TechStars and digital ad agency R/GA have finally announced the first class of their connected devices accelerator, and the first 10 startups are as diverse as you might expect.
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.
Consumer Watchdog issued a report today which said that Google’s “search monopoly” allows the company to charge higher prices on its shopping search engine.
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.
Square acquired photo sharing app Viewfinder today, which was attempting to build a private social network that let you send photos and later retract access rights if you want.
Our DataBeat/Data Science Summit takes place tomorrow and Thursday in Redwood City, and there are only 20 seats remaining!
Sponsored Post Local Motors, Inc. announces the launch of its first crowdfunding campaign for the Cruiser electric and gas-powered bicycles, designed by Local Motors community member Ianis Vasilatos. In partnership with San Francisco, California-based…
Scientists raised $9 million today to fund clinical trials for a technology that illuminates cancer cells during surgery.
Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
Juniper Research released a report today which said that by 2018, 164 million people will either place a bet, visit a mobile casino, or buy a lottery ticket on their phone or tablet.
Mobile shoppers spent a lot of money on Black Friday as the consumer frenzy spreads to mobile.
Guest Post Healthcare is a massive amount of invaluable data waiting to be unearthed. This is why an application developer is a data scientist’s best friend: to put data the hands of the people who make everyday decisions.
We tend to have certain paradigms about the “developed world” and the “developing world.” Including, of course, media-fed images of Africa as a place of almost irredeemable poverty, deprivation, and pain.
Run into problems while working with the Node core? Now you can buy the time of Node core engineers at Joyent to help you squash bugs and hunt down problems.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.
“Our hope is that together we can end the days when only overachieving students in schools wealthy enough to have a computer science teacher on their faculty have access to programming classes,” said Treehouse co-founder Alan Johnson.
Spotify has rolled out a new set of analytics tools specifically for artists that have music featured on the streaming service, the company announced today.
Data backup and protection firm Acronis is launching an official research and development wing.
With a broader marketing message, Ubisoft believes it can reach people who want to learn the guitar with its Rocksmith video game. And this kind of marketing may further open the market for learning games.
The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
Okay, haters, you win: Huawei is nixing its growth plans in the US.
After an 18-month preview period, Google’s Compute Engine is finally ready for prime time.
After implementing a fingerprint sensor for unlocking the iPhone 5S, Apple has now landed a patent for an even simpler unlocking method: by using your face.
Sponsored Post In this video, Julius Marchwicki, Global Product Manager for SYNC AppLink, at Ford talks about the capabilities of the Ford SDK and shows off the SYNC TDK, or Technology Development Kit, a black box that lets Ford’s engineers — and its partners — test apps with a simulated vehicle.
You hear about startups getting venture capital or crowdfunding money all the time in Silicon Valley. But the two combined barely make up the money given by startups’ biggest funding source: friends and family.
Sony has rolled out the PS4 in the U.S., Australia, parts of Asia, Latin America, and Europe.
Coffee brewing is getting more complicated and more nuanced and people absolutely love it. So, it’s no wonder that Cupertino-based Acaia has created a digital scale that brings the “art” down to a science.
The company announced in press release today that the runners-up, “Healthcare.love” will also receive $1 million along with the winners, ”Upshot.”
While wildly popular with a very specific crowd of people with expendable incomes, anime (Japanese-style animation) isn’t a subject you’d immediately think of as a growing business opportunity in the U.S. — at least until the last few years.
Looks like tech is topping Christmas lists this year, and parents are only happy to indulge.
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In cabins and lodges, our Startuplandians are coding, “team building,” and drinking to the brink of oblivion and over its inky precipice.
Yeah. Lots of whiskey there.
The goal is to put physical shops on a similar playing field as e-commerce stores, which already have a wealth of data about customer buying habits.
Apple just bought social media analytics company Topsy for over $200 million. Sources have confirmed the purchase to VentureBeat and added that the Topsy team officially started work at Apple today.
Ailing smartphone maker BlackBerry is officially taking down its “for sale” sign.
Two data scientists at Pinterest open up about some of their projects and the bigger goals of all their nerdy work.
You know those third-party toolbars and proxies you download? They may be silently using you to mine Bitcoins, and you may have actually agreed to it.
Sponsored Post As advertisers struggle once again to increase engagement with their online and digital campaigns, a solution is needed, which may involve a new approach to social and earned media.
The eight-page report from the Department of Health and Human Services claims that “substantial progress has been made,” with HealthCare.gov functioning over 90 percent of the time.