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Real-time Trend Intelligence providers Bottlenose have secured a $13.4 million Series B funding, led by KPMG Capital, according to an SEC filing. Earlier in December KPMG Capital, a new funding wing set up by KPMG International, whose first investment fund was created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics, had

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Data management & analytics software outfit Lavastorm have announced extensive updates to their Analytics Engine platform. The enhanced engine will  allow business analysts make significant insights using predictive analytics, even with a limited knowledge of complex data science. “Demand for advanced analytic capabilities from companies across the globe is growing

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Apart from the NSA, there are other entities that are reportedly spying on you, or at least have the potential to. The really sleek Smart TV that Samsung has been leading the market with in its segment, is apparently listening into user conversations. In a report published Thursday by The

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Data ScienceNews

On a global scale, both genetic distance and phonemic distance between populations are significantly correlated with geographic distance, where phonemics has to do with sound units that distinguish meaning between words in language. As populations move away, it brings about change in both the linguistics and genes of the respective

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BI & AnalyticsData ScienceNews

The power of data mining in searching for consistent patterns and/or systematic relationships between variables is becoming undeniable. Similarly undeniable is alot of modern music tech provides great value to listeners, but meagre monetary incentive- if any at all- to the artists who use them. Bandsintown think they may have found a solution

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Data ScienceNews

Mode, the startup that styles itself as the collaborative analytics platform for data analysts, has released updates that assist with data exploring and sharing while also providing the grounding for features that will be made available in the the future. Essentially, in order to streamline the workflow, it has been

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According to Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, almost three-quarters of US venture-backed firms fail to return on investor’s capital. This week’s disheartening announcement from Fab proved that even the most promising cash cow is not a safe bet. Luckily, researchers at MIT may have come up

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One-of-a-kind app for the enterprise Confide takes you off the record, with confidential messages that self-destruct. The startup just stepped up its efforts in providing off-the-record communication in the digital world, with their latest release last week. With the Confide 3.0 for iOS and Android, it brings in 3 major additions

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Data ScienceNews

World’s leading link shortener, Bitly issued a report which indicates that Facebook’s influence has increased significantly from Q3 to Q4 with the largest boost coming from mobile devices. Facebook, they say has taken proactive steps to resolve the issue of dark social-  those that have no referrer data and can’t

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Machine LearningNews

In lieu of the upcoming NCAA tournament office pools and pundit prognosis are starting to gain momentum. For the last few years, however the stakes are high; and the amount of predictive data available gets higher. Betting has been taken to an all new level with big data scientists using

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