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...

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    Why 2015 May Be the Year of the Ear for Wearables

    By Nyshka Chandran, CNBC

    Forget smartwatches and the Google Glass - 2015 may be the year of the ear for wearable technology. "There's some interesting information you can capture through the ear. We've been looking at things...

  • FILE PHOTO: Music producer Jimmy Iovine poses at LACMA's 50th anniversary gala in Los Angeles, California, April 18, 2015. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

    Next Cyber Hack Target Could Be Power Grids

    By Ju-Min Park and Jack Kim, Reuters

    The hacking attack on Sony Pictures may have been a practice run for North Korea's elite cyber-army in a long-term goal of being able to cripple telecoms and energy grids in rival nations, defectors...

  • Guess Where Most Skilled Immigrants Are Going

    By Emilio Zagheni, The Conversation

    The United States has always been known as a nation of immigrants and a top destination for scientists and other highly skilled professionals. That ability to attract the world’s most educated and...

  • Sony Hack Attackers Go Up Against James Bond

    By Mary Milliken, Reuters

    Early villains have emerged in the next James Bond film "SPECTRE": hackers who stole a version of the screenplay as part of a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Producers of the James Bond...

  • 25 ‘Free’ Holiday Gift Cards

    By Donna Doyle,

    If you have an infinite shopping list to tackle in preparation for the holiday season, you'll need a little self-indulgent perk-me-up to keep you motivated throughout the rush. Luckily, lots of our...