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UNICEF Innovation Fund to invest in big data, AI, IoT startups

UNICEF, the nonprofit charged with helping children worldwide, is actively seeking ways to accomplish that mission through new technologies including real-time analytics, artificial intelligence, and IoT sensors. The agency is partly achieving this by investing in startups using these technologies through its UNICEF Innovation Fund.

IT jobs report for December is pretty dismal

December was a bad month for job hunters in IT but the picture should get rosier this month, according to analysts at Foote Partners.

Spotlight: LinkedIn adds job hunting features to separate itself from competitors

LinkedIn unveiled today a revamped jobs section that lets users see more information about prosepctive employers from the company's job listing.

McKinsey acquires QuantumBlack to help businesses tackle big data

Consulting firm Mckinsey & Company has acquired data consulting company QuantumBlack in order to offer more big data services to businesses. 

2016 year of the machine: Big data-driven automation, AI, IoT

Predictions are plentiful that machines will take over many jobs and lots of other human activities like driving. We can already see that happening in fits and starts. Next year, expect machines to become more dominant, but don't fret over losing your job just yet.

IT business analytics company Numerify secures $37.5M in new funding

A lot has been said about technology as the driving force behind nearly every kind of business. In today's market, whether you think you're selling widgets, coordinating a fleet of cars or harvesting food, what you're really doing is leveraging technology to alter traditional models.

Look out for ethics violations in big data analytics, Gartner warns

Big data projects can lead to big upsides for businesses that employ them, but they also come with risks. For instance, Gartner today said it expects that by 2018, half of business ethics violations will happen because of improper use of big data analytics.

Autonomy founder sues HP for $150M over 'smear campaign'

The founder and former CEO of big data firm Autonomy, Mike Lynch, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against HP for what he alleges is a public smear campaign against him and the Autonomy management team after HP's acquisition of his software firm in 2011.

Spotlight: Big data to team with IoT in the enterprise

Big data analytics will play a major role in business use of the Internet of Things, enabling businesses to increase revenue and cut costs over the next 12 to 18 months, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.

Okta combines big data and two-factor authentication in new security product

With $75 million from its latest funding round burning a hole in its pocket, identity and mobility management firm Okta unveiled Thursday its Okta Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication product, which combines big data with two-factor authentication to improve enterprise security.