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Next generation of machine learning rockstars will trade Google and Facebook for top secret hedge funds

We are on the cusp of an exponential shift in machine learning, the ability of a computer to automatically refine its methods and improve its results …

How to bring better ethics to data science.

In the waning months of the Bloomberg administration, I worked for a time in a New York City Hall data group within the Health and Human Services …

7 Important Qualities Your Next Mentor Needs to Have | Inc.com

The word <i>mentor</i> has its roots in Greek mythology, where it was the name of the adviser of the young Telemachus in Homer's <i>Odyssey</i>. Since the mid-18th century, it has been used to describe an experienced and trusted adviser.<p>If you want to advance your career, try a new venture, or be more successful, …

Success

4 Things to Know Before Building Data Science Into Your Organization

“Data scientist” is a popular role these days. Everyone seems to have one — or claims to be one.<p>But how do executives know whether they have the …

Data Science

Skip the Ph.D and Learn Spark, Data Science Salary Survey Says

Prospective data scientists can boost their salary more by learning Apache Spark and its tied-at-the-hip language Scala than obtaining a Ph.D., a …

Spoofing trial to shine light on secret world of high-frequency trading

In less time than it takes you to read this sentence, Michael Coscia could make more money than most Americans earn in an 8-hour day.<p>If you blinked, you miss it.<p>But if you slowed down time, sliced a second into a thousand tiny parts, and looked at a span of just 65 milliseconds — about as long as …

This is why I quit an incredible job at a top VC firm to become a programmer

Today was my last day at Andreessen Horowitz.<p>I feel deeply fortunate to have worked with some of the smartest people in technology — people like Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz and Chris Dixon among others — and to have learned so much from them while serving the a16z mission of helping entrepreneurs …

We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt.<p>Speculation about the “next dot-com bubble” abounds weekly; …

Venture Capital

When unicorn companies want more than cash

In recent years, even some of the most scorchingly hot startups have grown hesitant to brave the transition to public markets. They’ve been staying …

7 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.<p>But by educating yourself on what is …

Google Docs

16 Startup Metrics

We have the privilege of meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs every year, and in the course of those discussions are presented with all kinds of …

Ben Horowitz

Why Mesosphere is tapping into Spark and Cassandra for Infinity big-data and IoT stack

By assembling a set of open-source components in the Infinity stack, Mesosphere is aiming to simplify life for developers and data scientists working …

The Big Hole In The Big Data Talent Pool | V&C Solutions

Big data is a hot topic in the world of tech – for all sorts of reasons. Largely, there is much excitement continuing to brew surrounding the …

Big Data

Top 10 Blogs of 2015: Machine Intelligence to Grow Your Company Culture of Big Data Analytics (Part I)

It’s that time of the year when we look back and celebrate some of the best contributions throughout the year. Here’s the No.9 Blog of the year!By …

Artificial Intelligence

11 things you should know as a Data Scientist

Background<p>During the meetups we conduct, we get a mix of audience. From complete starters in data science to experts in the field, every one attacks …

Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine: 'no one will be able to catch us'

"I started this curation conversation six years ago, and everyone thought I was talking about The Force, like it was an ancient religion," says Jimmy …

How Apache Spark, Scala, and Functional Programming Made Hard Problems Easy at Barclays

<b>Thanks to Barclays employees Sam Savage, VP Data Science, and Harry Powell, Head of Advanced Analytics, for the guest post below about the Barclays</b> …

Programming

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

<b>Super-Fast Growth, Super-Cool Startups</b><p>Big data remains one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT industry with researcher Wikibon predicting that …

Big Data

10 Key Decisions That Have Helped Amazon Dominate The Cloud Market

9. <b>Going To Market With A Platform Of Services</b><p>In the early days of AWS, Jassy said, there was some internal debate about whether the unit should test …

Cloud Computing

The Big ‘Big Data’ Question: Hadoop or Spark?

<b>By Bernard Marr</b><p>One question I get asked a lot by my clients recently is: <b>Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework?</b> Spark has …

Ubiquitous Computing

Hedvig: A Unified Data Fabric for Private and Multi-Cloud

Hadoop and Big Data

Hadoop and Big Data are in many ways the perfect union – or at least they have the potential to be.<p>Hadoop is hailed as the open source distributed …

Big Data

New Features in Machine Learning Pipelines in Apache Spark 1.4

Apache Spark 1.2 introduced Machine Learning (ML) Pipelines to facilitate the creation, tuning, and inspection of practical ML workflows. Spark’s …

Data Science

10 Big Data/Business Intelligence Emerging Vendors You Need To Know About

<b>DataTorrent</b><p><b>Santa Clara, Calif.</b><p><b>Top executive:</b> CEO Phu Hoang<p>DataTorrent develops the DataTorrent RTS unified enterprise-grade stream and batch …

The best free courses on the web for becoming a data science master

If you’re just getting into data science, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Did you waste all that time in college for nothing? Are you going to be far …

Data Science

How Private Equity and Hedge Funds are Taxed | Investopedia

In recent years private equity (along with its better-publicized cousin hedge funds) has emerged as one of the fastest and most efficient ways to …

Finance

How Wall Street makes its money now, in one chart

Five years after the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (aka. Dodd-Frank) was passed, Wall Street has survived, and it’s thriving again, …