Chad Zhu

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Interpreting regression coefficient in R

(This article was first published on <b>biologyforfun » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Linear models are a very simple statistical techniques …

Narrative Science Raises $10 Million More for Its Automated Writing Software

USAA, the financial services company for military members, is investing. It will also use the company's software to generate reports for its clients.<p>Most funding stories are more or less the same, which is why <b>Re/code</b> tries to avoid most of them: Company raises X amount of money, from Y companies, …

Mesosphere Grabs $10M In Series A Funding To Transform Server Management

Mesosphere, a Silicon Valley startup based on the open source Apache Mesos project, announced $10.5M in Series A funding today.<p>The funding round is led by Andreessen Horowitz with help from Data Collective and Fuel Capital. This follows seed funding a year ago of $2.25M from Andreessen Horowitz, …

The Most Dangerous Man In Bitcoin Isn’t A Criminal

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has busted Wall Street insiders and dark web drug dealers. Now he’s setting out to do what Marc Andreessen, the Winklevoss Twins, and cryptocurrency nuts can’t: clean up bitcoin.<p>Preet Bharara tells the hotel ballroom full of bankers. “I could either come around, or you …

Everything You Need to Know About the Bitcoin Protocol

<i>This research is courtesy of Sander Duivestein, professional speaker and trendwatcher at VINT, the International Research Institute of Sogeti, and Patrick Savalle, founder and technical director at Mobbr crowd payments.</i><p>Bitcoin is big news again. The digital cryptocurrency is on the frontpage of …

Introducing the Novena: a homemade laptop with open source hardware

Is your laptop secure? In the age of widespread snooping from the NSA and so many others, do you really know that your machine is safe? Is every part …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

The 10 Jobs With The Biggest Projected Salary Gains In 2014

We all know that software jobs are taking over the world. With smartphones battling for dominance through their software and interface design, cars chock full of programmable devices (I don’t own one but every time I rent I feel like I need an hour-long tutorial just to use the radio), and wearable …

Blueprint Health’s newest class of digital health startups tackle genetics, hospital waste, social need

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>It’s been a big week for digital health startups: On Tuesday, San Francisco-based Rock Health held its demo day and, today, …

MoPub’s Optimizer Lets Mobile Publishers Automatically Prioritize Their Most Lucrative Ad Networks

MoPub is releasing a new tool called the Optimizer that should allow mobile publishers to take an entirely automated, hands-off approach to managing their ad networks — and increase revenue, too.<p>The team gave me a demo of the new feature, saying the technology uses a “waterfall” approach, moving …

Amazon Grows In Government Cloud, Despite Competitor Smack-Talk

Say what you will about about the Central Intelligence Agency, but one thing is clear: these are people who do not like to mess around with their data. The CIA is in the business of secrets, so their potential $600 million contract with Amazon Web Services is perhaps the greatest validation of …

Chomsky: The U.S. behaves nothing like a democracy

The MIT professor lays out how the majority of U.S. policies are opposed to what wide swaths of the public want<p>I'd like to comment on topics that I think should regularly be on the front pages but are not -- and in many crucial cases are scarcely mentioned at all or are presented in ways that seem …

CareCloud Raises A New $9M In Oversubscribed Round For Physician Care SaaS Platform

CareCloud has followed up the $20 million that it received in June with a new $9 million investment from Adams Street Partners. The new investment brings its total funding to $55 million.<p>The oversubscribed $20 million Series B round was led by Tenaya Capital and included existing investor Intel …

Change Healthcare nabs $15M to promote health care cost transparency

Millions more people will gain access to health care next year, as the Affordable Care Act comes into effect.<p>With change comes opportunity — and confusion. So investors are placing their bets on health transparency startups like Change Healthcare, which help people save money and select the best …

Fitbit Raises $43M for Health Tracking

Wearable fitness-device startup Fitbit has landed a $43 million Series D round of funding.<p>The funding comes from Qualcomm Ventures, SAP Ventures and …

Medical device giant Medtronic buys telehealth company Cardiocom for $200M

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Medtronic, a giant among medical device companies, is largely known for its expensive, implantable devices, like pacemakers …

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

Two Senators Lay Smackdown On Purported Effectiveness Of NSA Domestic Spying Programs

The release was in response to recent reports from The Guardian that the National Security Agency (NSA) collected U.S. email records in bulk for more than two years under President Barack Obama and still collects and analyzes reams of data from U.S. communications systems.<p>Basically, the senators …

Developers Are Lifting The Cloud, Not The Other Way Around

For all the attention this week about the cloud, it’s evident that it is pretty much a distraction when considering what is really happening. Developers are lifting the cloud, not the other way around.<p>The big guns of tech are aligning because they have to. It’s a defensive move to serve their …

Shadow Banking Threatens China's Economy—but What Is It, Exactly?

Needed government reforms to the country's byzantine financial system may nonetheless upend China's growth.<p>Last week, the Shanghai interbank offered rate (Shibor), China's once-anonymous version of London's LIBOR, made news around the world when it suddenly spiked at all time high. Expected to …

Three Steps You Can Take to Protect Yourself From Online Spying

The recent PRISM scandal has validated both the general public's growing unease with federal law enforcement agencies, and many of the fringe …

Privacy

Bitcoin: Are we looking at a revolution?

Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride over the past few months has been well documented. We watched Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value from $33 at the end of February (then an all-time high) to a peak of nearly $266 on April 10, followed by the crash of as much as 70 percent.<p>But Bitcoin prices are not the …