Social data processing startup DataSift has complete access to Twitter’s pipe as well as a fresh $42 million in funding to sort all that data into something more beautiful and efficient.
Software might be making data science easier and more accessible for the masses, but stars in the field are pointing to the power of data scientists who embrace creativity and accidents.
Machine learning doesn’t have to give you a headache. It’s just a two-step process of training and scoring, a BigML executive said.
Image recognition is a problem the Flickr team has been working on for a while, so it’ll be interesting to find out whether all this intellectual capital leads to a true industry breakthrough.
Ayasdi, the startup that burst on to the scene with the bold claim that it would use “big data to cure cancer,” has raised yet more venture financing.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about Bing Translator is that with this app, Microsoft has enabled fully-system-integrated translation.
Berkeley-based Wise.io has launched its first product for data scientists and developers as part of a goal to make machine learning technology more accessible.
Guest Post Companies should strongly consider using both together to deliver “Big Data” infrastructures.
SiftScience has raised $5.5 million from high-profile investors, including Salesforce CEO Mark Benioff, Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, Union Square Ventures, First Round Capital, and more.
HG Data uses a data-driven approach to help salespeople build lists of potential enterprise customers, and is ready to disrupt the legacy IT market.
A San Francisco-based startup called Kaggle is taking on the talent shortage, whether through its data science competitions or a new service launching today, dubbed “Kaggle Connect.”
Guest Post “Big data” has been broadly applied as a catch-all phrase for any company, and this gold rush has brought out the usual lineup of copycats and frauds.
Editor’s Pick Ayasdi is working with the nation’s top hospitals and medical researchers to uncover more targeted treatments for disease.
Editor’s Pick Jeff Hawkins reveals his latest invention, a “big data” product called Grok, which stems from years of neuroscience research.
Prominent futurist and author Ray Kurzweil has accepted a position as director of engineering at Google, where he plans to work on technology developments in language processing, machine learning, and other areas.
Is your startup struggling to solve a tricky data challenge? Data science startup Kaggle is launching a program today to rally its community of 70,000 statisticians from around the world to solve your most enduring problems.
Step into the San Francisco offices of Change.org, the online petitioning site that is arming ordinary people with the tools to start revolutions, and you’ll be swept up by the mission.
It may sound like something out of a dystopian novel, but scientists are confident about a machine learning technology that can recognize and replicate human activities like seeing and thinking.
Salesforce acquires Prior Knowledge and its predictive database technology for developers.
Guest Post In the typical office, machines will increasingly do more work, automating functions that were once performed manually. But they will never replace humans. Here’s why.
Editor’s Pick Summly, available to download for free, reduces full-blown articles into snippets, making it easier to skim the news on a mobile device.
AutoGrid, a Bay Area-based startup founded in 2011, pulled in $9 million to develop its “big data” technology to help utilities and businesses control their energy usage.
According to a securities and exchange commission filing, the company has filed for $1 million of a $2 million round.
If you’re feeling unwell, the last thing you need is the headache of tracking down a nearby specialist that can see you immediately.
eBrevia uses machine learning to automatically summarize contracts and other legal documents.
The site is rebranding itself as “LinkedIn for college students.”