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Big Data Digest: Rise of the think-bots

This week in big data news, a bevvy of data-crunching analysis-centered startups came out of stealth

The ratings: Most net neutrality groups get poor grades for funding transparency

Ten of 14 think tanks and advocacy groups earn C grades or lower

Advocacy groups accused of obscuring corporate ties in net neutrality debate

Recent news stories point to connections between broadband carriers or trade groups and advocacy groups

Senator wants Whisper to explain how it tracks users, shares their data

Reports saying the supposedly anonymous social media app is sharing user information leads to questions from Rockefeller

China develops its first homegrown server amid cybersecurity concerns

The new servers could potentially lessen China's reliance on foreign technology

Amazon builds sales, but losses pile up

The company lost $437 million this quarter, as it prepares for the holiday season

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

German publishers capitulate and let Google post news snippets -- for now

The publishers probably won't get any money from Google, the German antitrust authority said.

Australian ISP stands up to filmmakers hunting pirates

Innocent people might be bombarded with letters demanding high settlement fees, one ISP said

Microsoft to discontinue free Xbox Music streaming

Microsoft said it would emphasize its music purchase and subscription service

FCC pushes TV spectrum auction to 2016 after legal challenge

Complexity and a court petition by broadcasters will introduce delays, FCC Chairman Wheeler said

Secretive funding fuels ongoing net neutrality astroturfing controversy

With a low level of transparency about donors, some advocacy groups open themselves up to accusations

Court shuts down alleged PC tech support scam

The New York company charged consumers up to $249 to fix nonexistent PC problems, the FTC says

Neural networks draw on context to improve machine translations

Dutch researchers have improved the output of a statistical machine translation system by examining the context in which words are found

Microsoft exec opens up about Research lab closure, layoffs

It's been a bit over a month since Microsoft shuttered its Microsoft Research lab in Silicon Valley as part of the company's broader restructuring that will include 18,000 layoffs. This week, Harry Shum, Microsoft EVP of Technology & Research,...

Oracle says state wanted to take 'unacceptable risk' with health care website transition

It's the latest twist in the ugly public battle between Oregon and the vendor over a failed Obamacare software project

Facebook hopes to get people talking -- using whatever name -- with Rooms app

People also do not need a Facebook account

DeepMind acquires two Oxford University spinout companies

The UK artificial intelligence firm was bought by Google for £400m this year

What Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said in Mandarin that so impressed the Chinese

The Facebook CEO spoke in Mandarin for almost half an hour in a talk at a Chinese university on Wednesday

Xiaomi moving data outside China following privacy concerns

The data migration will help Xiaomi improve load times for its international services


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