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Altisource to Hire 100 Engineers in Boston

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The German financial software and services company Altisource will open an incubator lab in Boston and hire 100 software engineers to staff it. The company says it intends for the lab to create a number of spin-off companies in which it would retain large investment stakes. Altisource, which operates an incubator lab in Atlanta, has already had some success with this concept. Last year, it spun off two of its companies – Altisource Residential and Altisource Asset Management – yielding… continue…

Crowdsourcing, Facial Recognition Failed in Boston Bombing Aftermath

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Crowdsourcing and biometrics—two much-hyped aspects of Big Data—didn’t prove effective in the investigation. continue…

Massachusetts Considering a Tax on the Cloud

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The proposed levy would level a sales tax on a wide range of cloud-based services. Will that drive companies out of the state? continue…

Hack/Reduce: Boston Needs Big Data Hackers

Nonprofit hack/reduce is recruiting Big Data “resident hackers” and other contributors for the Boston area. continue…

5 Cities Where Big Data Is Driving Demand for Business Intelligence

Big Data jobs focus on collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to help a business further its goals. As the sector grows, business intelligence has never been a bigger deal. So where are the jobs? Not exactly where you might think. IT staffing firm Modis has identified five cities where big data is driving job growth: San Francisco: It’s home to large companies in the retail, insurance, healthcare and e-commerce sectors, all of which rely on an aggressive use of data.… continue…

CFOs Expect Growth in Tech Spending, Hiring

CFOs plan to keep a tight grip on the purse strings over the next year, but they’ll keep spending on technology. In the latest Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook survey, the 400 respondents expected tech spending to rise an average 8 percent in the next 12 months, up from 6 percent last quarter. And tech hiring was expected to grow 5 percent, compared with growth of 2.5 percent in jobs overall. That dovetails with a Dice survey, in which… continue…

Intel/MIT Effort Showcases Massachusetts’ Commitment to Big Data

Massachusetts wants to “own” Big Data, and it helps that Intel has decided that the latest of its Science and Technology Centers, this one devoted to Big Data, should be located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has announced an  initiative called bigdata@CSAIL that will drive multi-disciplinary research through algorithms, architecture and data management, among other things. The idea is to tackle Big Data problems too big for current technology. MIT beat out… continue…

10 Booming Markets for Your IT Job Search

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North Carolina’s universities produce more than just top-notch basketball. The three biggest Triangle-area universities produced more than $31 million last year from bringing  new technologies and discoveries to market, further fueling the tech job market in Raleigh. Logging 50 percent growth in jobs posted in the past year, Raleigh topped Dice’s most recent Top 10 list of the fastest-growing cities for technology jobs.  It’s home to open source vendor Red Hat and more than 50 companies working on technologies to… continue…

Four Promising Areas Where You Can Look For a Job

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The number of tech jobs is growing in areas besides places like California’s Bay Area, New York and Seattle. A new report from Dice found increasing opportunities in places like Raleigh, Missouri, and other parts of California. The highlights: Raleigh is the fastest growing city for tech jobs. More than 1,100 positions there are listed on Dice each day, the report says. That represents 50 percent year on year growth. In Sacramento, Calif., healthcare and technology companies are hiring. Salaries… continue…

Amazon Plans To Open Boston Office In February

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Amazon’s hurrying to set up an office near Boston that could be home to up to 150 people, many of them software engineers. The company’s zeroing in on the Kendall Square area of Cambridge, quietly seeking 40,000 square feet. Amazon seems to be on the fast-track to set up in Cambridge; while the target date for opening is February 1st, members of Amazon’s engineering team will be in town the week of January 23rd to conduct interviews. On the software… continue…