Transportation & Logistics
In a sector where consistency and safety are crucial, Big Data provides tools for transport and logistics companies to achieve both whilst simultaneously driving down prices and improving service quality.
Success stories of how data-driven practices can revitalise businesses are rife today, but there are few as compelling as the story of Ford. In 2006, the legendary car manufacturers were in trouble; they closed the year with a $12.6 billion loss, the largest in the company’s history. As we reported
There has been some rumble lately owing to Tesla Chief, Elon Musk’s Twitter post on Oct. 1 about the impending ‘D’ launch. Manufacturers of vision-based collision warning systems and vehicle tracking systems, Mobileye has climbed 13 percent in the last week in New York, all thanks to the much speculated
Pop-up mass transit system, Bridj has had double the reasons to revel as it announced last week that it had acquired $4 million in funding to build on its innovative idea on mass transit and to top it, they hired Gabe Klein as its new Chief Operating Officer. What Uber
General Electric has disclosed the setting up of a data lake software approach to make gathering and analysis of Big Data more productive for large enterprises. A data lake is a large object-based storage repository that holds data in its native format until it is needed. Founded in partnership with
A little known fact: the amount of possible routes a UPS driver could take between his 175-200 dropoffs is so large, it defies comprehension. According to UPS, if you used combinatorial mathematics to deduce the exact number, it would have 199 digits. The number of options exceeds the number of
Only a decade ago, to speak of Africa and technology would have seemed nonsensical. Today, it is part of a growing global conversation. Mobile penetration rates have increased 19 percent annually over the past five years, making the continent’s technological future look especially promising. The use of mobile phones has
DoorDash, an on-demand food delivery startup just announced a $17.3 million Series A funding round. The round was led by Sequoia Capital, who also led a $30 million funding round for Sumo Logic this week. Existing investors Khosla Ventures, Charles River Ventures, Pejman Mar Ventures and Ted Zagat (of Zagat Survey) also participated.