As Sandy strikes, another big data opportunity emerges

Sandy is certainly living up to its promise as a destructive force, but it’s also serving as a teaching tool for companies whose business is big data. They’re releasing new dashboards, products and case studies demonstrating how data analysis before can save lives and money later.

Netflix viewing up 20% as people stay home to wait out Sandy

Schools are closed, subways are shut down, and government officials are urging everyone to stay indoors. So what are folks on the East Coast doing while they are waiting out hurricane Sandy? Apparently, they’re watching a lot of Netflix.