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An Introduction to 6 Machine Learning Models

I was motivated to write this blog from a discussion on the Machine Learning Connection group.

For classification and regression problem, there are …

Machine Learning

America’s Epidemic of Unnecessary Care - The New Yorker

It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical …

Medicine

10 mysteries of the mind

Much of what we don’t understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life and …

The Brain

The Future of Design in Technology

10 predictions for the next 10 years

By Julie Zhuo

Design in the chameleon-colored world of technology is still young. The word interaction design only …

Concept Design

Psychologist says this key skill can make people highly effective leaders

Airbnb employees seem to love CEO Brian Chesky.

One possible reason? The startup founder's ability to inspire awe in his people.

Take for example the company's headquarters, which allows people to transcend San Francisco and enter another world by simply picking a conference room; the company's core …

Social Behavior

The Scary Psychology Of 'Dark' Perfectionism

It's one thing to expect the best from yourself. But it's a completely different thing to expect the best from everyone around you.

Perfectionists, though often high-achieving and highly motivated individuals, can set almost impossibly lofty goals for themselves. Psychologists have linked …

Psychology

The secret to a happy marriage? Go to the gym more

Women who have fit and active husbands are less likely to suffer from depression, according to new scientific research

At last, married men have an excuse to put in hours at the gym.

Far from being narcisstic or hiding from duties at home, they can say they are doing it for the good of their …

Marriage

Most Germans rent because they have an incredibly sane housing system

Unlike the Anglophone world, Germans don’t tend to be house-crazy. In fact, among big, rich countries, Germany has some of the lowest homeownership rates going. (If you’re interested, here’s why.)

Residential rents in Germany are highly regulated on a system using a tool known as the “mietspiegel,” …

Housing

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.

Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley …

Trends

Reid Hoffman: Why the block chain matters

This article was taken from the June 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.

At least one global cryptocurrency will achieve mass-market adoption. That …

Reid Hoffman

Wearables are sexy, but the smart money in health startups is elsewhere

The world of digital health is exploding. Hundreds of new startups have sprung up, and the venture capital to support them is growing rapidly. And it has outdone growth (slide 5) in venture funding in general, as well in the biotech, software, or the medical devices industries.

In 2014, digital …

Startups

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

Software developer Carl Cheo, founder of technology blog Carlcheo.com, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to computers! So, to help those of …

Computer Science

Elements of Scale: Composing and Scaling Data Platforms

This post is the transcript from a talk, of the same name, given at Progscon & JAX Finance 2015

As software engineers we are inevitably affected by …

Scalability

How Algolia Built Their Realtime Search as a Service Product

Editor's Note: Nicolas Dessaigne is Co-Founder & CEO at Algolia. Julien Lemoine is Co-Founder & CTO at Algolia. They are both originally from Paris,

Search Engines

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UltimateMensStyle

How we drove 3X improvement in CTR by leveraging Machine Learning

The primary reason why we started Reduce Data was to cut advertising waste by leveraging data. We believe that over 50% of media gets wasted and as …

Machine Learning

A Self-Made Billionaire Uses This Easy Trick for Decisions

A twist to the classic pro-con list

The first chapter in Seymour Schulich’s book, Get Smarter: Life and Business Lessons, offers a decision tool that adds to the simple pro-and-con list that many of us have used to make decisions. Schulich, a self-made billionaire, is one of Canada’s richest and …

Performance Shootout of Nearest Neighbours: Querying

Previous posts explained the whys & whats of nearest-neighbour search, the available OSS libraries and Python wrappers. We converted the English …

Precision

Liquidation Preference and Participation Caps for Unicorns

I read an article over the weekend talking about Unicorns and their respective valuations: …

Liquidation

The future is now, and it's using AWS Lambda

It’s a bit of a sensationalistic title, but hear me out. And sorry for the boring-ish example in this article. This is designed to only excite people …

Amazon Web Services

NDAs, Confidentiality Provisions And How To Make Sure Your IP Stays Yours

Editor’s note: Ariel Soiffer practices law at WilmerHale where he advises technology companies on a wide range of licensing, contract and corporate matters.

Non-disclosure agreements are some of the most common contracts in the business world, and many other agreements have confidentiality provisions with …

Confidentiality

Marc Andreessen on Twitter

"Success = measured not by the position that one has reached in life but by the obstacles which he has had to overcome." Booker T Washington

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity

Beginnings are the most exciting and energizing times in life. If things have been in a slump for you, make some changes. Lasting success comes from making pointed shifts in your behavior on a daily basis. Success is rarely the result of the major decisions you have to make due to the long and …

Job Satisfaction

Seven Techniques for Data Dimensionality Reduction

By Rosaria Silipo.

The recent explosion of data set size, in number of records and attributes, has triggered the development of a number of big data …

Machine Learning

Best Places to Go Swimming in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Bay Area Overview

Tomales Bay State Park, Hearts Desire Beach: This is the most …

San Francisco Bay Area

Microsoft quietly delivers first preview of Graph Engine

It's been quite a while since there's been word regarding Microsoft Research's "Project Trinity," its graph database and computing platform.

But this …

Microsoft

Throughput impedance (mis)matching — Building Timehop — Medium

Impedance (mis)matching

The importance of the morning push as part of the Timehop experience has been briefly approached in another article.

In this …

Push

How To Better Predict Unicorns

Editor’s note: Tom Jacobs is CTO at Kepler Analytics.

Of course Airbnb is worth a billion dollars. There’s an expensive asset there sitting unused. People often struggle to make rent. Hotels are expensive.

Of course Uber is worth a billion dollars. Taxis are awful, expensive and unreliable, and I’m …

Unicorns

Reid Hoffman: Why the block chain matters

This article was taken from the June 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online.

At least one global cryptocurrency will achieve mass-market adoption. That …

Reid Hoffman

Apache Samza: LinkedIn’s Stream Processing engine

This post originally appeared as a contributed piece on The New Stack.

LinkedIn began processing “big data” on Apache Hadoop six years ago. As time …