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Big Data Costs Money. Big Analytics Makes Money.

The word easy is not often associated with big data, but there is at least one pretty easy answer when it comes to the question of why companies embark on big data deployments: money, whether it is making it or saving it. What may be less obvious is why, despite their best intentions, organizations …

Big Data

Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms

If you're dealing with a common small-apartment problem — a bedroom scarcely large enough for a bed, much less anything else — look no further than …

Interior Design

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

Product Management

Edtech Startup Bets Branded Learning Can Reinvigorate E-learning

A Cape Town tech startup is hoping to find a new way to invigorate e-learning using short video tutorials; and has partnered with Ogilvy & Mather, the largest global advertising agency, for its first course on behavioural economics.<p>Called 42courses.com, the South African edtech outfit offers …

Ogilvy & Mather

Thirteen Companies That Use Deep Learning To Produce Actionable Results

Our means for gathering data have largely outstripped our tools for analyzing that data. The result is a mountain of unstructured and largely inaccessible information gathered from social media, app permissions, website cookies and hardware and software service agreements. There’s gold in that …

Machine Learning

How The Citizen Data Scientist Will Democratize Big Data

The rise of the citizen data scientist is a subject which is creating a lot of excitement at the moment. Put simply (and a bit bluntly) businesses, particularly larger ones with more mature Big Data analytical operations, are finding that it is too important to be left solely in the hands of the …

Big Data

To SQL or NoSQL? That’s the database question | Ars Technica

But as technological lines blur, there's not always a clear-cut answer.<p>Poke around the infrastructure of any startup website or mobile app these …

Machine Learning as a Service: How Data Science Is Hitting the Masses

Machine learning is an enigma to most. For decades it's a been a field dominated by scientists and the few organizations with enough computing power to run complex algorithms against huge datasets. But now the world of machine learning and predictive analytics is opening up to developers and …

Altiscale and Tableau partner for better analytics and prettier visualizations

A logical partnership announcements this morning from Tableau and Altiscale could result in organizations having the ability to improve their …

Smartwatches and the three-second rule

The Palm Pilot has some lessons for wearables<p>Smartwatches are still in their PDA phase.<p>That seems like a pretty obvious conclusion when you give the category of wearables even a moment’s thought. Personal Digital Assistants like the Palm Pilot or Pocket PCs or even Apple’s Newton were usually not …

Smartwatches

A Small and Stunning Paris Apartment

We've featured quite a few places by A+B Kasha before: this Paris-based real estate and design firm excels at creating meticulously detailed …

The Heartbeat Of A Data-Driven Culture: How To Create Commonly Understood Data

The whole world has fallen in love with the value that data can bring. The work that must be done to unlock that value is far less popular. As Thomas Edison said, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”<p>In the case of data, the fun stuff is …

Big Data

Data analytics startup Looker raises $48 million, led by Kleiner Perkins

Looker, a startup selling data analytics software, is announcing today a $48 million funding round led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.<p>Looker can visualize data from many sources, including Amazon Web Services (AWS) Redshift, Cloudera Impala, HP Vertica, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and Snowflake. It’s …

Venture Capital

Microsoft acquires Metanautix, an analytics startup that helps big companies navigate their data

Microsoft has acquired a young Palo Alto startup called Metanautix, a firm specializing in helping large enterprises filter through their hordes of in-house data. Terms of the deal haven’t been disclosed<p>Cofounded in 2012 by Theo Vassilakis and Toli Lerios, who previously worked at Google and …

SQL Servers

Why Abraham Lincoln Loved Infographics

Near the end of 1861, with the American Union crumbling, President Abraham Lincoln became obsessed with an unusual document. Nearly three feet in length, it appeared at first to be a map of the southern states. But it was covered with finely rendered shading, with the darkness of each county …

Data-Driven Insights On Landing Your Dream Job

The author, a behavioral scientist, sheds light on what you really need to get your dream job.<p>You’ve spent most of your early life learning how to fit in. It’s a process called socialization –- we all want to belong, we all want to be a part of something, we all want to be accepted at some level. …

Seven Tips and Tricks to Get More Out of OneNote

OneNote is an awesome, powerful note-taking tool, but it's also one of those apps that only devout users really talk about. Let's change that today …

Software