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  • New Poll: Cloud Analytics - Oct 26, 2010.
    New KDnuggets Poll is asking: What is Your experience with cloud analytics?
  • Poll Results: Where did you apply data mining in 2010? - Oct 22, 2010.
    Top 2 industries remained CRM/consumer analytics & Banking, but Health Care moved from 7th to 3rd position, and Fraud Detection moved from 6th to 4th position. Manufacturing and Education saw largest gains.
  • Predictive Analytics World London - Workshops, Keynotes, Expert Panel - Oct 26, 2010.
    New hands-on workshop announced for PAW's London conference coming up in three weeks, along with expert panel and keynote details.
  • World Statistics Day, Oct 20, 2010 (20.10.2010 in Europe) - Oct 20, 2010.
    not your "average" holiday. This first ever event was created by United Nations to raise awareness of the many achievements of statistics and statisticians.
  • Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011 - Oct 21, 2010.
    including Next Generation Analytics, Social Analytics, and Cloud Computing. Gartner defines a strategic technology as one with the potential for significant impact on the enterprise in the next three years.
  • Most viewed items for Oct 17-23 - Oct 24, 2010.
    How Predictive Analytics Can Make Money for Social Networks; Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2011;
    Top jobs: Software Engineer - Data Mining at Siemens Corporate Research, Princeton; Advanced Analytics/Data Mining Consultant at Blacklight Solutions, Austin, TX;
  • Most viewed items for Oct 10-16 - Oct 20, 2010.
    Harvard and MIT B-Schools on Analytics; Evolutionary Algorithm in Python (EAP) First Public Release;
    Top jobs: Data Mining Engineer at Narus Inc (subsidiary of Boeing Inc), Sunnyvale, CA; Risk Management / Risk Analysis at Citi, New York City, NY or Dallas, TX;

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  • Amazon Web Services Offers Free Cloud Access - Oct 24, 2010.
    Starting November 1, new AWS users will be able to take advantage of many services for a year for free, including enough hours to run an Amazon EC2 Linux Instance continuously each month.
  • 11Ants Analytics: Data mining tool for the masses at PAW, Washington DC - Oct 18, 2010.
    11Ants Model Builder upgrades Microsoft Excel into a powerful data mining and predictive analytics tool that allows anyone who can use Excel to mine their own data and build powerful predictive models. It will unveil its breakthrough data mining and predictive analytics tool at Predictive Analytics World, Washington DC.
  • YaDT: Yet another Decision Tree builder - Oct 19, 2010.
    YaDT is a new implementation of the C4.5 decision tree induction algorithm designed and implemented in standard C++ from scratch

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  • Podcast: Mining for Gold - Oct 16, 2010.
    Claudia Perlich of Media6Degrees explains how online merchants can learn more about their potential customers by mining the data surrounding social media - without violating strict privacy rules.
  • Proof and Consequences - Oct 14, 2010.
    A new book explores the deceptive power of numbers. Listen to this interview with Charles Seife, author of Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception.
  • Jeff Jonas Video on How Data Makes Corporations Dumb - Oct 26, 2010.
    Information is being created faster than organizations can make sense of it. The gap between the growth of information and understanding is widening ... The future doesn't look like Tom Cruise in The Minority Report at all
  • Journalism in the Age of Data - Oct 15, 2010.
    a video report on data visualization as a storytelling medium


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