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The White House is announcing a $200M R&D program for developing technologies that can aid...

The White House is announcing a $200M R&D program for developing technologies that can aid "big data" analytics projects. The initiative comes as IDC forecasts massive growth in big data spending, and tech giants such as IBM, EMC, ORCL, and SAP work to strengthen their exposure to the space. An NYT article recently examined some of the real-life insights turned up by big data projects.
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  • Neil459
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    Wonder which tech companies this money is being used in reward for votes.
    29 Mar 2012, 12:47 PM Reply Like
  • Conventional Wisdumb
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    I wonder who is in line at the trough on this one?


    What a joke. Stay the hell out of this stuff and keep the central planners away.


    This is a pure private sector initiative and we don't need this government wasting money and distorting another market again.
    29 Mar 2012, 12:48 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    Ohh, I just realized, if Obama can control big data analysis then he can control reality. Kinda like he does now with the employment reports.
    29 Mar 2012, 12:51 PM Reply Like
  • davidingeorgia
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    Your tax dollars at work...enriching corporate America and buying votes and campaign contributions.
    29 Mar 2012, 01:21 PM Reply Like
  • Mad_Max_A_Million
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    The guy's career is bullet proof - after screwing up the solar job, he can go straight back to congress for another handful.


    LIke it never even happened...
    29 Mar 2012, 01:23 PM Reply Like
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