Manju Bansal of the MIT Technology Review recently wrote, “The year was 1961. Computers were still in their infancy, and the race to the moon was just beginning. Edward Lorenz, an MIT meteorologist, was developing a weather- prediction model. Lorenz theorized that a miniscule occurrence, such as a tiny butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon, could hypothetically set in motion a chain of events that could cause tornadoes to touch down in Texas a few days later. That model (illustrations of which visually resembled a butterfly) eventually came to be known as the butterfly effect.” Read more
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Anu Passary of Tech Times reports, “Microblogging site Twitter is gearing up to partner with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on a new project, which hopes to gain a better understanding of online interactions. Twitter is investing $10 million for the development of the Laboratory for Social Machines (LSM) over a five-year period. The new MIT Lab will produce a new social networking platform, analytic tools and also mobile apps that will connect individuals better. The LSM will be able to access Twitter’s live streams of tweets and the site’s public archives right from the time Twitter began. The project will focus on the creation of novel technology that can understand ‘semantic and social patterns’.” Read more
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Jul 31, 2014 — ADmantX, the next-generation contextual analysis and semantic data provider, today announced the completion of $2.4M financing. As demand for new audience data and semantic targeting increases, the investment will support the company’s strategy for commercial expansion and evolution of its product line.
Increasing reliance on data for brand protection, audience profiling and optimizing the match between ads and page content require solutions for targeting that are innovative and effective. Read more
BOULDER, Colo. & SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–sovrn Holdings, Inc., advocate of and partner to almost 20,000 publishers across the independent web, today announced it is partnering with Temnos, a leading content analytics company, to analyze, filter and organize millions of pages of content across sovrn’s network. Using the Temnos Content Intelligence Platform, sovrn will be able to deliver highly targeted content and more relevant online ads, giving publishers more opportunities to monetize their content and marketers the ability to maximize reach, performance and brand awareness. Read more
Terence Tse, Mark Esposito, and Olaf Groth of the Harvard Business Review write, “While we are surrounded by a wave of new disruptive technologies and apps, HR still hasn’t improved how it evaluates the prospective workforce. Traditional hiring processes that revolve around CVs are no longer sufficient – they don’t pinpoint the right qualities demanded of leaders today, and their dated criteria obscures many talented individuals from even hitting the radar. There is nothing inherently wrong with resumes – they highlight applicants’ past achievements and experience. But while CVs are good at showcasing formal skills, they’re not very useful for identifying values and behavior.” Read more
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Attensity (@Attensity), the leading provider of corporate insight solutions based on proprietary data contextualization, today announced that it has successfully closed $90 million in equity financing.
Financing was provided by an international private equity fund and financial advisor company. The new capital secured will be used to accelerate product innovation; fuel market growth; and expand the sales, marketing and engineering teams to meet the growing need for engagement and analytics applications using patented natural language processing (NLP) technology. Read more
Jeff Baumgartner of Multichannel News reports, “Marking its biggest win on the Ericsson Mediaroom platform and its largest pay-TV deal so far, Jinni said it has integrated its mood- and taste-driven video discovery engine with AT&T’s U-verse TV platform. AT&T is using Jinni’s platform to help viewers discover content from its video-on-demand library, having implemented the feature about three weeks ago, ‘with more to come,’ according to Jinni CEO Yosi Glick. Jinni has developed a proprietary ‘Entertainment Genome’ that uses individual tastes, moods and prior consumption patterns at the device level to create video recommendations.” Read more
Cipher Systems Partners with Semantic Research to Extend Data-Intensive Analytics Solutions to Commercial Markets
Annapolis, Maryland (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 — Strategic and competitive intelligence consulting firm Cipher Systems announced today a new partnership with Semantic Research Inc. (SRI), developers of the NetCentric Intelligence® semantic analysis platform. The firms will work together to integrate elements of SRI’s Semantica® software package and Cipher’s award-winning Knowledge. Works™ and Knowledge.Hub™ competitive intelligence software solutions. This joint effort will leverage the power of semantic analysis to address the toughest competitive intelligence and due diligence challenges facing companies in complex industries like energy, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing. Read more
Teresa Novellino of Upstart reports, “Nara Logics, the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup, announced today that it is bringing its technology nationwide in the United States and to 20 cities in Europe, where users can now get personalized recommendations on restaurants and hotels both on the Web and via mobile apps on their smartphones. Founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Thomas Copeman and built by MIT neuro- and computer scientist Nathan Wilson, Nara uses a brain-like learning algorithm, or artificial intelligence, to deliver the restaurant and hotel recommendations for specific users. It has trademarked the name of this ability as ‘Digital DNA,’ and the idea behind it is to cut through the irrelevant search results and go straight to the results that perfectly fit the user’s tastes.” Read more
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