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Data Science

While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

Data ScienceMachine Learning

It almost goes without saying that Tinder has taken the dating world by storm. Stats released late last year revealed that Tinder’s 50-million-strong userbase complete over a billion left and right swipes every single day. The success has often been attributed to the fact that Tinder is the closest virtual

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Data ScienceFinTechNews

Avox, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, DTCC, has launched a series of web-based application programming interfaces (APIs) designed to support faster access to legal entity data, including legal entity identifiers (LEIs), legal names, addresses, industry classifications and corporate hierarchies. Founded in 2003  in cooperation

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Data Science

In this post, we’re going to get our hands dirty with code- but before we do, let me introduce the example problems we’re going to solve today. 1) Predicting House Prices We want to predict the values of particular houses, based on the square footage. 2)Predicting Which TV Show Will

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Data Science

Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realise size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes to cutting-edge use of data to

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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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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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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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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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Data Science

Only a month into the year, and already several of our expert’s predictions for 2015 in big data are coming into fruition. 2015 is certainly looking like the year of AI & automation, with all three of this week’s most-shared news pieces below focusing around prediction and AI. 2015 may,

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Content monetization startup, Skimlinks, which helps digital publishers get value through their affiliate marketing, has announced raising $16 million in a Series C funding round. The latest capital will help in platform expansion to assist publishers get more value out of their commerce-related content. Termed “comtent”, this type of shopping-oriented

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