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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. 

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. 

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.

Spotlight: Lack of cloud app policies opens enterprises up to security risks

SAN FRANCISCO--Close to half of IT security pros said their firms do not have a cloud app policy, while 17 percent said they are unaware of their firm's cloud app policy, opening up enterprises to security risks from unmonitored cloud apps.

No, 'most' companies are not using big data

Companies not in the big data game now need to realize that it's not just their direct competitors they need to worry about--but a shift in total market ownership.

Syrian Electronic Army claims Microsoft, Facebook as latest hacking victims

The Syrian Electronic Army has been busy lately. The hacker group, which claims allegiance to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, compromised Microsoft's Twitter account, Xbox Support site and the Official Microsoft blog, as well as Facebook's Whois domain record data, reports Mashable.