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Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big-data consortium

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Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big-data consortium

- Toyota, chipmaker Intel and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The consortium aims to use data to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, creating maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing, Toyota said in a statement
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Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium

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Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big data consortium

- (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp (), chipmaker Intel Corp () and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson (), Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp () and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo Inc () are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium
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Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups

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Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups

- Here’s a real world experiment to try: Ask 100 people on the street about Cloudera; I bet you’ll get 100 blank stares. (Unless that street is in the Bay Area.) However unknown Cloudera is to the public, the software company that helps corporations wrangle their digital data achieved an ignominious Silicon Valley milestone. It was the first “unicorn” — a tech startup valued at $1 billion or more — that went public at a valuation significantly below its worth as a private company
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Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival

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Why investors are paying a premium for Cloudera over its top rival

- Even though Cloudera's valuation took a hit in its IPO, investors are paying a big premium to own shares of the software developer. Cloudera jumped 21 percent in its stock market debut on Friday to $18.10, giving the company a market capitalization of $2.3 billion. It's trading at nine times 2016 revenue, almost triple the price-to-sales ratio for rival Hortonworks. The explosion of online video, social networking and mobile communications have left corporations swamped with data that their legacy machines aren't equipped to handle and their old software was never designed to analyze
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Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

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Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

- The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. “I can’t find a happy Hadoop customer. It’s sort of as simple as that,” says Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, which develops and runs a cloud-based relational data warehouse offering
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A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics

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A political scientist explains how big data is transforming politics

- “Big data revolutionized the way American politicians win elections. In the process, it broke American politics.” This was the central claim in a recent column by NBC’s Chuck Todd and Carrie Dann. The argument is simple enough: Politics “broke” because the system is paralyzed by polarization, and it’s paralyzed by polarization because technology and demographic data have made it easier (and less risky) for campaigns to target their base instead of appealing to a broad swath of voters
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When the Big Lie Meets Big Data

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When the Big Lie Meets Big Data

- Joseph Goebbels said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.” In the era of big data, however, numerous smaller lies, guided by machine learning, may be more effective than a few big lies. And even the literal truth seasoned with innuendo will do. Studies show that the salient concept in a statement can persist and dominate the literal truth
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U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service

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U.S. Chief Data Officer: 'Time is Now' For Technologists to Jump into Public Service

- Data is one commonality all today’s emerging technologies and levels of society share. Cloud computing, the internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, complex analytics and other new technologies all involve the storage, sorting, sharing, manipulating and analyzing data. People are the largest producers of it. The Obama administration was acutely aware of this fact, more data and launching like the, and. » Get the best federal technology news and
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High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think

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High-Tech Innovation Is Happening in More Places Than You Think

- The high-tech economy is widely dispersed across all 435 U.S. congressional districts, not simply limited to a few regional innovation hubs, according to a . About 30,000 people on average per congressional district are employed by the sector, according to the “High-Tech Nation” report, and 75 percent of districts have 1,000 or more patent filers. Federal research funding, to the tune of $50 million, went to more than half of
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The Apps They Carried: Software, Big Data and the Fight for Mosul

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The Apps They Carried: Software, Big Data and the Fight for Mosul

- As Iraqi troops and their U.S. and coalition supporters move on ISIS-held Mosul, they can expect to face homemade bombs and booby traps. But they will have something U.S. troops patrolling the country’s second-largest city in 2007 did not have: new big-data tools to help detect and defeat IEDs. Many of these tools take the form of data analysis and visualization apps to help deployed forces instantly access information
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The Cost of Electronic Access to US Court Filings Is Facing a Major Legal Test of Its Own

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The Cost of Electronic Access to US Court Filings Is Facing a Major Legal Test of Its Own

- The 10 cents a page that most people are charged to view documents in , an online database of papers filed by litigants in the U.S. federal courts, doesn’t sound like much. But critics of the setup say this cost is just the beginning. Pacer, which stands for Public Access to Court Electronic Records, is a clunky system that doesn’t allow users to search for court papers by their content
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Helping Smart Cites Harness Big Data

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Helping Smart Cites Harness Big Data

- Harnessing the power of open data is key to developing the smart cities of the future. But not all governments have the capacity—be that funding or human capital—to collect all the necessary information and turn it into a tool. That’s where Mapbox comes in. Mapbox offers open-source mapping platforms, and is no stranger to turning complex data into visualizations cities can use, whether it’s mapping traffic fatalities in the U.S.
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Gen Weather Satellite Gets Launch Date

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Gen Weather Satellite Gets Launch Date

- After what amounted to a year’s worth of delays, the U.S. government will finally launch the first of an $11 billion next-generation constellation of weather satellites on Nov. 4 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the launch of the first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES-R) that helped land NOAA’s environmental satellite programs on the . » Get the best federal technology news and ideas delivered
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Federal Government Finds Few Buyers for Its Paywalled Immigration Data

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Federal Government Finds Few Buyers for Its Paywalled Immigration Data

- The U.S. government says it doesn’t want to release data about who’s entering the country because it charges for that information. But no one has purchased access to the databases in more than two years, records reveal. I’m suing for the data in question, which include anonymous immigration records and statistics about international air travelers. The databases would add a lot of information to the debate over U.S. immigration policy
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Facebook’s Terrifying Internet Drone Has Made its Maiden Voyage

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Facebook’s Terrifying Internet Drone Has Made its Maiden Voyage

- Facebook wants to bring internet to the most remote parts of the world, and the first part of its plan to do so has taken flight. A massive, foreboding wing-shaped drone, nicknamed Project Aquila, recently completed its first test flight in Arizona, Facebook . Nearly a year ago, Facebook said it would test its drone somewhere in the US, but has yet to confirm where. The team had been testing
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  • Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big-data consortium
    Toyota, Intel, others to form auto big-data consortium

    , autoblog.com

    Toyota, chipmaker Intel and other technology and auto companies are forming a consortium to create an ecosystem for big data used in connected cars, the Japanese automaker said on Thursday. Swiss telecom equipment maker Ericsson, Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp and telecoms firm NTT DoCoMo are also part of the group, called the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium. The consortium aims to use data to support emerging services such as intelligent driving, creating maps with real-time data and driving assistance based on cloud computing, Toyota said in a statement
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Hadoop

  • Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say
    Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    , thenewstack.io

    The Hadoop dream of unifying data and compute in a distributed manner has all but failed in a smoking heap of cost and complexity, according to technology experts and executives who spoke to Datanami. “I can’t find a happy Hadoop customer. It’s sort of as simple as that,” says Bob Muglia, CEO of Snowflake Computing, which develops and runs a cloud-based relational data warehouse offering
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Spark

  • What you can learn from GitHub's top 10 open source projects
    What you can learn from GitHub's top 10 open source projects

    , yahoo.com

    Open source dominates big data. So much so, in fact, that Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson has declared, "No dominant platform-level software infrastructure has emerged in the last ten years in closed-source, proprietary form." He's right, as the vast majority of our best big data infrastructure (Apache Hadoop, Apache Spark, MongoDB, etc.) is open source. Given the importance of big data, and its outsized influence on the world, it would be
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HBase

  • RCE Podcast Looks at the Impala Project
    RCE Podcast Looks at the Impala Project

    , insidehpc.com

    In this , Marcel Kornacker from Cloudera describes the Impala project. Impala brings scalable parallel database technology to Hadoop, enabling users to issue low-latency SQL queries to data stored in HDFS and Apache HBase without requiring data movement or transformation. Impala is integrated with Hadoop to use the same file and data formats, metadata, security and resource management frameworks used by MapReduce, Apache Hive, Apache Pig and other Hadoop software.
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HDFS

Cloudera

  • Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups
    Tech bubble is quietly bursting with overvalued ‘unicorn’ startups

    , seattletimes.com

    Here’s a real world experiment to try: Ask 100 people on the street about Cloudera; I bet you’ll get 100 blank stares. (Unless that street is in the Bay Area.) However unknown Cloudera is to the public, the software company that helps corporations wrangle their digital data achieved an ignominious Silicon Valley milestone. It was the first “unicorn” — a tech startup valued at $1 billion or more — that went public at a valuation significantly below its worth as a private company
    Read More ...

     

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