IBM Big Data Improves Agricultural Efficiency – Environmental Leader

April 25, 2014IBM Big Data Improves Agricultural EfficiencyIBM’s weather forecasting technology will help Georgia farmers improve agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent, the company says.The Flint River Partnership (which includes the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and The Nature Conservancy) tapped IBM big data to enable smarter irrigation. Working with the University […]

Fuel Fix » Oil drops following declines in stock market

Oil drops following declines in stock marketPosted onApril 25, 2014 at 7:50 pmbyAssociated Press in Crude oil, MarketsShare this:EmailPrint0The price of oil dropped below $101 per barrel Friday after disappointing earnings in the U.S. prompted declines in the stock market.Benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery shed $1.34 to close at $100.60 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Oil finished the […]

Fuel Fix » Divestment campaigns struggle against stock market, profits

College students and supporters hold up signs at a rally to support fossil fuel divestment outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)HOUSTON — Environmental advocates across the country are urging foundations and universities to sell their investments in oil and gas companies, arguing they have a responsibility to withhold support from companies whose […]

The U.S. Cities Profiting The Most In The Stock Market And Housing …

The U.S. Cities Profiting The Most In The Stock Market And Housing Boom

by Joel Kotkin 03/13/2014
If anything positive can be said for the current tepid economic recovery, it has been very good to those who invest in the stock market or own real estate.Property owners have been […]

Fed Still Pumping, But FDI Goes Negative? Stock Market M Tops …

Fed Still Pumping, But FDI Goes Negative? Stock Market M TopsStock-Markets / Financial Markets 2014Feb 25, 2014 – 04:39 PM GMTBy: Gordon_T_Long

Bear Stearn, Lehman Level Foreign FlowsIf you are traveling at 100 mph and you abruptly hit the car breaks, as a passenger it can cause serious consequences. If the car is then suddenly […]

Who Should Attend a Big Data Conference This Year? | Fusion …

Who Should Attend a Big Data Conference This Year?

February 10, 2014 by Dave Leininger
“I think this would be a good technology conference to attend,” I suggested to the owner of a small company for whom I worked years ago. “Here is why: out of 24 sessions being presented over two days, I can attend the eight that are closely aligned with […]

Seeing Beyond the Big Data Backlash

There has been a lot of talk lately that ‘Big Data’ is just BS. Peter Houston looks beyond the hype to reveal what companies should be focusing on.Peter Houston Do you remember the first time you heard the phrase ‘Big Data’? Chances are, unless data’s what you do, it was last year. Big Data became big when the World Economic […]

Will Individuals Ruin the Stock Market? – Morningstar

The author offers two arguments in support of the case. The first is mutual fund flows. Net inflows into U.S. stocks funds are stronger than at any time since 2004, at $76 billion for the year to date. This contrasts with $451 billion in net outflows over the previous seven years. The second argument is anecdotal. It consists of quotes from […]