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The Big Value in Big Data? Prediction.

Big Data and the Internet of Things are being touted as the new frontier for business, with new and innovative uses for connected devices being rolled out every day.

Promising to unlock new levels of insight, enhance customer experience and improve safety and efficiency, Big Data is now on the brink of potentially transforming the way we live, work and think.

But, as the industry matures and utilizations become more sophisticated, where will the true value of Big Data lie?

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VR’s Killer App isn’t Going to be a Shooter

Virtual realty has yet to really hit the mainstream but 2016 might just be the year it finally does.

Devices like the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR have delivered on some of the promises of VR, they’ve been held back by a lack of content and their appeal hasn’t yet spread beyond early adopters.

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World’s First Portable Smart Scale Available for Pre-order

Monitoring your content and calorie intake can get complicated, if the apps or the wearables aren’t working for you – try the scale. Slate is the world’s first portable smart scale for nutrition.

The Calgary-based startup have developed a weight scale that connects to android and iOS devices through Bluetooth, and allows you to track calories, macro nutrients, and deliver information based on your serving size and type of meal.

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Majority of Canadian Businesses Executives are Confused by the Internet of Things

According to new research from Microsoft Canada, the majority of Canadian business decision-makers (52 per cent) said they are working toward harnessing the power of the cloud.

This represents a huge leap from just a year ago, when 90 per cent of senior Canadian executives surveyed said they were not familiar with the real meaning of the term "cloud computing".

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Pythian Joins Battle Against 'Bro Culture' in Tech

Pythian, a 400-person global IT services company, announced this week its new Pythia Program and revealed its gender statistics along with a new glass ceiling metric called the Pythia Index.

Under the Pythia Program, Pythian will actively pursue diversification of its talent base with a specific focus on recruiting women who are making a difference in the IT industry, a segment that cuts across every talent group.

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Should Canadian Startups be Afraid of the TPP?

After years of negotiation, the new Canadian government will decide if it will ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership and bring Canada in to the largest free-trade zone in the world.

Proponents of the 12-nation agreement say it will open access to foreign markets and help provide a counterweight to China’s economic heft.

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IBM’s Watson Forecasts Trends and Products for Holiday Season

Today IBM launched the Watson Trend App, a new way for shoppers to understand the reasons behind the top trends of the holiday season and also predict the hottest products before they sell out.

The IBM Watson Trend app distills the sentiment of tens of millions of online conversations by scouring 10,000 sources across social media sites, blogs, forums, comments, ratings and reviews.

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