Another pack of Obama for America data analysts has launched a startup to democratize big data smarts. The company, BlueLabs, is already profitable.
Somewhat stealthy startup Domo provides various managers and teams inside an organization a unique, easily accessible dashboard tool to check the metrics that matter to them.
Editor’s Pick After Facebook released its Presto querying engine into open-source today, Hadoop distribution vendors pointed out how existing tools already let business analysts sift quickly through huge amounts of data.
Customer retention is the difference between life and death for subscription businesses. Gainsight has closed $20 million in funding to help businesses keep their customers.
New artificial-vision glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products, places, bus numbers, and traffic lights.
Jawbone’s significant share of a growing market gives it quite a lot of data to mine. According to vice president of data Monica Rogati, the company collects the equivalent of 60 years of sleep data every night.
Editor’s Pick 15 examples of technology that will roster your faith in humanity, or is just plain cool!
A survey by Baidu shows that Chinese consumers are aware of wearable devices such as smart watches and fitness bands, and many of them are interested in purchasing one in the near future.
If you’re like me, when you think of Adobe you think of Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. That’s still Adobe, but it’s old-school Adobe. The company’s fastest-growing division is Adobe Marketing Cloud, expanding each of the past few quarters at 20-25 percent year-over-year, and taking a massive bite out of the retail analytics sector.
What’s in a name change? Garantia Data originally saw value in transforming into RedisDB but ditched the idea after complaints from a key figure in the Redis open-source community.
The shortest Thanksgiving-Christmas shopping season since 2002 is almost upon us, but it promises to deliver record earnings. Based on an exhaustive analysis of 450 billion retail website visits over the past seven years, and direct insight into 72 percent of all the cash flowing into the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S., Adobe is forecasting the biggest Thanksgiving, the biggest Black Friday, and the biggest Cyber Monday in history.
Fifteen new jobs are posted to Twitter every single minute, according to a new study by social recruiting company Gozaik, and that that number has grown by 32 percent in just the last six months.
That growth rate, Gozaik co-founder Joe Budzienski says, will make Twitter the “dominant channel” for talent recruitment.
Sponsored Post Gone are the days when developers, working in traditional “waterfall” development chains, worked on a predictable, monolithic stack of technology.
BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.
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Sponsored Post While new programming languages and frameworks abound that focus on the written code, new tools like Decisions are providing that graphical abstraction layer that allows for the non-technical user to construct applications by dragging and dropping instead of needing to know the correct syntax for an operation. Granted, a basic understanding of information systems is useful and will allow more to be done, but in many cases the graphical representation of a process provides enough context to guide additional development.
A $9 million funding round should accelerate RedisDB’s efforts to get enterprises using a souped-up Redis key-value store and distract them from Amazon Web Services’ offering.
Data scientists might always be the most efficient source of business intelligence, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the enterprise can’t dabble.
With this app, college students can download class schedules to their smartphones, since Super’s back-end system is connected with the administration systems of universities.
Data startup Knoema has thought up a way to show you data relating to the articles you read, by way of a simple Chrome browser extension.
Sponsored Post CRM, Marketing Automation, Support Desks, Web Analytics, and more services are emerging every day that are designed to capture precious data about your customers. Businesses are armed with more data than ever before about leads and customers. But how do you leverage that data to drive more revenue? Let’s explore the problem with your ”CRM”.
You know those weeks when you just have a feeling your cow is getting constipated, but you’re not quite sure whether it’s time to change her diet?
A Facebook executive said the company could start collecting data on where users spend their time on the site. The move could further strengthen the company’s analytics and product development savvy.
Editor’s Pick There are over four billion street lights in the world. Almost all of them are high-intensity discharge lights that use mercury vapor or some other toxic substance to create light. All of them are powered, and most burn out every two years.
Now what if all these could become nodes on a sensor network spanning the entire globe?
Editor’s Pick The Strata + Hadoop World conference attracts the biggest names in big data, but it also gives some smaller, emerging players a chance to shine. Here are six promising startups we met at Strata.
Cloudera is embracing the cloud in a big way.
If there’s a social/content network that could be voted as most likely to succeed in 2014, it just might be Yahoo’s biggest recent purchase, Tumblr.
Paxata wants to help data scientists avoid getting bogged down in prep work and move right to analysis.
A brand-new website, NSA Haiku, takes words from the NSA’s watchlist of bad words and mixes them up to create weird and wonderful mashups of seditious and subversive haiku. From the resulting works of art, it’s clear that those NSA spooks are very interested in sex and suspicious packages.
New Relic gets hip to the age of connected everything with circuit boards standing in for conference badges at its first FutureStack event.
Machine learning may help organizations make sense of the massive amount of data floating around on their servers.
The company develops APIs for custom analytics. Today it announced locking up $2.35 million in financing to cement its foothold in current verticals, which includes ad tech, gaming, and the Internet of Things, and go after other verticals.
HootSuite announced this morning that is has partnered with Brandwatch, one of the leading social media monitoring and analytics platforms, to bring Brandwatch’s extensive “social business intelligence capabilities” to its users.
The business analytics software from SAS is about to get a lot faster.
VentureBeat will be hosting DataBeat, Dec. 4-5 in Redwood City, Calif., together with the Data Science Summit, giving attendees an unparalleled cross-seciton of ideas and experts from data science, analytics, and the business of big data.
ViewDo Labs is betting major enterprises want to know more about what’s happening on their internal social networks.
Varonis Systems filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.
Sqrrl wants to help regular private-sector enterprises take advantage of the majorly scalable and powerful NoSQL database created by the National Security Agency.
Big Blue has won a much-needed victory in the ongoing battle for the government’s cloud dollars, after its tussle with Amazon over a CIA contract fell flat in court.
The finalists will present their innovative products or services to an expert panel of judges at our GamesBeat 2013 conference.