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MySpace lost 12 years of music and photos, leaving a sizable gap in social network history

03.18.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

It's 2019 and MySpace is newsworthy again. Unfortunately, it’s for the worst of reasons: massive data loss. On Sunday, news spread concerning a longtime data issue plaguing MySpace, a site that was once the internet’s leading social netwo... ...

With Privacy as Its Shield, Facebook Hopes To Conquer the Entire Internet.

03.12.2019 · Posted in Computer Articles

Never mind that man behind the privacy curtain. I’ll never forget a meal I had with a senior executive at Facebook many years ago, back when I was just starting to question the motives of the burgeoning startup’s ambition. I asked whether the company would ever support publishers across the “rest of the web” – ...

Become a data **** with these online SQL training courses, on sale for an extra 60% off

02.28.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When it comes to STEM jobs, it's so many acronyms, so little time. But if you want to land an awesome data job with a competitive salary, there's just one you need to know: SQL. SQL (pronounced "see cue el"), which stands for Structured Query Languag... ...

Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud

Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully moved its on-premises big data platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This new platform, which the ...

Big companies are not becoming data-driven fast enough

I remember watching MIT professor Andrew McAfee years ago telling stories about the importance of data over gut feeling, whether it was predicting successful wines or making sound business decisions. We have been hearing about big data and data-driven decision making for so long, you would think it has become hardened into our largest organizations ...

Become a data-crunching pro with these online courses dedicated to Microsoft Excel

01.28.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

To some, Microsoft Excel is more than just a mind-numbing spreadsheet. It has legions of dedicated followers (seriously, the subreddit alone boasts over 100,000 "spreadsheet warriors"), and the staunchest power users never fail to wax poetic about ho... ...

Has the fight over privacy changed at all in 2019?

Few issues divide the tech community quite like privacy. Much of Silicon Valley’s wealth has been built on data-driven advertising platforms, and yet, there remain constant concerns about the invasiveness of those platforms. Such concerns have intensified in just the last few weeks as France’s privacy regulator placed a record fine on Google under Europe’s ...

Our Data Governance Is Broken. Let’s Reinvent It.

This is an edited version of a series of talks I first gave in New York over the past week, outlining my work at Columbia. Many thanks to Reinvent, Pete Leyden, Cap Gemini, Columbia University, Cossette/Vision7, and the New York Times for hosting and helping me. Prelude.  I have spent 30-plus years in the tech ...