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Better insights into relationships can help companies understand customer brand loyalty, so there may be more to Facebook than meets the eye.
A mysterious barge in San Francisco Bay that's attracting more attention than Google Glass can mean only one thing: Google is preparing for the flood.
Some of the most important data visualizations ever created go way back, well before computers and big data existed: Charts that changed history.
You may not realize it, but the apps on your smartphone may be collecting a lot of really personal data about you.
Microsoft and Stanford researchers have found Web searches can help the FDA and drug companies uncover dangerous drug interactions.
The big data revolution has made geeks sexy, but not like this.
Backers of the lifelogging movement hold that our personal data are more important than our physical selves.
Facebook's new privacy settings for teens don't just protect them; they allow Facebook to turn teens into ad machines.
The president has said the Keystone decision will hinge on its having no significant impact on climate change, but how do we measure that?
Twitter queen Lady Gaga has made an art of data mining through social media. In the process she's revolutionized the music industry.
As the market drools over the IPO valuation of Twitter, that's going to be peanuts compared with the value of all of the data that Twitter captures.
They're tracking you, and an assortment of odd trends, in the data collection world. Here are some findings that just may startle you.
As retailers gear up to hire hundreds of thousands of workers for the holidays, they're increasingly using technology to identify good candidates.
Cross a Kenyan marathoner, Jamaican sprinter and Finnish skier, and you get a data-based theory of elite athletes.
GMO crop giant Monsanto has acquired Climate Corp., a leader in algorithm-based agricultural management, founded by former Google engineers.
Almost 40 percent of software engineers working on big data solutions think the government is spying on them, and why wouldn't they?
Pro sports teams are spending a lot of time and money trying to gain a winning edge through data, but the 'Moneyball' approach can be a big error.
Is a picture worth a thousand words … to a Fortune 500 company? Social media analysts think Instagram is the next tweet and like data mine.
From keeping you healthy to determining the NFL's schedule, here are a few more surprising ways companies are using your private information.
Scotland Yard was the first to use fingerprinting to catch criminals. Now, it's criminals turn to break into Apple iPhone's fingerprint sensors.
All around us, there's a technological revolution underway powered by devices as small as a grain of rice. They are sensors, capable of tracking and recording everything we do.
Forward-thinking minds in science and tech are integrating high-tech device and human body and going further than ever.
From eBay auctions to Facebook likes, the cloud holds heaps of information. Now the question is what to do with it.