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It Takes A Village To Clean the City

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is the golden age of data, right? We're using the internet of things including our phones to run our lives. So why are L.A.'s streets still so ...

Time to Stand up to the Conservative Desi Uncle: What the National Asian American Survey Tells Us About the True South Asian American Vote

Manjusha P. Kulkarni | Posted 10.11.2016 | Politics
Manjusha P. Kulkarni

It's exactly four weeks until the U.S. Presidential election. But, it is also possibly three years before necessary fixes are made to Obamacare to co...

One Crucial Thing Can Help End Violence Against Girls

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact

Pauline, 16, couldn’t tell you how many men she’s had sex with. “I’ve lost count,” the teen from Zimbabwe told aid group Plan International...

What Will It Take To Usher In The Next Era Of Deep Learning?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2016 | Technology

What are the major bottlenecks in making deep learning systems more effective? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where comp...

Information Is Money: Why Is It Important To Read?

Marianna Glynska | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

These days we are constantly loaded with a different kind of information which is sometimes hard to follow. The news bombards us from all over the wor...

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 10.10.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

One Year After Landmark UN Agreement, Are We on the Path to Gender Equality?

Françoise Girard | Posted 09.29.2016 | Women
Françoise Girard

The victory was real. Last September at the United Nations, 193 governments adopted the most comprehensive global agenda for sustainable development e...

This Is the One Topic Every Statistician Should Master

Quora | Posted 10.03.2016 | Science

What are important topics in statistics that every data scientist must know? originally appeared on Quora: the knowledge sharing network where compell...

Better Data Helps Defeat Diarrhea and Could Save Half a Million Kids - But We Need to Act Fast

Anita Zaidi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Anita Zaidi

When I was a young girl in Pakistan, my mother would remind me daily to only drink boiled water. We almost lost my sister to severe diarrhea and my mo...

Financing The SDG Data Needs: What Does It Cost?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Johannes Jütting

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals by Heads of States last fall in New York, the urgent practical question is how to finance the data needs of such an ambitious and universal agenda.

Yahoo Says At Least 500 Million Accounts Hacked In 2014

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 09.22.2016 | Technology

Yahoo Inc (YHOO.O) said on Thursday that information from at least 500 million of its user accounts was stolen in 2014 by what it believed was a state...

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap."

Robyn Norton | Posted 09.15.2016 | Women
Robyn Norton

"We cannot close the gender gap without first closing the data gap." This was perhaps the defining statement at the Women Deliver conference in Cop...

In the Near Future, Will Robots Take Over Hollywood?

Jeff Rivera | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Jeff Rivera

There's a moment in every entrepreneur's life when they have to make the crucial decision whether or not to take the plunge into business and for Jack...

People-powered science in Africa: a boost for democracy and knowledge

The Conversation Africa | Posted 08.14.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Marina Joubert, Stellenbosch University December 1900 marked the first ever "Christmas Bird Count". Its aim was to get people counting bird species r...

Do You Get Emotional About Statistics?

Lynda Decker | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Lynda Decker

One of our clients, a leader in the financial services industry asked us to create a compelling, full-length report on their small business economic development program. Sounds relatively straightforward, right? Here was the challenge: we were confronted with a massive amount of data that only an economist could love.

When You Need Marketing Data, Check Out These Sources

Nadya Khoja | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business
Nadya Khoja

So you're in need of marketing data. Great! Whether you're using this data for your own marketing research, or whether you're using it to inspire new content, it's important to make sure you're getting your information from credible sources.

What Immunization Programs Can Learn From Trees in NYC

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 08.04.2016 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

Dr. Kebede Worku, health minister of Ethiopia, inspects the immunization records at the Feedho Health Post. How can annual reporting of district-level...

Tips for Building Personalized Ads Through Intent Data

Advertising Week | Posted 07.29.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Jonathan Crowl Today's consumer is self-aware and expects some level of personalization in all their online endeavors, and as Marketing Dive repor...

Understanding Social Media's Data Treasure Trove

Michael D. Shaw | Posted 07.27.2016 | Business
Michael D. Shaw

People—from all points of view—may complain about social media, but no one questions its influence. Thus, it surely deserves the same degree of research, testing, and analysis that has been applied to more conventional forms of marketing communication.

Cross-Border Data Flows, Digital Innovation, and Economic Growth

John Garrity | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
John Garrity

Cross-border data flows acutely impact the ability of firms to conduct business internationally. In a recent report, Business Roundtable identifies different areas of activity whereby firms may transmit data across national borders to support business operations.

The Digital Underworld: What You Need to Know

Doug Irving | Posted 07.26.2016 | Technology
Doug Irving

Illustration by Meriel Waissman Tens of millions of Americans will have their credit-card numbers, hospital records, or digital identities hacked or ...

The New Second Screen

Advertising Week | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Bart Kloosterboer The concept of “Second Screening” - using a second screen while watching television - gained traction afew years ago. It aff...

Long Live the Creative Gut

Advertising Week | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Amy Vaughan, Creative Director, POSSIBLE Cincinnati Look at any industry publication and you’ll find an abundance of articles touting ad tech, a...

A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...

Mixpanel's CEO on the Astounding Power of Data

Quora | Posted 07.18.2016 | Technology

What are some of the most interesting ways data is currently being used? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling...