Mon.Sep 13, 2021

Consolidating Data Post Mergers and Acquisitions


3G, a private equity company famous for its mergers and acquisitions, backed InBev in 2008 to acquire Anheuser-Busch and implemented its zero-based budgeting strategy. Soon, AB InBev started posting profits and reached $40 billion in revenue in 2012.

Beginner’s Guide To Create PySpark DataFrame

Analytics Vidhya

This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon Spark is a cluster computing platform that allows us to distribute data and perform calculations on multiples nodes of a cluster. The distribution of data makes large dataset operations easier to process.


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Collaborative FP&A – a Q+ A session to understand how it works


The kind of analysis FP&A teams provide has long been about financial data. business intelligence basics finance executive financial statements

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Active Contours – A Method for Image Segmentation in Computer Vision

Analytics Vidhya

This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon In simple terms, Computer vision means providing human-like vision to the computer. As human beings, it is very easy for us to recognize any object. We can easily recognize hills, trees, land, animals, etc.

Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

In fresh regulatory move, China tells tech giants to stop blocking rivals' links


BEIJING (Reuters) -China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants on Monday, telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other's links on their sites or face consequences.

Learning Text Classification Using the fastText Library

Analytics Vidhya

This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon Introduction Let’s look at a practical application of the supervised NLP fastText model for detecting sarcasm in news headlines.

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What Are n-grams and How to Implement Them in Python?

Analytics Vidhya

This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon Dear readers, In this blog, we will learn what n-grams are and explore them on text data in Python. It’s completely alright even if you have never heard of the term “n-grams” before.

D.C. attorney general broadens Amazon lawsuit


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington, D.C., has broadened its antitrust lawsuit against Amazon to challenge the online retailer's agreements with wholesalers as well as third-party sellers, city Attorney General Karl Racine's office said on Monday. The city sued Amazon in May alleging its requirements barred third-party sellers from selling elsewhere for less than on Amazon. Amazon's prices include fees, which are up to 40 percent of the total price.

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Unique Data Visualization Techniques To Make Your Plots Stand Out

Analytics Vidhya

This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon Visualization plays an important role in gaining quality insights from the data. Our traditional data visualization techniques are already playing a significant role in obtaining insights.

Cyber arms dealer exploits new iPhone software vulnerability, affecting most versions, say researchers


By Joseph Menn and Christopher Bing. Reuters) -A cyber surveillance company based in Israel developed a tool to break into Apple iPhones with a never-before-seen technique that has been in use since at least February, internet security watchdog group Citizen Lab said on Monday. The discovery is important because of the critical nature of the vulnerability, which requires no user interaction and affects all versions of Apple's iOS, OSX, and watchOS, except for those updated on Monday.

5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Automating Data Science, But Never Asked!

Speaker: Judah Phillips, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Product & Growth at Squark

Automating the sophisticated, complex aspects of data science is now simple with the no-code platform Squark. Judah Phillips, the co-CEO & co-Founder of Squark answers the 5 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Automating Data Science, but Never Asked!

Data Loss: Hazards, Risks and Strategies for Prevention

Smart Data Collective

Many organizations and enterprises are constantly under threat of a cyber attack. Although data may be lost in a hacking incident, it can also be due to other intentional or accidental reasons.

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Operating Apache Kafka with Cruise Control


About Cruise Control. There are two big gaps in the Apache Kafka project when we think of operating a cluster. The first is monitoring the cluster efficiently and the second is managing failures and changes in the cluster.

Great Benefits of Leveraging Big Data in Investing

Smart Data Collective

What is value investing? It is when an investor gets stock at cheaper prices than the actual value of the stock. However, value investing is challenging for most people. Successful investors find suitable assets like post pandemic dividends and monitor their stocks.

The Challenges and (Awesome) Benefits of Switching From Spreadsheets to Dataiku


About two years ago, I decided it was time I learned how to use Dataiku.

How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Using Building Analytics to Mitigate the Costs of Construction Mistakes

Smart Data Collective

Big data has been a gamechanger for countless companies in virtually every industry. The construction industry is no exception. Construction analytics is a new field that was worth just over $5 billion in 2018. It is growing at a rate of over 19% a year and should be worth $15.21 billion by 2026.

Performance Dashboard: Facilitate The Performance of Your Business


How to maintain high competitiveness in the violent and competitive digital environment? How to effectively manage complex data indicators? How to reasonably determine the training and promotion of employees? Performance dashboard can help you deal with various business problems.

11 Examples of Good & Bad Data Storytelling

Juice Analytics

With the popularity of our list of 20 Best Data Storytelling Examples , we thought it worth finding some more data stories for inspiration. The good examples in this list demonstrate how to combined data visualization, interactivity, and classic storytelling.

Windows OS Optimization Essentials Part 2: Microsoft Store


Operating systems can end up being a lot of work for administrators. Work to configure the image, work to install the applications, and work to provide the best user experience possible.

Assess and Advance Your Organization’s DevSecOps Practices

In this white paper, a DevSecOps maturity model is laid out for technical leaders to use to enable their organizations to stay competitive in the digital economy.