analytics

  • Square Adds Appointments App To Its Business Software Suite

    Square Adds Appointments App To Its Business Software Suite

    Piece by piece, Square is trying to provide all of the tools that businesses need to manage themselves. They have the payment processing part down, a payroll product, real-time analytics and now a way to manage appointments. The company says that “millions” of appointments have been made through Square since the product’s launch last August and this new app for iOS will… Read More

  • Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite

    Microsoft Hopes To Unify Big Data And Analytics In Newly Announced Suite

    Today at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Microsoft announced the Cortana Analytics Suite. It takes the company’s machine learning, big data and analytics products and packages them together in one huge, monolithic suite. Microsoft has put together the suite with the hope of providing a one-stop, big data and analytics solution for enterprise customers. “Our goal was… Read More

  • First Salesforce Wave Analytics App Washes Ashore

    First Salesforce Wave Analytics App Washes Ashore

    Salesforce announced a new Wave analytics app today called Sales Wave Analytics, the first in a line of what the company is calling ‘role-based’ packaged apps for the Wave platform. First, some context because all of this Wave talk can get a bit confusing. Last fall, Salesforce introduced Wave, which was a platform for the company’s analytics business moving forward. With… Read More

  • Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    Twitter Cuts Off DataSift To Step Up Its Own Big Data Business

    In the push for more revenue growth, Twitter has been building up its business in areas like advertising and commerce, but a move made late Friday night points to another area where the company is setting its sights: big data analytics. Twitter announced that it will be terminating agreements with third parties for reselling firehose data — the unfiltered, full stream of Tweets and… Read More

  • IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson Group Buys AlchemyAPI To Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

    IBM Watson, the artificial intelligence platform made famous by beating the three best Jeopardy! champions ever several years ago, bought Denver-based AlchemyAPI today. It did not reveal the purchase price. The acquisition gives Watson a key piece of machine learning technology. The deal also gives it access to community of over 40,000 AlchemyAPI developers, who are building cognitive… Read More

  • Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    Salesforce Wave Analytics Tool Makes The Move To Mobile

    When Salesforce.com launched Wave, its nascent analytics product last fall at Dreamforce, it did what it always does with new products. It put out a basic product to get things going and then it kept working. Today it announced several new tools that bring all the analytics goodness of Wave to a mobile device. Anna Rosenman, director of product marketing at Salesforce.com, points out… Read More

  • Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose Scores $13.4M To Help Enterprises Spot Emerging Trends And Threats In Real-Time

    Bottlenose, a big data analytics firm which likens itself to “a real-time Palantir,” referencing its focus on tracking, filtering and analyzing stream data, has raised $13.4 million in Series B funding, an SEC filing shows and the company now confirms. The round was led by KPMG Capital, a new fund created by KPMG International to invest in data and analytics globally. Bottlenose… Read More

  • SimilarWeb’s New Service Shows Which Apps Are Actually Used, Not Just Installed

    SimilarWeb’s New Service Shows Which Apps Are Actually Used, Not Just Installed

    App makers will no longer be able to fudge their numbers by buying downloads in order climb the App Store’s charts in an effort to manufacture popularity. Many companies today, including most recently, App Annie, are now expanding their mobile app analytics services to track app usage, engagement and other metrics that detail an app’s true traction among users. Today, a… Read More

  • Teradata Buys App Marketing Platform Appoxee For $20-25M, Sets Up Israeli R&D Center

    Teradata Buys App Marketing Platform Appoxee For $20-25M, Sets Up Israeli R&D Center

    Teradata, the publicly-traded analytics company, has made another acquisition to beef up its operations in mobile: the company has acquired Appoxee, an Israeli push-messaging startup aimed at publishers and developers that want to increase user engagement in their apps. We have had direct confirmation of the deal from a source very close to Appoxee, and Israeli-language paper Calcalist… Read More

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