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Why Big Data Isn't Necessarily Better Data

Tech companies--Facebook, Google and IBM, to name a few--are quick to tout the world-changing powers of "big data" gleaned from mobile devices, Web searches, citizen science projects and sensor networks...

March 13, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

The Web Turns 25…Sort Of

In March 1989, Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee proposed a way to link together documents on different computers that were connected to the Internet.

March 12, 2014 — Mark Fischetti

How To Reconcile Big Data and Privacy

In many ways "big data" and "encryption" are antithetical. The former involves harvesting, storing and analyzing information to reveal patterns that researchers, law enforcement and industry can use to their benefit...

March 6, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier

Do Words Match Deeds for WhatsApp CEO?

Before Jan Koum sold his company, WhatsApp, to Facebook for a mind-numbing $19 billion, he had a Post-It note affixed to his deskput there by WhatsApp co-founder Brian Actonthat set out the companys philosophy: No ads, no games, no gimmicks...

February 22, 2014 — Larry Greenemeier
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