In short, there is very little real science in what we call “data science,” and that’s a big problem.Is There Big Money in Big Data? - Technology Review
When the core business objective is clearly laid out, creating KPIs that relate back to that objective can make an analyst’s life so much easier.
Netflix can define their objective in one sentence:
There are a few KPIs here: customer satisfaction, subscriber retention, and video consumption. Impressive.
Today, Netflix has more than 23 million subscribers in 47 countries. Those subscribers streamed 2 billion hours from hundreds of different devices in the last quarter of 2011.
2 billion hours is ~83,333,333 days of streaming in just 3 months. Wow.
[P]rogramming is a hilariously young discipline, and none of us have the slightest clue what we’re doing.
The definitive rant on why PHP sucks?
As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn’t part of it. People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus from Facebook never materialized. I couldn’t even get my own teenage daughter to look at Google twice, “social isn’t a product,” she told me after I gave her a demo, “social is people and the people are on Facebook.Why I left Google - JW on Tech - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
To address these [technology] forces, our vision is to build our brands through lifelong, one-to-one relationships in real time with every person in the world.
Rather ambitious, no?
And I must say, I don’t want a “relationship” with my toothpaste :-/
You’re gonna miss us when we’re gone” is not much of a business model.http://jxpaton.wordpress.com/2012/02/18/old-dogs-new-tricks-and-crappy-newspaper-executives/
We do mean well, and for the most part when people say we’re arrogant it’s because we didn’t hire them, or they’re unhappy with our policies, or something along those lines. They’re inferring arrogance because it makes them feel better. But when we take the stance that we know how to design the perfect product for everyone, and believe you me, I hear that a lot, then we’re being fools. You can attribute it to arrogance, or naivete, or whatever — it doesn’t matter in the end, because it’s foolishness.The “Google Doesn’t Get Platforms” Family Intervention Memo
NO BE CHICKEN CHICKEN LIVE IN CAGE. NO CAN HAVE PERSONALITY INSIDE CAGE. LAST STEP IS SMASH CAGE, LIGHT BARN ON FIRE. DO THAT, YOU WIN.
I don’t think this is really an iPad competitor. This isn’t an iPad-killer. The Kindle Fire can be very successful without killing anything.
-Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg
This service leaves open one critical question: Will Google’s flat document-oriented search approach maintain its value going forward?Facebook Boldly Annexes the Web - Ben Elowitz - Voices - AllThingsD
[P]eople turn to hits as a metric when they have no idea what they are talking aboutHow Idiots Track Success | ClickZ