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Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

Skype for Business preview adds support for massive meetings, cloud-based phone administration

Businesses can begin testing the new features now, with a full release expected later this year

Zuckerberg wants to be the Stephen Hawking of social relations

What makes humans social? Facebook's CEO wants to know.

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

New software from Kyvos can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

Microsoft parental control update lets kids browse more than they should

An update to this parental control product is causing consternation among parents

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comScore CTO shares big data lessons

Digital analytics company comScore has been using Hadoop to process its big data since 2009. With six years of experience using the technology in production, comScore CTO Mike Brown shares some of the lessons he's learned.

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What's for dinner, Chef Watson?

IBM and cooking magazine Bon Appetit created a web app that helps you find and created recipes using IBM's cognitive computer called Watson.

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Why is robot autonomy so difficult?

Roboticists at the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals discuss with Computerworld the difficulties of creating fully autonomous robots that can handle tasks without human intervention. Many of the robots at last week's finals were...

Skype Translator now speaks German, French

The app already provided spoken translation to English, Spanish, Mandarin and Italian

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Benchmarking engine compares hospital performance data

Self-described benchmarking engine OnlyBoth released a public tool for comparing hospitals on Tuesday, showing off its clever comparative capabilities to the cloud and IoT vendors it hopes to woo.

Etsy dips toes into crowdfunding

Fund on Etsy, now in pilot phase, will let backers fund projects pre-selected by Etsy

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How to collect and analyze data from 100,000 weather stations

Want to know what it’s like to analyze massive amounts of data under pressure? Talk to Bryson Koehler, CIO of The Weather Company (which owns the Weather Channel), who must interpret data sets from around the world to predict...

From doughnuts to Dressgate: How real-time marketing helps brands stay relevant

Say goodbye to those leisurely campaigns of yore

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8 ways to make the most out of your customer data

Big data, business analytics and marketing experts discuss how organizations can best put to use all that consumer data they’ve been collecting.

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Self-driving cars? Get ready for self-driving data

Once the dreams of science-fiction, self-driving cars will soon allow passengers to specify a destination and let the car pick the best route based on factors such as time, traffic, freeways and fuel consumption. This kind of...

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Traction Watch: Mixpanel Is Now Tracking 45 Billion User Actions Every Month

If you want to grow your business, you must measure the right things. That's the Mixpanel model. As it turns out, measuring how customers behave is a very big business.

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Reality check for Hadoop

The Hadoop market is abuzz this week, and for the past few years, but a Gartner analyst shows that the big data industry still has a ways to grow up.

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10 hot enterprise storage companies to watch

These 10 enterprise storage startups -- Hedvig, Infinidat, Infinite io, Kaminario, Nantero, Rubrik, SimpliVity, Springpath, Tachyon Nexus and Tegile Systems -- have pulled in $500 million plus in funding so far in 2015.

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