Feb 13, 2014

Disease study looks to big data

Researchers in Japan will trawl through huge amounts of data to search for possible precursors to Alzheimer’s disease in a bid to identify who might develop the brain-degenerating condition that affects millions around the world. The study, which involves the health care arm of ...

Dec 24, 2013

Major computer makers enhancing Big Data services

Major computer makers, including Fujitsu Ltd. and NEC Corp., are enhancing their services for Big Data, meaning data collected very rapidly in large volumes from a variety of sources. Because Big Data services are seen as limitless and expected to achieve high growth, the ...

Aug 19, 2013

'Big data' becoming big business

IT companies expect bigger profits for various industries thanks to the analysis of 'big data.' But is enough attention being paid to protecting people's privacy

Aug 3, 2013

JR sells commuters' data

East Japan Railway's practice of selling statistical data from customers' prepaid train pass cards to market researchers should be stopped unless card users can opt out.