ENTRIES TAGGED "mobile data"

Predicting the future: Strata 2014 hot topics

Eleven areas of focus for deeper investigation.

Conferences like Strata are planned a year in advance. The logistics and coordination required for an event of this magnitude takes a lot of planning, but it also takes a decent amount of prediction: Strata needs to skate to where the puck is going. While Strata New York + Hadoop World 2013 is still a few months away, we’re…
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Commerce Weekly: U.S. merchants take on mobile payment

U.S. retailers launch a mobile payments network, tech is driving the future of shopping, and East vs West Coast shopping stereotypes.

Merchants enter mobile payment arena With mobile payments on the brink of booming, everyone is angling to get in the game, from payment companies like PayPal and Square to mobile carrier ventures like Isis and Vodaphone to Internet giants like Google. This week, a group of U.S….
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Visualization of the Week: The living city

Visualization of the Week: The living city

Visualizing the urban flow of Geneva.

This week's visualization illustrates the paths people take through Geneva, based on the digital traces left by their mobile phones.

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Tertiary data: Big data's hidden layer

Tertiary data: Big data's hidden layer

Thoughts on the hidden data that's generated about us, rather than by us.

Big data isn't limited to multi-terabyte datasets or data markets. It also includes the hidden data you carry with you all the time and the growing data on your movements, contacts and social interactions.

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Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

Commerce Weekly: Yahoo's new CEO has data focus

Yahoo gets a data-savvy CEO, a big week for apps, and Robert Scoble goes shopping with eBay.

Yahoo's new CEO sees gold in the company's datasets, and the week between Christmas and New Year's Day is chock full of app downloads. (Commerce Weekly is produced as part of a partnership between O'Reilly and PayPal.)

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T-Mobile challenges churn with data

T-Mobile challenges churn with data

T-Mobile's architecture helps it put data to use across the business.

Mobile service provider T-Mobile uses a federated architecture and virtual data zones to empower innovations in regional marketing, churn management and customer care.

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Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map

Visualization of the Week: Mobile data redraws the map

SMS and mobile data reveal communication communities — some new, some old.

Researchers are looking at mobile phone data to see if our relationships and communications are restricted by geographic boundaries.

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