Master Excel to kickstart a career in data analytics by taking this online course
Master Excel to kickstart a career in data analytics by taking this online course

- 6 days agoIf Friends was set in the present day, and Chandler, Joey, Rachel, and Monica were playing the who-knows-who-best trivia game, the girls would have easily named Chandler's job, which is, at its very core, a Data Scientist. Given that companies today are colle…...

Palantir wins $800 million contract to build the U.S. Army’s next battlefield software system
Palantir wins $800 million contract to build the U.S. Army’s next battlefield software system

- 3 weeks agoPalantir just landed a landmark contract with the U.S. Army worth north of $800 million. The Washington Posts reports that the Silicon Valley data analytics company was tapped over traditional defense contractor Raytheon on the project, which tasks Palantir w…...

Microsoft, Adobe and SAP prepare to expand their Open Data Initiative
Microsoft, Adobe and SAP prepare to expand their Open Data Initiative

- 3 weeks agoAt last year’s Microsoft Ignite conference, the CEOs of Microsoft, Adobe and SAP took the stage to announce the launch of the Open Data Initiative. The idea behind this effort was to make it easier for their customers to move data between each others’ service…...

Why Big Data Can Fail You and How to Use It to Your Benefit
Why Big Data Can Fail You and How to Use It to Your Benefit

- 3 weeks agoRelying on Big Data to make business decisions can be a smart strategy -- and can also lead you in the wrong direction. Here's how to use it wisely....

Amazon Is Aggressively Pursuing Big Oil as It Stalls Out on Clean Energy
Amazon Is Aggressively Pursuing Big Oil as It Stalls Out on Clean Energy

- 1 week agoIn 2014, Amazon announced that it would power its rapidly expanding fleet of data centers with 100 percent renewable energy. Apple, Facebook, and Google made similar pledges two years before that, and pressure from consumers and environmental groups drove Ama…...

TradingView acquires TradeIt to add instant trading APIs to its investor toolkit
TradingView acquires TradeIt to add instant trading APIs to its investor toolkit

- 2 weeks agoAfter raising $37 million to bring its on-the-spot stock market analytics tools to a wider range of publishers and other internet partners, TradingView today has announced its first acquisition to supercharge the services that it offers to investors, wherever…...

It’s Tax Season: Is Your Business Making the Most of Big Data and Tech?
It’s Tax Season: Is Your Business Making the Most of Big Data and Tech?

- 3 weeks agoMore and more, legislators leverage big data technology for the study and reform of important tax issues that affect businesses. In addition, accounting experts use technology to inform their decision-making when analyzing and debating tax reforms. When runni…...

Red Points closes $38M Series C for its ‘antivirus’ SaaS for brands
Red Points closes $38M Series C for its ‘antivirus’ SaaS for brands

- 2 weeks agoBarcelona-based Red Points has closed a $38 million Series C led by Summit Partners. Existing investors Northzone, Mangrove, Eight Roads Ventures and Banco Sabadell also participated in the funding round which follows a $12M Series B last year. The company’s …...

Gathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-C
Gathering insights in Google Analytics can be as easy as A-B-C

- 3 days agoToday’s customers are deeply curious, searching high and low for information about a product before making a purchase. And this curiosity applies to purchases big and small—just consider the fact that mobile searches for “best earbuds” have grown by over 130 …...

Exclusive: How Equinox is using data to win back rogue gym members
Exclusive: How Equinox is using data to win back rogue gym members

- 3 weeks agoBig data, big rewards. One of the worst parts of going to the gym actually comes before you peel yourself off the couch, strap on some Spandex, and drag your body out of the house. The worst part of the gym begins before you even sign up for the gym, with the…...

The Marriage of Silicon Valley and the Pentagon Is Happening Whether You Like It or Not
The Marriage of Silicon Valley and the Pentagon Is Happening Whether You Like It or Not

- 3 weeks agoReports of the death of Silicon Valley’s relationship with the Pentagon have been greatly exaggerated. Read more......

How to Think Like Stephen Wolfram
How to Think Like Stephen Wolfram

- 3 weeks agoStephen Wolfram is in the business of making people smart. His creations, including Mathematica, Wolfram Alpha, and Wolfram Language, help people think computationally, and he’s not being arrogant when he compares them to the invention of mathematical symbols…...

The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s 'Show Time' Event
The Most Important Announcements from Apple’s 'Show Time' Event

- 3 weeks agoAt its latest keynote today, Apple announced four new services to help it push deeper into the wide worlds of news, entertainment, and... banking? As predicted by analysts and reporters, Apple announced a paid magazine subscription platform and a Netflix-like…...

Toast, the restaurant management platform, has raised $250M at a $2.7B valuation
Toast, the restaurant management platform, has raised $250M at a $2.7B valuation

- 3 weeks agoRestaurant sales hit $825 billion last year in the US, but with margins averaging at only three to five percent per business, they’re always looking for an edge on efficiency and just generally running things in a smarter way. Now, a startup called Toast, whi…...

TomTom is going developer-friendly with new — and free — location APIs
TomTom is going developer-friendly with new — and free — location APIs

- 2 weeks agoThe TomTom (SDK) offers free maps and traffic flow tiles, and APIs for mapping and routing, geocoding, travel times, real-time traffic data, and geofencing....

How a ‘Weird’ Decision Led to the Growth of Both Adobe and Silicon Slopes
How a ‘Weird’ Decision Led to the Growth of Both Adobe and Silicon Slopes

- 3 weeks agoIf the media labels a move as weird or questions what a company may be thinking, it just may be a bet that's going to pay off. The post How a ‘Weird’ Decision Led to the Growth of Both Adobe and Silicon Slopes appeared first on ReadWrite....

The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1
The top 10 startups from Y Combinator W19 Demo Day 1

- 4 weeks agoElectric vehicle chargers, heads-up displays for soldiers, and the Costco of weed were some of our favorites from presitigious startup accelerator Y Combinator’s Winter 2019 Demo Day 1. If you want to take the pulse of Silicon Valley, YC is the place to be. B…...

Netflix loves 10-episode TV seasons and reportedly doesn't see the value in longer original shows
Netflix loves 10-episode TV seasons and reportedly doesn't see the value in longer original shows

- 4 weeks agoNetflix is increasingly favoring 10-episode seasons for its original series. Deadline reported that Netflix sees little value in shows that exceed 10-episode seasons and 30 episodes overall, which is one reason many Netflix shows get canceled after two or thr…...

The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts
The Mistake Companies Make When They Use Data to Plan Diversity Efforts

- 2 days agoLack of data is no excuse for ignoring intersectionality....

Learn how to build chatbots, voice apps, and more machine learning projects
Learn how to build chatbots, voice apps, and more machine learning projects

- 3 days agoThere's an unimaginable amount of data out there on the web today, more than any IT team could possibly manage. That's the real, nuts-and-bolts purpose of machine learning: Enabling AI to do the heavy lifting, sifting through the data to find out what's impor…...

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