We asked data scientists from Lyft and the Weather Company to tell us how they’re providing very real business value.
Weather Underground is an app from The Weather Channel to, well, tell you what it’s like outside.
The Climate Corporation applies data analytics to weather to help farmers adapt to climate change. Monsanto aims to build out its data science offerings to help farmers grow more Franken-crops than ever before.
“You’re going to see us do a lot more things that are visual, rich, and have engagement that’s absolutely delightful,” said Yahoo emerging products director Marco Wirasinghe on the Weather app’s design changes.
Science has come a long, long way in the past 100 years. So why can’t tell which way the wind is going to blow in an hour?
EarthRisk Technologies has developed a new model for predicting extreme weather events based on 60 years of data and 82 billion calculations.
In the early 2000′s, then-Google VP of user experience Marissa Mayer used to get mysterious emails from a complete stranger, each containing only a single number: 45, 52, 56.
The Weather Channel has updated its Android app for smartphones and tablets with the biggest redesign since 2009, with a cleaner interface, better maps, and unfortunately, more advertising.
Inclement weather on the East Coast has forced Microsoft to cancel its Surface Pro launch event. There might be a trend here.
Forty-one million visitors. Nine hundred sixty million pageviews. Three days.
Fashion-forward types seem infatuated with photographing their outfits. You can scoff at the practice all you want, but the overwhelming number of fashion blogs tells us that sharing outfits is popular, especially in a world with Instagram. Cloth, an iOS app available since last December, goes a step further and catalogs your entire closet based on outfit pictures. Today, it adds weather-tracking features and photo filters to its app.
Weather-based insurance startup WeatherBill said today it had raised $42 million and signed on new investors Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures for its second round of financing.
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