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Blockchain – The End of the Middleman

By Lloyd Marino Bitcoin, introduced with much hoopla in 2009 was supposed to change money forever. Instead of metal coins and paper bills, bitcoin is stored on computers, independent of any country or bank. However, despite the hype, bitcoin has so far proved unsuccessful—the value of a bitcoin has dropped to just $524 (as of May 2016). Only a handful…

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Schooling Big Data: How Data Analytics Help Teachers & Schools

Schooling Big Data: How Data Analytics Help Teachers & Schools By Lloyd Marino It wasn’t so long ago that the most advanced data system in most of America’s classroom was a gradebook with numbers written in pencil seen only by that teacher. Today, educators’ ability to access complex computerized data has grown alongside the rise of the standards and accountability…

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Buying and Selling Cars with Big Data

Big Data and the Auto Industry Part III: Buying and Selling Cars with Big Data By Lloyd Marino   For most Americans buying a new car is the second most expensive purchase they make. In 2015, Americans paid an average of $33,560 for a new car. Buyers naturally want all the data they can find before making such an expensive…

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Big Data and the Auto Industry: Driving to Less Distraction

Part II: Fewer Repairs While Improving Driver Safety By Lloyd Marino Who invented the car? Seems like a simple enough question. But ask 10 people and you might get 10 different answers. The history of the automobile dates back to the 15th century when Leonardo da Vinci started tinkering with designs and models for transport vehicles. Lots of folks would…

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