Why Google Would Drop $2.6 Billion on an Analytics Company
Why Google Would Drop $2.6 Billion on an Analytics Company

- 2 days agoAntitrust? What antitrust? With Looker, it gains a faster way to tap into the business intelligence market....

Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse
Facebook sues analytics firm Rankwave over data misuse

- 4 weeks agoFacebook might have another Cambridge Analytica on its hands. In a late Friday news dump, Facebook revealed that today it filed a lawsuit alleging South Korean analytics firm Rankwave abused its developer platofrm, and has refused to cooperate with a mandator…...

Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion
Google to acquire analytics startup Looker for $2.6 billion

- 2 days agoGoogle made a big splash this morning when it announced it’s going to acquire Looker, a hot analytics startup that’s raised over $280 million. It’s paying $2.6 billion for the privilege and adding the company to Google Cloud. Thomas Kurian, the man who was ha…...

Sisense acquires Periscope Data to build integrated data science and analytics solution
Sisense acquires Periscope Data to build integrated data science and analytics solution

- 4 weeks agoSisense announced today that it has acquired Periscope Data to create what it is calling, a complete data science and analytics platform for customers. The companies did not disclose the purchase price. The two company CEOs met about 18 months ago at a confer…...

Facebook Sues South Korean Analytics Company to Send a 'Message' That It Means Business Now
Facebook Sues South Korean Analytics Company to Send a 'Message' That It Means Business Now

- 4 weeks agoFacebook has filed a lawsuit against South Korean data analytics company Rankwave over a breach of contract after the company allegedly failed to prove that it was complying with Facebook’s data policies. Read more......

DNA Script picks up $38.5 million to make DNA production faster and simpler
DNA Script picks up $38.5 million to make DNA production faster and simpler

- 3 weeks agoDNA Script has raised $38.5 million in new financing to commercialize a process that it claims is the first big leap forward in manufacturing genetic material. The revolution in synthetic biology that’s reshaping industries from medicine to agriculture rests …...

Audi works with Fleetonomy to monitor and manage fleet utilization for its on demand program
Audi works with Fleetonomy to monitor and manage fleet utilization for its on demand program

- 1 week agoAudi just completed a trial with Israeli company Fleetonomy as part of a potential wider rollout of the Israeli company’s fleet monitoring and management services designed to improve utilization. Using Fleetonomy’s tools that provide predictive analytics of f…...

FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition
FoodShot Global is digging up innovation for soil health as part of its first prize competition

- 2 days agoFoodShot Global, a prize platform devoted to transforming the world’s food and agriculture industries, has awarded the first round of prizes for its Innovating Soil 3.0 competition. Trace Genomics, a startup developing an analytics service for soil health to …...

Facebook Sues Analytics Firm Rankwave Over Data Misuse
Facebook Sues Analytics Firm Rankwave Over Data Misuse

- 4 weeks agoFacebook revealed last Friday that it has filed a lawsuit alleging South Korean analytics firm Rankwave abused its developer platform's data, and has refused to cooperate with a mandatory compliance audit and request to delete the data. TechCrunch reports: Fa…...

Ecommerce Analytics: 4 Metrics That Are Often Overlooked
Ecommerce Analytics: 4 Metrics That Are Often Overlooked

- 3 weeks agoAre you keeping track of customer lifetime value and customer acquisition cost? It's high time you did....

Apple limits tracking and ads in kid-focused apps
Apple limits tracking and ads in kid-focused apps

- 5 days agoApple had an unexpected trick up its sleeve on the privacy front when it unveiled a Sign in with Apple option for apps and services at WWDC. But that's not the only privacy-focused measure it revealed today. Developers are no longer permitted to include third…...

Google Search will offer better news coverage, and soon, support for podcast search
Google Search will offer better news coverage, and soon, support for podcast search

- 1 month agoGoogle Search is getting an upgrade with better news coverage and now, podcast indexing. At the company’s developer conference Google I/O this morning CEO Sundar Pichai kicks things off with an announcement that Google News’ “Full Coverage” feature, first lau…...

This is why data is now more essential than ever in HR
This is why data is now more essential than ever in HR

- 1 week agoImplemented correctly, people analytics can radically improve a company’s bottom line. If you were writing a book on modern HR, people analytics–the practice of using insights from employee data to support decision-making–would be a foundational chapter. Or l…...

Ads from influencers you don’t follow are about to hit your Instagram feed and Stories
Ads from influencers you don’t follow are about to hit your Instagram feed and Stories

- 4 days agoInstagram is now allowing advertisers to promote branded content from influencers as ads in the feed. Branded content ads will now show up in users’ feeds, regardless of whether they’re following the influencer....

Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund
Northwestern Mutual has carved out $150 million for another fintech and insurance investment fund

- 1 week agoNorthwestern Mutual is setting aside $150 million for a second venture fund. “We’re committed to transforming the client experience to drive change within the financial services industry,” said Souheil Badran, executive vice president and chief innovation off…...

Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected
Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

- 3 weeks agoDeveloper knowledge sharing site Stack Overflow has confirmed hackers breached its systems, but said customer data is unaffected. “Over the weekend, there was an attack on Stack Overflow,” wrote Mary Ferguson, vice president of engineering. “We have confirmed…...

Hong Kong insurance tech startup OneDegree extends its Series A to a total of $30 million
Hong Kong insurance tech startup OneDegree extends its Series A to a total of $30 million

- 4 weeks agoOneDegree, an insurance technology startup based in Hong Kong, announced today it has extended its Series A round to $30 million, up from the $25.5 million it announced in September. Its extension, which the company is calling its “A2” round, was led by BitRo…...

Google is buying data-analysis startup Looker for $2.6 billion in cash
Google is buying data-analysis startup Looker for $2.6 billion in cash

- 2 days agoGoogle is acquiring Looker, a California-based data-analysis startup, in a $2.6 billion all-cash transaction that's expected to close later this year. Looker will join Google Cloud once the acquisition is complete, Google said Thursday in a statement. Watch A…...

Twitter’s new Developer Labs offers beta access to rebuilt APIs
Twitter’s new Developer Labs offers beta access to rebuilt APIs

- 4 weeks agoTwitter is finally modernizing its core APIs after 7 years of stagnation, and it wants early feedback from developers. That’s why today it’s launching Twitter Developer Labs, which app makers can sign up for to experiment with pre-release beta APIs. First up …...

Google To Buy Data Analytics Company For $2.6 Billion Despite New Antitrust Scrutiny
Google To Buy Data Analytics Company For $2.6 Billion Despite New Antitrust Scrutiny

- 2 days agoJust as government officials step up their antitrust scrutiny of the American tech giants, Google had a surprising announcement on Thursday: It is buying another company. From a report: Google said it planned to buy the data analytics company Looker for $2.6 …...

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