Big Data

The simple act of shopping spurs a legion of data that is often aggregated and then sold. Leslie Picker reports on how our data is helping hedge funds get a trading edge.

In the days of yore parents pushed their children to pursue noble lucrative professions – doctor, lawyer, banker – but as times change they may soon encourage another career path: data scientist. Big data is being billed as the next big thing – the key to gaining a competitive advantage and increasing profitability for companies …