data

  • Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools

    Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools

    Clever, a graduate of Y Combinator’s most recent batch of startups, launched in late June to bring a bit of Twilio’s vision to education. During their time at Y Combinator, the accelerator’s co-founder Paul Graham challenged the team to integrate with 40 schools by the end of the program. Clever far-surpassed that goal, announcing this morning that over 2,000 K-12 schools… Read More

  • Apple Hits The Oregon Trail To Seek Out Greater Data Center Capacity, Likely Won’t Die Of Dysentery

    Apple Hits The Oregon Trail To Seek Out Greater Data Center Capacity, Likely Won’t Die Of Dysentery

    Apple has reportedly begun work on a huge new data center facility in Prineville, Oregon, according to local reports from the Oregonian (as spotted this morning by Wired). The first phase of the project will reportedly cost $68 million, and this is just the latest in a string of data center initiatives. But Apple data demands are set to skyrocket, and the company needs to prepare. Read More

  • Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Healthrageous Lands $6.5M To Help You Take Control Of Your Health (With Data)

    Founded in 2010, Boston-based Healthrageous has developed a platform that helps individuals, employers, health providers and everyone in between, to prevent and manage chronic health conditions. The startup’s platform collects biometric data from users various health-tracking devices, which it combines with information on their personal preferences to assist in setting goals, action… Read More

  • Locu Launches To Merchants: Now Local Businesses Can Update Once To Publish Prices To Web, Mobile & Facebook

    Locu Launches To Merchants: Now Local Businesses Can Update Once To Publish Prices To Web, Mobile & Facebook

    Locu, a Boston-based local business data provider born out of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s lab at MIT, is today officially launching its commerce dashboard for merchants. The company, which raised a $4 million Series A round led by General Catalyst in April, offers a proprietary system that can extract structured data about local businesses from their not-so-structured websites. Read More

  • GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    GigaOm’s Structure Europe Conference Will Dive Deep Into The Cloud

    We don’t often try to get the word out about conferences put on by other blogs here at TechCrunch, but we’re about to. Because reasons. Namely: 1) We, as TechCrunch, will probably never ever ever, ever ever host a European cloud-computing conference and someone sure as heck needs to. 2) The folks at Gigaom are our friends, particularly founder, thought leader and king of the kind… Read More

  • Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Data Markets: The Emerging Data Economy

    Editor’s note: Gil Elbaz is an entrepreneur and pioneer of natural language technology. In 1998, he co-founded Applied Semantics, which developed contextual advertising products, including ASI’s AdSense. In 2003, Google acquired ASI, and after a four-year stint at Google, Gil found Factual in 2007. Follow him on Twitter.  The term data market brings to mind a traditional structure… Read More

  • Startup Success Requires The Drive For Data

    Startup Success Requires The Drive For Data

    Editor’s note: Jeff Ma is the founder of tenXer, a startup that provides tools to help people better understand their performance, progress, and productivity at work. Previously, he helped start GolfSpan.com, CircleLending, and Citizen Sports. Follow him on Twitter. The first thing you learn when you start playing Blackjack is something called basic strategy – a decision… Read More

  • Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Here’s What Goes Into Making Google Maps, Will Apple Be Able To Recalculate?

    Everywhere you turned last week, there was another story about iOS 6 Maps. Some feel like it’s a great new direction for Apple, but people like me feel like we’re left with an ugly experience that shouldn’t have been introduced to the public in its current state. Read More

  • Speed’s Other Needs

    Speed’s Other Needs

    Editor’s note: Michael Weinberg is a staff attorney at Public Knowledge, an organization that preserves the openness of the Internet and the public’s access to knowledge; promotes creativity through balanced copyright; and upholds and protects the rights of consumers to use innovative technology lawfully. Michael focuses primarily on copyright, issues before the FCC and… Read More

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