big data

  • When Big Data Is Watching You

    When Big Data Is Watching You

    Is the answer to our feeble human minds needing to grapple with increasing quantities of big data to stand in a purpose built room immersed in complex data visualisations while wearing an array of sensors that track our physiological reactions? A group of European Commission-backed scientists believe so. Read More

  • Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Adatao Emerges With $13M In Funding And Visions Of Changing Big Data

    Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something for both parties and a collaboration environment that lets them work together in one tool -and they got $13M in Series A funding led… Read More

  • The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    The Dark Age Of Enterprise Software Is Ending

    Enterprise software has been a critical tool to help companies organize data and automate painfully manual processes. And unfortunately little else. To call enterprise software “dumb” might be slightly unfair, but as “smart” devices begin to proliferate it’s time we all accept that today’s software that we use to run our businesses is painfully ill-equipped… Read More

  • Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

    Backed By Tencent And Felicis, Scaled Inference Wants To Be The Google Brain For Everyone

    Google Brain, an artificial intelligence and machine learning project at Google, has been used to power services like Android’s speech recognition system and photo search on Google+. Now, two of the most longstanding machine learning engineers, one of whom worked on Google Brain, have left the search giant to start a new company. The idea: to build machine learning, artificial… Read More

  • Lexalytics Acquires Semantria To Bring Sentiment Analysis To The Masses

    Lexalytics Acquires Semantria To Bring Sentiment Analysis To The Masses

    Lexalytics is looking to bring sentiment analysis to smaller firms around the globe with the acquisition of Semantria, whose Excel-based sentiment analysis tool offers an easy, affordable way to find out the emotions behind customer satisfaction ratings. Read More

  • Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    Salesforce Buys Big Data Startup RelateIQ For Up To $390M

    The motto at Salesforce.com seems to be if you can’t beat them, buy them. This time the exact target of Salesforce.com’s $390 million desires is the scrappy startup RelateIQ, which uses searches of unstructured data from email, social networks, and calendars to automate large portions of the sales process. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company raised a significant $40 million… Read More

  • Duetto Raises $21M Led By Accel To Equip Hotels With Big Data Surge Pricing

    Duetto Raises $21M Led By Accel To Equip Hotels With Big Data Surge Pricing

    Hotels can double their profitability by successfully marking up rooms just 10 percent. That’s why Accel Partners is betting hotels will pay for Duetto, a price optimization SaaS that uses big data to dynamically surge or discount rates for rooms. Duetto can help hotels drop prices if no one is visiting their website, or charge more if it detects a conference in town or beautiful weather. Read More

  • FuturePerfect Ventures Is A Small Fund Launched To Back Applications For Big Data

    FuturePerfect Ventures Is A Small Fund Launched To Back Applications For Big Data

    Looking to harness the flood of data streaming from every networked and sensor-enabled smart device, computer, and machine that circumscribe our modern world, FuturePerfect Ventures has launched a small venture fund to focus on the bedeviling problem of big data. Read More

  • How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

    How A Former Google Data Guy Could Change What We Eat For Breakfast

    Hampton Creek, the plant-based egg startup known for its product “Just Mayo,” launched in Dollar Tree this week and is expanding its operations to a 90k square-footfacility in the heart of San Francisco in the next few months. On top of that, it just lured away Google’s main data guy, Dan Zigmond. The reason? To turn the food industrial complex on its head. Read More

  • Zendesk Insights Shows It’s A Data-Driven World

    Zendesk Insights Shows It’s A Data-Driven World

    Last month, I wrote an article called Actually, Every Company Is A Big Data Company in which I postulated that simply by the act of collecting data as an artifact of doing business, every company is in the Big Data business. Zendesk is putting this idea into practice, releasing a new feature today called Zendesk Insights that purports to give its customers a deeper understanding of… Read More

  • Couchbase Adds $60 Million As Big Data Demands Loom

    Couchbase Adds $60 Million As Big Data Demands Loom

    As the need for new computing infrastructure tools accelerates, thanks to the demands of distributed computing and the proliferation of mobile devices, startups focused on new data management and data processing technologies are raising big rounds to propel the next generation of computing. Couchbase, which has raised $60 million in new financing from new investors WestSummit and Accel… Read More