Tag: Big Data

Wait—what? I’ve heard a lot of crazy things in Silicon Valley, but this one is new. Apparently, big data can make you happier. That’s the new claim according to Stefan Weitz, Senior Director of Search at Microsoft, and author of the new book “Search”. I’ve looked into Weitz’s points… and they make complete sense. How? Weitz explains that the digital world is currently being rebuilt inside our massive computing systems, which help run search engines. Every person, place, and thing—and all the relationships in between—are being cataloged. Think about how much data that is. It’s nearly 4 Zeta-bytes this year alone – enough to fill 130 billion 32 GB iPads. (Yes, you read that right: 130 billion.) You......

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