Editor’s Pick 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.
In between chowing down on turkey, slurping up cranberry sauce, and sucking down a cold beverage or two with friends and family, we’ve been busy shopping.
A former Visa engineer has built and open-sourced the InfiniSQL database to handle hundreds of thousands of transactions simultaneously and support familiar SQL query language.
CEO Meg Whitman finally has a positive earnings report to talk about.
We have many of the leading lights of data science attending our DataBeat event next week. If you’re looking to use Big Data to get ahead in your business, you need to be there.
Editor’s Pick Some might call it good parenting. Others, snooping. But how much can a Chrome extension tell you about your kid, anyway?
As the Internet of things picks up speed, connectivity and vast cloud resources will be important, and so will analytics tools.
It could really be a black Friday this year for online retailers. Or at least moderately grey.
The legendary investor isn’t backing down from his claim that most doctors could be replaced by technology. In his upcoming fireside chat at the DataBeat/Data Science Summit, Khosla is going to focus on a data-driven, patient-centric model of health care.
Diffbot can find important text on a website. Semantria can determine the sentiment of text. The two companies ran into each other and have decided to offer the services together.
The top news searches reveal that some fraction of us have some small sense of things that might be important, with questions about Syria, Typhoon Haiyan and the devastation it brought to the Philippines, and Detroit’s bankruptcy.
Sponsored Post We caught up with Leigh Williamson, a distinguished engineer at IBM, to find out what Big Blue has been up to in the mobile app space — and how it’s working even closer than ever with developers.
Weather Underground is an app from The Weather Channel to, well, tell you what it’s like outside.
Making a sustainable business in the Web 3.0 era means incorporating feedback loops into the basic design of every product and service.
BIME Analytics, a startup that delivers business intelligence in the cloud while allowing data to stay on premise, just nabbed $4 million.
Every person on Facebook — all 1.2 billion of you — sees a unique homepage every time they visit the social network. But storing, fetching, and analyzing the hundreds of petabytes of data to generate those pages in real time is no easy task.
Tech companies can point the finger at end users for not getting quick returns on analytics software investments. But sometimes the vendors themselves are to blame for making complicated products.
60 percent of social shopping starts on Facebook. 15 percent starts on Pinterest, and a little five percent wedge begins on Twitter. But there’s one network you’ve probably never heard of that drives more than Pinterest and four times more social shopping traffic than Twitter.
Sebastian Thrun made robots smarter, and built “Stanley,” the driverless car that won the 2005 DARPA Challenge. Now he’s making humans smarter with Udacity, the online education company he co-founded in 2011.
Coursera uses data on clicks and response to emails to see how engagement with course content changes, co-founder Andrew Ng said at an IBM event today.
Guest Post Virtualization, perhaps more than any other technology, is powering tremendous growth in cloud-based services.
New York ad startup BiScience’s new product, AdClarity, monitors 5.1 million ads in over two million campaigns from over 300,000 advertisers on over 7,000 publishers’ sites.
Academics and industry researchers are forming a council to play up ethical issues to watch out for when working with big data.
After raising $120 million in funding to create a next-generation enterprise router, Compass-EOS announced today that it has closed another $42 million in funding.
The next-generation supercomputers will combine IBM processors and Nvidia GPUs.
Guest Post Did Facebook just have an ‘aha!’ moment?
Guest Post This idea doesn’t do justice to the wonders of the human mind, nor to the amazing potential of contemporary technology.
Wing Venture Partners, a new group dedicated to cloud, mobile and data startups, just disclosed that it’s got some additional money to dole out.
Todd Paoletti, vice president of product marketing at Pivotal, thinks the company’s new cloud and data services will enable more data-driven applications and easier analysis.
Yahoo Japan is about to know a lot more about you.
Guest Post Big data can be harnessed, but you need to lay the groundwork.
Forget the Ivy League and Stanford — the smartest college in America is not what you might think.
By launching its Kinesis service today, Amazon Web Services is advancing its leadership among public clouds by making it easier to build applications that use real-time data.