Filed under: #mktgcloud, Algorithms, Analytics, Data, Datarati, Statistics
In recent years, the job market has increasingly rewarded math whizzes at the expense of less technical professionals. Actuary, Mathematician andAccountant have all ranked among the best jobs in America by offering a pleasant work environment, good salary and healthy job security.
But in 2011, as the emergence of specialised technologies creates new industries, landing the year’s best job requires not just skill with numbers, but a strong knowledge of computers too.
What happened with the Internet in 2010?
How many websites were added? How many emails were sent? How many Internet users were there? This post, provided by Royal Pingdom will answer all of those questions and many, many more.
If it’s stats you want, you’ve come to the right place.
They used a wide variety of sources from around the Web to put this post together.
You can find the full list of source references at the bottom of the post if you’re interested.
88 per cent of household internet users have performed one or more e-commerce activity in the last six months, reveals this report on Australian consumer participation in the digital economy.
Banking transactions, purchasing goods or services and paying bills online were the most popular e-commerce activities undertaken by survey respondents.
The report finds that the majority of Australians with a household internet connection are adept at engaging in a range of different e-commerce activities online, with nearly two-thirds (62 per cent) of respondents undertaking at least four different types of e-commerce activities in the last six months.
Filed under: Actionable Insights, Analytics, Data, Datarati, Predicitive Modelling, Statistics | Tags: TED, Tedpad
This is pretty cool. Statistiacal analysis of the first 525 TED talks has revealed the ideal words, phrases to use in your TED talk.
Check it out. You can create one of your own!!!
Filed under: #mktgcloud, Algorithms, Analytics, Business Intelligence, Data, Datarati, Predicitive Modelling, Statistics, Technology | Tags: Google Ventures, Predictive Analytics, Recorded Future
Google has invested in a startup company that claims to be able to predict the future.
The company’s investment arm, Google Ventures, has sunk an undisclosed sum into Recorded Future, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based startup that “offers customers new ways to analyze the past, present and the predicted future,” according to a new Google VenturesWeb site that went live on Monday.
Recorded Future’s own Web site doesn’t list any products for sale, but the company appears to have developed a data analytics technology that could be used to try to predict future stock market events or even terrorist activity, according to blog posts and videos on its site. The technology looks at how frequently an entity or event is referred to in the news and around the Web over a period of time, then uses that data to project how it might behave in the future.
Filed under: #mktgcloud, Datarati, Statistics | Tags: Instant Messenger, Statistics
Twitter feeds can predict with as much as 97.3% accuracy how a movie will perform on its first weekend of release.
That far surpasses the normal “tracking” survey reports that studios have long relied on to forecast movie ticket sales, or the popular online site Hollywood Stock Exchange that lets users bet on box office predictions with pretend money.
Filed under: Data, Datarati, Research, Statistics, Uncategorized, Video, Visualisation | Tags: Sean Gourley, TED, younoodle
This is a very thought provoking 7 minute video from Sean Gourley.
A Rhodes scholar, he’s spent the past five years working at Oxford on complex adaptive systems and collective intelligent systems — basically, using data to understand the nature of human conflict.
As he puts it, “This research has taken me all over the world from the Pentagon, to the House of Lords, the United Nations and most recently to Iraq.
He is currently working as a political advisor to the new Iraqi government.” Originally from New Zealand, he now lives in San Francisco, where he works on the internet startup younoodle.com and competes in decathlons.
Watch Now! http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/532