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Twitter Pairs With UC Berkeley for Big Data 10

The University of California at Berkeley plans to offer a class on big data to its undergraduate students during the coming fall semester, focused specifically on data analysis as applied to Twitter’s never-ending flow of information. In the company’s first official joint effort with a higher-ed institution, Twitter engineers will advise students throughout the semester-long course. Enrollees will have access to some company data, and an opportunity to present a project at Twitter HQ at the end of the term.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald