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Vincent Granville's Blog – August 2012 Archive (6)

Romney Said to Use Secretive Data Mining | WallStreetJournal

WASHINGTON—Mitt Romney's success in raising hundreds of millions of dollars in the costliest presidential race ever can be traced in part to a secretive data-mining project that sifts through Americans' personal information—including their purchasing history and church attendance—to identify new and likely, wealthy donors, the Associated Press has learned.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 24, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Top 30 articles for week ending on August 19

Weekly digest from Data Science Central, Analytic Talent and Analytic Bridge:

  1. Why are clinical trials failing?
  2. How to optimize email campaigns? Part I…
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Added by Vincent Granville on August 20, 2012 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop

Posted on behalf of Michael Walker.

Percolator, Dremel and Pregel: Alternatives to Hadoop



Hadoop (MapReduce where code is turned into map and reduce jobs, and Hadoop runs the jobs) is great at crunching data yet inefficient for analyzing data because…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 17, 2012 at 7:19am — 1 Comment

Webinar: next generation of big data analytics

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 16, 2012 at 6:34am — No Comments

Social recommendation websites potential mob target

Recently Yelp was hit with a class action lawsuit for defamatory and fake bad restaurant reviews. Although the lawsuit was dismissed, the plaintiffs claimed that Yelp would post bad reviews of businesses not purchasing $500/month advertising on Yelp. Much of the discussion was…

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Added by Vincent Granville on August 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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