Big Data
  • A specialist trader is reflected on his screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange August 25, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

    Wall Street Looks to Critical March Jobs Report

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    A truckload of data will hit markets in the coming week, but it's the jobs report Friday when Wall Street is closed that will be the most important and possibly have the most lasting impact. The...

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    The Secret Success of Today’s Biohackers

    By Ellen Jorgensen, Techonomy

    In a laboratory in New York City, molecular biologist Roy Buchanan is finishing up at the bench for the day. It is eight o’clock in the evening, and while late night work is a familiar scenario for...

  • Stocks Have Scores of Reasons for New Volatility

    By Patti Domm, CNBC

    Stocks, stuck in their own zigzag pattern, remain vulnerable to the whims of unusually volatile currencies in the week ahead. As financial markets adjust to the Fed's latest guidance on rates,...

  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees work during a guided media tour inside the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center in Arlington, Virginia in this file photo taken on June 26, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Hack Attacks Mean More Cyber Firms Will Go Public

    By Liana B. Baker, Reuters

    Rapid7, LogRhythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to...

  • Why the Military Wants to Restore Your Online Privacy

    By Patrick Tucker, Defense One

    The average, technologically connected American worker produces some 5,000 megabytes of digital data a day, enough to fill nine CD-ROMs. Only a small fraction of it is stored permanently or is...

  • Pi Day Celebrates the Most Irrational Number of All

    By Daniel Ullman, The Conversation

    Math students everywhere will be eating pies in class this week in celebration of what is known as Pi Day, the 14th day of the 3rd month. The symbol π (pronounced paɪ in English) is the sixteenth...

  • Wanted: 3,000 Hackers for Cool Pentagon Jobs

    By Brianna Ehley, The Fiscal Times

    Calling all hackers. The Pentagon is kicking off an aggressive hiring spree to beef up its team of cyber warriors. It’s aiming to fend off vicious malware attacks that, officials say, are targeting...

  • Big Data Promises Us Better Health. Will It Deliver?

    By Meredith Salisbury, Techonomy

    The fact that you can now use your smartphone to unlock your front door, turn on the lights, adjust your thermostat, and set your DVR is all thanks to the unprecedented levels of connectivity...

  • A woman pumps gas at a station in Falls Church, Virginia December 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Gas Prices Edge Up - So Fill That Tank Now

    By John W. Schoen, CNBC

    It looks like the steep slide in gasoline prices is over, at least for now. The sharp drop in crude prices since last summer has brought down the prices of gasoline across the country, saving...

  • Why Your Credit Score Is the Most Important Number of Your Life

    By Ilana Polyak, CNBC

    Your mother was right: Your grades are your ticket to the good life. When you're an adult, three little numbers largely determine your access to credit and your ability to own a home, a car or start...