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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We asked data scientists from Lyft and the Weather Company to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
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.
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?
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.
Trifacta has picked up $12 million in funding to help companies get data set for analysis much more quickly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Systems in Motion , a provider of technology consulting and solutions for enterprises, sees Claritics’ big data offering as a valuable proposition for its customers.
Sponsored Post In the 40 years since the introduction of the mobile phone, its influence has grown more than its size has shrunk. And it’s not longer about just making calls. For many, it’s nothing less than the center of their digital lives. And now it is also central to safeguarding that digital life.
Just because lots of companies use Salesforce.com’s software for managing sales leads doesn’t mean the program can’t get better. Startups have found ways to improve on it with data and analytics.
VentureBeat talked with a series of data scientists who went on to become founders and CEOs, to learn more about how their background informs their leadership, product, and overall business strategy.
Big data startup DataSift has closed a fresh $42 million round of funding, the company announced today.
More traffic on Bay Area highways lately isn’t just a coincidence. It’s happening in sync with soaring rent and continually falling unemployment rates, according to publicly available data.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
Data backup and protection firm Acronis is launching an official research and development wing.
Two data scientists at Pinterest open up about some of their projects and the bigger goals of all their nerdy work.
Someday in the future, wearable devices could become like underwear — something you feel vulnerable leaving home without. But that day has not come yet.
Guest Post The CEO needs to get up to speed and consult a single dashboard for all of his or her needs….
At our DataBeat event this week, we’ll be featuring the most interesting companies we can find that leverage data science in fresh ways.
Affectiva, a technology start-up company based in Waltham, Mass., will start offering a face-reading software to mobile developers starting in mid-January.
One retailer got way more of its social content shared than others leading up to Black Friday. But on this fateful day, that retailer isn’t where people are actually shopping, according to some data.
Editor’s Pick Wolfram gave me a glimpse under the hood in an hour-long conversation. And I have to say, what I saw was amazing.
Barry Eggers, an investor at Lightspeed Venture Partners, is trying to piece together growth opportunities in the emerging Internet of things, and while he can’t be sure, he’s got some ideas.