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Strata Week: Add structured data, lose local flavor?

Strata Week: Add structured data, lose local flavor?

Wikidata's structure vs. diverse knowledge, and a look at the many factors behind Netflix's recommendations.

A critic says Wikidata could undermine Wikipedia's localized information. Also, Netflix explains why its recommendation engine is much more complicated than most people realize.

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Strata Week: New life for an old census

Strata Week: New life for an old census

The 1940 census makes its data debut, and the White House shows off its data initiative.

In this week's data news, the National Archives releases the data from the 1940 Census, the federal government outlines its big data plans, and an app uproar leads to good thinking on privacy and sharing.

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Strata Week: The allure of a data haven

Strata Week: The allure of a data haven

Wikileaks and Sealand may not be a good match, ThinkUp reboots, Factual's CEO gets the NYT's attention.

In this week's data news, a look at Sealand as a potential data haven for Wikileaks, ThinkUp reboots, and the New York Times profiles Factual's Gil Elbaz.

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Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

Strata Week: Machine learning vs domain expertise

Debating the data skills of machines and experts, a key data move for Microsoft, and Google Analytics gets social.

This week's data news includes another look at the Strata Conference's debate about machine learning versus subject matter expertise, Raghu Ramakrishnan moves from Yahoo to Microsoft, and more social data comes to Google Analytics.

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Strata Week: Infographics for all

Strata Week: Infographics for all

A new infographic tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data efforts, and decades of Stephen Wolfram's data.

Visual.ly launches an infographic creation tool, San Francisco upgrades its open data initiative, and Stephen Wolfram offers a peek into more than 20 years of his personal data.

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Strata Week: Profiling data journalists

Strata Week: Profiling data journalists

The work of data journalists and a comparison of four data markets.

This week's data news includes a look at the work of various data journalists, Edd Dumbill surveys four data marketplaces, and the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference experiences impressive growth.

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Strata Week: Datasift lets you mine two years of Twitter data

Strata Week: Datasift lets you mine two years of Twitter data

Datasift offers more access to the Twitter archive, and a proposal for a data school.

In this week's data news, Datasift will offer deeper access to old tweets, P2PU and the Open Knowledge Foundation announce a School of Data.

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Strata Week: Infochimps makes a platform play

Strata Week: Infochimps makes a platform play

Infochimps opens up a data platform, de-anonymization via writing style, data for the public good.

Infochimps adds a platform-as-a-service product, researchers show how writing style can identify specific people, and a new report looks at how data can help governments and citizens.

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Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo's front page

Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo's front page

A new look at Yahoo's traffic, the challenge of scaling Tumblr, and a host of visualization guidelines.

In this week's data news: Yahoo visualizes its front page traffic and demographics, why Tumblr is tougher to scale than Twitter, and a look at what you need to consider as you build visualizations.

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