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SCOTT GALLOWAY: Why you should worry about a company if its CEO is in a fashion magazine

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Scott Galloway is a marketing professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of business intelligence firm L2. Galloway stopped by Business Insider to talk about the biggest names in tech. In this clip, he talks about how a CEO's image can help or hurt a company.Scott Galloway: I think he (Snap CEO Evan Spiegel) is a visionary. I think he’s clearly a talented young man.

Data Management and Security Best Practices

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Cyber-attacks are becoming more of a threat than they were 5 years ago. Unprotected online connections represent opportunities for data breaches.read more

Data Management and Security Best Practices

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Cyber-attacks are becoming more of a threat than they were 5 years ago. Unprotected online connections represent opportunities for data breaches.read more

Young investors are piling into Snapchat but they’re overlooking a huge issue (SNAP)

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Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Young investors are piling into Snap. The firm is among the top stocks of investors under 30 on the mobile trading app Robinhood. And the brokerage firm TDAmeritrade attributed a boost in activity during the first quarter of 2017 to a high number of Snap trades fueled by first-time traders.  In many ways, that's not surprising. Snapchat's users skew younger, and many individual investors like to invest in companies they interact with as consumers.

What you need to know on Wall Street today

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Thomson ReutersWelcome to Finance Insider, Business Insider's summary of the top stories of the past 24 hours. What's going on in the fixed income, currencies, and commodities business? It's the question that has dominated earnings calls for Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs this week, but for very different reasons.  Morgan Stanley reported earnings of $1 a share on revenue of $9.7 billion in the first three months of 2017 on Wednesday, beating analyst estimates by a lot. That performance was driven by a big rebound in fixed-income sales and trading revenue.

Many life and health insurers short-sighted on predictive analytics

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Majority of firms still view the technology as an innovation and half have no plans to implement it, says new study by Gen Ra.

SCOTT GALLOWAY: Investing in Snap is something ‘no one responsible should ever do’

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Scott Galloway is a marketing professor at the NYU Stern School of Business and the founder of business intelligence firm L2. Galloway stopped by Business Insider to talk about the biggest names in tech. In this clip he talks about why he thinks Snap is a terrible investment. Following is a transcript of the video. Scott Galloway: Investing in Snapchat is something that no one responsible should ever do.

Do tooltips reduce the need for precision in graphs?

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This blog entry was written by Nick Desbarats of Perceptual Edge. Should you include grid lines in your graph? If so, how many? Is it O.K. to add another variable to your graph by encoding it using size (for example, by varying the size of points in a scatterplot) or color intensity (for example, by representing lower values as a lighter shade of blue and higher ones as darker)?

With DroneDeploy’s Fieldscanner, pilots can create maps as they fly

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 Flying drones to inspect a farm, construction site, or any other venue from overhead can generate a huge amount of data. It takes time, though, for drone users to upload and turn this high-resolution data into maps, graphs or business intelligence they can act upon. Today, a data management platform for drones called DroneDeploy, is launching a tool called Fieldscanner that makes it possible… Read More

These engaging, hyper-visual maps can help us better understand homelessness

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A new data project immediately hits you with a simple yet devastating message on its homepage: "The issue of modern homelessness is broad and complex, affecting too many of our neighbors and communities." But not all hope is lost. And for the site Understanding Homelessness, that's the goal — to explore solutions to this intractable problem across the U.S. through compelling data visualizations, maps, and human-centered design.
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