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Dan Gray

Dan has worked in online media and marketing across a variety of industries, from data science to interactive entertainment, building online communities around technology interests and innovative startups.

Predicting Deaths in Game of Thrones
Data Science

Who Will Be the Next Character to Die in Game of Thrones? It’s a question that is likely to have been brought up in your social circle at some point in the last couple of years – and a perfect opportunity to arm yourself with predictive analytics. Richard Vale, a

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NewsTechnology & IT

LinkedIn has rolled out its very own web-scale real-time analytics engine, dubbed Pinot. Designed and built at LinkedIn, Pinot will allow sifting through immense troves of data in real-time across a wide variety of products. Earlier, LinkedIn used generic storage systems like Oracle (RDBMS) and Voldemort (Key Value Storage),  for

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Machine LearningNews

Jetpac, photo recognition startup that analyses the pictures from Instagram and recommends travel destinations, was acquired by tech giant Google for an undisclosed amount of money, earlier this week. This purchase is the latest in a string of what experts are calling ‘artificial intelligence’ acquisitions by Google, including smartphone video

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Machine LearningRetail & ConsumerUncategorized

We recently caught up with Kevin Wong, a business intelligence professional and machine learning enthusiast, to talk about his latest project: Building a better recommender system for Steam. For anyone who isn’t familiar, Steam is a digital distribution platform for games, developed by Valve Corporation. It boasts over 75 million

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News

Voice-based marketing automation service provider, Ifbyphone, is coming up with a new release to manage and measure inbound sales and service calls and it will include tools to analyze keywords in phone conversations and integrations with a number of marketing automation platforms. “Inbound phone calls are the most effective, and

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News

Metanautix, Big Data analytics startup coming out of stealth-mode, has raised $7 million Series A financing round, partnering with Sequoia Capital. The investment was also led by Stanford University endowment fund and Shiva Shivakumar, entrepreneur and former VP of engineering at Google. “Integrating the data supply chain has been a

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Hortonworks
NewsTechnology & IT

Global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company Accenture has added a new collaboration to its list of recent partnerships. After teaming up with Cloudera and Datastax in the past, the company is now in collaboration with Hadoop contributor and provider Hortonworlds to combine old and new approaches on data

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Germany World Cup
NewsTechnology & IT

Earlier in the month we reported on Germany’s national team working with IT giant SAP for the current World Cup to add data to their training. Typically a strong team, it wasn’t until Tuesday that they really showed the force of their preparation. Crowds were left slack-jawed as Germany scored

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Duetto
Marketing & SalesNews

Accel Partners are putting their money behind a price optimization SAAS for the hospitality industry, which uses big data to automatically adjust the prices of hotel rooms according to factors such as weather, events, or fluctuations in web traffic. The hospitality industry is a challenging field for such ventures, but

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Forrester Wave
BI & AnalyticsNewsTechnology & IT

In an announcement on Monday TIBCO Software Inc. presented the strong performance of its analytics and data discovery platform,TIBCO Spotfire®, in the The Forrester Wave: Agile Business Intelligence Platforms, Q3 2014 report. Among the 16 others featured in the report Spotfire® ranked first in “Current Offering” and “Agile BI –

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