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Data Science Primer: Basic Concepts for Beginners

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>What exactly is data science?<p>Data science is a multifaceted discipline, which encompasses machine learning and other …

Snap Makes a Bet on the Cultural Supremacy of the Camera

If you’re watching Snap’s stock ticker, stop. The company that makes Snapchat, the popular photo-messaging app, has been having a volatile few days after its rocket-fueled initial public offering last week.<p>But Snap’s success or failure isn’t going to be determined this week or even this year. This …

Mobile Photography

The Secret to Happiness? Simplify.

For centuries, people leaned into the popular (and false) belief that possession—material wealth and stature—was synonymous with happiness. But now minimalism is on the rise, and for good reason: it works. With the popular Netflix film <i>Minimalism: A Documentary About Important Things</i> and the massive …

Minimalism

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

Somebody once asked Warren Buffett about his secret to success. Buffett pointed to a stack of books and said,<p>Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will…<p>When I first found this quote …

Self-improvement

Trump on Snapchat? President's Expanded Social Media Presence Offers Pitfalls

Even though polling suggests an overwhelming majority of Americans want President Donald Trump to curtail his social media presence, he's expanded it — becoming the first U.S. president to formally join Snapchat.<p>The president, who has a very active (and sometimes factually inaccurate) presence on …

Social Media

Uber hires former Google search chief Amit Singhal as SVP of Engineering

Uber’s latest hire has a storied and accomplished history in Silicon Valley – Amit Singhal, former Senior Vice President of Search and employee number 176 at Google, has joined the ride-hailing company as SVP of Engineering.<p>Singhal will be heading up the Maps and Marketplace departments at Uber, …

Autos

This Student Managed to Turn His 5-Day Mumps Quarantine Into a Snapchat Masterpiece

When freshman Yale student Tarek Ziad found himself quarantined with mumps for five whole days, he decided to do what any other millennial would: document his struggles on Snapchat. In the six-minute clip he uploaded onto YouTube, the witty 18-year-old turned the boring duration of being locked in …

What Is The Difference Between Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are two very hot buzzwords right now, and often seem to be used interchangeably.<p>They are not quite the same thing, but the perception that they are can sometimes lead to some confusion. So I thought it would be worth writing a piece to explain …

Artificial Intelligence

The Future Of The Web Is All About Context

Falon Fatemi Contributor<p>Falon Fatemi is founder and CEO of Node.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>2016 Will Be The Year Of The Sales Stack<p>Imagine a world where search engines proactively send recommended articles, people and companies to their users — and all of these recommendations are extremely …

Engines

19 Times Snapchat Was A Goddamn Gift To 2016

When the apocalypse comes to claim us all, at least we'll still have the 10-second memories.

Safe-Space

How Snapchat secretly bought a struggling startup, then bet the future on it

Hundreds of people lined up off Venice Beach boardwalk on a sunny November morning to buy Snapchat's Spectacles from a bright yellow vending machine.<p>It was the first day the $130 camera glasses went on sale, and many were there to see what all the buzz was about. Most of them worked or had friends …

Startups

Obama Reckons With A Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Michelle Obama