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Using big data to take the pulse on climate change

By Sara Cornish Sep 18, 2014
Global Pulse is pleased to launch a new interactive social media monitoring dashboard for exploring online conversations about climate change. This platform was developed in support of the UN Climate...
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Combining "Big" and "Small" Data to Build Urban Resilience in Jakarta

By Giulio Quaggiotto Apr 9, 2014
Interview with Etienne Turpin and Tomas Holderness, directors of PetaJakarta.org The SMART Infrastructure Facility project PetaJakarta.org aims to help communities tackle the chronic...

Thoughts on the Google Flu Trends debate

By Alex Rutherford Apr 3, 2014
 Back in 2008 Google.org launched Google Flu Trends, a tool which used records of the number of times Google search engine users searched for certain terms, to predict outbreaks of the flu. This...

How our Data Scientists Work with Academia

By Alex Rutherford Mar 26, 2014
In my role as a data scientist at Global Pulse, working in the field of big data for public good, it's important for me to exchange ideas with the academic community and gain fresh knowledge from...

Global Privacy Summit: Recap & Reflections

By Mila Romanoff Mar 14, 2014
 At Global Pulse we are advocates for robust data protection and privacy practices, and as the resident Privacy Officer, I was keen to see what would come out of the IAPP Global Privacy Summit,...

Is 2014 Really The Year Of Experimentation?

By Giulio Quaggiotto Feb 10, 2014
According to Christian Bason, of the Copenhagen-based "Mind Lab," 2014 will be the year of experimentation. I certainly hope his forecast is on the money as I am about to join the...

Global Pulse Annual Report 2013

By Jennifer Poole Feb 7, 2014
Last year was the year that development practioners and policymakers embraced 'data for development' as a priority. For many, the sense of urgency was embodied by the High Level Panel's...

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