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DataCamp Gets $1M Seed Round To Develop Data Science Learning Platform

DataCamp wants to teach data science skills to a generation of people, and it got a million in seed money to continue developing its online data-science learning platform.<p>The round was led by Chris Lynch at Accomplice, an early stage venture capital firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The company had …

Machine Vision Algorithm Chooses the Most Creative Paintings in History - MIT Technology Review

Creativity is one of humanity’s uniquely defining qualities. Numerous thinkers have explored the qualities that creativity must have, and most pick …

Art

The virtues of Vice: how punk magazine was transformed into media giant

It’s a hit with the millennial generation and predicts revenue of $1bn this year, so what can young company teach its rivals?<p>In a break from making millions as the world’s richest ad man, Sir Martin Sorrell was asked how best to understand the new media landscape. Visit the headquarters of Vice …

Journalism

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks

They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”, date ranges, or emotions and Truffle Pig spits out a set of top jams that would fit your “Lovesick 90s Party Starters” playlist.<p>Truffle Pig is just one of the new musical inventions dreamed up at the …

Business

Skyhook plays the beacon game, building context into its Wi-Fi geo-location platform

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Skyhook Wireless has built one of the world’s largest databases of Wi-Fi access points, …

In 5 Years, We Could All Have 'Digital Twins' That Make Decisions For Us

As a futurist and founder of the Acceleration Studies Foundation, Smart uses many names for the technology he predicts — digital twin, cyber-self, personal agent — but the concept stays the same: a computer-based version of you.<p>Using various strategies for gathering and organizing your data, …

The Washington Post Joins The Party Of Data-Journalism With “Storyline”

I’ve previously posted about three new “data-journalism” sites that have opened-up shop this summer — Vox, Five-Thirty-Eight, and The New York Times …

The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age

It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. Read it.<p>The value of the homepage is decreasing. “Only a third of our readers ever visit it. And those who do visit are spending less time: page views and …

How the Movies of Tomorrow Will Play With Your Mind

0<p>SHARES<p>Since the dawn of cinema, the cut has been one of the most powerful tools in a director’s kit. If we see a man walk through a door and turn …

La Jolla

How to write about your photographs

I frequently run into being asked by photographers how they can become better at writing about their own work. This is not an easy topic to talk …

Creative Writing

Cell Phone Radiation Causes DNA Damage, Says Several Studies

One of the biggest debates going on during the last few years is surrounding the negative health effect of cell phone radiation. While many …

How One Woman Hid Her Pregnancy From Big Data

For the past nine months, Janet Vertesi, assistant professor of sociology at Princeton University, tried to hide from the Internet the fact that …

We Need Online Alter Egos Now More Than Ever

Online, I use my real name for many things. But sometimes, I prefer to use a pseudonym. Not because I want to anonymously harass people or post …

British Pathé uploads 85,000 historic films to YouTube

Thousands of hours of historical footage showing major events, celebrities and simple day-to-day life from 1896 until 1976 has been uploaded to YouTube<p>British Pathé, the newsreel maker which documented all walks of life on video during the 20th Century, has <b>uploaded its entire collection of moving</b> …

Royal Family

The Revenue Picture for American Journalism and How It Is Changing

In 2013, the business of journalism saw another twist in its digital evolution: An influx of new money – and interest – from the tech world.<p>At this …

Porter Gale on the Value of Connections and Relationships in Business and in Life

On this special episode of Revolution, we meet Porter Gale, former VP of Marketing of Virgin America, advisor to exciting startups and business …

Reinventing the way stories are told

Storytelling

How to Plan a Nonprofit Crowdfunding Campaign

Nonprofits

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Seven new rules for interacting with technology.

With smartphones, social media, sensor networks, robotics, virtual worlds, and big data analysis, our relationship with technology is becoming more …

Why we can't stop procrastinating, according to science

If you are constantly running late or finding yourself behind on deadline, admit it: You're a procrastinator.<p>And you're not alone. A study in</i> …

Procrastination

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, my friend Bill said, "Perry I've got a million-dollar idea for you. There's just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity."<p>"OK Bill, you're on," I said. He insisted I was …

SSAC14: MLBAM: Putting the "D" in Data

14 Instagram Photojournalists Who Will Open Your Eyes to the World

Photojournalists on Instagram<p>1. David Guttenfelder (@dguttenfelder)<p>2. Phil Moore (@philmoorephoto)<p>3. Benjamin Lowy (@benlowy)<p>4. Michael Christopher …

View from a Judgment Seat

Quentin Bajac in conversation with Philip Gefter<p>Quentin Bajac at the Museum of Modern Art, August 2013. Photograph by Stefan Ruiz.<p>Last January …

Street Photography