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May 2015 Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining Acquisitions and Startups Activity


May 2015 acquisitions, startups, and company activity in Analytics, Big Data, Data Mining, and Data Science: Elon Musk, Google buys Timeful, Lexalytics Wizard GUI, Banjo $100M, Unicorn myth and reality.



By Gregory Piatetsky, @kdnuggets.

My monthly summary of the company, startup, and acquisition activity for May 2015 from @kdnuggets. See the latest under hashtag #BigDataCo.

Here are KDnuggets tweets, sorted by decreasing number of engagements,
  • May 18: Spell-binding story of Elon Musk, greatest entrepreneur of our times #Tesla #SpaceX #BigDataCo t.co/ULTNtD0VgF t.co/rAxfiLCGn8 Elon Musk

  • May 04: Google buys Timeful iOS time mgmt app, to add its #MachineLearning to its own apps #BigDataCo t.co/DSrwtJiGPO t.co/8itR5dulVz Timeful

  • May 12: Lexalytics makes first Wizard GUI for #TextMining, #Sentiment #Analysis #BigDataCo t.co/ICc80YtJoK t.co/5aQDr0Xr1i
  • May 11: Banjo Raises $100M to Detect World Events in #RealTime #BigDataCo t.co/XXJTkcGP7B t.co/kqOkj1zb4b
  • May 18: Myth & Reality: of 3,197 software startups launched 1980-2012, 108 (3%) reached $1B #BigDataCo t.co/8blDGnE06y t.co/qW0CdjiUmT What Really Happens to SW startups

  • May 08: April 2015 #Analytics, #BigData, #DataMining acquisitions and #Startups Activity #BigDataCo t.co/hvwcIeudqF t.co/oL0CYg7lNV
  • May 16: SocialShopWave Kyrgyzstan startup lets you easily add #social features to ecommerce #BigDataCo t.co/DhgnlU9Mp0 t.co/0GFg2P1dEK
  • May 02: Descartes Labs #DeepLearning #Image Analysis #startup raises $3.3M , spins out of Los Alamos National Lab #BigDataCo t.co/ezsiNC0H8K
  • May 06: PTC pays $105 million to buy ColdLight, #machinelearning technology on #sensors in #medical devices #BigDataCo t.co/fnDNfvnu78
  • May 18: 3 Questions for Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter) on his latest social app Super #BigDataCo t.co/2yuskRB9If t.co/Q4pkgoSAXW
  • May 17: Tencent leads $750K Investment In Wound-Care #Startup, Tissue #Analytics #China #BigDataCo t.co/C5FKXpPZVZ t.co/ptofuoIjqr
  • May 21: Maana #PaloAlto emerges from Stealth w. Enterprise #BigData Search Engine, has over $14M in Funding #BigDataCo t.co/3nUTq4RNas
  • May 09: Govini, #SanFrancisco #BI provider, raised $20M Series C to expand on the East and West Coasts #BigDataCo t.co/twgs7lZZK5
  • May 30: t.co/2Px4sc6uqR buys C9 in #Predictive #Analytics Battle #BigDataCo t.co/ohkgTWpafh
  • May 16: Repro, Japan Business #analytics #startup literally tracks your eyeballs; raises $836K #BigDataCo t.co/ll49LCgbX0
  • May 21: Clarabridge buys Engagor, Operationalizing Voice of the #Customer #Analytics #BigDataCo t.co/Thj3eyaG46 t.co/31X4yaR4ak
  • May 22: Pandora buys Next Big Sound, analytics firm that turns listener data to marketing #BigDataCo t.co/KGYXM1ny7l t.co/5cHvSGCREy
  • May 06: App Annie, Mobile app #intelligence platform, buys Mobidia #mobile measurement srvc #BigDataCo t.co/qrMrkCxMlT t.co/TBmjV0y2tu
  • May 01: Clarifai, #NYC #startup, gets $10M for #DeepLearning image recognition, expansion #BigDataCo t.co/2uIYL8qMUh t.co/100apOUZzH
  • May 06: comScore, Reston-VA, buys Menlo Park-CA Proximic, offering transparency in digital #advertising #BigDataCo t.co/AxpbDSYNJH
  • May 04: Rocana (fmr ScalingData) gets $15M Series B to Bring #BigData Analysis to IT Ops #BigDataCo t.co/HfhRLEgTl4
  • May 14: Jumpshot, San Francisco maker of #marketing #analytics software, raises $22M Series A #BigDataCo t.co/dB4ZzdZtl9
  • May 29: Expert System buys TEMIS, Becomes Leading Provider of #Semantic Technology for #Cognitive Computing #BigDataCo t.co/bJBex8pUiE
  • May 12: Evalueserve global research firm buys Treparel (The Hague) provider of text analytics and visualization #BigDataCo t.co/sHJ4fp5Eve
  • May 07: .@Chartbeat raises $15.5 M to Save Publishers from "Viewpocalypse" (IAB requires ads to be seen >1sec) #BigDataCo t.co/DlFJSELT2n
  • May 19: #China internet giant Baidu Invests $20-30M in Taboola, Content-Recommendation firm #BigDataCo t.co/cYuMe9NMg5
  • May 06: Stats to buy Prozone, a UK-based #sports #analytics software company #BigDataCo t.co/OrTYhq9kH1
  • May 06: Sprinklr, #NYC firm expanding to South America, buys Scup #Brazil, provider of social media monitoring #BigDataCo t.co/iSRR6xOUIS
  • May 13: Verizon buys AOL for $4.4B for #Video #Analytics, Programmatic Ad Buying, #mobile advertising #BigDataCo t.co/ku79gVpQ4w
  • May 27: Mnubo, Montreal #IoT #analytics #startup, raises $6M #BigDataCo t.co/JnWTdX28TH
  • May 30: Path, privacy-focused social network for mobile, to be bought by Korean firm Duam Kakao #BigDataCo t.co/ZMhEz15tL8
  • May 11: Day1 Solutions, Cloud Services Provider, buys Herndon-VA #BigData Consultancy OpenOsmium #BigDataCo t.co/gy0y1DIJDc
  • May 20: Bd4travel raises $4.2M To Let Online #Travel Industry Use #BigData To Personally Target Visitors #BigDataCo t.co/YX9k4cb3RT
  • May 12: VCs with a knack for the 1,000x unicorns know that true innovations don't follow a pattern #BigDataCo t.co/z43aUAUmfc
  • May 27: #Lowell, MA-based Alere Analytics repurchased by founders renamed #BigDataCo t.co/4sRCD0Dvwb
  • May 14: TurboAppeal Raises $1.5M from #Chicago Investors to Bring #BigData to #Property #Tax Appeals #BigDataCo t.co/T0OXR4ONih
  • May 28: #BigDataCo https://t.co/VaiOadQOIn
  • May 22: Welltok, Denver-based #health mgmt firm buys health #analytics firm Predilytics (Burlington. MA) #BigDataCo t.co/1RarURFPov
  • May 15: Brand Networks social #marketing firm buys #Social Ad Platform Shift for $50M #BigDataCo t.co/mmPHeG2XPL
  • May 15: mnubo, Montreal #IoT #Analytics startup, raises $6M Series A #BigDataCo t.co/mZ7obYlgPf

 
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