When I first got a Fitbit, it was amazing.
My daily dashboard, focusing mostly on a 10,000-step target, was incredibly motivating. Was I hitting the target? Answer: sometimes. Connecting with friends added great gamification. I began making different choices in my daily routine to take more steps. When I lost my first tracker, Fitbit sent me a free replacement. Wow! What more could I ask from this dream company?
Over time, however, I…Continue
Summary: The premise of this new Key Object architecture is that search is broken, at least as it applies to complex merchandise like computers, printers, and cameras. An innovative and workable solution is described. The question remains, is the pain sufficient to justify a switch?
Added by William Vorhies on March 15, 2016 at 9:39am — No Comments
European communication and technology industry presently observes strategic business activities in its favor. The adoption of Accenture’s IT services by insurance intermediary Towergate is a recent example of enterprises’ action plan for integration of their services. “To ensure we pave the way for growth, we are transforming our entire IT infrastructure to positively change how we run our business and serve our diverse client base,” said Gordon Walters, CIO,…
Added by Kirti Autade on March 15, 2016 at 2:00am — No Comments
At my LinkedIn Profile, I recently got an email from a Dell Recruiter who was looking to interview me for a Marketing Data Scientist position that she was trying to fill. The location was all wrong for me, but the email really got me thinking about marketing data science, and what it was about my LinkedIn profile that had piqued her interest.
I mean, as a small business owner, I wear many hats… In fact, I’d say that about 30% of the work I do with my business is related to marketing…Continue
Starred articles are candidates for the picture of the week. A comprehensive list of all past resources is found here. We are in the process of automatically categorizing them using indexation and automated tagging…Continue
"Abstract Tree boosting is a highly effective and widely used machine learning method. In this paper, we describe a scalable end-to-end tree boosting system called XGBoost, which is used widely by data scientists to achieve state-of-the-art results on many machine learning challenges. We…Continue
In the world of data analysis, one tool is often left unused. While being a very powerful analytics tool, cohorts are often…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 13, 2016 at 8:40pm — No Comments
This long article with a lot of source code was posted by Suraj V Vidyadaran. Suraj is pursuing a Master in Computer Science at Temple university primarily focused in Data Science specialization. His areas of interests are in sentiment analysis, data visualization, big data and machine learning.
This data is obtained from UCI Machine learning repository. The purpose of the…Continue
Added by L.V. on March 13, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments
Machine learning (ML) is the motor that drives data science. Each ML method (also called an algorithm) takes in data, turns it over, and spits out an answer. ML…Continue
Guest blog post by Dalila Benachenhou, originally posted here. Dalila is Professor at George Washington University. In this article, benchmarks were computed on a specific data set, for Geico Calls Prediction, comparing Random Forests, Neural Networks, SVM, FDA, K Nearest Neighbors, C5.0…Continue
"The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight."
The banking and financial services sector has gone through unprecedented change in the last few years, writes Paul Garel-Jones. Now Customers are expecting a more personalized services from their banks however Regulators have reacted to the credit crunch with significant changes to regulation with more intrusive and granular supervision. At the…Continue
Added by Anuj Tripathi on March 10, 2016 at 11:40pm — No Comments
Added by Mahmoud Abounasr on March 10, 2016 at 4:39pm — No Comments
Summary: It’s become almost part of our culture to believe that more data, particularly Big Data quantities of data will result in better models and therefore better business value. The problem is it’s just not always true. Here are 7 cases that make the point.
For almost as long as we have been writing, we’ve been putting meaning into maps, charts, and graphs. Some 1,300 years ago, Chinese astronomers recorded the position of the stars and the shapes of the constellations. The Dunhuang star maps are the oldest preserved atlas of the sky:
More than 500 years ago, the residents of the Marshall Islands learned to navigate the surrounding waters by canoe in the daytime—without the aid of stars. These master rowers learned to…Continue
Added by Jeff Pettiross on March 10, 2016 at 8:58am — No Comments
AirBnB New User Bookings was a popular recruiting competition that challenged Kagglers to predict the first country where a new user would book…Continue
Added by Diego Marinho de Oliveira on March 10, 2016 at 2:30am — No Comments
Starred articles are new additions or updated content, posted between Thursday and Sunday. The weekly digest has six sections: (1) Featured Resources and Technical Contributions, (2) Featured Articles and Case Studies, (3) From our Sponsors, (4) News, Events, Books, Training, Forum Questions, (5) Picture of the Week, and (6) Syndicated Content.
The full version is always published Monday.…Continue
Added by Vincent Granville on March 9, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
As the number of Internet users and businesses working online is growing, there are also more and more criminals in cyber space. If you want to keep your business safe, you have to learn some basics about the way Internet protection works. Also, you will have to seek assistance from tech and financial advisers to make your data and assets safe from online theft.…Continue
Added by Gabriella Diesendorf on March 9, 2016 at 1:30am — No Comments
Big data is the humongous amount of information, both structured and unstructured, that is generated from everyday functioning of various sectors across all walks of life. The high volume of big data generated across the world has necessitated the development of technological tools that can make this information utilizable. These tools have taken many form, from the previously used SQL (structured query language) to advanced DBMS (data base management systems). Hadoop is the newest and most…Continue
Added by Ankit Jain on March 8, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
ISVs are commonplace in software and technology business. Per Wikipedia, an independent software vendor (ISV) is an organization specializing in making software, designed for mass or niche markets. This is in contrast to software developed for in-house use only within an organization…Continue
Added by PG Madhavan on March 8, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments