The Nate Silver Effect: How Data Journalism Can Predict the Future

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Susan McGregor and Sarah Cohen discuss the skills needed to be the next data journalism wizard (aka Nate Silver) at Mashable’s Media Summit.

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Overview | Pew Internet & American Life Project

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17% of cell owners say the best thing about their phone is that it is convenient.

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40% of Hispanics Are Under 21 Years of Age

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Of the major races and ethnicities in the US, Hispanics are by far the youngest on average, according to new figures released by the US Census Bureau.

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How Prediction Learning Curves Can Improve Digital Ad Effectiveness | Nielsen Wire

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Optimizing your digital advertising strategy in-flight is essentially a prediction exercise.

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There’s No Panacea for the Big Data Talent Gap

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We recently surveyed (PDF) senior Fortune 500 and federal agency business and technology leaders to discover the level of serious interest surrounding Big Data.

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Beyond hype: 70 percent will use data analytics by 2013 | TechRepublic

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Survey of over 1,300 TechRepublic and ZDNet members shows a growing expectation that data analytics and big data will have a major impact on businesse…

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Big data gets Amazoned with Redshift

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Amazon.com’s new data warehousing service is aimed at pulling customers from traditional providers like IBM, Oracle, and Teradata…

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Big Questions for Big Data

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Big data is more than an opportunity to do better. It should reset our expectations to see that great things are possible.

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If Data Is The New Oil, We Should Be Wary Of It

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There is a new fallacy in business: Big data makes you make smarter decisions. Measuring and monitoring is one of the absolutes of leadership, and data is obviously critical in decision-making.

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Mobile Devices Capture Increasing Share of Holiday Shopping

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While overall online commerce showed impressive gains over last year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday holiday, the real standout this year was mobile commerce. Compared with the same period in 2011, mobile grabbed a much larger share of both shopping and actual purchases.

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