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The Age of Big Data

GOOD with numbers? Fascinated by data? The sound you hear is opportunity knocking. Mo Zhou was snapped up by I.B.M. last summer, as a freshly minted Yale M.B.A., to join the technology company’s fast-growing ranks of data consultants. They help businesses make sense of an explosion of data — Web traffic and social network comments, […]

2010 Census Interactive Explore the changes that defined the last decade. Check back often for updates as new data is released. American Community Survey: DC | MD | VA Social characteristics, 2005-09 Minority-owned businesses 2002-2007 2009 population estimates State, county housing unit estimates 2009 2009 estimates on race, sex, age Change in poverty rate, 1999-2008 Change in poor population, 1999-2008 […]

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What is the Open Aid Partnership? The Open Aid Partnership brings together development partners from developing countries and donor countries to increase the transparency of development aid and how it is reported. Partners will make information and data on their activities available in an easily accessible way. This will help to inform citizens at the […]

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A World Bank representative will meet with global transparency advocates and digital mapmakers to discuss a controversial geodata deal with Google it announced in mid-January, according to an official at the bank. Aleem Walji, practice manager of the World Bank’s innovation practice, said Thursday that he would be sitting down with people from Global Integrity, the […]

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