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…...

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…...

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....

Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley
Antitrust Scrutiny of Google and Amazon Should Worry Silicon Valley

- 5 days agoReports say the federal government is considering antitrust probes of Google and Amazon. Big Tech could be a bogeyman for both sides in the 2020 election....

Break into the world of Big Data: Get 60% off these training bundles
Break into the world of Big Data: Get 60% off these training bundles

- 2 weeks agoIn the tech industry, big data is the new coding. The amount of data circulating today is growing at an exponential rate, resulting in what some would call an information deluge. Even industries outside tech like retail, medicine, banking, and transportation …...

Automakers have a choice: Become data companies or become irrelevant
Automakers have a choice: Become data companies or become irrelevant

- 2 weeks agoCars are here to stay, whether they have drivers or not. Automakers can ensure their seat at the table by implementing strategies better suited for the digital age....

Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make
Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make

- 2 weeks agoArtificial intelligence is being slowly embraced by filmmakers as a tool to help predict box office revenue and decide which films to make. Companies like Vault, ScriptBook, Pilot, and others are promising that machine learning can fill in the gaps of human k…...

Salesforce just got a serious upgrade — learn how to get certified in its new version
Salesforce just got a serious upgrade — learn how to get certified in its new version

- 7 hours agoTL;DR: This comprehensive e-learning Salesforce bundle will help you develop a more cohesive, productive work ethic, and you can gain access for just $29. The Salesforce Classic you know and love isn't going anywhere just yet, but that doesn't mean you should…...

Data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data closes $81 million to take on Amazon, Oracle and Snowflake
Data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data closes $81 million to take on Amazon, Oracle and Snowflake

- 3 days agoOn Wednesday, data warehousing startup Yellowbrick Data announced it closed $81 million in series C funding. With the funding, Yellowbrick Data plans to scale its sales team and research and development operations. Although Yellowbrick Data competes with larg…...

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....

Here's Every New Privacy Feature Apple Announced Today
Here's Every New Privacy Feature Apple Announced Today

- 5 days agoApple has been facing increased criticism of its privacy practices lately and rightfully so. During CES 2019 last year, the company tried trolling visitors of the annual conference—which it famously does not attend—with a brazenly false piece of advertising: …...

15 skills you can learn this weekend for super cheap
15 skills you can learn this weekend for super cheap

- 2 weeks agoNo doubt about it, Netflix and chilling is the best way to spend your long weekend, but if you're not into that, we're here to offer an alternative: learning new things! Hey, it's not as boring as it sounds. You can take this extended break to refill your men…...

Dive into Data Science With These Discounted Courses
Dive into Data Science With These Discounted Courses

- 1 week agoAdd a stellar bullet point to your resume with the 2019 Certified Data Scientist Architect Bundle....

Collaborating to protect nearly anonymous animals
Collaborating to protect nearly anonymous animals

- 3 weeks agoWhen you have a lot of people working in a Google Doc it can look like a zoo, with anonymous animals popping into your document to write (or howl, bark or moo) their feedback. Today, 13 new animals—like the african wild dog, grey reef shark and cheetah—are jo…...

Locus raises $22 million to automate logistics
Locus raises $22 million to automate logistics

- 4 weeks agoLocus, a logistics and supply chain automation platform that helps shippers optimize their route planning, track orders, and access analytics, has raised $22 million in a series B round of funding from Falcon Edge Capital, Tiger Global Management, Exfinity Ve…...

People.ai, the predictive sales startup, raises $60M at around $500M valuation
People.ai, the predictive sales startup, raises $60M at around $500M valuation

- 3 weeks agoThe best salespeople like to pride themselves on having both a sixth sense when it comes to closing a deal, and a healthy amount of persuasive magic to get a sale over the line. Now, a startup that says it can help any salesperson be like those top people, an…...

Informatica signs a key deal with Amazon Web Services to help customers figure out the best way to move big chunks of data to the cloud by using AI (AMZN, IBM, MSFT, HPE)
Informatica signs a key deal with Amazon Web Services to help customers figure out the best way to move big chunks of data to the cloud by using AI (AMZN, IBM, MSFT, HPE)

- 3 weeks agoInformatica announced a partnership with Amazon Web Services to help customers more easily move their data to the cloud. Informatica will offer an AI-powered tool that will help customers audit their data to come up with a cost-effective plan for moving to Am…...

What's the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that's taken over Snapchat
What's the deal with Yolo, the #1 app that's taken over Snapchat

- 1 week agoThere's a new app that's topping the App Store: Yolo. If you're not a teen, or don't spend a lot of time on Snapchat, you might not have heard of Yolo. But the app is undeniably a viral hit. It's spent more than three weeks in the App Store's top 10 apps and …...

♥ / Your Data Tells a Story
♥ / Your Data Tells a Story

- 3 weeks agoA big thank you to Parsons at Open Campus for sponsoring my blog and RSS Feed this week. Take a design-oriented approach to data in an online certificate program in Infographics and Data Visualization, offered through Parsons at Open Campus. In this series of…...

Google's looming privacy changes could shake up ad retargeting — and advertisers are scrambling to find alternatives
Google's looming privacy changes could shake up ad retargeting — and advertisers are scrambling to find alternatives

- 3 weeks agoGoogle is cracking down on third-party cookies and plans to roll out new privacy controls in its Chrome browser. The change will make advertisers resort to less-targeted ads via first-party data or contextual targeting based on what people are reading. With t…...

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