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Oliver Senn

In photojournalist Rick Smolan’s latest book, The Human Face of Big Data, he shares more than 100 stories revealing the concrete, mind-blowingly powerful ways big data is changing how we consume energy, receive healthcare, monitor the environment and more. Take a look at five examples. Read more »

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Are government agencies reporting any measurable improvements from using big data? On Oct. 10, 2012, hear from our panel of experts as they discuss what successful government big data programs have in common, brought to you by GigaOM Pro and Cloudera. Read more »

The server rooms at Facebook's data center

In its series on data centers and power the New York Times ignored many of the strides the industry is making toward energy efficiency, but it the bigger problem is that it ignored the potential of the web to reduce our energy consumption. Read more »


Intelligent and simple design is the key solution to creating meaningful experiences out of the connected world. Come hear from our speakers on this topic at RoadMap, including the CEOs of Instagram and Tumblr, designers Yves Behar and Tony Fadell, and former Twitter CEO Evan Williams. Read more »

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Social media analytics firm Dataminr announced that it has raised a $13 million Series B round of financing. The company accesses the Twitter firehose and provides an early warning network for finance and government clients. Read more »

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