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15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

Big Data Is About To Produce A Whole Bunch Of Google-like Companies — Here's How

It refers to the gobs of information being collected about us and our world through things like Twitter, Facebook, Google, smartphones, GPS locations, and tiny sensors built into everything.<p>But the question for most people is...so what? Why are techies and scientists so excited about this thing? …

Soylent crowdfunding campaign attracts $755K so people can survive without food

6,144 people are willing to live without food.<p>The crowdfunding campaign for Soylent raked in $754,498, greatly exceeding its $100,000 goal and bringing humanity one step closer to an existence that doesn’t require actual food for survival.<p>Soylent is a controversial food replacement product that …

Accel Launches Second $100 Million Big Data Fund

This whole big-data idea had better be real, because there’s a lot of money being invested in it. The latest is coming from Accel Partners, which …

Google Eyes Brand Advertising For Its Next $30 Billion Opportunity

After sewing up search advertising, Google has spent the last couple of years putting together the pieces of a plan to make display ads its next multibillion-dollar business.<p>But it’s not done yet. And display ads, those banners and video ads that underwrite most websites, are a much more …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Alteryx raises $12M to make predictive analytics user-friendly

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / ramcreations<p>Alteryx, an Irvine, Calif.-based startup trying to be a hybrid of Tableau and statistical …

WibiData gets $15M to help it become the Hadoop application company

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Christophe Bisciglia (left) and Aaron Kimball (right)<p>WibiData — the big data startup from Cloudera Co-founder …

Big data at work: 12 stories about reinvention

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock Images<p>Big data has become something of a buzzword. Everybody talks about it, but its impact can be elusive. …

Big Data Tools Are Not Just for Big Business | Inc.com

I've written in the past that big data is a big deal, and in the words of marketing technology specialist Robert Cole, "too bad the vast majority of business leaders have no clue what it is, how to use it, or why it's important to their businesses."<p>So what is it, exactly, besides this year's …

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Big Data for Brazilian dummies

Brazil's biggest current affairs magazine ran a cover story on the topic of Big Data. Why is that important to readers, after all?<p>I was a little …

Ugandan Millionaire Ashish Thakkar Launches African Answer To Skype

Ugandan multi-millionaire and serial entrepreneur Ashish J. Thakkar has officially launched Mara Online, a family of online and mobile platforms that allow users to communicate, interact and collaborate with each other.<p>Thakkar, who is the founder and CEO of Mara Group and the Mara Foundation, …

5 Things You Should Be Doing With Mobile And Data Right Now

Cameron Clayton of the Weather Company outlines how companies can harness data via mobile, guided by the golden rule–user experience.<p>Big data has enabled many firsts. It was used to develop the atomic bomb that ended WWII. It was used to put a man on the moon. And now it is used every day in every …

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Most data isn’t “big,” and businesses are wasting money pretending it is

Big data! If you don’t have it, you better get yourself some. Your competition has it, after all. Bottom line: If your data is little, your rivals are going to kick sand in your face and steal your girlfriend.<p>There are many problems with the assumptions behind the “big data” narrative (above, in a …

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D.C. Celebrities: Check Out Some Stars You May Not Know Hail From The District

At this point it's common knowledge that go-go star Chuck Brown and jazz musician Duke Ellington hail from D.C. But did you know iconic actress Goldie Hawn is from Silver Spring, Md., or that Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl grew up in Springfield, Va.?<p>We all know there are many …

Everything You Need to Know About Burger Chains in Washington

<b>Michael Landrum</b>’s ongoing issues with Ray’s Hell-Burger aside, fast-casual burger chains are the business to beat in Washington. The most American of …

Spotlight: DC's Best Teas

An aura of calm remains ever-present inside the glass-walled Tea Cellar <i>(1201 24th St. NW, 202-419-6755)</i> at the Park Hyatt Washington. Conversations …

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Opening Report

<b>Red Parrot Bistro</b> quietly opened for business earlier this spring. ARLNOW reports the Asian fusion restaurant will have its <b>official opening bash</b> next Wednesday, with free food and specials. [ARLNOW]

14th and New

New restaurants are opening on the 14th Street NW corridor faster than we can dine at them—including seven in just the past two weeks. Will the …

Anchovies Rule at the new Etto in Logan Circle

The new Etto, which had a soft opening yesterday on 14th Street, isn't just a collaboration between Standard owners <b>Tad Curtz and David Rosner</b>. It also is a team up between those guys and the duo behind <b>2Amys</b>, <b>Amy Morgan and Peter Pastan</b>.<p>The small restaurant (<b>it seats 42</b>) features exposed brick and …

Expansion Wire

Holy burger update. <i>Washingtonian</i> has the scoop on expansion plans for just about <b>every burger chain</b> that has considered D.C. at one point or another. Sorry, Californians — still no chance at getting an <b>In-N-Out</b> burger. [Washingtonian]

Tableau prices its stock at $31 per share for Friday’s IPO

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Tableau Software has priced shares for its initial public offering on Friday at $31. The company is offering up 5 million …

New tool uses big data to predict student performance

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit:<p>To help figure out how well they might do in a particular class, college students can turn to faculty-ranking websites, …

Are You Ready For Big Change, Big Data And Big Actions?

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a Marketing Exec Forum with Shelly Palmer, author of <i>Digital Wisdom: Thought Leadership for a Connected World</i>. The event spanned an evening and the following day, and while I can’t do justice to all of the ground we covered in this one blog post, …