Big grant for big data at UW | Brier Dudley's blog | Seattle Times

The University of Washington is one of three schools across the country sharing a major grant to spread ”big data” analysis skills beyond computer science and apply them to other fields.The UW’s share of the five-year, $38 million grant will build up the school’s eScience Institute and Center for Statistics and Social Sciences. It is funding five data scientists, four postdoctoral data […]

FTC Commissioner Brill Warns About Cyberspace Big Data Abuse …

” webReader=”97.3686471009″>Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill has a big job with big implications for businesses and consumers alike. Her mission—to ensure that the U.S. economy operates with vigorous competition among producers, yet gives consumers access to accurate information–now even more vital in an era of Big Data.Addressing the audience at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) Third Sloan […]

How social media sentiment can affect markets –

On a daily basis over 140 million users of micro-blogging service – Twitter are generating a collective 340 million small text messages. This abundance of data contains a multitude of patterns hidden within. But can this data predict whether the stocks go up or down? Can it really assist traders on making calculated, informed and successful trades?I think it is […]

3 Ways To Trade Biotechnology Stocks [Gilead Sciences, Inc …

As I wrote in a previous piece, biotechnology has been among the top performing sectors in the last twelve months. But how should investors trade the sectors from these levels?It depends on the risk tolerance of each investor. Conservative investors should stay with the larger well-established companies like Amgen (AMGN), Gilead Science (GILD), and Biogen (BIIB) with a portfolio of […]