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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 »
  • Getaround, Facebook, AI chips, Nvidia, Africa, and immigration
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    Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency. For those who have been members of Extra Crunch for a while now, you have seen us go through two cycles of Verified Experts, covering startup attorneys and brand designers. Now, we turn our attention to our third community of startup... Read more »
  • Getting a seat at the VC table
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    Monique Villa Contributor Share on Twitter Monique Villa is an investor at Mucker Capital, a seed and “pre-seed” stage fund investing in companies powering a software-enabled world. She is also the Founder of Nashville-based ModernCapital, a community of startup founders and ecosystem partners committed to company building in the Southeast (#BuildInSE). We are witnessing... Read more »
  • Review of Elon Musk’s DC-to-Baltimore ‘Loop’ system reveals safety concerns
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    The Boring Company’s Loop transit system that aims to shuttle people in autonomous electric vehicles between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. fails to meet several key national safety standards, a review of its proposal reveals. The underground system appears to lack sufficient emergency exits, ignore the latest engineering practices and proposes passenger... Read more »
  • Nectar’s sonar bottle caps could save $50B in stolen booze
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    Bars lose 20 percent of their alcohol to overpours and “free” drinks for friends. That amounts to $50 billion per year in booze that mysteriously disappears, making life tough for every pub and restaurant. Nectar wants to solve that mystery with its ultrasound depth sensing bottle caps that measure... Read more »
  • Amazon has turned warehouse tasks into a (literal) game
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    Working at an Amazon fulfillment center is tough and tedious. Stories of problematic working conditions have plagued the company for years now, and pressure has likely only increased as the retail giant is pushing to get packages out even faster. To give the company some credit, it has worked to... Read more »
  • Gender, race and social change in tech; Moira Weigel on the Internet of Women, Part Two
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    Tech ethics can mean a lot of different things, but surely one of the most critical, unavoidable, and yet somehow still controversial propositions in the emerging field of ethics in technology is that tech should promote gender equality. But does it? And to the extent it does not, what (and... Read more »
  • Seven years later, the OUYA is dead for real
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    Remember the OUYA? As a cheap Android-powered game console, it was pitched as being able to “open the last closed platform: the TV”. It was one of the first huge Kickstarter campaigns, raising nearly 9 million dollars on the site in 2012. Even half a decade later, it remains one... Read more »
  • Subscription fatigue hasn’t hit yet
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    U.S. consumers are still embracing subscriptions. More than a third (34%) of Americans say they believe they’ll increase the number of subscription services they use over the next two years, according to a new report from eMarketer. This is following an increase to 3 subscription services on average, up from... Read more »
  • These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech
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    To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper Cash—Africa-founded ventures that maintain headquarters in San Francisco and operations in Africa to tap the best of both worlds in VC,... Read more »
  • Google’s lead EU regulator opens formal privacy probe of its adtech
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    Google’s lead data regulator in Europe has opened a formal investigation into its processing of personal data in the context of its online Ad Exchange, TechCrunch has learnt. This follows a privacy complaint pertaining to adtech’s real-timing bidding (RTB) system filed under Europe’s GDPR framework last year. The statutory inquiry into... Read more »