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Hershey turns Kisses and Hugs into hard data

Alexander Karp, chief executive of Palantir Technologies, and J.P. Bilbrey, CEO of Pennsylvania-based confectionery Hershey, are an unlikely duo. Palantir is a cagey Silicon Valley company whose software may or may not have helped track down Osama bin Laden. 489 more words

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Good hands, great data

In July 2011, Floyd Yager, then senior vice president of analytics at Allstate Insurance, huddled in a conference room with Suren Gupta, the company’s chief information officer. 1,723 more words

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At Zulily, a small approach to big data

Racks of clothes, piles of toys, and stacks of boxes clutter the offices and rooms inside the Seattle headquarters of online retailer Zulily. Each day, 9,000 new products are added to the company’s website to be sold in flash sales. 866 more words

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