Big Data

Insights

A man walks past the Federal Reserve Bank in Washington, D.C. | Reuters/Kevin Lamarque
November 7, 2016
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How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.

Insights

Technician loads a robotic DNA sample automation machine at a Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. laboratory | Reuters/Mike Segar
June 4, 2015
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Robert Chess: Big Data is Driving New Health Care Business Models

What if algorithms could predict how often someone will get sick, and make it easier to shop around for medical procedures?

Insights

Neil Shen, the founding managing partner of Sequoia Capital China. | Natalie White
December 9, 2015
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Seven Lessons on Investing in China’s Tech Sector

Big data and e-commerce in China provide opportunities for foreign investors.

Insights

A worker in a Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology factory | Reuters/Stringer
June 22, 2015
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Shaping Tomorrow’s Breakthrough Materials

Citrine Informatics brings big data to materials discovery.

Insights

A girl uses her phone. | Reuters/Damir Sagolj
October 26, 2016
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The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
Insights and ideas on operations, information, and technology, including the management of systems, processes, and networks.

Latest Stories on Big Data

January 18, 2017
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This Demographic is Creating Companies Faster Than Any Other

A new report surveys Latino entrepreneurs.
January 17, 2017
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Turns Out That Opposites Don’t Attract After All

A study of “digital footprints” suggests that you’re probably drawn to personalities a lot like yours.
November 7, 2016
Written

How Bankers with Political Connections Benefited from TARP

Researchers find connected bankers benefited by trading shares in their banks before government cash infusions.
October 26, 2016
Written

The Latest Advice for Post-Disaster Therapy: Have Fun

Researchers use phone records to measure the “hedonic behavior” of earthquake victims.
October 11, 2016
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A Chinese Entrepreneur Builds a Bridge to the U.S. Through Language

How a speech-recognition app is using big data and AI to foster a bilingual culture.
September 28, 2016
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Beware the Little-Known “Spillover” Effect of Online Ads

Companies that advertise hoping to boost sales may unknowingly help their competitors.
August 22, 2016
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For Wikipedia’s Army of Volunteer Editors, Content Begets Content

A new study quantifies the “cumulative growth effect” in online content production platforms.
August 19, 2016
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The Data Dilemma

Using big data to tailor ads can backfire with customers.
April 28, 2016
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In Searches, Those Paid Ads Pay Off

One study shows how native ads attract more business.
April 4, 2016
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A Big Data Approach to Public Speaking

Key takeaways from analyzing 100,000 presentations.