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Today's selection of cuttings and submissions (updated Thurs Aug 16 2018)

Python retains top spot in IEEE Language Rankings 2018 Read more

'Python retains its top spot in the fifth annual IEEE Spectrum top programming language rankings, and also gains a designation as an 'embedded language'. Data science language R remains the only domain-specific slot in the top 10 (where it as listed as an 'enterprise language') and drops one place compared to its 2017 ranking to take the #7 spot'. Read it

Understanding anonymous audiences using Digital Data Enhancement Read more

Digital Data Enhancement allows marketers to append attribute data to a consumer record when only an anonymous identifier is available. From Acxiom's blog, this includes a discussion of How it Works, and some use cases. Read it

Big data beast Hortonworks trounces revenue forecasts / heading for profit? Read more

California-based big data firm Hortonworks beat analyst projections by more than 7% in Q2 results announced last week, lifting stock by 12.5% to above $22 for the first time since 2015. Revenues were $86.3m, and the company now says it expects to be operating cash flow positive for the full year. The firm went through an IPO in 2014. Read it

RECENT FEATURES from around the industry...

In the near future, Data Scientists will conduct their business very differently - argues writer Paramita Ghosh, with reference to a host of other articles and authorities. '...as Big Data, algorithm economics, IoT, and Cloud continue to become mainstream... The two most striking features of this transition are increased automation of data processes and delivery of instantaneous analytics solutions'. (WEB) (published August 2018)

Beyond the Black Box in Analytics and Cognitive - Author and Professor Thomas H Davenport on the need to interpret how *some* AI / machine learning tools arrive at their decisions (WEB)

Understand the anomalies too - Avi Avital, VP Customer Success at Anodot on 'Business Intelligence 2.0' (WEB)

In the News...

Investor Pushes for Nielsen Sale
14/8/18
Hedge fund Elliott Management Corp has acquired an 8.4% stake in Nielsen Holdings, at an estimated value of $660m, and aims to put pressure on the Nielsen Board to sell the company. More.
Location Analytics Firm Cloud4Wi Buys WiTech
14/8/18
US firm Cloud4Wi, which offers guest WiFi, location analytics and location-based marketing, has acquired Pisa, Italy-based WiFi solutions provider WiTech for an undisclosed sum. More.
Nielsen and J.D. Power Partner for 'Auto Cloud'
13/8/18
Nielsen has launched an 'Auto Cloud' marketing and measurement platform, via a partnership with automotive research leader J.D. Power. More.

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