What Netflix knows about you and why it’s a lesson to others…

There has been recent a flurry of articles about Netflix and how they are analysing user behaviour and habits to enhance the recommendations they make. Last week Mohammed Sabah (Senior Data Scientist @ Netflix) presented at Hadoop Summit in San Jose describing some of the ways they do this and the impact of making good recommendations – measurable

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Fear, uncertainty and doubt about Cloud

Since the rise of the Cloud phenomenon there has always been grumbles about the security of data stored within it and data accessible over Cloud-based solutions. Naturally big-name vendors have capitalised upon this fear, uncertainty and doubt by portraying Cloud as being powered by cheap-and-nasty server hardware prone to failure, and managed by spotty teenagers or cowboys. It’s not

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Reaction to: Raspberry Pi impressions: the $35 Linux computer and tinker toy (Engadget)

This Engadget article by Terrence O’Brien (@TerrenceOBrien) is a little underwhelming. It has all the writing style and voice I’m accustomed to reading on Engadget – where they’re normally dissecting the latest shiny piece of hardware from Apple, Samsung etc. However the Raspberry Pi was never intended for iPhone-totting news editors; its original purpose was

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Surviving the 1st Global Data Science Hackathon

If you haven’t heard already, this week is BigDataWeek – a coordinated set of community events around the globe to bring like-minded Data Geeks together. One of the most exciting developments is the announcement of the 1st Global Data Science Hackathon.  Starting on Saturday and running for 24 hours competitors around the global will be vying to better predict the Air Quality

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