Glance Expands its Presence in Singapore as Part of Global Expansion

To more than double its headcount in Singapore for accelerating growth in Southeast Asia
Glance, one of the fastest-growing content platforms in the world, announced that it is increasing its presence in Singapore as part of its global expansion plans.
Glance delivers artificial intelligence-driven, personalized content to screen zero of smartphones.

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4 Ways Marketing and Creative Teams Can Streamline the Review and Approval Process

Marketing is living in a new age of content. We have more channels and formats to fill than ever before. And yet even as our MarTech machines demand more content, some Marketing organizations haven’t updated the process by which the fuel is created.
Previously, I wrote about why and how we should address this by improving the creative briefing process for MarTech Series.

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9 AI Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Strategy

Did you know that more than 42% of the world population is on social media?
With a growing number of people connecting to social networks, having a social media strategy is vital to your digital marketing success in 2019.
You probably already know that a lot of time and effort comes with successful social media management.

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It’s time for data ethics conversations at your dinner table

In an era where fake news travels faster than the truth, our communities are at a critical juncture.With 2.5 quintillion records of data created every day, people are being defined by how they travel, surf the internet, eat, and live their lives. We are in the midst of a “data revolution,” where individuals and organizations can store and analyze massive amounts of information.

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MIDS Winter 2018 Commencement Ceremony

On January 21, the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) recognized more than 100 summer and fall 2017 graduates with their families at the winter commencement. It was an intimate ceremony despite the online nature of the school’s Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program, moving some online students to reflect on their accomplishments.

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To all my friends back East, we’re all doing just fine here in LA

Though air quality is always a concern, other than a few hazy days, very few of us have been directly affected by the fires. Homelessness remains a huge problem on a humanitarian level, but the streets do not run with sewage, used needles do not litter the sidewalks and the housed do not cower in fear.

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Another tip for becoming a better programmer

I had more than the two tips on becoming a better programmer than I gave in the last post but I had run out of margarita. Now, being replenished with tequila and fresh lime by The Invisible Developer, here are two more. He often tells me that I should refer to myself as a developer and not a programmer because that is beneath me. I have never pretended to be cool.

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Interactive visualizations with R – a minireview

Interactive visualization allows deeper exploration of data than static plots. Javascript libraries such as d3 have made possible wonderful new ways to show data. Luckily the R community has been active in developing R interfaces to some popular javascript libraries to enable R users to create interactive visualizations without knowing any javascript.

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Deep automation in machine learning

We need to do more than automate model building with autoML; we need to automate tasks at every stage of the data pipeline.In a previous post, we talked about applications of machine learning (ML) to software development, which included a tour through sample tools in data science and for managing data infrastructure.

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Shared items

I left Facebook and
Twitter
more than 2 years go (with excellent results, I have to say), and due to being a
bit tired, I stopped publishing the Data
Links series. I miss a bit
being able to share quickly those articles that I think are worth it, in this
age of information overload, saturation, fake news, fake fake news, so-called
news and so on.

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Time for an Update

A blog that’s been going for more than 11 years has a backlog, so I put together a highlights page to collect some of the more interesting posts. I’ve just updated it for the first time since 2014.
Whiteboard SeriesI’m having more conversations about methodology lately, which means more opportunities to talk about the three models I’m working on.

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