May 2, 2014

Using software created by an engineer at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the city of Chicago developed a “’heat list’ — an index of the roughly 400 people in their city supposedly most likely to be involved in violent crime.” The criteria for placement on the lis...

April 29, 2014

What happens when Big Data meets human resources? The emerging practice of "people analytics" is already transforming how employers hire, fire, and promote.

 

Read They're Watching You at Work.

April 29, 2014

Welcome to a future in which big data helps law enforcement predict and punish crime before it happens.

 

Read  the article Should We Use Big Data To Punish Crimes Before They're Committed? from Popular Science.

April 29, 2014

Imagine having your store stocked with exactly the right products that your customers desire in the precise quantities that they wish to buy.

 

Read the article Spot Hot Shopping Trends Using Big Data from Search Metrics.

April 29, 2014

More retailers are finding that Big Data can revitalize an industry challenged by a slow economy, increasingly empowered consumers, mobile proliferation and an ever-growing number of channels.

 

Read FIVE BIG DATA TRENDS REVOLUTIONALIZING RETAIL from ZD.net.

April 29, 2014

Amazon has an unrivalled bank of data on online consumer purchasing behaviour that it can mine from its 152 million customer accounts.

 

Read the article How Amazon is leveraging Big Data from Big Data Startups.

April 29, 2014

The sheer mass of information available about consumers on the web is enough to scare marketers into ignoring it. But for those brave enough to confront and harness big data, there are large rewards.

 

Read Big data: Embracing the Elephant in the Room from Marketing Week...

April 29, 2014

Clare O’Connor of Forbes recently wrote, “Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Twitter timeline. Your eyes pan across a Promoted Tweet from a well-known apparel retailer. Let’s call it Dap Inc. A week later, you’re browsing at your local mall, where you happen u...

April 29, 2014

WibiData's Amit Nithianandan suggests retailers need to do a better job understanding the value of customer data.

 

Kerosene production was big business in the 19th century. The production process that distilled petroleum into kerosene also created a byproduct called gas...

April 29, 2014

94% of retail sales are still rung up in physical stores, and where merchants place those stores plays an outsized role in determining whether their chains fly or flop.

 

Read the article How Big Data Helps Chains Like Starbucks Pick Store Locations – An (Unsung) Key to...

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