Yandex shut down its social search app today, soon after Facebook pulled the plug on the app’s data access.
Facebook updated its Platform Policy today to explain why it shut down data access for social search app Wonder.
Yandex says Facebook is denying the company access to its data shortly after it launched social search app Wonder.
With its acquisition of Degree Compass, well-funded startup Desire2Learn is exploring how predictive analytics can reduce the time it takes for students to graduate college.
Radius raises $12.4 million for its database of small business data and the sales leads that come out of it.
Guest Post President Obama’s former campaign’s director of digital analytics, Amelia Showalter, is now a kind of political sabermetrician-for-hire.
Editor’s Pick Ayasdi is working with the nation’s top hospitals and medical researchers to uncover more targeted treatments for disease.
HealthCatalyst is the latest health technology startup to benefit from the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, which mandates that health providers and hospitals shift to to electronic records.
A new tool called created by Chartbeat called “Percent of the Internet” shows you how many people at any given time are using Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari.
Wonder what your first tweet was? Now, you can finally find out.
Business analytics app maker Roambi surveyed its customers recently to find what works and what doesn’t work in business data, analytics … and office life.
63 percent of video-watching on mobile phones, the study said, happens right at home sweet home.
ClearStory, the much-hyped data analytics startup, has pulled in $9 million in funding from Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures.
If someone is trying to break into your enterprise, it’s likely because they want your data. Companies are calling for cloud encryption, and Andreessen-Horowitz is joining the chorus by investing $30 million into cloud encryption company CipherCloud.
Mary Meeker’s huge, well-researched slideshows are a treasure trove of data on the state of the Internet. Here’s her latest, with highlights called out by VentureBeat.
Telecommunications giant Ericson has released a massive report on the state of the mobile world. And clearly, unless you live in the almost-fully-penetrated European and North American markets, everything is up and to the right.
Salesforce acquires Prior Knowledge and its predictive database technology for developers.
Editor’s Pick Who says Black Friday has to be about consumer goods? These tech companies are offering discounts on products and services for building businesses, rather than credit card bills.
If you understand this, you’re a genius. Stop reading immediately and create a Star Trek-style matter teleporter, charge the world royalties, and retire as the richest human in the history of the world.
“Government surveillance is on the rise,” Google said after it released its sixth transparency report today. The company releases the bi-annual reports in order to keep governments accountable as Internet companies receive more and more requests to hand over or remove content.
During Tuesday’s presidential election, geek hero Nate Silver distinctly came to the forefront because he used “big data” to correctly predict all 50 states.
Most app marketplaces seem to be a black hole for apps that don’t make it into the “top” lists. Facebook is no exception, and today the company began rolling out search to its App Center customers, helping people find cool, unknown apps.
A Bulgarian digital rights activist is the proud owner of your Facebook name, username, and email today. Bogomil Shopov bought this information for 1.1 million Facebook users for $5.
In other breathlessly breaking news, Facebook will top two billion users, probably two years from now. Google’s website index will reach a trillion webpages, about two decades from now. And the sun will likely go nova, if we’re still here in a few billion years.
Google calls it “where the Internet lives.” Now we can see inside.
The biggest opportunities for investors are in big data and efficiency.
That’s the line coming from Scott Stanford, the co-head Internet banker of Goldman Sachs.
Editor’s Pick Facebook provides a lot of literature to its users on how the network uses your data. But when people are featured in “personal lube” advertisements and feel wrongly represented, it’s probably a good time to look at how Facebook advertising works.
BriefMine, a startup launching today, is one of only a handful of legal tech companies that are using technology to push the boundaries of legal practice.
Editor’s Pick Data harvester 3taps is countersuing Craigslist to save the internet. Believe it or not, that just might not be an overstatement.
“Craiglist was an innovator at one time,” says 3taps chief executive Greg Kidd. “But time has moved on, and the concept of what the open web is today has evolved.”
Personal.com, one of a growing class of Dropbox competitors, has taken personally that age-old wisdom: “If you can’t beat em, join em.”
Google’s big vision was to organize the world’s information. Eric Warnke just wants to move it.
Editor’s Pick The appeal of “big data” has made data scientists a hot item. But perhaps a better term would be “data artists,” befitting the artfulness that goes into interpreting and illustrating big datasets.
Who cares about good design or bad design, Ben Huh of the wildly successful Cheezburger network of comedy sites said today at GROW 2012. According to Huh, you don’t need great design to have a successful design. “We have one of the worst-looking sites on the planet,” Huh admitted.
Neil Patel didn’t start web analytics company KISSmetrics because he loved the product, or the idea, or the customers. Very simply, he wanted to make money, as he told the crowd here at GROW 2012 yesterday. After revealing his motivation, Patel proceeded to reveal the methods behind his madness — the metrics he measures that have driven KISSmetrics to 100 percent year-over-year growth.
The site is rebranding itself as “LinkedIn for college students.”
A new update to the social network’s developer policies that shows that, while Facebook certainly does love developers, it loves data just a little bit more.
London 2012 starts today, and many of us will be glued to screens both large and small for the next 16 days. But while we’re watching, we’re probably also tweeting: cheering our teams and our stars.
I’m told that getting the exact right shade of makeup can be more than a little difficult. In fact, according to beauty industry giant Sephora, it takes the average woman seven tries to find the perfect foundation. With the cost of quality makeup what it is right now, that’s gotta hurt.
Secure collaboration firm WatchDox just released the results of a document security study by the Ponemon Institute. And the consensus is that we suck at security.
Editor's Pick Imagine a functional, live, operational database living on separate servers scattered around the globe in say, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Moscow, and Johannesburg, simultaneously. Not synced, replicated, or cloned — but a single database without a single location.