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Spotlight: Former NASA astrophysicist speaks on big data

Kirk Borne is an astrophysicist and multidisciplinary data scientist who brought us the TEDx talk "Big Data, Small World."

Social media giants embrace mobile advertising with gusto

Twitter's $230 million mobile advertising deal with Omnicom is part of a trend among social media sites to beef up their mobile ad capabilities.

11 IT leaders you should follow on Twitter today

Last month,  FierceCIO  reported on 10 interesting CIOs and tech leaders who are good to follow on Twitter if you're a Twitter-savvy CIO now or are hoping to become one. And today we're upping the ante. We've gathered the names (and handles) of 11 more engaging IT execs and leaders who Tweet about the latest-goings on in the industry, as well as about good leadership tips, quotes and articles. 

Bitly suffers data breach, asks users to reset accounts

Popular link shortening service Bitly late Thursday announced that it suffered a data breach and has issued an urgent security update for its users to reset their accounts.

Twitter buys Gnip, quietly builds $100 million big data business

Make no mistake, Twitter is a big data company and it's looking to get even bigger. Hence yesterday's acquisition of Gnip, added to about four or so other similar acquisitions earlier.  The end goal: Make Twitter a $100 million big data business. 

Twitter buys Android lock-screen app startup

Twitter has acquired Cover, an Android lock-screen app startup, for an undisclosed consideration, the Wall Street Journal reports.

10 CIOs you should follow on Twitter today

As a tech exec, your online presence can be a good way to learn about new ideas, grow your community and staff as well as solve problems quickly. 

Facebook join forces with other Web giants to tweak MySQL for large-scale use

Four Web companies have come together to add high-performance features to the open source MySQL database. For months now, engineers from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter are understood to have contributed code and provided feedback towards the WebScaleSQL project.

Stolen Twitter accounts are of greater value than credit card data

Stolen Twitter accounts are now valued more than stolen credit card numbers in the cybercrime black market, if you would believe a new report from RAND Corporation, commissioned by Juniper Networks.

Yahoo ditches banner ads, others may follow suit

The rise of mobile browsing means people are using devices with smaller screens with no room for clunky banner ads. Yahoo is ditching banner ads completely by encouraging marketers to buy "Stream ads"--a term the company uses for their native ad placements.