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Big data becomes tool in Ebola battle

Big data becomes tool in Ebola battle

Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the hemorrhagic fever beginning to spread in Guinea. By scouring the Internet for clues from social media, local news reports and other available online data, the algorithm developed by HealthMap had an early picture of the deadly…

Magic Leap: startup promises a leap forward for virtual reality

Magic Leap: startup promises a leap forward for virtual reality

Google is one of the hopeful investors in what could be a revolution in creating screen-free, Matrix-style dream worlds Like fusion power or jet-packs, virtual reality has always been 20 years away. Matrix -inspired dreams of being transported via headset to another realm have been held back by poor graphics, high costs and, most damagingly,…

CBS All Access and HBO Aren’t Good Reasons to Cut Your Cable Cord

CBS All Access and HBO Aren’t Good Reasons to Cut Your Cable Cord

Recently, both Time Warner ‘s HBO and CBS gave a glimmer of hope to the cord cutting and unbundling subset looking to cut pay-TV providers out of their lives. Both companies joined Hulu Plus and Netflix by offering a stand-alone, streaming product for their content. Read the source article at nasdaq.com

IBM Stock Plays Catch-Up to Wall Street: Chart of the Day

IBM Stock Plays Catch-Up to Wall Street: Chart of the Day

IBM Stock Plays Catch-Up This week, shareholders are playing catch-up. Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty had to give up on a long-held profit goal for next year, after disappointing demand for software and services led to a 10th straight quarter of declining revenue. Read the source article at Bloomberg

A Startup Brings Speech Recognition to Gadgets

A Startup Brings Speech Recognition to Gadgets

Cool Gadgets It’s not unusual to find yourself talking to an uncoöperative appliance or gadget. Soon, though, it could soon be more common for those devices to actually pay attention. A startup called Wit.ai plans to make it easy for hardware makers and software developers to add custom voice controls to everything from smartphones and smart…

Ebola and big data

Ebola and big data

Ebola and big data WITH at least 4,500 people dead, public-health authorities in west Africa and worldwide are struggling to contain Ebola. Borders have been closed, air passengers screened, schools suspended. But a promising tool for epidemiologists lies unused: mobile-phone data… Read the source article at The Economist

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