Machine Learning Versus Machine Discovery

Raul Valdes-PerezCrunch Network Contributor Raul Valdes-Perez is the co-founder of OnlyBoth. How to join the network Machine learning is hot. Where it applies, it heatedly enables data-rich and knowledge-lean automation of valuable tasks of perception, classification and numeric prediction. Its sibling, machine discovery, deals with uncovering new knowledge that enlightens […]


Suddenly Every Company Is Becoming A Venture Capitalist

 It has often been said that every company is a software company or even a big data company, but as I attended the Intel Capital Global Summit last week, another thought occurred to me: every company is now also an investment company. The star of the show last week was Intel […]


New Relic Now Lets Developers Dive Deeper Into Their Analytics

New Relic is launching a new analytics component for its application and server monitoring suite today that allows developers to drill even deeper into the data their code (and users) generate. The New Relic Software Analytics Cloud is now available to all paying New Relic customers. New Relic’s VP of product management […]


At GitHub You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Office, But There Is A Nice One If You Do

If you want to work for GitHub, the software development collaboration hub built on the open source Git project, you have to be independent and able to work outside the confines of what most organizations would consider normal operational guidelines. You don’t have to come to the office. In fact, […]


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Places A Big Bet On Containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is launching a slew of updates and new products related to containers at Docker’s developer conference in Barcelona today. Together, all of these amount to a big bet on containers on HPE’s part. “We view containers as a disruptive technology,” HPE’s acting VP in charge of the […]


Aaron Levie, Box And A Whole Pile Of Apps

Box’s recent platform push is more than a new product direction for the company. The service may become a key revenue driver for the enterprise-facing productivity shop. I recently sat down with Aaron Levie, the CEO of Box, and his recently hired head of platform, Jeetu Patel, to dig into the matter. […]


Forecast: Mobile, Social, Video to push 2016 local ad spend

Of that increased spend, BIA/Kelsey predicts online and digital revenues to increase nearly one-third to reach about $42.6 billion. “For 2016, we expect total local ad revenues to nudge upward, resulting from a slightly stronger U.S. economy and a substantial amount of political advertising. We also adjusted our 2015 estimate […]


How to Create a Facebook Video Ad That Moves People to Action

By Are you using Facebook video ads for your business? Want to improve your conversions? Well-structured video ads command viewers’ attention and prompt them to take action. In this article you’ll discover five steps to crafting the perfect Facebook video ad. Discover how create a Facebook ad that moves people […]


Videology: 2015 holidays are going digital

Everyone is going digital for the holidays. According to new Videology Group data more consumers will celebrate the holidays in digital fashion – that goes for shopping, of course, but also entertainment and family time. Some interesting takeaways from the Videology Group report include: • 27% will stream holiday movies• […]


8 Ways to Generate Leads With Your Blog

By Is your blog generating leads for your business? Are you looking for ideas? Offering a suitable and relevant reward in return for people’s contact information is a great way to generate business leads. In this article you’ll discover eight ways to generate leads with your blog. Why Lead Generators? […]


Finding and Funding the Next Generation of Female Founders

Women-led companies receive only about 7 percent of all venture capital funding. When a report came out of Harvard Business School last year with that statistic among its findings, Rad Campaign’s Allyson Kapin and craigslist founder Craig Newmark set out to make a change in how female founders were regarded […]


Kareem Bounces A Cultural Rant Off The Rim

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who should have stuck to basking in his glory as a basketball player and dreading cross-country air flights, is now a columnist for TIME. He has written a ludicrous column that essentially accuses whites of profiting from the adaptation of trends spawned by black people. Says he in […]


Hoping That Newspapers Don't Give Up the Good Fight

On Monday, The New York Times ran something of a rant in the business section about the impact of social media on quality journalism, with writer Ravi Somaiya saying in part: “[a]s more readers move toward online social networks, and as publishers desperately seek scale to bring in revenue, many […]


Ad Blocking As A National Sport

Word is that 198 million people around the world now use digital ad-blocking tools, at a cost to advertisers of $21.8 billion in lost revenue — 14% of the global ad spend — with the damages set to rise by 2016 to more than $41 billion. In the U.S,. ad […]


Guess I Will Never Know If You Can Hear Me Now

Amusingly, I got an email (not a phone call) from a friend pointing to a study that said, among other things, that 32% of mobile users would rather text you than talk to you. And that the 99% of Americans with cell phones spend 26 minutes per day texting, and […]


50 Over 50? 60 Over 60? Where Is Your List?

It seems a staple of most trade magazines to run an annual story featuring 20 Under 20, or 30 Under 30, or 40 Under 40 — purportedly identifying the best people in their jobs, in that industry, who are under the featured age limit. Most of the lists are highly […]


Even I Wouldn't Have Published That Gawker Story

Every once in a long while, I write a column that I know would be highly controversial if published — so I send it to my editor and a couple of other folks I trust and ask them for their reactions. Often they suggest just a few minor fixes like […]


Path Wants Appellate Court To Hear Text-Spam Case

The mobile social network Path argues in new court papers that it didn’t violate a federal telemarketing law by allegedly sending text messages to users’ friends. Path filed the papers in hopes of convincing the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the company’s appeal of an earlier ruling by […]


'Whatever You Do, DON'T Show This To Anyone Else, OK? Promise?'

It’s pretty hard to feel sorry for women who make a living out of wearing revealing, often suggestive, clothing on-screen and red carpets — using their natural (mostly) assets to attract attention and build their careers — when someone hacks into cloud storage and publishes pictures of what little hasn’t […]


Call For Submissions: 2014 OMMA All Stars

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Google To Refund $19 Million For Children's In-App Purchases

Google will refund at least $19 million in order to settle “family fraud” charges that it unfairly billed parents for their children’s in-app purchases, the Federal Trade Commission announced on Thursday. “This action marks an important step in the FTC’s continuing work to ensure that consumers using their mobile devices […]


Safari Users Fight To Revive Hacking Lawsuit Against Google, Vibrant Media, WPP

Google, Vibrant Media and WPP’s Media Innovation Group went beyond “routine commercial behavior” when they allegedly circumvented Safari users’ privacy controls in order to set tracking cookies, a group of consumers says in new court papers. “Rather than being consensual, these cookies were designed by the defendants to hack their […]


Business Owners Can't Revive 'Payola' Lawsuit Against Yelp

Siding with Yelp, a federal appellate court on Tuesday ruled that business owners couldn’t proceed with allegations that the company “extorted” them by manipulating reviews. The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, puts an end to a 2010 class-action lawsuit alleging that Yelp […]


IMG College Launches Radio Net, Partners with TuneIn

With college football season upon us, advertisers are getting a new way to target fans. It’s via a new national network aggregating radio broadcasts from dozens of big college football schools, courtesy of IMG College, an independent college sports radio network. The company also announced an expanded partnership with TuneIn […]