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Data is a currency

The trade in data is only in its infancy

If I talk about data marketplaces, you probably think of large resellers like Bloomberg or Thomson Reuters. Or startups like InfoChimps. What you probably don't think of is that you yourself trade in data.

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Big Data: An opportunity in search of a metaphor

Big Data: An opportunity in search of a metaphor

Big data as a discipline or a conference topic is still in its formative years.

Big data is a massive opportunity, but the language used to describe it ("goldrush," "data deluge," "firehose," etc.) reveals we're still searching for its identity.

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Will data be too cheap to meter?

Will data be too cheap to meter?

Data acquisition for a site like CrunchBase may not carry the costs some assume.

The data acquisition process should be increasingly automatic, and so increasingly cheap. I'm hoping for a world where information producers are paid for extracting value from that data.

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A new challenge looks for a smarter algorithm to improve healthcare

The Heritage Healthcare Prize puts up $3 million dollars for a predictive algorithm to identify at-risk patients.

The Heritage Health Prize will ask the world's scientists to submit an algorithm that will help identify patients at risk of hospitalization before they need to go to the emergency room.

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ePayments Week: How big a bite will Apple take?

ePayments Week: How big a bite will Apple take?

Is iTunes PayPal on steroids? Also, walled gardens clamp down, and data geeks discuss privacy

In the latest ePayments Week: With contactless payments coming to an iPhone near you, analysts wonder whether Apple will share its 160 million iTunes customers.

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Will data warehousing survive the advent of big data?

Will data warehousing survive the advent of big data?

Analysis: How big data and traditional data warehousing can coexist.

Data warehousing — and information management as a whole — must evolve in a radically new direction if we are to manage big data properly and solve the key issue of finding implicit meaning in data.

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The "dying craft" of data on discs

Urban Mapping's Ian White on the shift toward data as a service.

Urban Mapping CEO Ian White discusses the changing way that data is being sold, and the move to providing data as a service.

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Visualization deconstructed: Mapping Facebook's friendships

Visualization deconstructed: Mapping Facebook's friendships

A deep look at Paul Butler's popular Facebook visualization.

Paul Butler's visualization of Facebook friendships turned a lot of heads recently, and rightfully so. It shows a fascinating connection between virtual relationships and the physical world.

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Data startups: we want you

Data startups: we want you

Applications for Strata's startup showcase are due by Friday, Jan. 21.

Strata's startup showcase is a great opportunity for data-oriented startups to get exposure, feedback and the chance to pitch on the main stage. But hurry because entries close this Friday (Jan. 21).

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Strata Week: Data centers

Strata Week: Data centers

Solving the problem of where to store huge amounts of data

This week, we look at the problem of too much government data, and companies beginning to build air-economized data centers (some in barns!). Plus: a few suggestions for pre-Strata reading on big data.

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