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"Fitted" Gannts in Tableau

The Challenge

During Makeover Monday this week (week 22) I came across a problem: I needed to produce a Gantt chart for a huge amount of overlapping dates. 972 more words


Big data, data science and machine learning explained

Data are considered the new secret sauce, are everywhere and have been the cornerstone for the success of many high-tech companies, from Google to Facebook. 1,289 more words

Data Science

Microsoft, Facebook Teaming Up to Build Transatlantic Cable

Microsoft and Facebook have agreed to jointly build a subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean to meet growing demand for high-speed cloud and online services. 230 more words


Uber Checks Into Foursquare's Massive Location Database

Remember Foursquare, once the fun app best known for its “checking in” feature that bestowed virtual mayorships upon ordinary citizens?

Over the last several months, the company has been refocusing its business as a rich location data provider, and its latest customer is none other than ride-hailing giant Uber, the two companies… 427 more words


Map: Increases in High Poverty in Detroit 2013

Poverty is a regular topic in Detroit, but there is much more to the data and narrative than an elevated rate of poverty. Since 2000, the Detroit metro area has seen some of the… 12 more words


How Google Tests Self-Driving Cars

When Google first invited employees to join its self-driving car project, some of them doubted its future success.

One worker—a Porsche owner—said he only wanted to participate because he loved gadgets, Chris Urmson, Google’s director of self-driving cars, said during an… 409 more words


How Tesla Is Rolling Out Self-Driving Cars

Eighteen months ago, Tesla Motors embarked on an initiative that would sow the seeds for its self-driving car project.

The Elon Musk-led automobile company wanted to give its vehicles the ability to drive themselves, but it didn’t just want to introduce the technology without thorough testing, Sterling Anderson, Tesla’s director of autopilot programs, explained on Tuesday at an… 472 more words