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Bioscience Innovator Finds Capital To Create Breakthrough “Ultrasound-On-A-Chip” Device That Promises Next Generation Healthcare
HealthcareNews

A hand held imaging device that can see real-time, moving, 3-D images of the inner workings of an organism, much like an ultrasound device, only faster and much more accurate, just got fuel for its next stage of development as Jonathan Rothberg raised $100 million to see this device to

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Nasa Finalises Proposals For Earth Data Challenge Ideas
Data ScienceNews

NASA has zeroed in on four innovative concepts proposed by students and faculties of various institutes, regarding the ‘Innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data’. A follow up challenge asks participants to create an application or algorithm that communicates climate change impacts to the general public using the

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Volometrix Picks Up $12M In Series B To Measure How Productive Your Workforce Is
Data ScienceNews

Employee analytics provider VoloMetrix has closed a $12 million Series B funding deal with Split Rock Partners and existing investor Shasta Ventures, taking the total funding raised so far to $17 million. Extracting and analyzing anonymized, aggregated header-level data from organisational communications, VoloMetrix creates “measurable” behavioural profiles around an organisation’s

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Ibm And Twitter Join Forces To Help Enterprises Make Informed Business Decisions
BI & AnalyticsNews

Microblogging innovator, Twitter and tech giant IBM have entered into a partnership to amalgamate Twitter’s vast data silos with IBM’s cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services. Early last week, the move was announced and both parties believe will “help transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets

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Data Driven Genomic Diagnostics Startup Blueprint Genetics Lands €2M - Aims At Expansion Into The Us
HealthcareNews

Finnish gene testing and Next-Generation Sequencing outfit, Blueprint Genetics has landed €2 million in a new funding round. Avohoidon Tutkimussäätiö, a Finnish foundation, along with Inventure, led the round, raising Blueprint Genetics’ total funding to €2.96 million. Tommi Lehtonen, CEO of Blueprint Genetics, described the company’s intentions, “Our technology enabled

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Blackphone, &Quot;The World'S Most Secure Smartphone&Quot;, Reveal That Android Tablet Is On Its Way
News

Silent Circle, the secure communications product manufacturer that brought forth the Blackphone has now revealed that a high-end, secure, Android tablet is in the pipeline. Jon Callas, the co-founder and CTO of Silent Circle told CNBC, “We are in fact working on a tablet. We are not ready to disclose

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Joyent Scoops Up $15M In Fresh Funding To Make Docker Containers Available On Its Cloud
Data ScienceNews

Joyent, a cloud computing outfit, has landed $15 million in funding with the intentions to “accelerate the adoption of application containers in the enterprise.” There was participation from existing investors like Intel Capital, Orascom TMT Investments, El Dorado Ventures, EPIC Ventures, LGI Ventures and others in this round. Virtual machines

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Solidfire Picks Up $82M In Series D To Bolster Long Term Growth And Increased Profitability
News

Flash Storage manufacturer SolidFire Inc. has secured $82 million in a new Series D funding round led by Greenspring Associates, Silicon Valley Bank and a major sovereign wealth fund. There was participation from existing investors NEA, Valhalla Partners, Novak Biddle Venture Partners and Samsung Ventures. This round has taken the

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U.k. Trails Behind Neighbours France And Germany In Exploiting Big Data According To Recent Survey
Big DataNews

A Teradata sponsored survey, carried out by Onepoll, revealed that the UK falls behind on its Big Data utilisation capabilities. The survey involved 300 C-level executives at enterprise companies across the U.K., France and Germany. Duncan Ross, director of data science at Teradata notes that, instead of a “holistic view

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Cognitive-Infused Watson Explorer Is Ibm’s Latest With Intentions To Help Enterprises Deliver Better Performance
Data ScienceNews

IBM has brought forth its latest offering – Watson Explorer – touting cognitive capabilities. Released early last week, it claims to be a powerful combination of data exploration and content analytics capabilities. An IBM news release explains : “Watson Explorer advances data exploration by bringing cognitive capabilities, providing users with a 360-degree view

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