The NYTimes.com recently published a good overview of Big Data entitled "The Age of Big Data". The explosive growth of data creates new opportunities to analyze, interpret and use this data to help companies use the data to make better business decisions. Think "Moneyball" on a massive scale. This is a growing area of interest for venture capitalists. The article provides a really good overview of Big Data and the opportunity it provides. Here's the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/sunday-review/big-datas-impact-in-the-world.html?pagewanted=all
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