Big Data Hits the Big Screen (Part II)

By Lloyd Marino Would it be fun to know what’s around the next corner? Yeah, yeah, knowing what’s coming next takes the fun out of life. After all, spontaneity and the unexpected make life worth living, right?  On the other hand, think of all the crap you could avoid? I mean how many things would you have done differently if…

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Big Data Hits the Big Screen (Part I of II Parts)

By Lloyd Marino Traditions change. It’s just the nature of life. Sometimes the change happens gradually. Other times, it’s forced on us. For millions of Americans, myself included, a trip to the movie theater was probably one of those hallowed traditions that would never run its course. So woven into our cultural fabric and collective consciousness was the movie ritual…

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Is Big Data the Fashion Industry’s Next “Must Have?”

By Lloyd Marino At first glance, the fashion industry would seem like fertile ground for Big Data. After all, isn’t this industry, as much as any other built around the concept of “trend forecasting?” Yet, it’s also incredibly “feel” based, and decisions are a hodgepodge of cultural influences, intuition and personal philosophy, placing fashion very squarely in the “unpredictable” category.…

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