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Mining the Social Media Data Trove

Social scientists are beginning to explore how the massive amount of data collected by social media platforms can be utilized in their research, reports Nature. 

Elizaveta Sivak spent nearly a decade training as a sociologist. Then, in the middle of a research project, she realized that she needed to head back to school.


Palantir Completes Fundraising

According to Tech Crunch, big data company Palantir has announced its completed $550 million dollars in funding.

Palantir, the sometimes controversial, but always secretive, big data and analytics provider that works with governments and other public and private organizations to power national security, health and a variety of other services, has reportedly been eyeing a public listing this autumn. 


Arkansas University Receives Data Science Grant

According to the Sentinel Record, the Medical Sciences school at the University of Arkansas has received funds from the National Science Foundation to improve their data science department.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences says it has received $1.9 million from the National Science Foundation to help the state establish a cyberinfrastructure platform that will improve on Arkansas' existing data science strengths and competitiveness.


Israeli Big Data Company Gains Funding

According to Globes, SQream the Israeli big data company has raised almost $40 million in funding.

Israeli big data analytics company SQream announced today that it has raised $39.4 million in a Series B+ financing round led by Mangrove Capital Partners and Schusterman Family Investments, who joined existing investors, including Hanaco Venture Capital,, World Trade Center Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Silvertech Ventures and Alibaba Group. Alibaba led the company's last financing round in 2018 when it raised $26.4 million.


Big Data Helps China Stop Outbreak

According to the South China Morning Post, big data was responsible for helping researchers in Beijing bring a Covid 19 outbreak undercontrol. 

“Have you taken the nucleic acid test?” has become a popular greeting in Beijing, where a Covid-19 outbreak linked to a wholesale food market has been brought under rapid control through widespread testing.


Microsoft Acquires a Big Data Company

According to FinExtra, Microsoft has acquired big data provider ADRM. 

In advancing our mission to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more, Microsoft has been investing in the power of data and artificial intelligence (AI) to continuously innovate, influence and enhance customer experience and partner growth. 


National Institute of Health Shares Big Data

A new information sharing platform by the National Institute of Health will share big data associated with Covid 19, reports GCN.

The National Institutes of Health launched a secure, cloud-based research hub that will apply machine learning to a massive clinical COVID-19 dataset to inform best practices for resource allocation, drug discovery and treatment options.


Japan Deciding How Big Data Can Be Used

According to Nikkei, Japan’s government is creating rules for the use of “industrial big data”. 

The Japanese government will work out rules aimed at promoting the flow of "industrial big data" gathered through products and services, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.


Big Data in the Supply Chain

According to IT Pro Portal, big data can be used to solve problems within the global food supply chain. 

It is no secret that making intelligent use of big data is one of the most exciting – and important – evolutions in enterprise technology.


Making All Covid Data Available

Researchers at University of Alabama Birmingham are working with others to use big data to combine all the information regarding Covid-19 into one usable database, reports University of Alabama Birmingham. 

The Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Alabama at Birmingham has joined a nationwide collaboration of clinicians, informaticians and other biomedical researchers aimed at turning data from hundreds of thousands of medical records of coronavirus patients into effective treatments and predictive analytical tools that could help lessen or end the global pandemic.


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