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Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Marketing And Sales

• Customer Analytics (48%), Operational Analytics (21%), Fraud and Compliance (12%) New Product & Service Innovation (10%) & Enterprise Data Warehouse Optimization (10%) are among the most popular big data use cases in sales and marketing.<br>• Customer Value Analytics (CVA) based on Big Data is making it …

How We Do Deployment - 2016 Edition

We’ve talked about Stack Overflow’s architecture and the hardware behind it. The next most requested topic was Deployment. How do we get code a …

Are insurance devices the next billion dollar IoT market?

Most pundits value the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) more than the consumer side — at least for the next ten years — and one of the most valuable markets might be smart insurance devices.<p>Helium, a San Francisco startup, is attempting to capture that market before it becomes flooded with …

Why GE, Chevron, and Other Energy Giants Are Backing This Big Data Startup

Many analytics software companies talk up the concept of “data lakes,” referring to a means of organizing all types of business information and …

The Magic Web Design and Development Tools You Must Know

If website designing is your passion and this is what you crave all day long, then we have just done the right work for you and compiled the full …

Why open source is growing – and dying – at the same time

To be honest, if the greek king Sisyphus would be a developer writing open source code in 2016, he would feel at home.<p>Sisyphus’s famous punishment, handed down by the gods, was to be forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill – only to watch it roll back down after reaching the top, repeating this …

PayPal Granted Patent For Augmented Reality Payments

Have you ever bought a product only to get home and see that the batteries were, in fact, not included? Or maybe you bought that cool looking shelf …

Autonomous Vehicles Could ‘Change Everything,’ But ‘Growing Pains’ Are Likely

If you think you’ve been stuck in Boston traffic a long time, consider ancient Rome. In the first century B.C. congestion was so bad, Julius Caesar …

Driverless cars to dent insurance industry, warns Volvo chief

Håkan Samuelsson says research suggests an 80% fall in crashes by 2035 which could put motor insurers and premiums at risk<p>It is predicted that driverless cars will prevent the vast majority of crashes and dramatically reduce the cost of insuring a car, according to industry experts.<p>Volvo’s chief …

Insurance Industry

Really, you don't want a steering wheel in your self-driving car

Google's prototypes of driverless cars don't have steering wheels. Simply put, they don't need them. That's because the driving system is the driver, …

Google and Fiat Chrysler team up for 'first of its kind' self-driving car project

The tech giant and car manufacturer announced merger of engineering teams in Michigan to integrate autonomous vehicle technology into hybrid minivan<p>In a move that marks a major step in the inexorable march towards making self-driving cars a reality, Google have announced what it is calling a “first …

Automotive Industry

Meaningful CSS: Style Like You Mean It

These days, we have a world of meaningful markup at our fingertips. HTML5 introduced a lavish new set of semantically meaningful elements and …

Web Development

It's Time to Really Start Worrying About a Robot Takeover

Add David Siegel to the list of powerful execs who are uncomfortable about what artificial intelligence technologies will mean to carbon-based life …

Engineering Intelligence Through Data Visualization at Uber

The data visualization team in Uber Engineering delivers intelligence through crafting visual exploratory data analysis tools. Here's what some of …

Data Visualization

Concurrent JavaScript — Part IV: Madness!

In a previous article, I talked about I/O performance. Remember when Nexus.js used to convert 400MB of text from UTF-8 to UTF-16LE in 1.8 seconds and …

5 Ways to Improve Organizational Learning with Big Data Analytics

Some things can never change when the concept of internet boom is taken into account. Since the dawn of human civilization, data has been at the …

Big Data

An operating model for company-wide agile development

Organizations are succeeding with agile software and product development in discrete projects and teams. To do so in multiple business units and …

Project Management