What is DaaS, BDaaS, DBaaS? And Why Should You Care?

Posted on August 8, 2017 by eranl

The proliferation of data services has created a wide range of confusing buzzwords and acronyms – but at its core DaaS is still a meaningful concept. We are living in the age of everything as a service (EaaS?). What started as the simple and fairly easy to understand concept of software as a service has,...

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Machine Learning Showdown: Python vs R

Posted on August 2, 2017 by eranl

Let’s say you have an amazing idea for a machine learning app. It’s going to be brilliant. It’s going to revolutionize the world of finance, mobile advertising, or… some other world, but it’s definitely going to revolutionize something. And gosh darn it, it’s going to be the smartest, most learned app the world has ever...

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Crawling the Dark Web to Detect the Next Market

Posted on July 25, 2017 by eranl

Over the past few days, the internet has been abuzz with talk of the recent blows dealt by law enforcement to two major dark web “marketplaces”, AlphaBay and Hansa market; and the subsequent suicide of Alexander Cazes – the Canadian programmer-turned-criminal mastermind behind AlphaBay, who ended his own life in a Thai prison while awaiting...

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Can Data Science Deliver a Fake News Detector?

Posted on April 4, 2017 by ohadf

Regardless of your political opinion, fake news has dominated the conversation since the 2016 US presidential election. The crux of the problem is that the very definition of what qualifies as fake news is in dispute. Still, most of us would like to know if the news story we’re reading reflects actual events – or...

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The Hackathon Award for Best API Mashup Goes to…

Posted on March 26, 2017 by ohadf

Competitive programming competitions, commonly referred to as Hackathons, offer a great opportunity for new talent to show what they can do. Much like professional sports, industry leaders send recruiters to scout out the top performers. With high stakes on the line and limited resources, getting noticed as a hackathon winner not only looks good on...

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Webhose.io API Featured in New Guide to Web Development with Django

Posted on March 12, 2017 by ohadf

Last February, co-authors Leiff Azopardi and James Maxwell completed the latest edition of their book Tango with Django. It presents an excellent step-by-step approach to learning Python on the popular Django framework v1.9 (also compatible with v1.10). Although the book is designed as a beginner’s guide to web development, the material is packed with tips even...

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How to Use Online Review Ratings to Crush the Market

Posted on March 2, 2017 by ohadf

Sifting through millions of posts on review sites presents both a massive undertaking and an incredible opportunity for influencer marketing. Some of the most successful app makers are capitalizing on that oppotunity. Use your favorite media monitoring plaform to sift through the reviews. As you might expect, the biggest opportunity is in reaching negative and neutral...

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