Visualization of LinkedIn connections.
Visualization of LinkedIn connections.
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Foreign Affairs Editor Gideon Rose speaks with Kenneth Cukier, Data Editor of The Economist and author, most recently, of "The Rise of Big Data," and Michael Flowers, Analytics Director  in the Office of the Mayor of New York City. They discuss what big data is and why it is so important.

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