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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

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Nate Silver, Founder & President of fivethirtyeight.com, speaks onstage at the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin.

Nate Silver Doesn’t Like Twitter Data

Nate Silver’s credibility may be at an all-time high. After accurately predicting how all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) would tilt in November’s presidential election, Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog correctly picked Louisville to win the NCAA men’s basketball tournament...

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DataSift is one of three companies that is authorized to resell the full "firehose" of tweets, according to Twitter's website.

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DataSift is one of three companies that is authorized to resell the full "firehose" of tweets, according to Twitter's website.

DataSift Raises $15 Million to Help Traders Mine Twitter Posts

Stock traders look for an edge anywhere they can, and now they’re searching for clues within the half a billion Twitter messages published every day on any subject imaginable. One startup helping them filter all that information is DataSift, a...

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Tech companies ordered an extra-large money pie for acquisitions before the Fourth of July holiday.

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Tech companies ordered an extra-large money pie for acquisitions before the Fourth of July holiday.

Monday Is Money Day With More Than $6 Billion in Acquisitions

Before the holiday, technology companies are going on spending sprees, and we don’t mean for barbecue supplies. At least half a dozen noteworthy acquisitions, altogether worth more than $6.1 billion, were announced today as the short Fourth of July week kicks...

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Shares of Splunk, a data mining company, nearly doubled on the first day of trading.

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Shares of Splunk, a data mining company, nearly doubled on the first day of trading.

Splunk’s Big Data Lands Big IPO, But There’s Risk

It’s a big day for big data. Splunk more than doubled in its Nasdaq debut, giving the 8-year-old company a stock market value of about $3.3 billion. Splunk is among the pioneers of big-data technology, helping businesses take the massive amounts...

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