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Reset on big data — or miss the big change

Big data is undergoing a big change, but most companies are missing it or just grasping at the edges. My colleague, Fatemeh Khatibloo, and I have just completed an exhaustive study of the big data phenomenon. We found a familiar pattern: business confusion in the face of stern warnings about the dangers of big data and vendor-sponsored papers extolling its benefits. Here’s what we found hidden beneath the buzz. Read more…

You can now ask Google to remove links about you

If there’s something online you don’t want people to see, you can now ask Google to pretend the offending item doesn’t exist. The search giant has created an online form through which you can ask for links to personal data or posts about you to be removed from its search results. The new form is in response to a European Commission ruling earlier this month that people must have the “right to be forgotten” online. The EC ruled that you can ask for Google to stop linking to anything that’s “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant, or excessive in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.” Read more…

16 of the best new Android apps from May

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month. Read more…

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