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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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2012 Year in Review

By Global Pulse Jan 2, 2013
 This is an exciting time at Global Pulse! Since the initiative was founded, we have been raising awareness of the opportunities presented by Big Data and investigating the viability of using...

Not If, But How, Big Data can Help Drive Development

By Robert Kirkpatrick Oct 25, 2012
Last week, Global Pulse was honored to once again present at the O’Reilly Strata Conference - which has come to be known as the largest industry conference on the topic of Big Data and data science....

Pulse Lab Jakarta Official Launching

By Global Pulse Oct 2, 2012
 (1 October - Jakarta) What can Tweets tell us about inflation? Are internet searches reliable predictors of disease outbreak? And can mobile phone data tell us about whether public health...

Enhancing Public Policy Decision Making using Large-Scale Cell Phone Data

By Vanessa Frias-Martinez and Enrique Frias-Martinze Sep 4, 2012
 This article is part of a special Global Pulse Guest Blogger Series: “Data Mining for Development: Methodological Innovations & Challenges.” Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD is a...

When Lone Travelers Meet: A Story of the Private Sector and UN Global Pulse Partnership

By I-sah Hsieh Aug 22, 2012
  This guest blog post was written by I-sah Hsieh, Global Manager of International Development, SAS. Global Pulse worked with SAS on a project exploring unemployment through the lens of...

UNICEF Virtual Workshop on Big Data & Analytics

By Global Pulse Aug 3, 2012
  Last week, Global Pulse collaborated with UNICEF on a workshop about the utilization of big data to enhance programme planning and monitoring. More than 120 UNICEF staff from 12 country...

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