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Think Big Raises $3M For "Big Data As a Service" To Give Customers Predictive Powers And New Business Insights

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Think Big Analytics has raised $3 million from angel investors for what it calls its “big data as a service,” which combines data science and data engineering for customers invested in building out infrastructures to get more from their data and build predictive models to make decisions. Daniel Scheinman led the investment...
Think Big Raises $3M For "Big Data As a Service" To Give Customers Predictive Powers And New Business Insights

Understanding the ROI of Social Media

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It’s the question that social media evangelists, speakers, consultants and practitioners begrudgingly have to answer. Sometimes, they have to or their jobs are in jeopardy. What is the ROI of social media. While I have my own perspective on that, there are many ideas and opinions on the issue. Part...
Understanding the ROI of Social Media

DataSift Unlocks Access To Historical Twitter Data Dating Back To January 2010

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DataSift, one of Twitter’s data partners which currently provides developers and third parties with access to the full Twitter firehose in realtime, is about to unlock a whole new set of Twitter data to the ecosystem. The social data platform has launched Historics, a cloud-computing platform that enables entrepreneurs and...
DataSift Unlocks Access To Historical Twitter Data Dating Back To January 2010
Startup Spotlight: 'This creep might save your balls'

Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data

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Google on Thursday announced three new features for Google BigQuery that will let analytic teams deliver what the organizations really need: “actionable and data-driven business insights.” In other words, Google has added some new capabilities that will help businesses work effectively with large amounts of data. Here are the three...
Google updates BigQuery with SQL-like queries, grouping of distinct values, and support for Timestamp data
Apigee Brings Powerful Apps to Small Companies with a New Free Self-Serve API Platform

LinkedIn Sails Past Expectations, but Can It Continue Growing User Engagement?

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comLinkedIn’s numbers are in, and they’re looking good. EPS of 35 cents per share on revenue of $303 million, a new record for the company and way above the street’s initial consensus, which was an expected EPS of 19 cents on revenue of $279.5 million. “We exited...
LinkedIn Sails Past Expectations, but Can It Continue Growing User Engagement?

The United States of Big Data

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By Rachael King Even the U.S. government is getting in on so-called big data. Today, the Obama administration said it would make $200 million in new research and development investments to glean insights from large and complex collections of digital data. The government said it also would try to expand...
The United States of Big Data

LinkedIn posts exceptionally strong fourth quarter earnings

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LinkedIn posted strong fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, reporting revenue of $303.6 million, which beat analyst estimates of $280 million and was 81 percent higher than Q4 2011 revenue. Earnings per share were $0.35, much higher than analyst expectations of $0.19. Fourth quarter net income was  $11.5 million, compared to...
LinkedIn posts exceptionally strong fourth quarter earnings
5 ways your company can unleash the power of 'little data'

The Jedi’s Guide To Content Marketing Success

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As you know, Copyblogger‘s Brian Clark will serve as the opening keynote for Explore Dallas-Fort Worth on Feb. 17 in Dallas, Texas. Register now so you don’t miss out on the full day’s content and networking that I’ve started saying is a, “no-frills, learn-your-ass-off digital marketing event.” But his opening...
The Jedi’s Guide To Content Marketing Success

Big data meets business: solving problems that matter

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Fortune 500 companies are using Hadoop and big data technologies to transform their use of data for financial analysis, retail customer intelligence, IT operational insight, environmental and biomedical research, energy management, and even national security. But what results are they seeing? What have the early adopters of big data systems...
Big data meets business: solving problems that matter

Salesforce.com's Desk.com Aims to Replace Outlook, SharePoint in the Call Center

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Last September, a cloud-based customer-service session manager built on the Salesforce platform called Assistly made a big splash at the Dreamforce '11 convention. Within weeks,Assistly found itself acquired by Salesforce, with the intention of making it the engine behind its Desk.com domain. Now Assistly has become Desk.com, and in...
Salesforce.com's Desk.com Aims to Replace Outlook, SharePoint in the Call Center

Search Patterns is Customer Behavior and Business Insights

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Search Patterns is Customer Behavior and Business Insights

Angel Spotlight: Apple vet Eric Michelman on why he avoids entrepreneurs with 'blustery confidence'

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Editor’s note: Welcome to Angel Spotlight, a new feature on GeekWire that shines a light on the important work of angel investors in the Pacific Northwest. For the most part, angels like to fly under the radar. But everyone knows they play a critical role in fortifying the walls of...
Angel Spotlight: Apple vet Eric Michelman on why he avoids entrepreneurs with 'blustery confidence'

Stealthy Data Storage Analytics And Intelligence Startup DataGravity Nabs $30M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others

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DataGravity, a stealthy data storage analytics company, has raised $30 million in series B funding led by Andreessen Horowitz with existing investors Charles River Ventures and General Catalyst Partners participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $42 million. With the company is still in stealth mode,...
Stealthy Data Storage Analytics And Intelligence Startup DataGravity Nabs $30M From Andreessen Horowitz And Others

Sponsored post: Announcing BeyondCore Light: advanced analytics for all

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Traditional analytics software forces you to choose between power and simplicity. Statistical analysis tools like SAS are powerful but require extensive coding experience, while visual reporting software like Tableau are business user accessible but don’t offer advanced analysis capabilities. Both types of solutions answer only specific questions from the user,...
Sponsored post: Announcing BeyondCore Light: advanced analytics for all

Why Is LinkedIn Emailing Us About Mark Cuban's 6-Year-Old Colonoscopy?

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"I can't repeat this often enough ..." (Photo: Wikipedia) We've never paid particularly close attention to LinkedIn's "Influencer" feature, which lets average Joe Job Hunter follow the public profiles of so-called Thought Leaders, mostly politicians and executives who use LinkedIn as a platform to share business insights. Sure, we can...
Why Is LinkedIn Emailing Us About Mark Cuban's 6-Year-Old Colonoscopy?
Two years of stealth and $11M in VC later, EdgeSpring launches a data analytics platform for the average man

DataSift Raises $7.2M For Powerful Social Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform

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DataSift, a data analysis company that provides developers and third parties with access to Twitter, Facebook and other social data sources, has raised $7.2 million in a follow-on Series A round from existing investors GRP Partners and IA Ventures. This brings DataSift’s total funding to $15 million. For background, developers,...
DataSift Raises $7.2M For Powerful Social Data Analysis And Business Intelligence Platform
Apache Solr competitor Elasticsearch grabs $10M, ramps up its 'big data' offering

Continuuity gets $10M to help developers build Hadoop apps

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So you’ve got an idea for a “big data” application, but building it seems to be a nightmarish prospect. Continuuity, the startup raised $10 million today, has struck a chord with developers who are struggling to build big data apps on top of Hadoop. Continuuity promises to make it...
Continuuity gets $10M to help developers build Hadoop apps
IBM investing $1B in Flash storage R&D
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