Monday, November 11, 2013

Hyper data vs. Big data

Big Data’s Little Brother: Start-Ups Are Mining Hyperlocal Information for Global Insights
Published in the NY Times.
"A picture of a pile of tomatoes in Asia may not lead anyone to a great conclusion other than how tasty those tomatoes may or may not look. But connect pictures of food piles around the world to weather forecasts and rainfall totals and you have meaningful information that people like stockbrokers or buyers for grocery chains could use."

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