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Ben Lerer: The Social Network Created Douchebag Entrepreneurs...and a Few Winners

Google's new Android figures: majority still on Gingerbread

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Google released the latest figures today on the distribution of Android versions across all devices running on the platform. The dataset is based on devices accessing the Google Play Store over a 14-day period ending on October 1, 2012. The majority of devices running Android are still on version 2.3...
Google's new Android figures: majority still on Gingerbread
A really tiny explanation of how Facebook's Graph Search works

Want To Build A $1B Consumer Company? Look For Long-Haul Founders And Don't Fear Incumbents

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Editor’s note: Jacob Mullins is a VC at Shasta Ventures who primarily focuses on consumer web and mobile companies. Follow him on Twitter @jacob.  With the recent talk about the growing “billion-dollar club” in startups, I’ve been wondering, as a Series A investor, what characteristics a $1 billion consumer tech company...
Want To Build A $1B Consumer Company? Look For Long-Haul Founders And Don't Fear Incumbents

Visualizing the 2012 election

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Throughout the 2012 election season, the biggest topics and emerging trends have played out on Twitter, offering an extensive dataset for our Analytics team to explore. Prominent issues in this year’s campaign range from Pell Grants for students to Medicare for the elderly, from coal production to clean energy. Of...
Visualizing the 2012 election

Can Spotify Predict The Grammys?

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The favorite music-streaming site pits its wits, and its analytics, against the music industry. Spotify is trying its hand at predicting the Grammys. It thinks Gotye will win Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group with "Somebody That I Used To Know", Mumford & Sons' "Babel" will win...
Can Spotify Predict The Grammys?
Data: You Are the Product: Topsy's New Pro Analytics Tool As the All-Seeing Eye

Sailthru Raises $19 Million For Using Big Data Respectfully

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As a Business Insider reader, you may have noticed a window pop up at the bottom of your page after reading an article, suggesting another piece you might find interesting. There's more to those suggestions than you think. They're the creation of Sailthru, a New York based startup which announced...
Sailthru Raises $19 Million For Using Big Data Respectfully

To Do This Weekend: Pore Over the 1940 Census

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After 72 years, the 1940 U.S. census was released publicly this week to a torrent of interest. Official government partner site Archives.com got 22.5 million hits in the first three hours after it launched and struggled to stay up. Elvis Presley was five years old at the time of the...
To Do This Weekend: Pore Over the 1940 Census

The most common pin numbers: is your bank account vulnerable?

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Data blogger and technology consultant Nick Berry has been crunching pins to see which are easiest to guessWe all carry debit cards, credit cards and mobile phones, and most of these items require a four digit pin to unlock them. Shockingly, it appears that one in every 10 people uses...
The most common pin numbers: is your bank account vulnerable?
Brain-training service Lumosity hits 35M users and is now adding 100K users a day

U-turns: is this the most indecisive government ever? Help us crowdsource the ultimate index

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Or was it Gordon Brown's or Tony Blair's? We want the Datablog U-Turn index to be the ultimate guide to government climb-downs. Can you help?• Find the u-turn• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIs David Cameron's government the most u-turney ever?The government backed away...
U-turns: is this the most indecisive government ever? Help us crowdsource the ultimate index

Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk

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Can anyone be a data journalist? Simon Rogers on what we can learn from a 1977 diagramThis is a chord… this is another… this is a third. NOW FORM A BANDSo went the first issue of British punk fanzine Sideburns in 1977 in the "first and last part in a...
Anyone can do it. Data journalism is the new punk
Hacker checks open government data: do police officers have quotas for traffic tickets?
Precognitive robot knows you need help before you do

Researchers use Kinect to create precog robots that know when you want a beer

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Researchers at Cornell University have been hard at work using Microsoft's Kinect to help robots predict human behavior. Thanks to the Kinect's ability to track human motion and identify objects in three-dimensional space, these robots can now react to human movement, and anticipate the results. Better yet, the underlying code...
Researchers use Kinect to create precog robots that know when you want a beer

Netflix lists the best ISPs in the US for streaming content, but but none of them quite measure up

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Movie and TV streaming service Netflix has released a new dataset for last month detailing exactly which Internet Service Providers (ISP) are delivering the best video streams in the United States. Google Fiber comes out on top, with an average speed of 2.55 megabits per second (Mbps) for streaming Netflix...
Netflix lists the best ISPs in the US for streaming content, but but none of them quite measure up

Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev

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Another hacker bites the dust. This morning, Andrew Auernheimer -- aka "weev" -- got handed a sentence of 41 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release and a $36,500 fine. All for basically exposing a major security hole at AT&T and publicly shaming the company that hadn't ever bothered to...
Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev
Twitter shows when we tweet and explains why its search sucks

Competition: visualise open government data and win $2,000

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What can you do with the thousands of open government datasets? With Google and Open Knowledge Foundation we are launching a competition to find the best dataviz out there. You might even win a prizeGovernments around the world are releasing a tidal wave of open data - on everything from...
Competition: visualise open government data and win $2,000

New Technology Trying To Detect Parkinson's With A Phone Call

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The Parkinson's Voice Initiative is testing a new technology that aims to detect Parkinson's through a phone call. While at Oxford, mathematician Max Little developed an algorithm to detect voice disorders. When he tried those algorithms to detect Parkinson's disease, he did so with about 86 percent accuracy, he writes...
New Technology Trying To Detect Parkinson's With A Phone Call
Joshua Schachter Launches Newest Tasty Labs Project, Skills.to

Talk About a Big Data Project: A Comprehensive Database of Tolkien Characters

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Bilbo is impressed, but also bewildered. (Photo: Gossip Cop) Do the infinite wonders of the Internet know no bounds? We’ve just been alerted to the magnificence that is the Lord of the Rings project, an extensive catalog of every character in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional world of Middle Earth, including both a family...
Talk About a Big Data Project: A Comprehensive Database of Tolkien Characters

What’s on at PHPMaster?

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We’ve been busy over at PHPMaster, working to bring you the best articles and tutorials so you can get to know one of the most widely used languages on the WebUnder the Hood of Yii’s Component Architecture, Part 1This is Part 1 of a 3-part series that shows you some...
What’s on at PHPMaster?

Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

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Amy Webb took a new approach to online dating: gaming the system to find a partner. See how she did it - and find out how to create our own dataset for loveThese days, we're promised true love via algorithm. Log on to a website, enter in some data and...
Amy Webb: Why data is the secret to successful dating. Visualised

Google Books Ngram Viewer Gets A Larger Dataset, Now Understands Parts Of Speech

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Google’s Ngram Viewer for Google Books, a tool that lets you see how the usage of specific words has increased and decreased over time, just got an update. The Ngram Viewer now draws upon a larger dataset (though Google sadly doesn’t say how large exactly it now is) and got...
Google Books Ngram Viewer Gets A Larger Dataset, Now Understands Parts Of Speech
US leads world in government removal requests to Google
Google Street View now available on Web-based Google Maps

DIY Data Science

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In a comment on yesterday's hobbyist post, Pete Griffiths offered "Do It Yourself Data Science" and I really liked that suggestion for a bunch of reasons.I think data science and machine learning (I know they are not the same thing) are going to be a very big part of tech...
DIY Data Science

Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents

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You’ve heard this story before: Person sets out to find an apartment or buy their first home. Person struggles to navigate the noise of Craigslist, manage applications, impressions, notes, scheduling open house times, and find quality, searchable recommendations on apartments, houses, landlords and real estate agents. Person becomes frustrated and...
Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents
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