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  • Mining 'Big Data' is Big Business     Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 6:38 AM ET

    Kash Rangan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst, discusses which companies are positioned to capitalize on the evolution in business intelligence.

  • Retail Goes Shopping Through Big Data Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 12:14 PM ET

    In real-time, retail designs a better sale.

  • Feeling the 'Big Brother' Pain of Big Businesses Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 12:27 PM ET
    Retired Gen. Michael Hayden, former Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency Director.

    Gen. Michael V. Hayden, former director of the NSA and CIA, says classified document leaker Edward Snowden has contributed to misunderstanding about U.S. intelligence operations.

  • Powering Big Energy Using Big Data     Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Peter Duncan, Microseismic founder & CEO, and Andrew Tang, AutoGrid vice president, discuss how the energy sector, from big oil to the power grid, is getting a profit boost from big data.

  • Big Data: A view from the Valley     Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Ping Li of Accel Partners discusses the company's investment in next-generation data-based technology, including Cloudera, Nimble Storage and Sumo Logic.

  • Big Data's Past, Present and Future     Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 6:41 AM ET

    Joe Lonsdale, Formation 8 partner, discusses the operation of collecting big data while maintaining civil liberties and strengthening national intelligence and defense.

  • Inside the World of Big Data Surveillance     Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Stephen Cohen, SEC associate director; and Emile Werr, NYSE, discuss the tools used to ensure fairness of the markets and nab insider traders.

  • The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century: Data Analyst Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    With more and more companies utilizing big data, the need for data analytic specialists, also known as data scientists, is creating a new field in the global labor force.

Rise of the Machines

  • 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.

Latest Special Reports

  • With the world becoming more interconnected, it’s getting harder to anticipate and manage global risks. We take a look at some of the biggest risks and ways to mitigate them.

  • From family-run companies to public companies with family ownership, we tackle challenges and rewards facing family businesses.

  • Inside the market's biggest sectors with a look at the trends, companies and trades netting profits for investors.