EarthRisk Technologies has developed a new model for predicting extreme weather events based on 60 years of data and 82 billion calculations.
To prevent a horse meat scandal in the U.S., The Cheesecake Factory is using IBM's tools to analyze large data sets from 175 locations.
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.
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.
Sales automation and predictive analytics company InsideSales raises significant second round of investment.
Cloud company AgilOne launches predictive marketing intelligence platform and closes $10 million.
Lattice Engines raises $20 million for its "big data for big sales" platform.
Salesforce acquires Prior Knowledge and its predictive database technology for developers.
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Decide.com introduced a new feature today that will provide consumers with a ‘Decide Score’ to help them make shopping decisions. The score is based on a comprehensive analysis of ratings and reviews from across the web, intended as an objective, …
At a time when technology companies are spending large sums of money battling it out over patents, a new technology promises to let you know your chances of winning a patent suit before you even start.
Lex Machina is a …
Kaggle, a San Francisco-based startup that hosts data science competitions, has uncovered some disconcerting insights about human behavior in its two-year run. At times, its founders have been surprised by the accuracy of an algorithm, and the competitions continue to …
Dan Johnson, the economics professor known for his remarkably accurate sports predictions, is at it again. Today, the Colorado College professor released his prognostications for the 2012 Olympics Games in London.
Each year, Johnson punches numbers into a computer and …
It may seem like everyone on the planet has played Angry Birds, but Rovio‘s mobile game has been downloaded only 300 million times, and the company wants to hit more than a billion users. To that end, Rovio is teaming …
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