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On The Trouble with Big Data

If anyone did a poor job in getting the message across, it's me. Your article is the best counter-argument I've seen  to the idea that sampling has become obsolete in the era of big data.  

May 8, 2012    View Comment    

On Big Data and the Demise of Analog Retail

Julian Burnett, CTO, Sainsbury's: “There is a definite correlation between retailers that have data and retailers that don’t.”  “We think it’s a major factor in our favour to have as much data as we do and to use it intelligently to help customers gain access to offers in store. In return we believe it creates greater customer loyalty. 

April 19, 2012    View Comment    

On Big Data and the Demise of Analog Retail

Exciting times indeed and a great opportunity for big data startups focused on retail.

April 19, 2012    View Comment    

On Data Science: Ranking Online Influencers

Harish, I got similar comments in other forums so I just want to clarify--it was not I who included you on the list but Traackr's algorithms and database. But I'm glad that you are on the list--keep on the good work writing about data science! 

March 27, 2012    View Comment