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This big data startup with roots from LinkedIn just raised millions of dollars

It used to be that if you were a company that’s been accumulating tons of data about your business, it would take a day or two (or longer) to sift …

Big Data

Sugar, Spice, Hadoop And Everything Nice: A Recipe For More Data Scientists

<i>What are data scientists made of?</i><p><i>Technical smarts, data and business skill</i><p><i>Analytics, management and storytelling will</i><p><i>That’s what data scientists are made of</i><p>Ask ten people to define “data scientist” and you’re likely to get twelve different answers. It would be comical if the demand for their …

Big Data

Interview met Stephanie Evergreen

Stephanie Evergreen’s research-based approach to data visualization and design make her a sought-after speaker and consultant for organizations. This …

Seeing The Future Is Key To Success In 2015

<b>In this post, I wanted to share an article about how advanced analytics will be key to business success in 2015 written by Chrissy Wissinger, Director of Communications at Prosper Insights & Analytics.</b><p>It’s a new year and many leading companies have new plans when it comes to their data and …

Data Warehousing

Big Data - What The Heck Are Data Lakes?

You’ve probably heard of data warehousing, but now there’s a newer phrase doing the rounds, and it’s one you’re likely to hear more in the future if …

Big Data

Will autocorrect make you too predictable?

Computers can now identify what you will say before you know yourself, and as philosopher Evan Selinger argues, this could subtly shape your conversations without you realising.<p>Do you know what you really want? Right now, there are computers all over the world busily trying to tell you the answer – …

Text Messaging

The Internet of Things is already a $2 billion business for Intel

Setting new records for revenue and shipments off the back of IoT growth<p>There was no escaping the Internet of Things at CES 2015, it was the omnipresent theme of the expo, but don't let that fool you into thinking it's a far-off future concept. Intel's latest earnings report demonstrates that the …

Internet of Things

App Annie raises $55-million to expand mobile-analytics business

App Annie Ltd., which measures the usage of mobile applications, raised $55-million in a new financing led by Institutional Venture Partners as it benefits from surging interest in wireless devices.<p>App Annie will use the funding to support product development, global expansion and potential …

Five data trends that won't change in 2015

Today, we live in a world where the way people interact with data is changing fast and mostly for the better. People express themselves through the …

Big Data

Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence

Big data vendors like Cloudera talk about how Hadoop and other technologies "democratize data" for users. One way they do this, Cloudera's Justin …

Big Data

How IBM Is Finally Getting Serious About the Mobile Economy

<i>Updated from 4:30 p.m. to include additional comments from Bank of America regarding earnings estimates in the fifth paragraph.</i><p>NEW YORK (TheStreet) …

Investing

Pivotal's Cloud Foundry becomes open source foundation

The Cloud Foundry Foundation will be backed by ActiveState, CenturyLink, EMC, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Rackspace, SAP and VMware.<p>Pivotal said Monday …

Cloud Foundry

What to expect next: A cloud platform for the Internet of things

The Internet of things (IoT) is becoming one of the most relevant trends in the history of the software industry. As connectivity, storage, and compute become more pervasive, we’re seeing an explosion of IoT solutions, from sports to public safety. The trend is clear: The IoT is here to stay. As …

Dear John: Your flight is delayed — Personalizing the travel experience with big data

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Boxever.</i><p>This past summer a major airline was briefly the butt of press and social media jokes and criticisms when it mistakenly sent a response to an unsatisfied customer’s complaint that started with the generic salutation “Dear CUSTOMER NAME:”. The letter …

How to Extract Insights from Big Data

Salil Godika of Datamation recently wrote, “While sifting through vast amounts of information can look like a lot of work, there are rewards. By …

Can Big Data Save The Last Of India's Wild Tigers?

<i>This story originally appeared on Ensia.</i><p>Traveling in small, nomadic groups, carrying knives, axes and steel traps, tiger poachers in India have long held advantages over those trying to protect the big cats. The poachers, motivated mainly by demand for tiger bones used in traditional medicine in …

Wildlife

The Internet of Things has four big data problems

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a data problem. Well, four data problems. Walking the halls of CES in Las Vegas last week, it’s abundantly clear …

Internet of Things

SAS Blogs

Hello, loyal All Analytics readers. Whether you're a data scientist, a statistician or a decision maker with an analytical bent, we welcome you to …

Artificial Intelligence

Text Analysis 101; A Basic Understanding for Business Users: Document Classification

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Taxonomy

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

Readers’ Choice – Our 10 Most Popular ML Blog Posts of 2014

We launched this blog in June 2014 with the intent of sharing important advances and practical knowledge accumulated by Microsoft in the field of ML. …

Dato Joins New Wave of Machine Learning Startups

Carlos Guestrin is riding the new wave of artificial intelligence.<p>Guestrin is a professor of machine learning at the University of Washington and the …

Learning to Personalize

Talk from MLConf Atlanta on 2014-09-19 about how we use machine learning at Netflix to do personalized recommendations.

Insider's introduction to microsoft azure machine learning

Microsoft has introduced a new technology for developing analytics applications in the cloud. The presenter has an insider's perspective, having actively provided feedback to the Microsoft team which has been developing this technology over the past 2 years. This session will 1) provide an …

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ISPs

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 Gets Up to £150 Price-Cut in the UK

If you live in the UK and think Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 is just a little too large, it’s worth taking a look at the now discounted Surface Pro 2. As Pocket-Lint reports, the company has dropped the price of its last-generation laptop-tablet hybrid by up to £150 on its online store.<p>The 64 GB …

Mobile analytics company App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17M

In a sign of the growing importance of mobile analytics, App Annie has raised another $17 million from its existing investors and is acquiring one of its competitors, Distimo.<p>Both companies provide data on how people are using mobile apps and mobile websites. App Annie has built a strong reputation …

Honda introduces the MC-beta, a micro-sized electric car that's smaller than most

Following the footsteps of other tiny electric vehicles such as the SmartCar ForTwo and the Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Honda has unveiled its very own miniature car called the MC-β (That's MC-beta to you and me). It looks to be a refinement of the company's line of "micro commuters" and is designed to …

Vint Cerf: 'Privacy may be an anomaly'

The so-dubbed father of the Internet believes privacy will be increasingly harder to achieve given our desire to tell all via social media.<p>Could online privacy one day be a thing of the past as we share more and more details about ourselves through social networks? Vint Cerf certainly believes that …

Privacy