It is often cited that 90% of the world’s information was created within the last two years. The increasing pace of creation of this “big data” has led to a huge amount of hype and organizations are scrambling to store and analyze their rapidly expanding treasure troves of data. Companies like Tableau, Cloudera, and Splunk have quickly grown to be worth billions of dollars because people are looking for tools that can help them make sense of this torrent of information.
Today I am pleased to announce that industry veteran Jack Shay has joined the company as vice president of product. Jack was the second product hire at OpenTable and spent more than five years helping to build it into the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations.
It’s that time of year again. The Crunchie nominations are now open!
We've had a pretty big year and we'd love for you to help us grab the TechCrunch Crunchie for the Best Enterprise Startup.
Obviously, there are few topics that are as morbid as our own morbidity, and it is for this reason that we often avoid thinking about it. However, as it turns out, how we view the probability of the causes and the timing of our own demise is very important. Why? It is because these views are subconsciously affecting how we approach health related decisions that we are making every day.
They say that breaking up is hard to do. Now, data scientists know that it’s true. Neil Sedaka songs aside, they know it’s true because, in 2013, with the help of public data sourced from Twitter, they were able to track and listen-in on conversations between 661 couples who were in the process of ending their relationships.
Researchers Venkata Rama Kiran Garimella, Ingmar Weber, and Sonya Dal Cin published the results of their study in this paper: From “I Love You Babe” to “Leave me alone” - Romantic Breakups on Twitter.