predictive analytics

  • Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

    Vinsight gives grape and almond growers a high-tech crystal ball

    Farmers know how hard it is to predict yield accurately. High-value crops like grapes or almonds prove particularly challenging. Farmers expect, and settle for, twenty to forty percent uncertainty with these crops. Vinsight founder and CEO, Megan Nunes, who grew up in the farming business, found that unacceptable. After almost a decade-long career in the satellite industry, she turned her… Read More

  • Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

    Endor emerges from MIT research with unique predictive analytics tech

    Endor, a stealth Israeli predictive analytics company, has its roots in some interesting research on human behavior conducted at MIT’s legendary Media Lab. The company has developed a predictive analytics cloud service based on a concept called ‘Social Physics‘, which purports to simplify big data analysis. The thinking is that people tend to behave in predictable ways… Read More

  • GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

    GeoVisual Search from Descartes Labs makes the Earth searchable

    Scavenger hunts just got significantly more tactical with Descartes Labs’ new GeoVisual Search. Finding shipping containers, runways and even parking lots on a global scale is no problem with the free tool made available today. Descartes Labs is a geospatial analytics startup based in Los Alamos, New Mexico. The company specializes in analyzing satellite imagery and other global data… Read More

  • Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet Crunch Network

    Why the promise of big data hasn’t delivered yet

    The ubiquity of big data is such that Gartner dropped it from their Hype Cycle of Emergent Technologies back in 2015. Across sectors, businesses are scrambling to make every function “data driven,” and there’s no shortage of firms lining up to help them. The big data analytics industry is worth $122 billion — and growing. Read More

  • Glint raises $27 million to stop solid employees from bailing

    Glint raises $27 million to stop solid employees from bailing

    Redwood City-based Glint has raised $27 million in a Series C round of venture funding for software that helps companies figure out how their teams are experiencing problems, or why and when solid employees may leave, undesirably. Glint replaces the traditional 360-review tools used by corporate HR teams and executives with short, anonymous surveys sent out once in a while to specific groups… Read More

  • Big data’s humble beginnings Crunch Network

    Big data’s humble beginnings

    Clicks. Once upon a time they were the most powerful tool in assessing online ad performance. A humble beginning, but much has changed. The data-driven measurement and predictive analytics technologies that launched adtech and expanded to marketing are now being applied to nearly everything — and yet, it’s easy to forget the road that led here. Read More

  • How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens Crunch Network

    How predictive analytics discovers a data breach before it happens

    Cybersecurity experts are constantly trying to keep pace with changes in the volatile landscape of IT security. Despite sophisticated tools and solutions, every IT security officer knows that data breaches eventually happen — and they usually go undetected for a long time. What if we could stay ahead of threat actors and predict their next attack before they take their first… Read More

  • Getting predictive about politics (and everything else) Crunch Network

    Getting predictive about politics (and everything else)

    Nearly seven decades after the Chicago Tribune’s infamous presidential race headline, we’re still seeing incorrect predictions in political races. Take the 2016 Iowa caucus for example, where Ted Cruz triumphed despite expert predictions to the contrary. It’s enough to make you wonder: What data is used to create these predictions? And with today’s technology, why… Read More