The tech giant collects tons of data about you, including your search history, location, and voice searches that help improve Google's services and provide relevant ads. But you might be surprised to that
Framed Data raises $2M, 6Sense raises $12M, Reflektion raises $8M… The list goes on and on. What these companies have in common, aside from multi-million dollar investments, is that they are all in the
Investors often turn to Wall Street analysts for guidance regarding corporate earnings growth. Earnings and expectations for earnings growth are at the core of equity valuations and therefore critical
Here’s the abstract from this important recent paper by the great Adrian Raftery: Probabilistic forecasts are becoming more and more available. How should they be used and communicated? What are the obstacles
I’m a big fan of good whisky. Just to set the scene: in Edinburgh, our home-from-home was the Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS). When I’m in London or Tokyo, I always manage to visit the SMWS venues there.
Two consulting firms have almost simultaneously released two new surveys on the state of big data. Both show big data finally getting traction in the real world, but one is a shade more optimistic than
Shortly before 9/11, officials foresaw a fundamental shift in the nature of power. Nine months before the September 11 attacks—and just days after the Supreme Court halted the Florida recount, handing
However, he actually wrote his Ph.D. thesis on OPEC and oil prices. In Project Syndicate Wednesday, he writes that he thinks he knows where oil is going, despite thinking that trying to forecast the price
“Beautifully, unapologetically plastic.” “Feature for feature, it’s identical to iPad Air in every way.” “Just avoid holding it in that way.” Apple’s public relations (PR) department is probably the best
Investigations The Russian government warned U.S. authorities that Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a violent radical Islamist more than a year and a half before the April 2013 bombing, but
This Thanksgiving had an extra reason to be thankful – the new deal between Iran and six superpowers. Last week, the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China (the P5+1 group) reached
It's around dinner time at Honeygrow, a casual restaurant in central Philadelphia. Erin Campbell was on her way here to meet a friend when she realized, with panic, that her cellphone battery was dying.
Leading Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox has released a new website that provides a simple explanation of what Bitcoin actually is. The site, Bitcoins.com, is essentially a tutorial on the virtual currency, a
Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look
The secrecy of the national security bureaucracy makes it impossible to hold them accountable when their policies aren't working. "Every genuine test of a theory is an attempt to falsify it, or to refute
The philosophers of greed now use Christianity as their cover story Amanda Marcotte November 16, 2013 2:00pm (UTC) This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Anyone who has worked in the restaurant
One of the most active hackers in the collective known as Anonymous and the source of WikiLeaks’ largest ever leak of secret documents was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison–the most severe penalty
Good news for mobile, cloud, and big data startups: A newly established venture-capital group focused on those sectors just got some more money to invest. Wing Venture Partners has brought in $12.9 million,
While the proliferation of baby photos may be unwelcome across wider social networks like Facebook, there’s a growing interest in closed, more personal social networks built for private sharing on mobile.
This week on-air and online, the tech team is exploring the sharing economy. You'll find the stories on this blog and aggregated at this link, and we would love to hear your questions about the topic.
Sequoia Capital has invested $19 million in 6Wunderkinder, a Berlin-based creator of the popular productivity app, Wunderlist. Sequoia chairman and billionaire investor, Sir Michael Moritz already backs
• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental
Marketed to police department, BlueJay Twitter-monitoring tool "has no IT requirements," explains the sales literature. "All you need is Internet and a browser." Also, $150 a month. A teenager who claimed
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The notion that sport shoes and inserts should keep the human arch stiffly supported is a decades-old assumption that could use some rethinking, according to a British gait analyst who has closely studied