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

- 3 weeks 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

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

Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal
Salesforce is buying data visualization company Tableau for $15.7B in all-stock deal

- 2 weeks agoOn the heels of Google buying analytics startup Looker last week for $2.6 billion, Salesforce today announced a huge piece of news in a bid to step up its own work in data visualization and (more generally) tools to help enterprises make sense of the sea of d…...

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

- 3 weeks 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

- 4 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 …...

Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris
Canada backs startup to boost data on space debris

- 1 week agoThe Canadian government's contracting arm is backing a proposed new satellite system that will use big data analytics to provide commercially available data about the Earth and its orbit amid growing concerns about the risks posed by space debris....

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

- 1 month 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....

Transitioning from engineering to product with Adobe’s Anjul Bhambhri
Transitioning from engineering to product with Adobe’s Anjul Bhambhri

- 4 days agoMany roles inside of startups and tech companies are clear: marketers market, salespeople sell, engineers engineer. Then there are the roles like “product manager” that seem obvious on the surface (product managers “product,” right?) but in reality are very f…...

How Can Big Data Benefit Marketers?
How Can Big Data Benefit Marketers?

- 2 weeks agoIn the modern age, where knowledge is global and necessary, and technological advancement is evident, it is essential to decipher the value that Big Data holds for us. Big data is all that information that can be encoded based on classification, patterns, var…...

Salesforce Bets on Big Data With $15.3 Billion Tableau Buy
Salesforce Bets on Big Data With $15.3 Billion Tableau Buy

- 2 weeks agoSalesforce on Monday decided to buy big data firm Tableau Software for $15.3 billion, marking the biggest acquisition in the company's history as it looks to offer more data insights to its clients. From a report: Seattle-based Tableau has more than 86,000 cu…...

Infarm closes $100M Series B to scale its ‘urban farming platform’
Infarm closes $100M Series B to scale its ‘urban farming platform’

- 2 weeks agoInfarm, the Berlin-based startup that has developed vertical farming tech for grocery stores and restaurants, is disclosing $100 in in Series B investment. The round is led by London VC Atomico, and consists of mix of equity funding and debt financing. Infarm…...

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

- 4 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

- 2 weeks 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 weeks 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…...

5 seriously important skills you can learn online
5 seriously important skills you can learn online

- 1 day agoTL;DR: These online courses can help keep your brain sharp, plus you can name your price. Find them all in the Mashable Shop. A lot of people use money as an excuse for not going back to school. Makes sense. If you're an average college-educated American, you…...

Salesforce is acquiring data viz company Tableau for $15.7 billion
Salesforce is acquiring data viz company Tableau for $15.7 billion

- 2 weeks agoIs this the biggest acquisition of a data visualization company of all time? Apparently, the rumors of data visualization’s death have been greatly exaggerated, because the customer relationship management company Salesforce just announced plans to buy the da…...

Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online
Cloudflare’s Five-Year Project to Protect Nonprofits Online

- 2 weeks agoCloudflare's Project Galileo has helped vulnerable organizations fend off DDoS and other attacks for the last five years....

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

- 3 weeks 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

- 4 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

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

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