Analytics Trends

Analytics Trends

Customers might not always be able to accurately convey what they want, but numbers don't lie. The most successful companies are the ones who prioritize data and use it to improve their product and keep their customers happy. Here are some of the many companies that have succeeded by putting data...
Every day hundreds of millions of people take photos, make videos and send texts. Across the globe businesses collect data on consumer preferences, purchases and trends. Governments regularly collect all sorts of data from census data to incident reports in police departments. This deluge of data is growing fast. The total...

Sports by the Numbers

When you think of the Super Bowl, you probably think of touchdowns, eating too many chicken wings, and actually watching the commercials instead of just using them for bathroom breaks. But it may be time to start associating the Super Bowl, and sports in general, with the analytics that drive...
Big Data.  It’s a term you may have heard a lot in the past few years, a buzzword in news stories on subjects as varied as health care, the NSA, and the outcome of sports events.  And as Big Data becomes increasingly entwined with our everyday lives, it creates job...
Now worth around 25 billion dollars, Spotify is currently the world’s most valuable music company. Spotify completely shifted the music industry, not only in terms of making streaming music the current standard but also in how customers interact with their platform via the use of big data collection. With...
As the primary race for the presidential election drags on, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com lays out the data for how Bernie Sanders can win the Democratic nomination. Spoiler alert: it’s not easy. According to Silver, Sanders will need 988 more delegates—a little less than 57 percent of the delegates...
technical interview
Is the skillset you have now enough to get you where you want to be? For most of us, the answer is probably not a definitive "yes." Job seekers in every industry are feeling the pressure to add more technical skills and programming languages to their arsenals to land...
machine learning, sentiment analysis, data science
Today's post- How and Why Companies Should Use Sentiment Analysis - is written by featured author Federico Pascual, co-founder of MonkeyLearn, a powerful machine learning tool allowing you to extract valuable "opinion-based" data from text.  The first time someone tried to talk to me about sentiment analysis, I thought it was...
Trump vs Clinton analytics
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, announced in an AP interview last month that he once again plans to buck traditional political wisdom by running a campaign based more on his rallies and personal appeal than data, which he calls overrated. However, even if his campaign has been less...
Science Friday has an interview up with D.J. Patel, the newly-minted chief data scientist for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Patel, who was previously the data and analytics lead at LinkedIn, discusses making data more accessible to the public and using analytics to improve services...