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Favor Are Making Logistics Sexy With $13M Series A Funding
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Favor– who tout themselves as “the easiest way to get anything delivered”- has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round earlier last week. Founded two years ago in Austin, U.S., Favor now offers services in Boston, Dallas and Houston and the latest investment will help it grow into seven

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9-11 March, 2015- Wearables Techcon, Santa Clara
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The Wearable Tech industry is still searching for its killer app and the killer device. Wearables TechCon brings everyone working “under the hood”, the expert engineers, developers, designers, and enthusiasts all together in one place at one time! March 6th is last day to get $600 off registration- sign up

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11 Data Science Stories You Shouldn’t Miss This Week
Data Science

TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES Introduction to Bayes Theorem With Python “So I feel like there is not a lot of good information out their on how to use Bayes Theorem for modeling – especially with Python code. Like try figuring out how to understand a Bayesian Linear Regression from just Google

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Citymaps Picks Up $6M In Series A Funding To Makes Maps More Exciting
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NYC-based social mapping platform Citymaps announced a new series A1 equity financing yesterday, to the tune of $6 million. The announcement also coincided with the latest update to their proprietary platform, which allows users and communities to build collections of social maps. “Citymaps 2.0 is our most significant update and

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White House Appoints First Us Chief Data Scientist
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In a first, the White House has appointed a certain Dr. D.J. Patil as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist, it was announced Wednesday. Dr. Patil will report to erstwhile Google executive Megan Smith, who is now the U.S.’ Chief Technology Officer. “As part

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The Data-Driven Future Of Fashion
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It’s incredibly common to hear people say that “big data is disrupting every industry”- yet, in many respects, the fashion industry is still playing catch up. Although data science has been used to optimise delivery logistics, recommend products and target customers, it’s yet to disrupt actual fashion products in a

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Congress Is A Game, And We Have The Data To Show Who'S Winning
Data Science

Most approaches to measuring the influence that different interest groups have in Congress favor quantitative metrics like money spent lobbying vs money saved in tax breaks. But while that kind of data is great at shining a spotlight on an individual corporation, it does little to illuminate the playing field

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A Deep Convolutional Neural Network That Understands The Sentiment In Images
Machine LearningNews

What could possibly be a leap in AI technology is a novel method devised by scientists at Adobe Research and the University of Rochester to train computers to draw insights on ‘Visual Sentiments’ from mere images. A paper, entitled “Robust Image Sentiment Analysis Using Progressively Trained and Domain Transferred Deep

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Natural Language Generators Automated Insights Get Acquired By Vista Equity
Machine LearningNews

8-year-old startup Automated Insights(Ai), has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners as a subsidiary of STATS LLC. Automated Insights have been innovating with natural language generation and artificial intelligence to glean patterns in big data and turn them into readable narratives. “We aren’t disclosing the amount, but I will say two things about

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Bottlenose Scoops $13.4M To Help Businesses Keep Abreast Of Real-Time Trends &Amp; Threats
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Real-time Trend Intelligence providers Bottlenose have secured a $13.4 million Series B funding, led by KPMG Capital, according to an SEC filing. Earlier in December KPMG Capital, a new funding wing set up by KPMG International, whose first investment fund was created to accelerate innovation in data and analytics, had

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