Check out this Techcrunch article about the new algorithm Instagram just launched to reorder the posts that appear in your feed.
German startup Protonet is lobbying for better access to personal data. Check out the Techcrunch article.
Check out this Techcrunch article about how Data Will Save Music on.tcrn.ch/l/BAOr
Techcrunch Article – Three Marks Of Real Data Science.
- Look for algorithms, not queries
- Look for a rich data model
- Don’t fall for “signal spin”
Check out this Techcrunch article – Algorithmia Raises $2.4M To Connect Academia And App Developers.
Check out this Techcrunch Article about a guy who tracks everything about himself and posts it publicly online.
Apple secretly acquired “Pandora For Books” book genome startup BookLamp To battle Amazon. Here’s the Techcrunch article.
There’s a new company specializing in providing analytics specific for games – gameanalytics.com. It’s a set of tools that game developers can use to keep track of exactly how people are playing their games and that can then be used to improved the gameplay or marketing of the game. Where do players experience problems? What do they do? How long does it take them? Check out the techcrunch article
The travel industry has had these types of services for a while. Kayak.com and others allow you to track the trends of a fare from place to place and then highlights if the price is likely to trend up or down in the future. Now there’s a similar service for electronics devices (cameras, laptops, tvs) called decide.com. In addition to predicting the future price, the service also highlights when new models will be released. Read the techcrunch article.