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Jeff Peters, PhD is a principal at Autotech Ventures, investing in transportation startups. He has published academic and media articles on transportation, optimization, autonomous driving and AI.
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Live sports streaming service fuboTV today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with daily fantasy sports provider FanDuel, which will see the latter’s betting data integrated into fuboTV’s streaming platform. The deal also includes a media buy and a carriage agreement that brings FanDuel -owned horse-racing networks TVG and TVG2 to fuboTV, as well. The deal is only live in New Jersey, but fuboTV says it will be able to integrate sports betting data on the platform in other states where betting is legal over time.
Among the key drivers of market growth are rising demand for advanced analytics to predict future outcomes and customer requirements and advancements in cloud-based services.
The marketing profession has been influenced by big data more than almost any other field. Marketers used to make decisions primarily off of conjecture because they didn’t have the detailed analytics capabilities that are available in 2019. In the age of big data, marketers are able to take advantage of much more sophisticated analytics capabilities. This is one of the biggest ways big data is changing marketing.
Organizations are using big data to solve many of their most pressing challenges. Some big data applications have received considerably more attention than others. Marketing and finance are two of the functions that are most dependent on big data. However, there are other benefits of big data that are just as important but receive far less publicity.
Disaster planning is one of the areas that can benefit from big data solutions.
Big data and e-commerce have been carefully interwoven for years. Businesses with an online presence have looked to big data to provide better customer service. Some examples of this include:
Monitoring user engagement to see how customers behave online
Developing more effective graphic designs with the assistance of artificial intelligence
Ensuring the website operates as smoothly as possible
Using predictive analytics to optimize digital properties for future trends
Big data is going to have a tremendous impact on the future of web technology.
As part of the enhanced partnership, the enterprise cloud data management company now supports Google Big Query and Dataproc.
The best salespeople like to pride themselves on having both a sixth sense when it comes to closing a deal, and a healthy amount of persuasive magic to get a sale over the line. Now, a startup that says it can help any salesperson be like those top people, and help those top people be even better, has raised a large round of funding to to take its own company to the next level.
The Pentagon is one of the largest technology customers in the world, purchasing everything from F-35 planes (roughly $90 million each) to cloud services (the JEDI contract was $10 billion). Despite outlaying hundreds of billions of dollars for acquisitions though, the Defense Department has struggled to push nascent technologies from startups through its punishing procurement process.
The department launched the Defense Innovation Unit a few years back as a way to connect startups into the defense world.
We’re well past the point of realization that big data and advanced analytics solutions are valuable — just about everyone knows this by now. In fact, there’s no escaping the increasing reliance on such technologies. Big data alone has become a modern staple of nearly every industry from retail to manufacturing, and for good reason.
IDC predicts that if our digital universe or total data content were represented by tablets, then by 2020 they would stretch all the way to the moon over six times.