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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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus