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The Cancer Moonshot needs a heavy dose of computational infrastructure

Julia Fan Li Contributor<p>Julia Fan Li is senior vice president of commercial operations at Seven Bridges. Julia leads Seven Bridges’ U.K. office and international expansion, having previously helped launch the pioneering $108 million Global Health Investment Fund.<p>Top cancer researchers recently …

What is PhantomJS and How is it Used?

PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS …

JavaScript

7 Reasons Non-Analysts Should Understand Data Modeling

For many non-technical individuals in the business world, data modeling can seem like a strange and somewhat terrifying realm. Even those who are …

12 Venture Capitalists Share What Startups Should Do to Get Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding always wonder what they must do to impress a venture capitalist. In this article, a number of prominent venture …

UX vs UI vs IA vs IxD : 4 Confusing Digital Design Terms Defined

Once upon a time, if you said the word “design”, the odds were overwhelmingly likely you were talking about graphic design.<p>But nowadays, the digital …

Are Chatbots Really The Future Of Web Design?

Here’s what working designers think of the conversational interface trend.<p>Adrian Zumbrunnen was terrified of what conversational interfaces meant for him as a UX designer. “The conversational interface is scary,” he says. “Will I still have a place in this industry when pushing pixels around is no …

How to quit your job the right way

James Altucher Contributor<p>James Altucher is the founder of Choose Yourself Media.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How To Win The Day<br>• 9 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day<p>When I was at a corporate IT job, I kept wondering: What are all these people doing?<p>Many people were on the phone. Or …

Employment

Python Scalability: A Convenient Truth

Python is the fastest-growing data science language and is used in production at many of the Fortune 500 companies for everything from software engineering to data engineering to rapid analytics. Despite its easy-to-learn nature and its simple syntax, Python packs surprising amounts of power and …

What Really Makes Customers Buy a Product

On a cold English autumn evening recently, we three found ourselves together in the bar of our business school, Cranfield School of Management, along with some clients. Emma, an Australian by upbringing, did something entirely unexpected: she ordered the quintessential summer drink of Wimbledon, a …

The Seven Secrets Of Top Angel Investors

Angel investors, sometimes known as business angels, typically invest between $25,000 and $500,000 in new start-ups, often with the aim of taking them on to the stage where they can attract venture capital funding. The rewards for top angel investors can be significant, but it can also be risky. So …

How to Give a Data-Heavy Presentation

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Data storytelling has become a powerful part of the communications toolkit, allowing both journalists and marketers to communicate key messages by using data and data visualization to drive articles, blog posts, and reports. But the power of data storytelling isn’t limited to written …

14 Great Machine Learning, Data Science, R , DataViz Cheat Sheets

Amazon Web Services to Add Analytics

Cloud-computing division enters field designed to make better use of collected data<p>Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services, will wade into a hotly contested new territory this week when the company is expected to announce a new service to help businesses analyze their data, …

Paul Graham’s Startup Advice for the Lazy

Paul Graham is a renowned programmer and wildly successful venture capitalist. He also happens to be a talented writer.<p>I highly recommend you stop …

This startup just pulled in $40 million even though most of its last round is still in the bank

Seattle startup Chef has raised another $40 million as the race to come up with better ways to build software like Facebook and Google does heats up. It's now raised a total of about $105 million over five rounds.<p>The idea behind Chef is simple but powerful.<p>Thanks to the advent of cloud platforms …

DevOps

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

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

6 dashboards I use daily — and why every startup CEO should as well

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Klipfolio.</i><p>In order to succeed, we need to create value and grow. Sound familiar? In a fast-paced startup, the business environment is always in flux. You need to be able to course correct at a moment’s notice, and make changes to products, programs, campaigns, and …

Analytics

A Curated List of Awesome Machine Learning Frameworks, Libraries and Softwares - MoData

Link to Joseph Misiti (click on this link to get to the page with the full set of hyperlinks): A curated list of awesome Machine Learning frameworks, …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

Designing Data-Driven Interfaces

Telling the story of your data<p>“Dashboard”, “Big Data”, “Data visualization”, “Analytics” — there’s been an explosion of people and companies looking …

Real Estate Startup Zumper Raises Another $6.4 Million

Zumper, the platform that allows you to list, find and apply to apartment rentals, has raised $6.4 million as a Series A1, a year after raising a $6.5 million Series A round. This round was again led by existing investors Goodwater Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.<p>Zumper is an …

Real Estate

26 Business Logo Design Inspiration #15 | Logos

This is my successful <b>inspiration #15</b> in <b>logo design</b> series. In last year 2012, I served thousands of visual, branding identity, <b>business logo design</b> …

This Is How You Turn Your Blog Posts Into Killer Sales Tools

Want the content you create to make customers buy? Then use their 'parachute moments.'<p>You've heard it on this site and pretty much everywhere else--content is vital to success in today's marketplace. So you spend a lot of your time writing blog posts and creating videos, or you pay someone else to …

5 lessons you can learn from my failed startup

It suddenly dawned on us that our product would not sell. And unless we did something about it, the startup was doomed. This was December 2014.<p>Dreamy eyed noobs that we were, we made tons of mistakes. I hope this post helps you avoid some of those mistakes because as much as we glorify failure in …

Startups

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Billionaire tech investor Chris Sacca thinks everyone in Silicon Valley should read these 2 books

The current generation of entrepreneurs, investors, and programmers have a tendency to live in a bubble removed from the rest of the world, he tells "The 4-Hour Workweek" author Tim Ferriss in the latest episode of Ferriss' podcast.<p>They may be more highly educated than those who came before them, …

Venture Capital

Graph Analytics in Spark

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talk-by-paco-nathan-graph-analytics-in-spark-tickets-17173189472<p>Big Brains meetup hosted by BloomReach, 2015-06-04<p>Case study / demo of a large-scale graph analytics project, leveraging GraphX in Apache Spark to surface insights about open source developer communities — …

Big Data

7 Things That Savvy Entrepreneurs Do On Twitter

Twitter is the most notoriously misunderstood social media platform. Among the demographics that misunderstand it, entrepreneurs loom large.<p><i>How do I use it? What do I say? How does it work?</i> These are fair questions. Even if you feel comfortable on the platform, it can be tough to know what to say …