ParElastic closed its first round of financing led by General Catalyst.
DataBeat 2103 digs deep into the promise and potential of data. We're determined to cut through the hype around the term "big data" to discuss the real ways in which smart use of data is driving change.
New Flurry Marketplace will make it easier to place mobile ads that target the right audiences.
Now Wave Glider robots come with hybrid engines, using wave or solar power.
Guest Post Over the past 10 years or so, many organizations have recognized the conceptual value of data and have started recording and retaining more and more of it. But after doing this for a while, they’re asking, "What the heck do we do with it?"
Editor's Pick Mobile monetization is separating the industry into the haves and have-nots.
Guest Post Free-to-play has revolutionized the monetization model in gaming by charging players based on their willingness to pay, instead of displaying one set price for all. Indeed, through a dynamic pricing scheme for in-app purchase items, free-to-play has enabled game publishers to monetize the whole of the price/demand curve.
California Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal has introduced the "Right to Know Act 2013," which would force businesses to tell consumers what personal data they have and where it is being shared.
SiSense closed a $10 million funding round today for its "big data" technology that competes with giants like SAP and Oracle.
“Our mission, to help people everywhere see and understand data, isn’t all that different from Google’s,” Christian Chabot, the company’s cofounder and chief executive, told VentureBeat.
“Big data” startup Deep Information Sciences has raised $10 million in its first round of funding to help its customers with a “new approach” to database architectures.
ElectNext just raised $1.3 million to bring its open political database to the news media.
Guest Post More than ever, companies are seeking out talent with deep analytical skills who can find the value in their data. Here's who you should hire.
Guest Post What if Siri could help us modulate the emotional tone of our messages? Would it make the world a better place with less conflict and argument, or would it leave piles of unread messages?
Five years ago it was the world's fastest computer running over a million billion calculations per second, but today Los Alamos Lab's Roadrunner supercomputer is being decommissioned.
Big data and analytics startup Sociocast recently shifted its focus from enterprises to small and medium-sized businesses, but the move has already paid off with it serving more than 700 million calls from its flagship Prediction API in just a month.
We caught up with Scott Cook, the billionaire founder of Intuit, to chat about how a "lean startup" mentality is still relevant at a major company.
Crunching the numbers on tens of millions of social data points, hundreds of thousands of Facebook pages, and 8,500 of the world's top brands on Facebook has taught Optimal Social a few things about virality.
Imagine this: You’re a founder of a Silicon Valley enterprise software company. It’s only 15 years old, but it’s already worth $3.5 billion. You’ve never lost money, and you’ve left your initial competition in the dust.
The companies you’re now …
In fact, gamification boosts commenting 13 percent, social sharing to Facebook, Twitter, and networks 22 percent, and content discovery by a massive 68 percent.