Big data

Telefónica acquires big data specialist

Telefónica has acquired big data specialist Synergic Partners, integrating the company in its business intelligence and big data department. Telefónica said that the Madrid and Barcelona-based company will continue to operate its portfolio of clients independently, managed by its founding partners. Created in 2007, Synergic Partners specializes in helping companies in particularly strategic areas such […]

Liberty Global creates big data business unit

European cable operator Liberty Global has established a new business unit to pursue big data opportunities and new advertising models following a review conducted by the company over the last five months.  This new unit will explore and define ways in which Liberty Global can leverage its investment in advanced networks to generate ad and data related […]

IneoQuest launches behavioural data platform

Quality assurance technology provider IneoQuest has launched a new platform to deliver behavioural and operational data directly from endpoint devices to IneoQuest’s Audience Measurement Platform for Adaptive Streaming. The Endpoint Analytics SDK is designed, according to IneoQuest, to give operators real-time visibility into the customer experience, providing the necessary information to understand the customer’s behaviour […]

EC and data industry make €2.5 billion ‘big data’ pledge

The European Commission and Europe’s data industry have committed to invest €2.5 billion in a public-private partnership, designed to strengthen the data sector. Announcing the deal, the European Commission said that the partnership aims to “put Europe at the forefront of the global data race” and could create 100,000 new data-related jobs in Europe by […]

Europe ‘must improve’ big data standing

The big data sector is growing at a rate of 40% a year, though only two out of 20 companies making money out of big data are European – a situation “we should improve”, according to the European Commission (EC). In a memo, the EC said that Europe’s failing in this area come in spite […]