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  • Big data will revolutionize hiring of workers.

  • Big Data's Wireless Windfall

    Sanjay Poonen, SAP president mobile division, discusses which companies are likely to profit from the growing $10 billion business of selling your data.

  • Big Data Giveaway's Big Payoff

    Doug Cutting, Cloudera chief architect; and Mike Olson, Cloudera CEO, explain how the software that powers big data could unlock billions of dollars in productivity.

  • With the rise of data mining, investors uncover a potential mother lode of profits.

  • Mining 'Big Data' is Big Business

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

  • In real-time, retail designs a better sale.

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • 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.

Latest Special Reports

  • Piggybanks navigating a maze

    Americans continue to worry about persistent inflation, ongoing market volatility and the possibility of a recession. Many are working to manage the impact on their retirement and savings. The implications of all this economic uncertainty, as well as changes in tax laws, bring new considerations for individuals and especially those retirees planning for and managing future finances.

  • Between new federal tax bill changes and underutilized deductions, CNBC finds ways to save money while filing taxes.

  • Coverage of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.