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How to build a data science pipeline

Start with y. Concentrate on formalizing the predictive problem, building the workflow, and turning it into production rather than optimizing your …

Keras Cheat Sheet: Neural Networks in Python

Python For Data Science Cheat Sheet: Keras<p>Keras is a powerful and easy-to-use deep learning library for Theano and TensorFlow that provides a …

Founders Fund on Its Processes, Deal Flow, and Newest Big Bets

Founders Fund, founded 10 years ago, wasted little time in establishing itself as a venture firm that’s willing to make unusual and often outsize bets.<p>Recently, at the their San Francisco offices, we sat down with the firm’s chief scientist, Aaron VanDevender, and partner Scott Nolan, to talk about …

Bitcoin is switching from investment commodity to everyday use[INFOGRAPHIC]

Our Bitcoin infographic is finally out, feel free to share.<p>Bitcoin is fast at switching from "an investment commodity to everyday use" and we believe …

Information about ACH API's, instant bank verification, and the future of payments.

Monetery is an event about building value. That could mean a lot of things, and we’re hopeful it brings out a number of different opinions. I tell …

Bitcoin Debit Card

Merchant Acceptance.<p>Shift enables your suppliers and customers to spend at over 38 million merchants worldwide. Visa cards generated by Shift, both …

FinTech

Challenges Of Running A Financial Tech Startup In India

The financial services ecosystem is still running on an old engine and the evolution of change is at an extremely slow pace while the economy is …

The Unbundling Of Finance

Scott Walchek Contributor<p>Scott Walchek is the founder and CEO of Trov<p>In a world where everything is being unbundled, allowing consumers to pick and choose from things like television shows and college courses, financial services are becoming à la carte, as well. People, particularly millennials, …

Big Banks Can Survive Mobile Ice Age

Mobile Technology Won’t Kill Large Lenders, but Smaller Ones May Struggle to Adapt<p>Financial dinosaurs haven’t gone extinct. They have just gotten bigger.<p>Two decades ago, Bill Gates described banks as “dinosaurs” that would be bypassed by innovative technology. Yet since then banks have survived …

Ice Age

10 WordPress Themes for Your Online Store

Online businesses are on the rise, competition grows and if you want to win a battle for customer, you need to get their attention, interest and …

Web Design

Our Solutions

SWIFT carries over five billion financial messages a year. Fast, reliable and secure support for businesses the world over.<p>From cloud-based …

Regulation

Proximiant Launches “Tap And Go” Digital Receipts For Retailers

Proximiant just launched a new service that provides digital receipts to customers of brick-and-mortar merchants. Like Square, the service involves the use of a low-cost hardware dongle that’s given away for free. But unlike Square, Proximiant leverages NFC (near field communication) to send the …

Banking GK

State Bank of India (SBI) Probationary Officer (PO) 2015 Recruitment notification is out. SBI, countrys’ largest lender, is inviting online …

Bank of India

The Complete Credit Card Processing Guide for Small Businesses

Here’s a comprehensive, unbiased, no-nonsense credit card processing guide that will help you make sense of the madness that goes on in the …

Credit Card Processing Basics: Understanding Interchange Fees

In credit card processing, <b>i</b><i>nterchange</i> is the money transferred from the acquiring bank to the issuing bank for each bankcard transaction. Interchange …

Vision and Mission

Mission<p>The mission of <i>FIRST</i> is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based …

Peter Diamandis

Apple’s Massive Debt Offering Will Total $12B

Apple will raise $12 billion in debt, paying a 0.77 percent premium over Treasuries on the component 10-year notes. The offering will contain seven parts, with maturities ranging from three years to 30.<p>Apple’s recently enlarged shareholder return program is not cheap. By raising a fresh $12 billion …

Making “Freemium” Work

Over the past decade “freemium”—a combination of “free” and “premium”—has become the dominant business model among internet start-ups and smartphone app developers. Users get basic features at no cost and can access richer functionality for a subscription fee. If you’ve networked on LinkedIn, …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

Fed Adopts Foreign-Bank Rule as World Finance Fragments

The Federal Reserve approved new standards for foreign banks that will require the biggest to hold more capital in the U.S., joining other countries …

Great Entrepreneurs Pick Great Markets

It’s hard to underestimate the power of an attractive or unattractive market in driving outcomes for companies, including start-ups. As Andy Rachleff, one of the founders of the venture capital firm Benchmark has said “When a great team meets a lousy market, markets win.”<p>For entrepreneurs, then, …

Where the Money Is in the Tumblr Deal

One of the safest bets in the corporate world is that a splashy acquisition will end up disappointing. You won’t make money every time you take that bet — Google’s purchase of Android sure paid off, for instance — but the successes are more than balanced by disasters like the merger of AOL and Time …

Twitter Acquires Big Data Visualization Startup Lucky Sort, Service To Shutter In Months Ahead

Lucky Sort, a Portland, Oregon-based startup behind a visualization and navigation engine called TopicWatch that helped to discover patterns in live data streams, has been acquired by Twitter. Terms of the deal were not immediately available, but the company has announced via its website that it …

Product Management Gets Stronger

Illustration by Lars Leetaru<p>In April 2007, Research in Motion (RIM) was flying high. The BlackBerry creator was coming off its best year ever, with …