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Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

By Chris Crum January 23, 2015

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data …

Pinterest To Get Better At Recommendations, Commerce Pinterest To Get Better At Recommendations, Commerce

Pinterest just announced that is has acquired the team and technology behind recommendation and commerce startup Kosei. The company says it will use he acquisition to accelerate its discovery and monetization efforts. “The team includes some of the best minds …

Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017 Netflix Wants to Take Over the World by 2017

By 2017, Netflix thinks it can complete its global expansion and be in 200 countries around the world. That’s the lofty goal outlined by CEO Reed Hastings and CFO David Wells in the company’s latest letter to shareholders. The company …

Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday Netflix Is Getting ‘The Interview’ This Saturday

Netflix just reported its Q4 earnings with a record 13 million new members in 2014, compared to 11.1 million in 2013. The company now has a grand total of 57.4 million members. It added 4.33 million members in Q4 alone. …

Lyft's Ditches the Pink, Furry Mustache Lyft's Ditches the Pink, Furry Mustache

Lyft is ditching the giant, pink mustache that has adorned all some of its fleet since the company’s launch. Don’t worry – the pink mustache is still going to be there. Except now it’s going to be smaller, dash-mounted, and …

Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing? Why Aren’t SMBs Investing More In Online Marketing?

Local SEO firm BrightLocal recently released some findings from its annual SMB Internet Marketing Survey. These revealed that plenty of small and midsize businesses find online marketing effective, and plan to spend more on it in the future, yet a …

Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service Overstock.com Is Launching a Streaming Service

Overstock.com, the large online retailer, is jumping into the video-on-demand arena. The site, which averages some 30 million visitors every month, is planning on launching a content service – TV shows and movies – this year. According to CEO Patrick …

Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants Yelp Gets A Lot Of Critical Data On Restaurants

This was announced last week, but it kind of flew under the radar. Yelp has formed an open data partnership with Socrata to distribute restaurant inspection information. The companies are calling it a strategic partnership aimed at helping improve public …

Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox Email Marketing Considerations For Google Inbox

Last fall, Google launched Inbox by Google, a new email app, which it hopes will one day replace Gmail as the email experience people like to use. Right now, it’s still only available by invitation, but eventually it’s going to …

Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix Super Bowl Halftime: YouTube Enters the Mix

Here’s a tough question. When the Patriots and the Seahawks go to the locker room for the halftime break, what would you rather watch to pass the time? Your choices are a) Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz at the official …

Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips Pinterest Gives Businesses Analytics Tips

Last summer, Pinterest made its “new and improved” analytics offering generally available. The company described it as a “smarter tool to help businesses worldwide continue to improve how they work, with meaningful insights about what their customers are interested in.” …

Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data Wow, There Are A Lot Of Services Using Yelp Data

Yelp just announced a pretty significant milestone. It now has over 100,000 developers using its API to integrate its data into their products. Regardless of whether or not consumers actually turn to the Yelp app or Yelp.com to find business …

What You Get With Google Domains What You Get With Google Domains

Back in June, Google launched Google Domains on an invitation-only basis, effectively making the search giant a domain registrar. Noting that 55% of small businesses still didn’t have a website, Google set out to make it easier for them to …

Google Analytics Gets New Add-On For Sheets Google Analytics Gets New Add-On For Sheets

About ten months ago, Google launched add-ons for Docs and Sheets, enabling users to get more functionality out of the products. Similar to how web browser extensions make browsers like Chrome more powerful, add-ons do the same for Google Docs …

Gigamon Launches Enhanced VAR Partner Program Gigamon Launches Enhanced VAR Partner Program

Gigmon, creator of Visibility Fabric announced the launch of a new worldwide channel program rewarding VAR partners. It includes incentives and financial benefits, sales, technical certifications, sales enablement tools, and access to marketing resources. The company is going for a …

Yelp Adds Nightclub Reservations From Tablelist Yelp Adds Nightclub Reservations From Tablelist

Yelp has partnered with VIP table reservation provider Tablelist to power such reservations at nightclubs. With the new integration, Yelp users won’t have to leave Yelp to book VIP reservations at nightclubs in in select cities. The integration will work …

Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities

Car service Uber has just cut rates in nearly 50 cities across the US. Uber’s not saying exactly what the rate cut will be, but it’s guaranteeing that it will reduce cost for riders while still maintaining wages for drivers. …