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  • Top news for Nov 20-26 - Nov 27, 2011.
    Analytics and Data Mining Industry Overview; Google BigQuery Big data analytics; New Poll: Where did you use Analytics / Data Mining in 2011?
    Top jobs: SW Engineer - Data Mining at Siemens Research, NJ; Marketing Insights Manager at Microsoft, Seattle, Chicago, or New York;
  • The Search For Analysts To Make Sense Of 'Big Data' - Nov 30, 2011.
    DJ Patil is on a perpetual manhunt, looking for a rare breed: someone with a brain for math, finesse with computers, the eyes of an artist and more.
  • Following Digital Breadcrumbs To 'Big Data' Gold - Nov 29, 2011.
    Data analytics itself is not new, but in the past 2-3 years, computing, storage and bandwidth capacity have become so cheap that it has altered the scale of what's possible. This story looks at how Big data is used for fraud detection, job search, best airfare prediction and more.
  • Predictive Analytics World March 4-10, 2012, San Francisco - Nov 30, 2011.
    The complete agenda for Predictive Analytics World March 4-10, 2012 in San Francisco has been launched. Big Super Early Bird Savings until Dec 16
  • Separating You and Me? 4.74 Degrees (on Facebook) - Nov 22, 2011.
    Facebook and italian researchers reported that the average num. of friends separating any two people in the world was not six but 4.74.


  • Data Mining: Failure to Launch [Free Webinar, Dec 15, Jan 10] - Nov 30, 2011.
    Learn how to get started with data mining and overcome both strategic and tactical limitations that cause data mining projects to fall short of their potential.
  • Dec 7 online: Exploring Predictive Analytics and Sports - Nov 28, 2011.
    Northwestern U. will host a free online event exploring the growing impact of predictive analytics on sports. Thomas Miller will discuss the emergence of data analytics in sports areas such as player performance, team building, market segmentation, game scheduling and attendance forecasting.


Academic/Research positions



  • IBM Social Media Analysis Points to Lower Women's Heels - Nov 25, 2011.
    Usually women's heels stay high during a downturn; perhaps not this time. Analysis of social media in 2008-11 showed that discussions of increasing heel height peaked towards the end of 2009, and declined after that.

News Briefs

CFP - Calls for Papers


Best statistics question ever? (txs to flowingdata and Raymond Johnson).

If you choose an answer to this question at random, what is the chance you will be correct?
A: 25%  B: 50%  C:60%  D: 25%
Best statistical question ever?

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