• Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards
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    Interesting info that I have received in my email box a few days ago.  Initiative for Analytics and Data Science Standards (IADSS) conducts a global scale research study to get insights into analytics related roles, associated skill-sets and career paths. We believe this will help set some industry standards which in turn could support... Read more »
  • DatSci & AI Awards returns for 4th year now open to European entrants
    Entry criteria is now live for the DatSci & Ai Awards which will be held on 5th September 2019 at Croke Park, Dublin connecting and celebrating the best in the data science ecosystem across Europe. Following success last year with one of the ten categories being open to all European entrants, 2019 marks the... Read more »
  • Microsoft Joins $250 Million Funding in DataBricks
    Databricks, the high-flying analytics startup founded by the creators of Apache Spark, announced yet another venture funding haul this week as it hustles to meet what it says is growing demand for its analytics platform. The analytics specialist announced Tuesday (Feb. 5) it has raised an additional $250 million in its... Read more »
  • Global Competition for Data Scientists with A$1 Million in Prizes
    Unearthed, an Australian-based energy and resources open innovation platform, is launching an international crowdsourcing competition that calls for geologists, data scientists and mining professionals to develop ground-breaking ideas about mineral exploration. Participants from around the globe can enter the 10-week Explorer Challenge for a chance to win A$1 million and have their... Read more »
  • Global Competition for Data Scientists with A$1 Million in Prizes
    Unearthed, an Australian-based energy and resources open innovation platform, is launching an international crowdsourcing competition that calls for geologists, data scientists and mining professionals to develop ground-breaking ideas about mineral exploration. Participants from around the globe can enter the 10-week Explorer Challenge for a chance to win A$1 million and have their... Read more »
  • The New Dataiku: A Central Hub for Enterprise Analytics, Machine Learning, and Data Science
    Building upon the needs of their customers, some of whom have dozens and even hundreds of users of the software, Dataiku releases a new version that establishes it as a central hub for the development of advanced data science, machine learning, and analytics products.   NEW YORK, November 14 - With a wide... Read more »
  • How SendinBlue uses Machine Learning to help guarantee 30 million messages are delivered daily
    The company partnered with Dataiku to develop a machine learning solution that validates new customer data against over 1 billion emails and events.  The result is an automated system that saves time and money for SendinBlue while maintaining the integrity of their platform, a crucial cornerstone of their business.    SendinBlue is one of the leading... Read more »
  • Alation Delivers Integration with Tableau 10.4
    Alation Delivers Integration with Tableau 10.4 and Previews Tableau Extensions Integration at Tableau Conference 2017 Alation becomes the first data catalog to deliver governance for insight features supporting all Tableau customers, whether on desktops or servers REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2017 Alation Inc., the collaborative data company, today announced new ways... Read more »
  • Domino Data Lab Accelerates Model Delivery on AWS
    Unveiling new capability in data science platform used by Fortune 500 companies    San Francisco, CA (September 27, 2017) – Domino Data Lab, a data science platform provider, today announced general availability of its Domino Model Delivery product. Built to run natively on Amazon Web Services (AWS), this offering makes the process of deploying... Read more »
  • Anaconda and Microsoft Partner to Deliver Python-Powered Machine Learning
    Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server, accelerating data science exploration and production deployments   Strata Data Conference, NEW YORK––September 26, 2017––Anaconda, Inc., the most popular Python data science platform provider, today announced it is partnering with Microsoft to embed Anaconda into Azure Machine Learning, Visual... Read more »
  • CBP says it’s ‘unrealistic’ for Americans to avoid its license plate surveillance
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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has admitted that there is no practical way for Americans to avoid having their movements tracked by its license plate readers, according to its latest privacy assessment. CBP published its new assessment — three years after its first — to notify the public that it... Read more »
  • Daily Crunch: Rackspace is going public again
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    We look at Rackspace’s finances, a Facebook code change causes numerous app issues and electric vehicle company Rivian raises $2.5 billion. Here’s your Daily Crunch for July 10, 2020. The big story: Rackspace is going public again The cloud computing company first went public in 2008, before accepting a $4.3 billion... Read more »
  • Google’s Fitbit deal could avoid EU antitrust probe by agreeing not to use health data for ads
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    Google announced its plans to acquire Fitbit for $2.1 billion back in November. As of this writing, the deal has yet to go through, courtesy of all the usual regulatory scrutiny that occurs any time one large company buys another. EU regulators are often a key hurdle for these sorts... Read more »
  • How Thor Fridriksson’s ‘Trivia Royale’ earned 2.5M downloads in 3 weeks
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    In its first few weeks of release, the latest game from QuizUp founder Thor Fridriksson took the top spot in the Games Section of Apple’s App Store and was the top app (for a brief time) in the App Store at large. Since its launch on June 17, Trivia Royale has... Read more »
  • LA-based Replicated adds former GitLab head of product as its chief product officer
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    Replicated, the Los Angeles-based company pitching monitoring and management services for Kubernetes-based applications, has managed to bring on the former head of product of the $2.75 billion-valued programming giant GitLab as its new chief product officer.  Mark Pundsack is joining the company as it moves to scale its business. At GitLab,... Read more »
  • HBO Max is making a Gotham City police series with the director of ‘The Batman’
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    HBO Max, the WarnerMedia-owned streaming service that launched in May, announced today that it has made a series commitment to an untitled TV show tied to the movie “The Batman” (currently scheduled for release in 2021). The show will be set in the Gotham City police department, with a creative team... Read more »
  • Tech at Work: DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings
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    Hey, ya’ll. I’m experimenting with a bi-weekly roundup that looks at the state of labor in tech. We’ll use this space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, the future of work, issues relating to pay equality, notable personnel changes and much more. This week, we’re looking at Facebook’s civil... Read more »
  • A recapitalization reckoning
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    If you’re an angel who invested in a startup that was meant to go public in 2014, you might be getting a little bit impatient. High-risk, high-reward investing has lost its shine in this environment: the stock market is a mess these days, and you want your cash back. Enter recapitalization... Read more »
  • Rackspace preps IPO after going private in 2016 for $4.3B
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    After going private in 2016 after accepting a $32 per share, or $4.3 billion, price from Apollo Global Management, Rackspace is looking once again to the public markets. First going public in 2008, Rackspace is taking second aim at a public offering around 12 years after its initial debut. The company... Read more »
  • Operator Collective brings diversity and inclusion to enterprise investing
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    When Mallun Yen started Operator Collective last year, she wanted to build an investment firm for people who didn’t have a voice in Silicon Valley. That meant connecting women and people of color with operators who have been intimately involved in building companies from the ground up, then... Read more »
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