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Dataminr Is The Secret Weapon Of Journalists And Hedge Funds
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Dataminr, a real-time information discovery outfit, has picked up $130 million in growth capital in a Series D funding round, it announced on Tuesday after Wall Street Journal broke the news. “This newly raised capital will enable Dataminr to meet the tremendous global demand for our products, expand into new

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Airbnb Open Sources Airpal- Their Nosql Secret Weapon Built On Facebook'S Presto
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Airbnb open sourced a web-based data exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop called Airpal, built on Facebook’s PrestoDB, that enables query execution to facilitate data analysis, Thursday. Making the announcement, James Mayfield, product lead at Airbnb explains that working with SQL for ‘exploration and investigation’ is not easy. “Remembering

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An Introduction To Recommendation Engines
Data Science 101Machine Learning

I’ve previously written a lot on data mining in the abstract; now, I want to start taking you through some practical applications. Welcome to the fascinating world of the recommendation engine- this post will walk through the concepts, and later posts will teach you how to implement your own. What

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Alchemyapi Now A Part Of Ibm Watson, Following Acquisition
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Deep learning innovator, AlchemyAPI has been acquired by tech giant IBM in a bid to further develop its “next generation cognitive computing applications,” essentially adding to Watson’s deep learning potential. AlchemyAPI’s deep learning platform allows structuring of cognitive-infused applications with advanced data analysis capabilities such as taxonomy categorization, entity and

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The 7 Most Data-Rich Companies In The World?
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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Index Indicates Facebook Is Bigger Than We Thought, While Twitter Is Flat
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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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10 Big Data Stories You Shouldn’t Miss This Week
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This week, a wealth of industry experts shared their insights into the changing landscape of big data with us. On Monday, Chairman of MBN Solutions Paul Forrest shared his thoughts on how big data can become “the bridge” to success. On Tuesday, Jamal Khawaja informed us why we’ve never been

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How Facebook Deal With Their Masses Of User-Generated Data
Data Science

For decades, companies have lived by the mantra “customer is king”. But in the age of the Internet- when users generate hoardes of data, not all of which is useful or accurate- the rules of the game have changed. We recently spoke to Tye Rattenbury, Trifacta’s lead Data Scientist, about

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Facebook Open Sources Deep Learning And Ai Tools On Torch
Machine LearningNews

Facebook in an unprecedented move has open-sourced some of its machine learning tools with the scientific computing framework,Torch. The announcement came earlier last week on Friday, through the Facebook AI Research (FAIR) blog. “Today, we’re open sourcing optimized deep-learning modules for Torch. These modules are significantly faster than the default

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4 Predictions For Big Data In 2015 From Industry Leaders
BI & AnalyticsData ScienceMachine Learning

2014 was a fantastic year for data science. Funding rounds were huge, the mergers and acquistions space was active all year, data science skills proved to be the hottest of the year. But will data science continue to flourish in 2015? We asked four industry experts- working in AI, big

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