Monthly Archives: March 2012

Big Data for the Rest of Us, in One Start-Up

Big Data for the Rest of Us, in One Start-Up Tweet Vote on HN

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More commentary on Mayo v. Prometheus

Some more commentary on Mayo v. Prometheus via the Patently-O blog. A summary of the various briefs and history of the case can be found at the SCOTUS blog. Some actual news coverage of the decision. The decision is well-worth reading, … Continue reading

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Laws of Nature and the Law of Patents: Supreme Court Rejects Patents for Correlations

This is a guest post by Reeves Anderson, an associate at Arnold and Porter LLP. Reeves Anderson is a member of the Appellate and Supreme Court practice group at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C.  The views expressed herein are those … Continue reading

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Supreme court unanimously rules against personalized medicine patent!

Just a few minutes ago the Supreme Court released their decision in the Mayo case, see here for the Simply Statistics summary of the case. The court ruled unanimously that the personalized medicine test could not be patented. Such a … Continue reading

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Interview with Amy Heineike - Director of Mathematics at Quid

Amy Heineike Amy Heineike is the Director of Mathematics at Quid, a startup that seeks to understand technology development and dissemination through data analysis. She was the first employee at Quid, where she helped develop their technology early on. She … Continue reading

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Sunday data/statistics link roundup (3/18)

A really interesting proposal by Rafa (in Spanish - we’ll get on him to write a translation) for the University of Puerto Rico. The post concerns changing the focus from simply teaching to creating knowledge and the potential benefits to … Continue reading

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Peter Norvig on the "Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data"

“The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Data”, a talk by Peter Norvig of Google. Sometimes, more data is more better. (Thanks to John C. for the link.) (Source: http://www.youtube.com/) Tweet Vote on HN

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A proposal for a really fast statistics journal

I know we need a new journal like we need a good poke in the eye. But I got fired up by the recent discussion of open science (by Paul Krugman and others) and the seriously misguided Research Works Act- … Continue reading

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Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas

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Sunday Data/Statistics Link Roundup (3/11)

This is the big one. ESPN has opened up access to their API! It looks like there may only be access to some of the data for the general public though, does anyone know more?  Looks like ESPN isn’t the … Continue reading

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