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Heisenberg and Data Transparency

The Economist has an article on a paper concerning data transparency.

The paper uses a natural experiment involving meetings of the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC), the panel that sets interest rates.

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Smartphone Invasion

Are smartphones putting our privacy at risk?

Almost everyone I know has some sort of smartphone with access to the Internet. In fact, as of January 2014… 432 more words


Business Analytics & Big Data: Your Golden Opportunity for Success

Big data. You hear the term all the time – in meetings, within your business network, at roundtable discussions and industry conferences – but do you… 293 more words

Business Analytics

Bigger data for Big Data: from Twitter to Brain-Computer Interface

This paper has been recently published in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. The manuscript is accessible online at:  http://centaur.reading.ac.uk/32964/1/2012-04-29-final-bbs.pdf

Authors: Etienne Roesch, Frederic Stahl and Mohamed Medhat Gaber… 66 more words

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Ancient story about Datamining

In the 1960s, statisticians used terms like “Data Fishing” or “Data Dredging” to refer to what they considered the bad practice of analyzing data without an a-priori hypothesis. 704 more words

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Direct Scraping Stock Data from Yahoo Finance

The previous post on scraping finance data from yahoo finance uses  Yahoo Finance API to retrieve stocks data in the form of csv file. However, this is limited to the properties or the extent of data the API is able to provide. 374 more words


Using Web Scraping Services to Stay Ahead of the Game

Companies that manage to stay popular and make more money online are the ones taking advantage of any new technologies being introduced. One such innovation that has been developed to help businesses get better opportunities and expand their brand is web scraping. 464 more words