Political campaigners in Brazil have used software that scrapes Facebook for citizens’ phone numbers, and then automatically sends them WhatsApp messages and adds them to WhatsApp groups. Almost three weeks ago, 147 million voters in the country went to the polls for legislative elections and the first round of the presidential elections. This Sunday, they… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Data Analytics
Cholera cases in Yemen have been slashed by a new system that predicts where outbreaks will occur. Last year, there were more than 50,000 new cases in just one week – this year, the numbers plummeted to about 2,500. The system has enabled aid workers to focus efforts on prevention several weeks in advance of… Read more »
Jobs at tech companies like Google, Amazon and Facebook are the most sought-after roles around. But what type of employees are these companies looking to for? Data analysis site Paysa looked at over 8,200 job posting and over 70,000 resumes at tech companies worth $10 billion or more to find what roles they are hiring for the most. Source: CNBC Date: September… Read more »
An almighty row has broken out over who should have access to all the data new cars generate. Manufacturers want to have control of it all, but independent repair shops, fleet operators, insurance companies and anyone else who could benefit from this data, argue that this would be blatantly anti-competitive. Source: BBC Technology News Date: March 1st,… Read more »
Networked Insights analytics engine Kairos processes unstructured data from millions of sites, blogs, and social platforms like Twitter and Tumblr. Billions of public posts are then analyzed and classified across 25,000 topics, emotions, and demographics—turning noisy social data into insights. Source: Wired Magazine Date: November 9th, 2016 Link: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/faq-analyzing-social-data-understand-us-electorate/ Discussion 1) “We built 4 metrics: Awareness, Positivity, Negativity… Read more »
How Amazon arranges its warehouses – it’s a total mess! Source: TechCrunch Date: September 13th, 2016 Link to video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUVLZmDKeT-mV4H3ToYXIFYg&v=5TL80_8ACPc Discussion 1) What can other companies learn from the way Amazon does things at their warehouse? 2) Which companies might most benefit from copying Amazon?
In a global population of over seven billion people, more than two billion of us use social media. It’s estimated that each day we send out over 300 million tweets and share 4.75 billion pieces of content on Facebook. By liking a new Hollywood blockbuster here or tweeting about a visit to a restaurant there,… Read more »