Scientists have learned that dna can tell us a great deal about our risk factors for certain diseases. Since the sequencing of the genome was completed in 2003, they have been able to figure out which mutations will make us vulnerable to, say, cancer or hair loss. As computing power has increased, they have been able to sequence the 19,599 genes in individual patients to...
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Google CEO Larry Page repeatedly touted the company’s penchant for making “big bets,” including Google Glass and Google Fiber. With a solid core business and a track record for innovation, investors are taking him seriously.
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Some of the most sophisticated credit investors have been ramping up their bets against junk bonds even as retail investors have been pouring money into the asset class. The Financial Times reports.
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Big data is attracting a lot of venture capital. Of the many startups claiming big data as their business, who has received the most funding so far? CrunchAnalytics (which I wrote about here) provides an answer based on data from CrunchBase, showing us where VCs are placing their biggest bets:
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Some hedge funds and other big investors are agonizing over whether to make big bets against Canadian investments.
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Seattle-based Spiral Genetics has raised $3 million for its service that helps researchers in academia and industry more quickly analyze raw sequence data.
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Startup Ovuline uses machine learning to make sense of women's health data and help couples conceive.
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Platfora, the San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that helped spur a general rethinking of business intelligence for a big data world, is finally exiting its beta period and is generally available. It’s no wonder the company has garnered so much attention given its stated mission to make [...]
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Promising young startup Enlighted is powering up with new funds and new customers for its sensor, big data and lighting control tech that can reduce the lighting energy in buildings by 50 to 70 percent.
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Big data has become one of tech's biggest buzz phrases, despite varying definitions about what it really is. But the financial bets being placed are pretty substantial, with Skytree emerging as the latest example.
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