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  • The UPC barcode arrived 40 years ago; now, they're ubiquitous

    The first barcode was used in 1974 to scan in a pack of gum. Now they're used for everything from flight check-ins to patient records and warehouse inventory. They've even been used to track bees. Yes, bees.

    Written by Matt Hamblen23 June 14 20:33
  • Cornell Tech-funded startup launching bootcamp for data scientists

    Advanced academic backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, and other science and technology fields usually provide the raw analytical skills required for a data scientist's job. But even with such skills, some additional prep work is generally needed to handle such a job in private industry.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan02 May 14 02:49
  • Tip of the Hat: Data doomsday is coming

    As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.

    Written by Mike Bucken07 March 14 20:49
  • NASA postpones cargo spacecraft launch due to cold

    NASA has postponed tomorrow's scheduled launch of a commercial cargo mission to resupply the International Space Station for at least a day because of dangerously cold weather in Virginia.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin06 Jan. 14 19:07
  • eBay changes IT with a metric

    IT managers facing the task of explaining the business value of IT to the C-suite don't necessarily have an easy time of it. But eBay believes it has fixed this problem with a metric that translates IT resources into key business metrics

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 Dec. 13 20:22
  • NoSQL database vendor MongoDb raises $150M in new funding round

    In a sign of the growing enterprise interest in new technologies for big data applications, NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has raised $150 million in a fresh round of funding from several major firms including Salesforce.com, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 Oct. 13 10:04
  • Usage-based auto insurance found to pose privacy risks

    Pay-as-you-drive insurance plans, where premiums are based on an individual's actual driving habits, pose a potential privacy risk for motorists, a recent study has found.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan27 Sept. 13 10:05
  • Brewer taps Bud Lab at University of Illinois

    Belgium-based brewer Anheuser-Busch has set up a "Bud Lab" at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign as part of an effort to gain access to young engineering talent.

    Written by Jaikumar Vijayan05 Sept. 13 20:11
  • Obama and Romney big data experts continue the political battle

    The self-described nerds of President Obama's presidential campaign last year were back using big data analytics, this time to help Newark Mayor Cory Booker achieve a landside primary win Tuesday in the New Jersey Democratic primary for a vacant U.S. Senate seat.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Aug. 13 13:20