Mode is trying to do for data scientists and analysts what GitHub did for developers by giving them a place where they can find, collaborate and work on data. Formation8 led the new round, which also included Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian.
Tableau Software (s data) has been on fire over the past couple years, but a big knock against the company has been that its popular analytics software isn’t available for the Mac operating system. The company has been promising a native Mac edition for a while, and it appears it will finally deliver in a few weeks, if a June 19 event called “Tableau 8.2 Roadshow + Mac Launch Party” is any indication. I suspect a lot of Windows virtual machines will be firing up a lot less frequently and a goodly amount of new users signing up.
Data analytics and visualization specialist Tableau Software announced its first-quarter financial results on Monday, touting $74.6 million in revenue and an 86 percent increase over the same period a year earlier. Tableau isn’t the biggest player in the business intelligence and data analysis world, but it’s probably the fastest growing one — especially among public companies. In 2013, Tableau’s revenues grew 82 percent to $232 million; an 82 percent increase for 2014 would put Tableau’s annual revenue at more than $422 million.
Anticipatory search is already here, but now apps are evolving into anticipatory analysis engines as well, using data from our actions to serve up information before we ask for it.
A new data-analysis startup called Mode has launched, thanks to a $550,000 angel round led by Yammer Founder David Sacks. Mode targets data analysts with a GitHub-like service for sharing their scripts, data and other work.
Intelligence agencies are about to get a boost in their data analytics savvy now that In-Q-Tel has formed a partnership with RedOwl Analytics, which finds anomalies in large piles of data.
A group of Spanish researchers have developed a chatbot that poses as a teenager in order to catch pedophiles online. It’s an interesting idea and mix of technologies, even if it’s not fully baked.
Startup Whistle has designed an activity tracker that clips on to your dog’s collar, but its core offering is a cloud-based analytics service designed to quantify your pet’s health.
A year after launching, data-analysis-for-the-masses startup Datahero is finally opening its doors to the public. All in all, it delivers on its promise with a service that’s both intelligent and intuitive.
If you’ve ever ordered a dish off a menu, chances are it’s in Food Genius’s servers. The startup has compiled a mammoth database of menus with the goal of tracking what America is eating. In January it begins selling that data to food companies.