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Strata Week: Infochimps makes a platform play

Strata Week: Infochimps makes a platform play

Infochimps opens up a data platform, de-anonymization via writing style, data for the public good.

Infochimps adds a platform-as-a-service product, researchers show how writing style can identify specific people, and a new report looks at how data can help governments and citizens.

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Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo’s front page

Strata Week: The data behind Yahoo’s front page

A new look at Yahoo's traffic, the challenge of scaling Tumblr, and a host of visualization guidelines.

In this week's data news: Yahoo visualizes its front page traffic and demographics, why Tumblr is tougher to scale than Twitter, and a look at what you need to consider as you build visualizations.

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Strata Week: Your personal automated data scientist

Strata Week: Your personal automated data scientist

Wolfram releases a pro tool, protecting data during times of need, and new doubts about dating services.

Wolfram|Alpha launches a pro version of its computational knowledge engine, guidelines emerge for protecting the data of people in crisis, and researchers cast doubt on dating sites' matchmaking algorithms.

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Strata Week: The Megaupload seizure and user data

Strata Week: The Megaupload seizure and user data

Megaupload's demise raises data questions and Bloomberg opens up its market data interface.

In this week's data news, Megaupload users face data deletion, Bloomberg opens its market data interface and Pentaho changes its licensing for Kettle.

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Strata Week: Genome research kicks up a lot of data

Strata Week: Genome research kicks up a lot of data

Where to store all that genome data? Also, clarifying the work of digital humanities scholars.

We take a look at the big data obstacles and opportunities for genomics, digital humanities scholars respond to Stanley Fish's mischaracterization of what they do with data, and Hadoop World and the Strata Conference merge.

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Strata Week: A home for negative and null results

Strata Week: A home for negative and null results

Figshare wants research data, Accel makes a huge data investment, LinkedIn shares its DataFu.

Figshare relaunches with an eye toward making more research data accessible. Elsewhere, Accel invests $52.5 million in Code 42 and LinkedIn open sources DataFu.

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Strata Week: A .data TLD?

Strata Week: A .data TLD?

A proposal for a .data TLD, flavors of Hadoop, and a vote for pseudonymous commenters.

In this week’s data news, Stephen Wolfram calls for a .data top-level domain and Cloudera responds to Hadoop version 1.0.

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Strata Week: Unfortunately for some, Uber’s dynamic pricing worked

Strata Week: Unfortunately for some, Uber’s dynamic pricing worked

Dynamic pricing angers some Uber users, Hadoop hits 1.0, a possible set back for open-access research.

Uber's dynamic pricing worked as intended on New Year's Eve, but not everyone is happy about that. Elsewhere, Hadoop reaches the 1.0 milestone and proposed legislation seeks to repeal an open-access research policy.

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Strata Week: A new Internet data transfer speed record

Strata Week: A new Internet data transfer speed record

Researchers hit transfer speeds of 186 Gbps. Five big data predictions for 2012.

This week's data news includes a new world record for Internet data transfer speed and Strata Conference chair Edd Dumbill's 2012 data predictions.

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Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Strata Week: New open-data initiatives in Canada and the UK

Open data from StatsCan and Whitehall, Dell open sources its Hadoop tool, and what we can learn from old library records.

This week's data news includes open-data initiatives in the U.K. and Canada, the open sourcing of a Hadoop deployment tool by Dell, and a database reveals the circa-1900 reading habits of Muncie, Ind.

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