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Massive Uber Security Breach Causes An Uproar In The Cybersecurity Community
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The company acknowledged the Uber security breach on Friday and they said that all of its services were up and running after what security experts described as a catastrophic data breach and that there was no sign the hacker had access to sensitive user data. The attack, which looked like

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5 Amazing Companies That Really Get Big Data
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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Are Google Working On An Uber Competitor?
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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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Uber, Carnegie Mellon Join Forces To Further Research Into Self-Driving Cars
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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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This Programme Knows If Your Startup Will Be Successful
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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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Uber Plans To Set &Quot;New Standard For The Future Development Of Our Cities&Quot;
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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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T Dispatch Wants To Bring Uber-Style Smart Tech To Taxis
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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Uber And Google Under Scrutiny For Misuse Of Personal Data
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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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Uber Simulate Artificial City In Order To Optimize Service, Upturn Earnings
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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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Uber Now Knows Where You'Re Going Before You Step Into The Cab
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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