1 I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup
Meet Penny Kim, a marketing professional from Dallas who moved to the Valley, looking for a bright future. What she found was a dark net of deception, lies and forgery. All the ingredients that would make a great telenovela.
2 The nuts and bolts of Airbnb’s big data infrastructure
A data driven culture helps Airbnb to use data as a key input for decision making. And they have a lot of data, currently over 11 petabytes. Running a big data infrastructure like that is a lot of work. This Airbnb engineering blog post gives insight into their philosophy, data infrastructure as well as findings and best practices for running a Hadoop cluster.
3 Big data helps Twitch boost game creator success
Twitch is collecting and analysing a lot of data from game streams. Because of this data they found out that Twitch can have a high influence on game sales and player retention. Supposedly the game creator is playing his cards right. Who said that watching someone play a video game is absolutely useless? 😉
4 Scientists Hook Up Brain to Tablet
My first reaction to this story was kind of: WTF? Making a Bluetooth prosthetic that translates brain waves into Nexus 9 inputs. Sounds very Star Trek. Will this be the future?
Read the full story on singularityhub.com
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