Enterprise performance management startup Tidemark has raised $13 million in new capital as it continues to grow and take on enterprise giants.
DataHero, the startup that would do away with Excel, has just launched its free product to the public.
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.
You know the old story about statistics and liars, right? Statistics lie, and liars use statistics, or so the old saw says. There’s a good reason for that: statistics are so damn easy to lie with. Even when you don’t mean to.
Guest Post While I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s election in political terms, I’m equally thrilled about the victory for data science versus gut instinct, philosophy and fundamentals.
Sure, Facebook is the world’s largest social network — and the one currently ranked highest by teens. But don’t count the little blue bird out yet: Twitter just might be winning the youth numbers game.
Props to Facebook HR! Finally, a detailed description of what a “data scientist” actually is. Join the team that analyzes raw data to probe the motivations of human behavior (for fun).
Guest Post A few weeks ago, I wrote about Kickstarter failures that were difficult to find because Kickstarter intentionally prevents failed campaigns from being indexed by the search engines…and how I managed to find (what turned out to be) about 59% of the unsuccessfully funded projects.
Guest Post Venture capital funding hasn’t hit the peaks it saw in early 2000, but it’s still going strong — particularly in Silicon Valley and for software companies.
StumbleUpon has released new information about the level of activity that’s added to a link when shared through its content discovery service.
LinkedIn, the social network centered around professional networking, has announced this morning that it has crossed 100 million registered users, making it the fourth American social network to do so after MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter.
Klout, a startup that helps people measure how influential they are across a variety of social media sites, announced today that it has scored $8.5 million in a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins.
The number of Internet users in China has surpassed 450 million people, a senior official of the country announced in a press conference this morning. The country is now the world’s largest Internet market: The United States has only 230 million users.
San Francisco news ranking start-up Digg has become a symbol of new-age Internet buzz, ever since its hyped cover story on BusinessWeek several weeks ago.