“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.”
As companies rush to implement big data and data science projects, employees might want to embrace hot technologies. But solving real problems should be a higher priority, MailChimp’s John Foreman says.
Is Bitcoin a viable currency, a speculative investment, or both? If the trends of the last few days continue, the answer might someday be “none of the above.”
Guest Post There are over 2,000 startups on AngelList that are categorized as “social commerce.” That’s equivalent to every Stanford MBA over the last 5 years starting a brand new social commerce company.
We asked data scientists from Lyft, the Weather Company and other brands to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
Say what you will about Snapchat’s usefulness — you can’t deny the company excels at attracting money.
Machine learning doesn’t have to give you a headache. It’s just a two-step process of training and scoring, a BigML executive said.
Instagram is the best platform for brands, according to a new study that reviewed all brands on social with over 25 fans on each of four major social platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.
Leap Axlr8r is investing in 10 startups building on Leap Motion and other 3D human computer interaction tech.
Market-research firm IDC and app-tracking company App Annie have a report on mobile and handheld gaming for Q3 2013.
Big data tools are evolving fast. Here’s an overview of the most popular tools used in the field today and how some of the most experienced data scientists are making their decisions.
Twitter launched retargeted advertising today in mobile via an ad product the company calls “tailored audiences.” The product had been in private beta for three months, but is now available globally to any advertisers.
What city books the most preventative appointments? What is the most popular time of day to book? Do men or women rate doctors more highly? ZocDoc has the answers.
As we depend increasingly on data to drive our decisions, what is the role of intuition? Where are the key cultural points of tension between gut and analytics? Where does human thought still matter?
The tech-savvy home cleaning service has raised $38 million so you never have to sweep a floor again, if you don’t want to.
On Nov. 5, BitTorrent Sync, the free “private cloud” solution to syncing files between your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, hit one million users. Today, the company announced that it has hit two million users.
Best known for its insightful reports on company cultures, Glassdoor announced today that it has raised an additional $50 million to accelerate its global expansion for job seekers.
China Mobile is Apple’s great white whale. And just as Captain Ahab tried and tried and tried to bag that particular beast, Apple has been trying for years — without success — to land China Mobile as an iPhone carrier. Today, the company is one step closer.
Health care providers are laden with antiquated technological infrastructures and are afraid to bring them online for fear of violating HIPAA or other industry regulatory requirements. While there’s reason to tread carefully, with old tech comes new opportunity.
You may not have heard of Sketchfab, but “YouTube for 3D design” certainly has a nice ring to it.
With its initial public offering now behind it, Twitter has added former Pearson chief exec Marjorie Scardino as its latest board member.
The Nexus 5 says “to hell” with glitz and glamour.
Sponsored Post Booker, a leading cloud-based software provider that streamlines operations and helps businesses grow their revenues, today launched Promote. This new automated marketing system helps drive customer loyalty and increase revenues…
KitKat is the new hotness for Android, but Tapjoy presents evidence as to why developers should focus on older versions of the mobile OS.
Just about anybody can be a game developer with Createrria on the iPad.
At a gathering to talk about his new health care legislation, President Barack Obama casually revealed to the crowd that he wasn’t allowed to upgrade his smartphone to Apple’s iPhone due to “security reasons,” reports Reuters.