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  • 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 »
  • Web host Hostinger says data breach may affect 14 million customers
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    Hostinger said it has reset user passwords as a “precautionary measure” after it detected unauthorized access to a database containing information on millions of its customers. The breach is said to have happened on Thursday. The company said in a blog post it received an alert that one of its servers... Read more »
  • Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ awkwardly mixes fiction and reality
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    “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” a new film on Netflix, is based on the true story of Mossad agents who took over an abandoned holiday resort in Sudan to smuggle Jewish Ethiopian refugees out of the country. As we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the... Read more »
  • The risks of amoral A.I.
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    Kyle Dent Contributor Kyle Dent is a Research Area Manager for PARC, a Xerox Company, focused on the interplay between people and technology. He also leads the ethics review committee at PARC. Artificial intelligence is now being used to make decisions about lives, livelihoods, and interactions in the real world in ways that pose real... Read more »
  • Crypto means cryptotheology
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    Cryptocurrencies are a religion as much as they are a technology. They almost have to be, given their adherents’ gargantuan ambition of fundamentally changing how the world works. This means they attract charlatans, lunatics, frauds, and false prophets, and furious battles are waged over doctrinal hairspliitting; but it also means... Read more »
  • Week in Review: Google rips out its sweet tooth
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    Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about Snap’s bizarre decision to keep... Read more »
  • Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book excerpt
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    It’s hard at times not to feel sorry for Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant’s top boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-market valuation had already soared past what many thought it... Read more »
  • Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more
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    Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my, we covered a lot of ground.... Read more »
  • The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families
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    You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them. As the company gets the service off... Read more »
  • Driving Volkswagen’s all-electric ID Buggy concept
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    The VW electric ID Buggy concept is delightful and bright, stout and smiling. It’s a vehicle fit for the sunshine and sand dunes, or perhaps a less committing slow roll along the beach. And so my first drive in a prototype of the all-electric buggy — along the coast near Spanish... Read more »
  • Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption
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    Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about the flurry of IPO filings. Before that, I noted the differences between raising cash... Read more »