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Big Data

Here’s the second part of my roundup of companies that will be making waves in the big data world this year. Whereas in part one I focused on the giants of the industry, which have been around since the start, in this post I look at the newer names which

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Data ScienceNews

In the wake of the partnership hatched between Uber and CMU to further the former’s cause of research into mapping and autonomous transportation, it has surfaced that Google, one of the major investors in Uber, is planning on competing against Uber with its own transportation service. If a Bloomberg report

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Data ScienceNews

Uber revealed of a strategic alliance with Carnegie Mellon University in order to set up the the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The center will fuel further opportunities for the two parties, wherein Uber can work closely with CMU faculty, staff, and students — both

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Machine LearningNewsStartups

The rise of big data has ushered in a whole host of innovative startups, who all hope their idea will be the one to transform the data landscape forever. However, the startup landscape is a minefield, where even the most brilliant ideas can fall by the wayside without proper implementation

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Data ScienceNews

Uber, the app-based transportation network and taxi service provider, has revealed a data-sharing alliance with Boston authorities, touting it a “first-of-its-kind partnership”. The insights gleaned from Uber’s vast trove of data will assist in developing strategies for the urban sprawl- relieving traffic congestion, expanding public transportation, and reducing greenhouse gas

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Data ScienceNewsTransportation & Logistics

While taxi companies across Europe and elsewhere are battling app-centric rideshare and cab services, T Dispatch is looking to bring some semblance of balance to the situation. As VentureVillage highlights, it’s tough market for taxi companies who are yet to become “app savvy”.  “While Uber operates through a simple app, taxi companies receive calls

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News

In a recent controversy Uber was slapped with “sexism and misogyny” accusations by Pando Daily’s Sarah Lacy. She stated in her article “I still can’t believe that an office of Uber a Company valued at $18 billion and held up as a bastion of modern entrepreneurship — posted an ad

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Machine LearningNews

Uber’s latest predictive model will deduce where you’re headed and it’ll be accurate 74% of the time. With the use of data analytics, the data team at Uber incorporated classic Bayesian statistics to set up a model that infers “where people ultimately want to go, rather than where people may

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News

Disrputive taxi service provider Uber has seemingly found out a way to maximize its earnings by figuring out exactly how to position its drivers. In a recent blog post, Uber data scientist Bradley Voytek talks about how Uber’s “science team” simulated a city and found out that taxi drivers can

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Retail & Consumer

With the recent furore among cab drivers about the growing prominence of Uber in London, Paris, Milan, Madrid and Berlin, we thought it would be interesting to see how the mobile-app, car-for-hire company uses big data to better its services. Below are 2 ways Uber has used data to understand

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