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NLP Startup Taykey Raises $15M

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by Angela Guess Erin Griffith of Fortune reports, “Taykey, a New York startup that makes software for marketers, makes use of 50,000 inputs and 47 engineers with seven doctorates in natural language processing to build tools that surface trends. Inputs include anything from people ‘checking in’ with Foursquare’s Swarm app to a widely popular weather…

Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup Equivio

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by Angela Guess Emil Protalinski of Venture Beat reports, “Microsoft today announced it has acquired text analysis software startup Equivio, though financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The company says it plans to integrate the machine learning technology into Office 365 ‘in the months ahead.’ While Office 365 offers e-discovery and information governance…

Startup Adatao Promises the Next Big Thing in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Ron Miller of Tech Crunch reports, “Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something…

Can Big Data Cure Cancer?

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by Angela Guess Miguel Helft of Fortune recently wrote, “You’ve heard the story before. A couple of whiz kids meet at an elite college, bond over their love of computers, and after a few late-night hacking sessions, build a website or an app… At first glance, Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg seem to fit the…

How ThoughtSpot Raised $30M in Series B Funding

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by Angela Guess Ben Kepes of Forbes reports, “There is one sure fire way to raise a truckload of money from Venture Capitalists – deliver a compelling story that promises something related to big data. And this isn’t just hype fuelled funding – the promise that big data solutions hold to deliver actionable insights from the ever increasing…