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+ - User-mining: Start at the gym, end up at a bar?->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Instead of sitting at my desk, I spent all day “Hacking with Cloudera on CDH3 at the Cloudera Hackathon understanding people’s location-based activities using Yelp, Foursquare, and Twitter. By analyzing the data algorithmically, I got strikingly similar results to those shown on, which are based on user-generated and hand-moderated content. I was able to retrieve more data regarding users’ whereabouts each day, even hour. Here are my results..."
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Comment: sigh... (Score 1) 593

by rwaliany (#21461251) Attached to: Why Microsoft's Zune is Still Failing
sigh... Microsoft is smarter than we think. If you've noticed they have a pretty attractive suite to go with the Zune which eliminates DRM problems at a relatively cheap price. With a Zune and $15/month you have easy unlimited music that practically never expires and re-attains licenses easily. Although I would have never bought a Zune, I have a Zune because they gave me one for free when they tried to get me to accept their job offer.

Whoever dies with the most toys wins.