David Matheson

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Report: Content recommendation companies Taboola and Outbrain are in advanced merger talks

Taboola and Outbrain, two content recommendations companies that employ roughly 500 people, were formed the same year (2006) and have each raised substantial sums of venture capital, are in advanced merger talks, reports the Israeli news outlet Calcalist.<p>The deal isn’t final, says the report, but …

Qordoba Raises $5M Series A Round for Machine Learning Localization

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 9, 2017–<p>Qordoba, the creators of the first machine-learning solution for localization, has raised $5M in Series A funding from Upfront Ventures and Rincon Venture Partners.<p>This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: …

Machine Learning

Apple adds 'dark data' startup to its AI roster

Lattice.io uses machine learning to transform unstructured data into more usable information.<p>Apple has acquired data intelligence company Lattice.io, according to a TechCrunch report Saturday.<p>Lattice.io uses machine learning to transform "dark data" such as unstructured text and images into …

Artificial Intelligence

Google has reportedly launched a new AI-focused venture capital program

Google has launched a new venture capital program focused on artificial intelligence, Axios is reporting.<p>Google declined to comment on the report, which states that the initiative will be led by longtime Google VP of engineering Anna Patterson and involve a rotating cast of engineers instead of the …

These 197 Tech Companies Are The World's Most Valuable Unicorns

What are the world’s most valuable private technology companies?<p>A new map released by CB Insights identifies the 197 companies globally that are considered “unicorns,” meaning that they have a valuation of at least $1 billion.<p>Collectively, these companies are valued at approximately $679 billion …

Venture Capital

A Big Data Cheat Sheet: What Executives Want to Know

In April, I was given the opportunity to present <i>An Executive’s Cheat Sheet on Hadoop, the Enterprise Data Warehouse and the Data Lake</i> at the SAS …

Big Data