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Knight Foundation and LinkedIn Founder Create $27 Million AI Research Fund

By   /  January 12, 2017  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A recent press release reports, “Recognizing the vast potential of artificial intelligence to affect the public interest, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Omidyar Network, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, and others have formed a $27 million fund to apply the humanities, the social sciences and other disciplines to the development […]

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LinkedIn Open Sources Big Data and URL Technology

By   /  July 5, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess David Ramel recently reported in ADTmag, “Seeing as how LinkedIn is all in on open source development, the company is a good fit for its new owner, Microsoft, the poster company for born-again open source evangelism. Cases in point: the business-oriented social media site this week open sourced technology for building iOS […]

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Will Microsoft’s Purchase of LinkedIn be a Data Privacy Mess?

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance News, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Ryan Phelan recently opined in VentureBeat, “A lot of people are giddy over the news that Microsoft bought LinkedIn for $26 billion. Investors are thrilled at the hefty boost in the stock price, while salespeople dream of connecting their Outlook and LinkedIn accounts to make their jobs easier. Amid all the conversation, […]

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Microsoft is Buying LinkedIn for $26.2B, Expanding Its Big Data Reach

By   /  June 15, 2016  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Conner Forrest reports in TechRepublic, “On Monday, Microsoft announced that it will be purchasing LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, for $26.2 billion. The all-cash deal will bolster Microsoft’s social media presence among professionals and could potentially give LinkedIn more analytics resources. In the official press release announcing the acquisition, it was […]

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Study Shows That the Number of Data Scientists Has Doubled in 4 Years

By   /  October 22, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Data Science News, Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Gil Press reports, “A new study of LinkedIn profiles by RJMetrics has found that the number of data scientists has doubled over the last 4 years. This reflects the increasing demand for sophisticated data analysis skills, combining computer programming with statistics, and the growth in the popularity of the term […]

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Newsle Joins LinkedIn

By   /  July 16, 2014  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

Jonah Varon and Axel Hansen’s semantic news app Newsle has become part of LinkedIn, and so have Varon and Hansen (plus their engineering team.)

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The Supply Chain Is One Big Graph In Start-up Elementum’s Platform

By   /  February 4, 2014  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Database News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Startup Elementum wants to take supply chains into the 21st century. Incubated at Flextronics, the second largest contract manufacturer in the world, and launching today with $44 million in Series B funding from that company and Lightspeed Ventures, its approach is to get supply chain participants – the OEMs that generate product […]

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LinkedIn: The Road To The First Global Economic Graph

By   /  July 11, 2013  /  Big Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

We’ve all heard the term Knowledge Graph. Now, a new study has been released from faberNovel that puts the spotlight on LinkedIn and how it is “silently drawing what might be the first global economic graph.” faberNovel’s LinkedIn, The Serious Network (June 2013) features the quote by LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner of the platform’s ambitions […]

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Data Job of the Day: Senior Data Scientist

By   /  June 26, 2013  /  Uncategorized  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess LinkedIn is looking for a Senior Data Scientist in Mountain View, CA. The post states, “We’re looking for people who love turning data into gold. Are you someone who solves hard problems by creatively obtaining, scrubbing, exploring, modeling and interpreting big data? Do you know enough about information retrieval, machine learning, and […]

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Blackberry 10 Debuts, Smart Touch-Screen Keyboard Is Onboard, As Is New Employee Alicia Keys

By   /  January 30, 2013  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

The new and long-awaited Blackberry 10 line from Research In Motion (RIM) makes its debut today. The company that once defined the smart phone market has a lot riding on it, and it remains to be seen if the new models debuting today will revive its fortunes. It’s already revived its name: Thorsten Heins, President and […]

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