New artificial-vision glasses can interpret nearby visual inputs, including letters, faces, objects, products, places, bus numbers, and traffic lights.
Editor’s Pick If you’ve ever managed a site, launched a Facebook page, run a Twitter campaign, or tried to sell anything via Google AdWords, you know one of the key challenges of analytics:
So much data, so little knowledge.
It’s the ultimate rush. You post some hot content, get a few links and a rush of traffic, and, when checking your Google Analytics traffic logs, realize you had some otherworldly traffic: visitors from the International Space Station.
Google has introduced hysterical new videos that show how online shopping sites frustrate users by not giving them accurate search results, making them input awful captchas, or suggesting items not related to what they’re buying.
“I think we’ve sequenced the DNA of Republicans and Democrats,” Mintigo general manager and CMO Jason Garoutte told me today. “Based on words on someone’s website, we’d have a very good chance of of determining who is a Democrat or a Republican.”
YoYo Games is making it easy to tap monetization and analytics services from within its cross-platform game development tools.
Y Combinator startup Mixpanel dives deep into pageview and visitor engagement analytics, offering real-time “micro” stats. And it’s just raised its first institutional round of funding.
Guest Post If you can’t code but aspire to start a Web business, odds are you feel just like the ostrich. Ostriches can’t fly, and to add insult to injury, they’re one of the largest bird species out there. They have to hobble around looking for something to do while their avian counterparts swoop into the air in boundless directions.
Many online retailers use Google Analytics to track traffic to their site, but what if real-world retailers could access the same data about traffic to their stores? The technology exists in Euclid Elements, which announced a $5.8 million first round of funding today.
Google Analytics has become an indispensable service for tracking who’s visiting your site — or at least it’s indispensable to VentureBeat and to every blogger I talk to. But it takes a little while to get used to the service, since it’s all about parsing screen after screen filled with numbers and slightly wonky terminology like “bounce rate” and “landing page”.