Academic publisher Elsevier has issued take-down notices to Academia.edu for researchers who have posted scientific papers on the site.
Chris Pouliot spent the past five years leading the data science team at Netflix. He has masters degrees from MIT and Stanford; spent six years in the U.S. Navy; worked as a statistician at Google; and currently serves on the boards of multiple e-commerce startups.
Juniper released its top 10 tech trends for 2014 today. And if the research firm is right, our cities are going to get smarter, our money is going digital, and we’ll be printing a lot more products at home.
Flurry raises more funding as it expands beyond traditional analytics.
Vendor lock-in is a major concern for enterprises, which may want to migrate from SAP to Oracle or use several software solutions simultaneously.
IBM researchers have cooked up technology to move data across clouds confidentially. The announcement suggests Big Blue clearly has a lot of goals in mind for its cloud strategy.
Twitter lists kind of suck.
Jackthreads, like most online retailers, has seen the light when it comes to mobile.
Candy Crush now has more than 500 million downloads, and King has 282 million monthly active users.
Thanksgiving is apparently the time to open apps as well as eat Turkey.
King’s mobile game is growing with the help from an old-media ad campaign.
The court agreed to hear the case Alice Corporation Pty. v. CLS Bank International to look into the issue of “whether claims to computer-implemented inventions – including claims to systems and machines, processes, and items of manufacture – are directed to patent-eligible subject matter.”
Amazon’s public cloud is still the one to beat, but because it can come with technical issues and high costs are possible, it’s not always ideal for startups. Another one called TestingBot just defected.
This week, the next-gen console wars march into the holidays, we get some new Hobbit games, we reviewed a new PlayStation 4 title, and more.
Tooth decay is 5 times more common than asthma and 4 times more common than early childhood obesity. No-one wants their kids’ teeth to rot and fall out, but its often not easy getting them to floss and brush.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would like if Apple decided to challenge Google’s Driverless car technology, the outcome could be either wonderful or kind of terrifying.
Guest Post Here’s five important lessons on how to acquire users with effective mobile marketing.
Puzzle & Dragons players under 20 in Japan can only spend $200 a month.
Apple’s recent product launches and the Thanksgiving/Christmas shopping season may be coming together in one giant perfect storm — the good kind. Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White says the company’s sales performance in November was very likely the strongest in history.
The new consoles don’t have a critic’s favorite. With no killer app, will we get bored quickly?
At 23andMe, genetic analysis is out, but ancestry info and raw data are still very much in.
Few people realize that Palantir works with a number of nonprofit organizations, assisting in various disaster relief efforts after Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina.
Software might be making data science easier and more accessible for the masses, but stars in the field are pointing to the power of data scientists who embrace creativity and accidents.
If you’d like to catch a glimpse of the future of retail shopping today, just head to an Apple store with an iOS 7 device.
People’s Bank also held a press conference today on Bitcoin, saying Bitcoin is certain virtual good but not legal tender.
“Using our SDK, developers are able to divide users into different categories according to their behaviour and then offer them customised promotions with the help of our analytics. This increases their likeliness to buy and therefore the overall revenue.”
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Kabam plans to cash in on the huge awareness of The Hobbit film coming Dec. 13.
Guest Post Always ask permission before plugging in; a little common courtesy goes a long way.
Foursquare released a new iPhone app today for iOS7 with an updated design and push notifications that offer helpful information and tips for places near you.
Facebook has found that, given good tools and suggested wording, people are more likely to constructively solve problems than fume and feud.
Currently, Spotify has mobile apps that are free to download; however, most streaming capabilities are only available for paid customers.
“By 2025, 80 percent of the functions doctors do will be done much better and much more cheaply by machines and machine learned algorithms,” said Khosla at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Science Summit.
When you think sports, the first word that comes to mind is likely not “sensors,” but two startups are using sensors to make some of the coolest products in data-focused sports training we’ve seen.
Guest Post Despite original intentions, current policies have been used by the government to argue that your data does not qualify for the freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, and the right to privacy.
Blueboard thinks it has discovered the secret to keeping employees happy. And it doesn’t involve a higher salary, lighter workload, or more vacation days.
Guest Post With the advent of more and more (big) data, we have not fully used the power of math as a universal language. But it could lead us to amazing insights.
One Bitcoin could buy more than 100 copies of Towerfall.
The House passed the Innovation Act today in an effort to thwart patent trolls and their preying. However many advocates for patent reform are saying it still falls short, and doesn’t properly consider the consequences to small businesses.
HootSuite announced this morning that it is partnering with IBM to integrate with big blue’s Connections product suite, which IBM calls “a leading social software platform” which makes “everything social.”