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Google announced on Tuesday that it is funding a project, called Automatic Statistician, that bills itself as “an artificial intelligence for data science.”
A report released Tuesday by Forrester, which surveyed more than 4,500 people between the ages of 12 and 17, says that Facebook (s…
A new report from Quantcast shows that social media is thriving on mobile.
Prize money aside, Statwing’s new contest to find the best insights from a 400-plus-variable, 40,000-row social science dataset should at least be fun — there are a lot of interesting angles to explore — and is a great example of putting tools and data in the people’s hands.
Move over, cat videos: More than a third of all YouTube view time can be attributed to videos that are 20 minutes or longer.
Do you remember those “Bing it On” ads? Microsoft ran advertisements that claimed a pool of 1,000 users “preferred Bing 2 to…
ShareThrough data scientist Ryan Weald shares his thoughts on the importance of making data science as much about building products as it is about math, and how to organize a company to ensure this happens.
A master’s degree in statistics is worthwhile Based on the data scientists I’ve met and the “how to become a data scientist”…
Researchers have determined the most-controversial Wikipedia articles and topics across 10 different languages, and the results might surprise you. Religion, politics and war? Of course. But professional wrestling?
The architectural building blocks for business intelligence and analytics are changing fast. Today, the diversity of choices just among cloud-based, self service BI tools has exploded making the decision-making process for developers more complex.
How can you predict which tweets will get more views, and more viral retweets? A new study developed a statistical model to estimate the popularity of tweets.
A recent study found strong correlations between people’s Facebook likes and a number of personal characteristics such as sexual orientation and intelligence. But relying on correlations as proof of anything is a questionable practice.
Big data might not be able to predict when a mass murderer is about to strike, but perhaps it can shed some light on why certain countries have such high murder rates. Are there factors not related to gun control that inspire a willingness to kill?
I spent two days last week watching experts on big data and data science discuss how their companies are building businesses around data, or at least rethinking how they do business. Although most came from the web, these five ideas should matter across industries.
Amiando, the German-focused ticket sales service owned by business network Xing, has been crowing about its growth. In fact, its stats don’t actually say a lot — but they do serve as a glowing end-of-term report for the soon-to-depart company founders.
Big data must really be big to get its own White House-sanctioned research and development initiative. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will host a live webcast Thursday to outline how the government can “help big data” efforts.
Broadband geeks don’t have to look to the stars any longer to guess how much of Europe’s bandwidth is generated by BitTorrent and how SIP is faring against Skype on the continent. Ipoque’s new Internet Observatory offers real-time traffic data for these and other trends.
Is there any record the U.S. can’t break? Americans now watch more TV than ever, with every viewer clocking 22 more minutes per day than just a year ago, according to Nielsen. However, some people seem to prefer online video over traditional TV viewing.
Asian-American consumers watch more online video than any other ethnic group in the U.S., and white people don’t seem to care much at all about video streaming. Nielsen’s latest look at ethnic media consumption habits, which raises some interesting questions about the priorities of this industry.
As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to take a step back and look at some data to see which of your blog posts have been getting attention and which ones have been mostly ignored.
iPhone and iPad app discovery website App of the Day spent some time analyzing App Store data and came up with some interesting findings, which they compiled in this infographic. Check it out for a detailed look at how Apple’s mobile marketplace ticks.
A new study by Nielsen about mobile device users revealed some interesting statistics about iPad owners. First, they tend to be younger men, and second, they tend to be more susceptible to advertising than most (which is maybe how got an iPad to begin with).
Linear TV still reigns supreme, but more and more consumers around the world are using time shifting and online video on a regular basis. A new study from Ericsson’s ConsumerLab say that 45 percent of all viewers access TV through online platforms once a week.
Bigger screens lead to longer mobile video engagement times: That’s the result of some data crunching over at MobiTV, which analyzed the World Cup viewing patterns of various mobile users. Another result of that research: Users of Android devices watch far more soccer than iPhone users.
The state of U.S. broadband is mediocre compared to countries like South Korea. Things are even worse in China. But the U.S. has some great online video sites, and China continues to innovate in the P2P video space. What does that say about broadband and innovation?
The online space has delivered the kind of measurability we only dreamed of before. The problem is that more seems to mean less: the avalanche of stats seems to reveal little real, reliable information. Technology research reporting is rife with value judgments, omissions and unjustified conclusions.
One in three Internet users in the UK is watching TV online, according to a new study by the British media regulation…
Network security vendor Arbor Networks has been drumming up publicity for its upcoming Internet Observatory Report this week. One of the widely…
In today’s world, companies, entities, people and concepts are naked without data. Making business decisions or predicting trends using data analysis is…
As someone who manages a few different web sites and Twitter accounts, I do find that it’s easy to waste a decent…
The folks at the Pirate Bay released a Google Maps mash-up Wednesday that illustrates its worldwide user base, with exact percentages by…
Data from a new Ipsos MediaCT’s MOTION (emphasis theirs) study indicates that online video is becoming more mainstream as it finds greater audiences with women and adults over the age of 35.