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    1. Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

      Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

      Human beings tend to take incremental change in stride. For example, the loaf of bread that was 50 cents a few decades ago that now costs $3 isn't a big deal to us because the price rose gradually and steadily year by year. What we aren't adapted for is exponential change. Which explains why we tend to be taken by surprise by developments that involve digital technologies, where order-of ...

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    2. IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

      IBM Watson cooks up some new dishes

      When not busy helping to find new treatments for cancer, IBM Watson is helping to cook up a few new dishes as well. To show off Watson's powers, IBM is training its cognitive computing system to suggest new combinations of ingredients that could help cooks to create new, and sometimes quite delicious, recipes. It does so by analyzing the chemical compounds in each ingredient. IBM joined Bon ...

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    3. Attensity Q makes it easier for businesses to drink from the Twitter firehose

      Attensity Q makes it easier for businesses to drink from the Twitter firehose

      In the NLP (natural language processing) business for a while, Attensity sees an opportunity to get new customers with Q, a visualization tool it says can help non-technical users like marketers find insights in oceans of social media data. "Any type of end user can pick up and start listening," said Martin Onofrio, Attensity's chief revenue officer. "You spin it up and start listening. It's ...

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    4. Cornell Tech-funded startup launching bootcamp for data scientists

      Cornell Tech-funded startup launching bootcamp for data scientists

      Advanced academic backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, and other science and technology fields usually provide the raw analytical skills required for a data scientist 's job. But even with such skills, some additional prep work is generally needed to handle such a job in private industry. The Data Incubator, a New York-based startup with funding from Cornell Tech, aims to do just that by ...

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    5. 10 Big Data startups to watch

      10 Big Data startups to watch

      The Big Data space is heating up to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but Big Data is already living up to its potential, transforming entire business lines, such as marketing, pharmaceutical research, and cyber-security. While the space is still fairly new, IDC, for one, sees big things ahead. The research firm predicts ...

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    6. Dell continues software expansion with StatSoft acquisition

      Dell continues software expansion with StatSoft acquisition

      Dell has added another company to its growing software portfolio with the acquisition of predictive analytics company StatSoft for an undisclosed amount. StatSoft sells analytics, database management and integration software. Terms of the acquisition were not detailed. StatSoft's products provide data mining and analytics capabilities -- such as identifying trends via social networks -- designed ...

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    7. IBM Watson has another go at helping solve brain cancer riddles

      IBM Watson has another go at helping solve brain cancer riddles

      IBM is using the powers of its Watson supercomputer service to help solve the mysteries of brain cancer by examining individual genetic mutations. "When you do whole gene sequencing, you get a very complete picture of the mutations in a specific patient. It is critical to be able to translate that information into something an oncologist can understand and take actions around," said Raminderpal ...

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    8. AT&T Watson vs. Apple Siri: Talkin' about a smackdown?

      AT&T Watson vs. Apple Siri: Talkin' about a smackdown?
      AT&T Labs says its Watson speech recognition technologies have been around for more than 20 years, and come this June, it will put APIs and SDKs in the hands of developers who want to give users a way to interact with smartphones, TVs and other devices using their voices. The potential widespread use of AT&T Watson text-to-speech, natural language processing and voice search technologies would be the latest challenge to the iPhone's Siri technology, which AT&T itself has been touting in new ads
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    9. iPad 3 rumor rollup for the week ending Feb. 28

      One indisputably good thing about today: no more rumors about the date of the iPad 3 announcement. As the iOSphere now knows: It's March 7 in the Golden State. And that means, we have nine days left. Plenty of time for more rumors about everything else. TEST YOUR MAD SKILLS: The Apple iPad quiz This week, open your eyes to the Retina Display, close your ears to the thunder of Chinese jets, expect to pay more, and Adobe finally gets real. You read it here second. _________ "The problem, of course
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    10. Video: Spock meets Steve Wozniak

      Video: Spock meets Steve Wozniak
      Actor Leonard Nimoy, famed for playing Spock on the original "Star Trek" TV show and films, sat down briefly with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at the Demo Enterprise event on Thursday night in San Francisco. Wozniak wowed him with the progress of machine translation technology. They're doing a good thing. Finally someone is standing up for what's important on the internet. I agree with some, but not all of their actions. I agree with their aims, but feel they should make their protests in anot
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    11. Video: IBM's Watson beats Harvard students in 'Jeopardy!'

      Video: IBM's Watson beats Harvard students in 'Jeopardy!'PC AdvisorThe natural language processing computer had already proved its might during a real Jeopardy competition earlier this year when it beat two Jeopardy champions. Jeopardy is a difficult game for a computer because questions use idioms and word play, ...and more »
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    12. The value of VOC systems

      About 20 months ago, Charming Shoppes launched a customer insights project to "deliver actionable customer and market research and analysis to the business," says Jeffrey Liss, who headed up the initiative. Liss is now senior vice president of corporate strategy at the plus-size women's clothing retailer, which includes Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug and Catherines stores.
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