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The biggest problem with blockchain and how to solve it, illustrated

Image credit: Susi SusantiThe biggest problem with blockchain platforms right now can be illustrated by a simple analogy.At the beginning of the 21st …

6 data analytics trends that will dominate 2018

Together with social, mobile and cloud, analytics and associated data technologies have emerged as core business disruptors in the digital age. As …

Big Data

AT&T's Price Drop Puts The Stock Deep Into The Buy Zone

AT&T's stock price continues to decline and is near the low end of its 52-week range, which presents a buying opportunity.<p>AT&T is attractively valued …

Investing
Machine Learning

The Vigil Idiot Reviews "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", A Reminder That In Bollywood "No" Means ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Karan Johar shows us the journey of a man learning about love, friendship, and being a borderline abusive crybaby.<p>After all the controversy, Karan Johar's <i>Ae Dil Hai Mushkil</i>, finally released this past weekend to mixed reviews. The movie is undeniably great looking, with talented actors such as …

Researchers have created technology that can talk to Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have created the first method for devices running Bluetooth, ZigBee, or Wi-Fi to communicate with each other, according to a blog post on the university's website.<p>This means a device running Bluetooth would be able to communicate with a ZigBee device …

Internet of Things

Introduction to machine learning with scikit-learn

This video series will teach you how to solve machine learning problems using Python's popular scikit-learn library. It was featured on Kaggle's blog …

Machine Learning

Market research of commercial recommendation engines for online and offline retail

Author: Duan, Yaoyao Clare<p>Other Contributors: Sloan School of Management.<p>Advisor: Vivek Farias.<p>Department: Sloan School of Management.<p>Publisher: …

eCommerce

Big Data and Analytics for Dummies

A: Knock Knock<p>B: Who’s there?<p>A: Dummy<p>B: Dummy who?<p>A: Dummy you without a big data and analytics project (jk).<p>But you are in luck, I happen to have the book for you – Big Data and Analytics for Dummies. If you are so hung up on the words, “for dummies,” here is the rationale why we decided to use …

UK grocer Tesco rolls out automatic ordering system

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Industry Insider" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>UK-based grocer Tesco has launched its own automatic ordering system for online purchases. Similar to Amazon's Dash Buttons or its Subscribe & Save program, Tesco's …

eCommerce

How Retailers Will Survive In The Amazon Era

Hire a service designer, for starters.<p>There’s no way around it—the past year has been rough for retail. Even the stalwarts have taken a hit: Nordstrom had a terrible run on NASDAQ; Macy’s cratered, with its stock ending 2015 40% down for the year; and Walmart is shutting down over 250 stores …

eCommerce

Apache Flink 1.0 takes on Spark in Hadoop processing

Apache Flink, a potential contender for Apache Spark's big-data processing jobs, released its first API-stable 1.0 version this week.Spark is mainly …

Big Data

How To Create A Marketing Technology Blueprint

Marketers are being placed at the center of technology-related decisions with increasing regularity. While much has been written about the increased responsibility, there has been little discussion about how marketers can facilitate better technology investment decisions. To better understand how …

Data Mining

Yahoo schools Spark on deep learning

Yahoo has created a deep learning system for creating predictive applications like speech or image recognition. While these systems are already …

Greylock is hiring for our investment team

We are looking to hire an investor to join our consumer investment team at Greylock. This is an ideal position for someone with 3–8 years of …

Venture Capital

There is a war for talent on Wall Street

And they are hiring big Wall Street names, too.<p>At a time when money coming into the fintech sector has risen, startups looking to disrupt Wall Street's top banks are emboldened, armed, and ready to hire talent from the industry behemoths with which they compete.<p>Online lenders, trading data …

Wall Street

Reimagining retail in India

A recent survey on e-commerce in India by Dyn found that over 52 percent of the respondents feel that online buying experience is better than …

Customer Experience

AddThis to Oracle’s Mordor of marketing clouds

Oracle’s acquisition of AddThis on Tuesday — for a rumored $175 million — brings the data giant one step closer to becoming the Mordor of marketing clouds. Oracle has a persistent pattern of expanding its capabilities by buying companies, giving them a “one ring to rule them all” platform for …

dunnhumby and Aptaris Sign Strategic Partnership, Expand Promotions Management Capabilities for Retailers

<i>Promotions forecasting and business intelligence integrated with end-to-end workflow management software to help merchants improve customer loyalty</i> …

The Home Depot: driving sales through mobile technology

May 01, 2014<p>Global<p>As part of the report The new retail: from mobile aspirations to business results, The Economist Intelligence Unit also conducted …

Home Depot

9 Things You Don't Know About Retail Loyalty Programs In 2016

<i>From the tangible value of data assets to stealth pricing, loyalty programs can offer retailers many advantages that are little understood. With 2016 now upon us, I share nine expert-provided aspects of loyalty marketing that retailers may not know.</i><p>An oft-used term in business, especially in …

Customer Experience

11 Competitor Analysis Tools That Will Improve Your Traffic

<i>You can learn a lot from the competitive landscape.</i><p>If you’ve ever wondered why your competitors are outranking you, or getting more social network …

Marketing

Top 10 KDnuggets tweets, Sep 15-21

Top Machine Learning researcher Pedro Domingos new book: The Master #Algorithm; #Dilbert brilliant take on Character; SentimentBuilder - Free Online …

Top 10

Eddystone Beacon Explainer: An Interview With Google’s Chandu Thota

On July 14, Google announced a new developer initiative called Eddystone. It’s a new open format for Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacons. It’s …

Bluetooth

How to grow faster than Facebook and Twitter: Lookup’s story

The startup world is abuzz with hyperlocal commerce now, with many companies scaling quickly according to increase in customer demands and VC …

Startups (India)

Why Young CPG Brands are Really Effective at Social Media

<i>Young CPG brands are chipping away market share from established giants. This post reveals three strategies changing how CPG brands build loyalty and</i> …

Marketing

All the data you need to power your business is free online

Open data available online is improving and streamlining businesses across Europe. We show you how to make the most of it<p>Open data is one of the big advances of recent times. Businesses can now access vast data sets held by public bodies and large companies and use them to create software and, …

Big Data

Here's one way retailers can grow customer loyalty

Your value proposition is key for customer loyalty. Getty Images<p>As a retailer, you're always thinking of ways to make your customers happy and deepen the relationship between them and your brand. However, it can be easy to overlook the one thing that matters most: your value proposition.<p>You …

Customer Experience

A comparison of open source tools for sentiment analysis

<i>Note: The code can be found on github.</i><p>Goal<p>The objective of this project is to apply various NLP sentiment analysis techniques on reviews of the Yelp …

Sentiment Analysis APIs Benchmark

Sentiment analysis is a powerful example of how machine learning can help developers build better products with unique features. In short, sentiment …

Machine Learning