Shyam Pillai

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How This Guy Grew 6 Million Dollar Companies Before Turning 35

Here are David Cummings' 4 controversial moves to making million dollar companies<p>94% of companies never hit $1 million in revenue in a year. Those that cross the million dollar mark are doing something that the others aren't.<p>Building million dollar companies from scratch<p>If anyone knows how to …

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38 Startup Pitch Decks From Companies That Changed The World

To celebrate the launch of my book The Art of Startup Fundraising, I thought it would be interesting to put together a blog post with a good amount …

The Race For AI: Google, Twitter, Intel, Apple In A Rush To Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Corporate giants like Google, IBM, Yahoo, Intel, Apple and Salesforce are competing in the race to acquire private AI companies, with Ford, Samsung, …

19 Free Website Design Tools

There are plenty of free tools and resources to help with your website design, whether you’re just looking for a little flare or you want ...

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

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This Entrepreneur Got a Big Idea from Hungry Hungry Hippos | Inc.com

If you haven't heard of the term biomimicry, you're surely familiar with the products it's spawned. Velcro, for instance, came about when a Swiss engineer brushed the burrs off his dog. The Wright brothers based the design of their aircrafts on the sketches of pigeons. And Qualcomm's Mirasol …

The real promise of big data: It’s changing the whole way humans will solve problems

Current “big data” and “API-ification” trends can trace their roots to a definition Kant first coined in the 18th century. In his <i>Critique of Pure Reason</i>, Kant drew a dichotomy between analytic and synthetic truths.<p>An analytic truth was one that could be derived from a logical argument, given an …

Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think

I was just doing some late night reading and came across this …

Sports Data Visualization

If you're a sports fan, you're a stats fan. We can't talk about sports without talking about stats. That's how we remember our favorite teams and …

YKRA Backpacks

by Anya Lawrence<p>With Central Europe's creative scene rapidly evolving, Budapest-based backpack maker YKRA is one of the most exciting emerging Hungarian brands out there. Set up by creative all-rounder Balázs Lakatos in 2012, the brand's colorful canvas backpacks were born out of a love for the …

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A Weekend With Julia: An R User’s Reflections

First off, I am not going to talk much about Julia’s speed. Everybody has seen the tables and graphs showing how in this benchmark or another, Julia …

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Trifacta gives data wranglers a secret weapon for saving time

OK, so you’ve launched a Hadoop cluster to store and process lots of different kinds of data. Good luck cleaning up your messiest unstructured data before you can dig up all of those amazing business-changing insights you’ve heard about.<p>Typically, data cleaning, or data transformation, takes up …

10 Kinds of Stories to Tell with Data

For almost a decade I have heard that good quantitative analysts can “tell a story with data.” Narrative is—along with visual analytics—an important way to communicate analytical results to non-analytical people. Very few people would question the value of such stories, but just knowing that they …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

Scientists Discover Children’s Cells Living in Mothers’ Brains

The link between a mother and child is profound, and new research suggests a physical connection even deeper than anyone thought. The profound …

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How Big Data Can Predict The Wine Of The Century

While Moneyball, and Brad Pitt’s good looks, became the face that launched a thousand big data blog posts, I’ve often thought about other examples, which might appeal to those who prefer to pour a glass a wine versus pore over box scores and Hadoop clusters. This begs the question: Can Big Data …

The 10 Algorithms That Dominate Our World

The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating …

Top Three Business Benefits from Big Data

The Big Data Brain Drain: Why Science is in Trouble | Pythonic Perambulations

<i>Update, August 2014: see Hacking Academia, my most recent reflection on this subject.</i><p>Regardless of what you might think of the ubiquity of the "Big …

Frequentism and Bayesianism: A Practical Introduction | Pythonic Perambulations

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Swift, Apple’s New Programming Language, Has Been In Development For Nearly Four Years

At its WWDC event on Monday, Apple made waves among the iOS and Mac developer communities with the announcement of Swift, a new programming language designed from the ground up by the company’s developer tools team.<p>The language itself builds upon the compiler, runtime, and libraries that Apple …