DigitalGlobe’s new imaging satellite makes it to space

This morning, the United Launch Alliance sent an Atlas 5 401 rocket loaded with DigitalGlobe’s WorldView 4 satellite into space. The satellite will create a new pipeline for sending high quality s

Report shows Americans abandoned their news apps as election fatigue kicked in

A new report from mobile analytics firm Flurry out this morning shows how Americans’ overwhelming election fatigue and disinterest in continuing to follow political news stories played out dur

Zendesk expands beyond the help desk

Zendesk has always been known as a customer service cloud application, and while its focus remains on the customer, it is attempting to expand the mission using data to drive communication and underst

Looker expands beyond the confines of the application in its latest release

The application is where we traditionally tend to work with a piece of software, but with the increasing use of APIs, sometimes the application is just one way of interacting with the tool. Looker ann

How startups can use data to grow smarter

Tech investing isn’t what it used to be -- even compared to six months ago. Investors are applying greater scrutiny to deals. Founders are realizing they can’t favor growth over profitability, or

The data revolution

The internet was a revolution because it reorganized a large part of the economy and society around the network structure, becoming a fantastic medium for commerce, finance, power and culture. It also

Nutanix up 131% on first day of trading

Nutanix made its stock market debut with a bang. After pricing shares at $16, the enterprise data storage company saw 131 percent gains on its first day of trading. With clients like Toyota and Best

IBM releases DataWorks to give enterprise data a home and a brain

While the gears of research are turning fast developing new methods of machine intelligence, another, perhaps more impactful, trend is brewing in the field. Open source frameworks like Apache Spark

Why Salesforce might be interested in Twitter

Rumors were flying all day yesterday that Twitter is up for sale, and Salesforce .com could be a chief suitor. At this point, with so many possible bidders being reported, it’s hard to know wh

Palantir acquires data visualization startup Silk

Silk‘s co-founder and CEO, Salar al Khafaji, announced today that private data analytics unicorn Palantir would be acquiring the company. The transaction appears to be an acqui-hire, with member

TradingView, a community for chart-obsessed investors, moves into new markets

Data-driven investor community TradingView has hit one million monthly active users and is expanding globally to under-served markets. TechCrunch last covered TradingView in 2012 when the site was se

Google’s latest transparency report shows record government data requests

Google saw a record number of data requests from law enforcement agencies worldwide during the second half of 2015 as the request total passed the 40,000 mark for the first time. That's up from 35,365

Netflix now lets you control how much data it uses when streaming from your smartphone

Netflix announced this morning a new way for consumers to control how much data its app uses when they’re accessing the service by way of a mobile device. In the updated version of the iOS or An

California DOJ’s OpenJustice Platform Makes Local Law Enforcement Data More Transparent

The murders of unarmed African-American people at the hands of police officers has created a lot of reasonable doubt in our criminal justice system. OpenJustice, an interactive web platform led by the

Twitter Polls Are An Awful Idea

They've done it. Twitter has cracked the code. No, it's not a new CEO. Nope, it's not a new way to deliver content with context that you might be interested in. It's polls.

Tracxn, Which Aspires To Be The “Gartner Of Startup Data,” Grabs $3.5M Series A

Tracxn, an analytics firm co-founded by Sequoia and Accel alumni to track data from startups, has raised a $3.5 million series A round from SAIF Ventures. The company, which describes itself as “

Weekends Are The Best Time To Promote Most Apps, Study Finds

According to a new report released today, the best time for mobile application developers to promote or launch a new application across a number of categories tends to be on a weekend, as it turns

App Annie Fills The Void Left By Facebook’s Onavo Acquisition With Its New Company Smart Sense

When Facebook scooped up mobile data analytics powerhouse Onavo last year, it was only a matter of time before someone rebuilt its service. And that seems to be just what the now-leading mobile app a

The FTC Sues AT&T Over ‘Unlimited’ Data Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is suing AT&T for having "misled" millions of customers who purchase "unlimited" data plans for their phones, only to have the carrier later drastically reduce t

Microsoft Discloses New Data On Government Requests For User Information

Microsoft today disclosed data concerning global government request for its users’ data, and information about their accounts in the first half of 2014. The total number of requests, and the num
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