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Jun 24, 2014

Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

For the Internet of Things, collecting data is only half the battle, and public transit agencies know that as well as anyone. Operators of bus, train and trolley systems collect a wide range of data types from ticket machines, fare validation devices...

Jul 02, 2014

Germany are the new pass masters, Lionel Messi is King of the dribble and Marouane Fellaini is the dirtiest player left... Your ultimate World Cup stats guide

The World Cup has reached the quarter-final stage and what a thrilling tournament it's been. Ahead of the next round, we crunch the numbers to offer the ultimate stats breakdown of Brazil 2014 so far...

Jul 17, 2014

Capital in the Twenty-first Century by Thomas Piketty review

There has been an intense debate about this surprise bestseller. What is the upshot? This is a VIB very important book. Nearly everyone agrees about that. But the reasons for its importance have changed in the months since it was published. At first ... #Europe #France

Jul 16, 2014

Andrew Leigh explains why tax office job cuts will cost more than they save whiteboard explainer video

Shadow assistant treasurer Andrew Leigh reckons Joe Hockey's plan to shed tax office jobs is a dud, given ATO data which suggest they make more in revenue than their sackings will save. Join him in front of the Guardian Australia whiteboard for a sho... #Australia #Labor Party

Jun 25, 2014

You’re more likely to get bitten by World Cup ‘Cannibal’ than a shark

Bigger biting threat: Luis Suarez or a great white? According to some number-crunching by the New Statesman, there’s a better chance you’ll get bitten by the former than the latter..... #Australia #Labor Party

Jul 11, 2014

Average Americans remain skeptical of economists' positive forecasts

As economists crunch numbers to predict continuous recovery, it's important not to forget the people behind the numbers Economists get the 'dismal science' wrong all the time Continue reading..... #Australia #Labor Party

Jul 04, 2014

World Cup 2014 diary: Boost in store for the matchday sub club

Tim Howards airport; Colombias popular president; exciting number-crunching and an entirely innocent ticketing mix-up Continue reading..... #Australia #Labor Party

Jun 30, 2014

Carlos Beltran's three-hit night a bright spot in a frustrating season

A funny thing happened Sunday as we crunched a few numbers from Carlos Beltran's rocky debut season with the Yankees. And by funny, we mean strange, not ha-ha. Scrolling down the list, trying to find where Beltran sat in the OPS rankings, we finally ... #New York Yankees #Carlos Beltran #New York Mets #Joe Girardi #Ruben Tejada

Jun 26, 2014

The Amsterdam at Harborside working to avoid bankruptcy

An upscale retirement community in Port Washington, stung by slow sales after the Great Recession, is renegotiating debt payments in hopes of avoiding bankruptcy, according to its top executive. The Amsterdam at Harborside opened in 2010 as the local... #Amsterdam #Nassau County, NY #Hempstead Harbor, NY

Jun 27, 2014

'Under the Dome' review: Welcome wearing thin with season 2 premiere

THE SHOW "Under the Dome" WHEN | WHERE Second-season premiere Monday night at 10 on CBS/2 WHAT IT'S ABOUT To briefly catch up, the Dome that sits over Chester's Mill has literally hatched an egg -- which Julia (Rachelle Lefevre) dropped into a lake l... #Stephen King #Mike Vogel #Eddie Cahill #Rachelle Lefevre