Posts by Alec Foege:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

FTC Proposal Would Restrict Online Data Collection from Children

by   |   August 3, 2012   |   Leave a comment

In light of massive changes in data-collecting technology over the last decade, the Federal Trade Commission has proposed a list of new rules to further clarify what information is unacceptable for companies to collect from kids online. The new restrictions Read More…

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Earnix Develops Predictive Analytics and Optimized Pricing for Insurers

by   |   July 18, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Earnix, an 11-year-old software company based in Israel, applies predictive analytics to the insurance and financial industries to identify areas where clients can raise prices without impacting customer retention. Read More…

Cloudera’s Latest Release Aims to Broaden Hadoop’s Appeal

by   |   June 12, 2012   |   Leave a comment

As makers of the best-known commercial software for the open-source Hadoop platform, Cloudera first branded itself as the corporate America’s most-accessible option for linking thousands of servers to analyze petabytes of data. Now with last week’s announcement of its fourth-generation Read More…

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Opera Solutions-SAP Alliance Seeks to Make Predictive Analytics More Accessible

by   |   June 4, 2012   |   Leave a comment

The potential in the Opera Solutions-SAP partnership lies in the speed and throughput with which HANA in-memory database technology will be able to process ever-growing mountains of data being generated by companies. Read More…

IBM Pushes Big Data Campaign into Enterprise Search with Vivisimo Acquisition

by   |   May 6, 2012   |   Leave a comment

IBM’s latest big data acquisition—enterprise search vendor Vivisimo—continues the technology giant’s campaign to expand its analytics offerings while signaling its intent to make the technology tools more accessible to business users. Based in Pittsburgh, Vivisimo provides software to help large Read More…