DrivenData, a Harvard Innovation Lab startup that aims to use data science to address social issues, announced a new partnership this week with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or PPFA.
Together the two groups have launched the startup’s latest data-driven contest that seek to leverage the work of data scientists to help nonprofits solve problems. Read MoreGrowth MiningRapidMiner raises $15 million for predictive data analytics
Perhaps you've been cooped up in the house for the past 24 hours and are going stir crazy. Or maybe you're back at work, and your body is still aching from shoveling. Either way a vacation probably sounds like a good idea right now.
So it's more than convenient that Cambridge-based Hopper, a company that collects data on airlines and flight costs to find customers the best deals, launched a mobile app in the Apple iOS App Store today that will send users notifications when the cheapest flights are available for the destinations they're hoping to travel to.
Read MoreA Wealth of Data ExperienceTamr adds seasoned big data exec Markarian as adviser
DataGravity, a data management company based in Nashua, N.H., has raised $50 million in venture funding to help grow its line of products that help businesses better understand the types of data taking up space on their systems. Read More
There is an arms race going on in the business world similar to that in the sports world.
Everyone wants to be bigger, faster, and stronger in terms of operations, technology, sales and marketing, and revenue. The key to it all is speed. And in business, that doesn't mean being able to run a 40-yard-dash in 4.15 seconds. It means having access to information fast, and, maybe most important, accurately. Read MoreCounting zzz'sJawbone maps America's sleep habits, here's how Boston scores
There are opinions and opinions about the link between sleep and creativity — there's evidence that insomnia and 8 solid hours can both do wonders.
For a city that prides itself on creative output, Boston is a city of midnight-oil burners, but it still catches a few more winks than other big cities in it class. Read MoreA Where's-Waldo-ish Guide to What-Not-to-DoAll the wee little design things that matter
On New Year’s Day in 2010, a group of three friends in Worcester visited a popular pizzeria for lunch. But by the next morning, all three regretted that trip.
“Today, I woke up deathly ill, and proceeded to kick off 2010 by vomiting,” one member of the group wrote on Yelp on Jan. 2. “The three of us had different items—not sure what took us all down—but we suspect Zorba's as we all went our separate ways and are all deathly ill today.”
Posts like that, it turns out, can prove quite valuable to health officials. Read More
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