370). Published annually since 2009, the GTS is a global measure of private green investment in five green sectors: 1) Renewable Energy, 2) Efficiency, 3) Life Systems (water, waste, recycling, community investing, e-learning… Read more