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Taking the Challenge – Head On

August 27, 2014

Bloomberg CEO Dan Doctoroff and our founder Mike Bloomberg went head to head today taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to a new level with hundreds of employees outside company headquarters in New York. Dan invited employees to meet him outside 731 Lexington Avenue Tuesday and take the challenge together … MORE

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Creating Social Impact at Scale: Dan Doctoroff’s Keynote at KDD

August 27, 2014

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking to more than 2,000 data scientists, researchers, academics, and technologists at the KDD Conference in New York. The theme of this year’s conference was how to harness data science for social good. At Bloomberg, we believe that access to information is fundamentally a social good. … MORE

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KDD at Bloomberg: “Access to Information Will Bring Transformation to Markets”

August 25, 2014

On Sunday, August 24, a crowd of nearly 700 people – including prominent data scientists, policy makers and non- and for-profit leaders from around the world – gathered at our global headquarters in New York City with one goal in mind: unleashing the power of data for good. Our CTO … MORE

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Unleashing the power of data for Good

August 22, 2014

By James Hodson, Bloomberg R&D. Originally posted on c40.org. Humans solve problems by identifying the common patterns that can unlock similarities, explain differences, and relate diverse facts into a coherent whole. As the number of sources of information grows, systems become more complex, and social interactions take hold, decision making … MORE

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Launching Bloomberg Labs: Bloomberg’s Website Dedicated to Technology & Innovation

August 22, 2014

We are pleased to unveil today BloombergLabs.com, the official technology site for Bloomberg. We created Bloomberg Labs because we want to enhance our conversation with the broader technology community. It is not a promotional site for our products, but instead, a place where we can write about open source projects, … MORE

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Megan McArdle Has Failed and So Should You!

August 18, 2014

You know that one guy who always finds someone to throw under the bus when things go wrong? Megan McArdle calls him a blamestormer, and warns that a company that practices blamestorming will end up in failure. For Bloomberg View , McArdle writes on economics, business, and public policy. Her … MORE

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The Future is Now: How “real-time” is moving to the next level

August 13, 2014

In today’s global financial marketplace, trading firms are building increasingly sophisticated models and strategies in order to gain a competitive edge. Algorithmic trading now covers all asset classes across all geographies and is supporting a much broader range of use cases. This reality is placing a huge burden on trading … MORE