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5 Big Data Companies Disrupting Their Markets

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by Angela Guess Brigg Patten recently wrote for Datanami, “Big data has made a dramatic impact on companies all over America, but running big data programs is only one side of the puzzle. After collecting the data, companies need to analyze it… With a surge in start-up companies seeing big results in figures and customers,…

Amazon Fires Up Fire TV Featuring Voice Search And Content Viewing Prediction Capabilities

by Jennifer Zaino Amazon today unveiled its Fire TV streaming video device. During the announcement event in Manhattan, company vice president Peter Larsen called the $99 set top box “tiny, incredibly powerful and unbelievably simple.” For users, that power and simplicity are designed to be evident in features such as the device’s ability to project and…

How Pandora Uses Big Data to Stay on Top

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by Angela Guess Amadou Diallo of Forbes reports, “With a monthly audience of more than 72 million active listeners, Pandora’s lead in the streaming radio market is a significant one. But the Oakland-based company’s advantage over its competitors – which now include Apple’s  iTunes Radio –  goes beyond monthly listener metrics. Pandora has garnered its sizeable following by…

Let The Music Play On: iTunes Radio Arrives Soon With Siri Support

Does the leading Internet radio service Pandora, which is based on Pandora Media’s Music Genome Project, have anything to fear from Apple? Apple’s iPhone 5C and 5S smartphones, formally launched yesterday, boast the new iOS 7 operating system to be officially released next week, and that means they also boast iTunes Radio. Craig Federighi, senior vice president…

The Power and Limits of Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Gregory Mone has written an insightful look beyond Hadoop for the Communications of the ACM magazine. Mone begins, “Pandora will not discuss exactly how much data it churns through daily, but head of playlist engineering Eric Bieschke says the company has at least 20 billion thumb ratings. Once every 24 hours, Pandora…

Nara Neural Networking Dining Personalization Service Goes Mobile, Adds Cities, And Targets New Categories With Partners

Early in the summer, The Semantic Web Blog introduced readers to Nara, an advanced neural networking service to automate, personalize and curate web dining experiences for users. (See that story here.) The service is moving ahead with the launch today of its mobile version, as well as in other respects. “We’re now doing a full-on…

Where To Eat? Let Neural Network Computing Help You Decide

Dollars to donuts most folks haven’t ever found a place to eat courtesy of neural networking technology before. Generally, Internet searches for spots to have a bite come courtesy of friends’ Facebook recommendations, services like Yelp, and even some semantically-powered offerings such as BooRah, now an Intuit company. But the collection of neuroscientists, computer scientists,…

Vital.AI: A Semantic Platform for Big Data-Driven Apps

Yesterday The Semantic Web Blog discussed how personalized mobile assistance came up on the lists of a bright future in the eyes of semantic web experts (see here). Sharing that vision is the team at Vital.AI, the NYC-startup founded by Marc Hadfield.  Its Thrive.AI app, also a contender at SemTech’s Startup Competition, is a personalized…