DATA

  • Sponsored: Big Data: The future of world class cricket Yesterday

    New Delhi: The world we live in generates over 5 million gigabytes of data daily and the need to unravel it is becoming increasingly critical. Within an organisation, one estimate by market researcher IDC states that data doubles every 18 months. Indeed the entire world's data doubles every two years. Clearly,...
  • IBM to invest $3 billion to build 'Internet of Things' division 2 days ago

    New York: IBM is investing $3 billion to build an "Internet of Things" division aimed at harnessing the massive trove of data collected by smartphones, tablets, connected vehicles and appliances and using it to help companies better manage their businesses. IBM estimates that 90 per cent of all data generated by...
  • 'Open Humans Network' seeks to open-source your body March 24, 2015

    New York: People eager to share personal information beyond what's on their Facebook profile have another outlet: an online platform launching on Tuesday will let them give scientists information about their genomes, gut bacteria and other biological data. The 'Open Humans Network' aims to make more health-related data available for scientists...
  • More than nuances, analytics means business in cricket: CIO Sanjeev Kumar March 18, 2015

    Analytics has been the hot topic in business circles. CIOs are curious on what's new in analytics and how it will impact business outcomes. But given the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Firstpost reached out to one of the well-known CIO in the industry to understand how new analytics...
  • Analytics-driven facts build cricket strategies today, says JK Cement CIO Ashok Cherian March 16, 2015

    With Cricket World Cup season in full swing, every household seems to have its own expert. They seem to know exactly who should figure in the playing eleven, which batsman should come in at what time and which bowler should open and who should take the last one. Well, these...
  • Xiaomi to set up data centre in India by June March 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to address data security concerns, Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi will set up its data centre in the country by June this year, an investment that could run into millions of dollars. The company, which entered India last year, was in news after the Indian Air Force...
  • Google to soon sell data plans for smartphones, tablets; also working on 'Android Pay' mobile payment system March 3, 2015

    Barcelona: Search giant, self-driving car developer, smartphone and tablet maker. Turned data plan provider? Google wants more people to get online so they can search around and click on its ads. And it's shaking up the telecom world to do it. The company said Monday at the wireless show in Barcelona,...
  • Twitter boosts efforts to to crack down on impersonation, data leaks February 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Twitter said Thursday it was ramping up efforts to crack down on impersonation on the messaging platform as well as the leaking of personal, private data. The announcement came as an update to Twitter's online safety push announced in December. "We streamlined the process of reporting harassment on Twitter recently;...
  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe February 23, 2015

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • White House appoints DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House has formally appointed Dr DJ Patil as the first US Chief Data Scientist, Megan Smith- the US Chief Technology Officer- announced through the White House blog. He will hold the position of Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist in the Office...
  • Budget 2015 an opportunity towards achieving digital empowerment February 17, 2015

    Driving greater technology adoption is the government's agenda, with good governance and economic recovery as the topmost priorities. With the government's continued focus and investment in leveraging cloud computing for effective delivery of e-services by DeiTY (Department of Electronics and Information Technology), this is an opportunity for the government to...
  • Apple to invest $2 billion to convert sapphire plant into data centre February 3, 2015

    Bengaluru: Apple said it plans to invest $2 billion to convert a failed sapphire glass plant in Arizona into a data centre. Apple teamed up with GT Advanced Technologies Inc, to set up the plant in Mesa in 2013 to manufacture scratch-resistant sapphire screens for Apple devices. But GT Advanced filed for...
  • Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung, other smartphone brands don't breach privacy rules: Taiwan December 30, 2014

    Taipei: Taiwanese regulators cleared on Tuesday China's Xiaomi and other smartphone brands of breaching local data protection laws after national security concerns triggered the government to launch a probe in September. The National Communications Commission, in a report concluding the investigation, said all the 12 brands it had tested, which include...
  • Pay extra for making calls on Skype, Viber using Airtel's mobile Internet December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharti Airtel customers will now have to pay extra if they are making calls on Skype, Viber or other apps using their mobile data packs as the operator has decided to charge standard data rates for making voice calls over Internet (VoIP). The VoIP data will be charged separately...
  • Your personal information has been hacked. Now what do you do? December 15, 2014

    San Francisco: Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to research firm Javelin. Whether shopping, banking or going to the hospital, Americans are mostly at the mercy of companies...
  • Your smartphone could soon receive data twice as faster November 30, 2014

    Washington: Your smartphone and other compact wireless devices could soon receive data twice as faster, thanks to a tiny new inexpensive circuit developed by researchers. Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin created the radically smaller, more efficient radio wave circulator that could be used in cellphones and other wireless...
  • Data sharing over Bluetooth may get faster November 29, 2014

    London: Your Bluetooth device may soon become faster at transferring data! Researchers are looking into ways information can be shared quickly and effectively using Bluetooth technology. Bluetooth technology is the most widespread standard wireless communication. One of its applications is the creation of electronic sensor networks. Researchers at the University of the...
  • Facebook finalises its simplified privacy policy; to go into effect January 1, 2015 November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Facebook, which invited users to comment on its new privacy policy until November 20, is now ready with the final version that will go into effect January 1, 2015. The company has already started sending out notifications informing users of the updated terms, data policy, and cookies policy...
  • From Srirangapatna, a data lesson for India's cities November 11, 2014

    How many public taps are currently in the city and where do new taps need to be installed? Where do new public toilets need to be created? Which houses do not have daily garbage collection? These are questions that confront city officials all over the world every day. The solution...
  • Watch: Red Hat presents 'Transform IT, transform your business' November 9, 2014

    President and CEO of Red Hat Jim Whitehurst said that Web 2.0 companies solved their IT related issues internally via open source instead of using expertise from third party vendors. Cloud computing and big data have seen expansion due to companies solving their problems internally. ...
  • Governments around the world made 34,946 requests to Facebook for user information November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Facebook said requests by governments for user information rose by about a quarter in the first half of 2014 over the second half of last year. In the first six months of 2014, governments around the world made 34,946 requests for data. During the same time, the amount of content...
  • China's Xiaomi to move users' data to servers outside of China, to India in 2015 October 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi said it plans to set up a data centre in India next year to store local user data, as the fast-growing company seeks to deflect concerns about privacy that could hamper its efforts to expand overseas. The move by privately owned Xiaomi comes after it said...
  • Resume, bio data, CV: Know the differences before appearing for interview October 7, 2014

    Do you often interchange the words Curriculum Vitae, Resume, or Bio data? Well, there are many who consider these words to be synonym and thus make random use. But beware! Doing this mistake can hamper your selection possibilities and make you disappointed. So, before you go for your next interview...
  • Hackers who hit JPMorgan attacked some nine other firms: Report October 5, 2014

    Boston: About nine other banks and brokerages were infiltrated by the same group of hackers who recently attacked computer systems at JPMorgan Chase & Co, the New York Times reported late on Friday, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter. The report, which could not be independently verified and did not...
  • After Microsoft, Amazon may now set up data centre in India October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: World's largest e-tailer Amazon is evaluating setting up a data centre in India to tap into the multi-billion cloud opportunity in India. Amazon, which offers cloud services under Amazon Web Services (AWS), is looking to aggressively expand its foothold in the Indian market, which has players like Google and...
  • Beware! You have no idea what information your smartphone may be giving away September 29, 2014

    Singapore: When popular Chinese handset maker Xiaomi Inc admitted that its devices were sending users' personal information back to a server in China, it prompted howls of protest and an investigation by Taiwan's government. The affair has also drawn attention to just how little we know about what happens between our...
  • J&K government launches 'Any Time, Any Where' access state portal September 22, 2014

    Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday launched single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services of various departments of Jammu and Kashmir Government. "The portal will provide to people a single window 'Any Time, Any Where' access to the information and services...
  • Dos and don'ts: 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches September 20, 2014

    New York: Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information. Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its checkout terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped...
  • First of its kind online data base for dental care September 14, 2014

    Greater Noida: Information related to data on oral health can now be accessed on a first of its kind online data base for dental care, a release said on Saturday. Launched by the FDI World Dental Federation, a leading international organisation representing the dental profession, 'Data Hub for Global Oral Health'...
  • Delhi Police gets two mobile forensic data collection vans September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi government has agreed to the induction of two mobile Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) vans with a view to ensuring quick and efficient collection of forensic data by police at crime scene. "These mobile vans would be able to promptly reach crime spots and trained forensic staff can then...