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 November 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.
The rare partnership between rivals will deliver better music recommendations and other features for users.
Samsung’s involvement is a big endorsement for Fingerprint Digital’s safe app portal for kids.
Trifacta has picked up $12 million in funding to help companies get data set for analysis much more quickly.
Hoxton Ventures announced today a $40 million fund that will focus investments on early-stage tech companies in Europe
This app, which shows people what is happening in their immediate vicinity, has surpassed 10 million users, with over 1 million users joining every month.
Once a company succeeds in hiring data scientists, then come questions about what to do with them. Different large companies have different views on who they should work with and when.
And now the moment you’ve been anticipating since the last glorious time it came out (which was yesterday), today’s round up of funding and investment news!
Months after its release, iOS 7 is not yet jailbroken. At least, that’s the popular belief.
Big Data is thrown around a lot as jargon, but there are powerful case studies out there which show how data is powerfully reshaping industries.
Native advertising is one of the Biggest New Things in that realm, but now the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is pointing out that the genre needs to avoid being just another version of a very old game: Let’s deceive the customer.
At DataBeat/Data Summit, investors said they are funding technologies that level the playing field by making it easier for anyone to build predictive models.
Facial-recognition technology has received scrutiny from plenty of privacy experts. Now something much bigger — and much more powerful — is taking a look at this oft-controversial technology: the federal government.
Domo is picking up traction as it pushes an analytics tool for many kinds of data, and investors have been quite eager to back it, chief executive Josh James says.
Interestingly, Monetate says it “influenced” a third of all the money spent online on Black Friday.
OK, so first it was condoms. Then it was same-day cat delivery service. And now, on-demand car service Uber is offering Christmas tree deliveries.
Guest Post There are three cultural issues that we must solve to unlock the latent potential of data: data silos, a lack of data scientists, and broken communication channels between data scientists and business users.
Business software maker Intuit wants to be the go-to destination for entrepreneurs and small businesses — and it just scooped up yet another startup to help round out its small business division.
Sponsored Post Recent developments in cloud technologies have made this increasingly possible — it’s logistics, not technology, that’s holding it back.
New trading regulations have enabled a data explosion that one expert refers to as The Rise of the Machines.
Guest Post Becoming a data-driven business can seem daunting. But in my experience, there are four foundational supports that make it possible.
On-demand car service Uber, which took in $258 million in funding this past quarter, may be blowing its projected revenue and growth numbers out of the water.
Sponsored Post Senzari® today announced MusicGraph, the world’s first knowledge engine for music, which will be available as a consumer app across most major mobile platforms, as well as a powerful “graph API” that can be leveraged by developers…
Big data age is finally here. Now Pivotal’s Scott Yara has some ideas about what’s coming up next in the big data world.
“Education used to be a slice of life, something you did as a child through college, and then spent the rest of your life working, and then death,” said Udacity CEO Sebastian Thrun onstage at VentureBeat’s DataBeat/Data Summit. “Everything is about to change.”
Somehow, Google acquired seven robotics companies without anyone noticing.
Hey, you, shouting into your phone about last night’s drunken escapades: Please stop. Everyone else is trying to work — and we are annoyed.
Spil wants to pay for development, marketing, and more for any studio with an HTML5 game (that it deems worthy) that needs publishing.