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Big Data Business Booming In Bay State, Says Report06:20

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Massachusetts is going through a big boom in big data.

The industry here grew by 10 percent in 2015, adding more than $2 billion in investment in the last two years. That's according to a new report out from the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

So, what does this big data boom mean for the Bay State?

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Peter Cohan, teaches entrepreneurship at Babson College and is a startup economy columnist for Forbes. He tweets @petercohan.

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BetaBoston: Big Data Booms In Massachusetts

  • "The previous two years have seen an inflow of $2.4 billion in reported private investment in big data companies in the state. In addition, 194 big data projects in areas such as cybersecurity and the life sciences received federal funding."

This story aired on March 10, 2016.

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