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Mapping a new frontier image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 11:09:51 PM
....Individually, these are powerful tools; combined they amount to a data collection engine that, Mr Joler argues, is ripe for exploitation. "If you think just about cookies, just about mobile phone permissions, or just about the retention of metadata - each of those things, from the perspective of data analysis, are really intrusive. ...
Automated holidays: how AI is affecting the travel industry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 06:00:02 AM
.... And now you might check in for your hotel via mobile, a computer could set the price, while a chatbot answers your queries. Some travel experts expect the first autonomous cargo flights to start within several years, while big data analysis is on the rise at internet-based firms like Expedia, Lastminute. ...
I work in recruitment, but dread dealing with people image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 13th of January 2017 09:58:19 AM
.... But I need a job to sustain myself, so I cannot leave without a plan. During these years I realised what I enjoy (and am good at) is connected to reporting, data analysis (or applicant tracking systems software that handles the recruitment process) and support for other people. ...
Gambling firms charmed MPs ahead of betting review in 2016 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 05:37:37 PM
....Excluding lotteries, gambling firms had spent £94. 4m on TV adverts by the end of October, according to data analysis firm Nielsen, putting them on course to beat the£118. ...
Value of bitcoins in circulation hits record high of $14bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 04:27:03 PM
.... That puts its total value at about the same as that of an average FTSE 100 company. Charles Hayter, the founder of data analysis website CryptoCompare, said bitcoin had been helped higher by demonetisation in India, and by global political uncertainty. ...
You sent how much?! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:27 PM
....Most business email fraud is relatively lo-tech, relying on psychological manipulation and people's willingness to get the job done. But Jim Wadsworth, managing director at Accura, the data analysis arm of payments giant VocaLink, believes his company's hi-tech solution could prove the best way to combat it. ...
Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of September 2016 10:29:35 PM
....". Artificial intelligence is beginning to find roles in the real world - from the basic AI used in smartphone voice assistants and web chatbots to AI agents that can take on data analysis to significant breakthroughs such as DeepMind's victory over champion Go player Lee Sedol. ...
Saving honey bees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 11:06:42 PM
....In the UK Plan Bee is hoping to go one step further with a complete one-stop-shop for potential beekeepers when it launches in the next few weeks. Based in Motherwell, Scotland, it offers a monitoring service for the hives, complete with data analysis, powered by a credit-card sized Raspberry Pi computer. ...
Game, dataset and match image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of June 2016 11:59:10 PM
....While the tennis players can also use sensors inside tennis racquets and wristbands to monitor their own performance, under current International Tennis Federation rules the data is not allowed to be used for coaching purposes during matches. But is there a danger players will become too reliant on detailed data analysis of their opponents and end up cancelling each other out?. ...
Can we predict Oscar winners using data analytics alone? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 12:00:03 AM
....But Mr DiCaprio's trials and tribulations in The Revenant certainly turned the stomach and were hard to watch at times, for many viewers at least. Yet this makes it more likely that the film will win the Best Picture Oscar, according to the data analysis. ...
How data is shining a light on global property markets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 12:34:01 AM
....The only difference is that it's derived from data and a set of comparable rules, he says. However, there are some valuations it can't help us to understand - parts of London, such as St James's Park or Mayfair, home of the £90m mansion, simply defy data analysis. ...
Microsoft to open UK data centres image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 12:52:47 PM
....Announcing its move, Amazon said an added benefit of having a local data centre was that the public would experience less lag when using net-based services. "It will provide customers with quick, low-latency access to websites, mobile applications, games, SaaS [software as a service] applications, big data analysis, internet of things (IoT) applications, and more," wrote Amazon's chief technology officer, Werner Vogels. ...
Questor share tip: Tracsis still a buy on solid annual results image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 06:48:58 PM
.... . The traffic and data analysis division delivered another strong performance during the year, with revenue rising to £14. ...
Williams F1 team in technology race image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of October 2015 09:09:41 PM
....Mr Hackland says each F1 race produces between 60 and 80 GB of raw data that needs to be sent securely, and analysed in real time, so that team managers can make informed changes that can improve car performance during practice and qualifying, and in the race itself. He says the BT connection, at a 100Mbps speed, provides Williams' team members, wherever based, with "real time pit-stop practice data analysis, accelerated race video analysis, improved applications performance, and real time telemetry". ...
Companies could unlock £92bn of digital growth image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 18th of October 2015 11:01:17 PM
.... “We use five dimensional modelling techniques to visualise buildings and structures before they are built, looking not only at a 3D design but also predicting economic and environmental impact . “All of these areas require skills in data analysis, coding and project management, making Arup Digital one of the fasting growing areas of our business. ...
Tracking the two-wheeled speed demon image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of October 2015 11:26:24 PM
...."We crowd-sourced 750 data scientists," he says. "We applied machine learning techniques to the data analysis and discovered that only 14 variables really made a difference during the race. ...
Revealed: the widening gulf between salaries and house prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of September 2015 10:43:50 AM
. The gap between income and house prices has sky-rocketed so much in the last 20 years that even in the most affordable regions of England and Wales buyers are forced to spend six times their income, a new data analysis reveals. ...
FishBrain, 'Facebook for fishing', raises $8m in round led by Spotify backer image
.... The app allows users to log trips, share catches and browse crowd-sourced information about weather, sightings and fishing hot-spots. Premium users can also access data analysis to improve their performance. ...
Big and small companies alike find ways to start closing the gender wage gap image
.... Employees vote in new hires and select which coworkers lead team projects, which Atkinson claims gives women an opportunity to build a more inclusive workplace. Women make up 34% of SumAll’s workforce – which mostly consists of technical jobs, such as engineers and data analysis – while females account for only 26% of computing professionals in the US, according to the most recent research by the American Association of University Women. ...
Amec Foster Wheeler aims to make cities stand up to fires, floods and earthquakes image
.... . Amec will offer 100 Resilient Cities advanced weather forecasting, data analysis and support to win funding for building up cities’ defences, so it can help population centres worldwide identify where their weaknesses are and correct them. ...
Google eyes British partnership to buy firm behind Tesco's Clubcard image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 18th of June 2015 07:57:37 PM
....”. Google’s venture capital arm, Google Capital, is thought to be interested in exploiting the data analysis capabilities that have helped Dunnhumby become a leading customer loyalty programme operator, according to Sky News – which first reported the technology firm’s plans. ...
Using big data could alert us to risks in the food supply chain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of June 2015 10:38:07 AM
.... It is something we are trialling at Cranfield University on everything from lettuces in the UK to illicit opium production in Afghanistan. The availability of big data analysis means it’s possible to take into account many more of the variable factors involved in agriculture and set out a clearer picture of future trends and risks. ...
Why it's not right to Snapchat your boss from a party at 3am image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of June 2015 06:00:09 AM
....An email should be always written as if it’s being sent to a director. Work emails are pulled up from archives all the time to check passwords, data analysis or project statuses, so ensure you always have your email signature and you write in a formal format. ...
Brazil struggles with drought and pollution as Olympics loom large image
....During Cop 20, the UN climate change conference in Lima last year, Brazilian authorities announced a plan to develop a monitoring system in partnership with the Amazon Cooperation Treat Organization. Around $8m will be spent in satellite data analysis, training, and equipment to be used for monitoring deforestation in all seven countries that are part of the group. ...
3D building models help bring sustainability into construction image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of April 2015 01:40:37 PM
....“That is the difference between either making a business case work or not being able to build something,” Monswhite claims. “It’s about giving clients better service by using good data analysis to help them make the right decisions about the property they own. ...
Spire's Peter Platzer: the boss who never fires anyone image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 6th of April 2015 02:00:04 PM
.... The gap is widening at an ever-increasing pace, Platzer said. “We are a data analysis company, and that means that my single most scarce resource [is] people that can do something useful with data. ...
JustGiving donations surged by a quarter in 2014 image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 1st of January 2015 01:21:21 PM
.... It reported a pre-tax loss of £278,000 last year, compared with a profit of £5. 8m in 2012, as it piled money into data analysis technology and hiring the experts to come up with new ways to convince people to donate. ...
Soho is the new fraud hotspot of the UK image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 05:00:29 AM
. Soho is now the commercial fraud hotspot of the UK, accounting for a fifth of the country’s fraudulent activity, new data analysis has found. ...
How to turn £1 into £100 in one day image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 20th of October 2014 03:16:31 PM
.... "Post services for things that can be done rather quickly using free tools. This would mean things like keyword research, adwords optimization, website usability analysis, data analysis, wordpress assistance, content review, content editing, etc. ...
FTSE slides 1% as Ebola fears hit travel companies and data disappoints image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of October 2014 03:54:05 PM
....85p to 182. 60p on reports that a fifth executive was to leave after the discovery of its £250m black hole, and that private equity firm TPG was considering a £2bn bid for the supermarket's data analysis and Clubcard business Dunnhumby. ...
MARKET REPORT: BA owner steers positive course image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 4th of October 2014 12:00:00 AM
.... News of record first quarter ­revenue of £101million, up from £79million a year ago, boosted shares in precision measurement company Renishaw by 92p to 1682p. Software group Anite lifted ¼p to 84¾p as it bought US wireless network data analysis software group Xceed Technologies for up to £22million. ...
Sounding out the next fashion trend: Hit predictor moves into retail sectors image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of September 2014 12:59:00 PM
....4million valuation and moved into profit for the first time since its 2007 launch. The SoundOut model combines crowdsourcing, through a pool of 500,000 paid product-rating reviewers, with big data analysis. ...
Sounding out the trends that lead to sales success image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of September 2014 06:26:00 PM
....   . Its model combines crowdsourcing, through a pool of 500,000 paid reviewers, with big data analysis. ...
Tesco Clubcard creators want to get fans retweets from Rihanna and Justin Bieber image
.... Dunn and Humby have done this before, of course. After meeting when both worked for a US data analysis company called CACI, they found Humby’s mathematical brain and Dunn’s marketing skills combined well in the burgeoning “big data” world. ...
Six surprisingly well-paid jobs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of August 2014 10:57:58 AM
....". Engineering skills used on a daily basis include computer-aided design, data analysis, simulation, vehicle dynamics, testing and development. ...
Source : Independent [Read Article] Monday 23rd of June 2014 11:37:12 PM
.... . Following it on to the stock market was Arria NLG, a company whose data analysis techniques were developed at Aberdeen University and are used in predicting the weather and monitoring the performance of oil rigs. ...
'Gut feeling' still king in business decisions image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 5th of June 2014 04:00:24 AM
.... . "Most decision-makers consider themselves evidence-based but at the same time highly reliant on intuition," said Pete Swabey, who led the EIU study, which was commissioned by data analysis specialists Applied Predictive Technologies. ...
Data reveals full extent of house affordability crisis in England image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of May 2014 06:23:35 PM
....It's just a London thing, say some commentators keen to play down talk of an unsustainable bubble in house prices. But a data analysis by the Guardian which has tracked prices as a multiple of local incomes in England since 1997 reveals how the affordability crisis has spread to virtually every corner of the country. ...

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