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    How eHarmony uses data science for matchmaking

    There have been 11,000 marriages as a result of people meeting on eHarmony Australia since its launch in 2007. So how does the company help to bring couples together?

  • IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

    With the newest commercial service to spring from its highly publicised Watson cognitive computing initiative, IBM is attempting to streamline the process of analysing data so business managers can pull insights from data sets without the help of IT experts.

  • Internet-enabled objects add to security risks

    The Internet of Things (IoT) will create additional security risks for businesses and consumers, according to network security experts at the APNIC 38 conference in Brisbane.

  • Big data: Are we there yet?

    Australian research firm BigInsights has launched a global survey to gauge how much organisations know about big data and the challenges they face when analysing vast amounts of information.

  • How big data is helping to save the planet

    A little more than a year ago, Conservation International (CI) was wrestling with a mammoth big data problem.

  • NSW minister Dominic Perrottet lays out pre-election digital plan

    A 'digital first' strategy will drive NSW's $2 billion ICT program into the New Year with a renewed focus on mobile apps, data analytics, and internet technologies in the lead up to a March 2015 election.

  • M2M market to top $530m

    The Australian market for machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies is expected to be worth more than $530 million by 2019, with a compound annual growth rate of 20 per cent, said researcher Ovum.

  • NSW govt calls for outside help on open data

    The NSW government is calling on the private sector to suggest new ways to reuse or reinterpret data held by its agencies under a newly established crowdsourcing initiative.

  • Pawsey rigs up petascale supercomputer

    The $80 million Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Western Australia has completed the final upgrade of its ‘Magnus’ machine, which provides processing power in excess of a petaflop.

  • News platform records 4.1b hits during FIFA World Cup

    A news, video and photo platform developed for the FIFA World Cup recorded 4.1 billion hits during the tournament in 2014 as soccer fans from around the world tuned in online.