Datarella Wins Bits&Pretzels Startup Pitch

Datarella Wins Bits&Pretzels Startup Pitch

We’re excited to have won the startup pitch at Germany’s biggest startup conference – Bits&Pretzels! We’re still partying – therefore please don’t try to contact us during the next days 😉 Your Team Datarella

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Second Screen

Second Screen

In the US, smartphone and tablet displays have replaced the TV set as screen number one. Meanwhile, not only the time spent on mobile devices has become longer on mobile than on the tube -primarily the intensity of using mobiles, the attention, people dedicate to mobile content, is higher. Smartphones and tablets have thus become the first screen. Nevertheless, there are plenty of occasions, when a smartphone is out of place, or even annoying: At the table, during a lively conversation, or while driving a car, to name just three obvious examples. My twitter friend Jürgen Geuter has put it in one sentence, why smartwatches will the remedy here: To check the wrist watch is socially accepted. Completely within the common boundaries we may just look on our smartwatch if the awaited reply on Whatsapp has arrived, just as we would have consulted the watch to get the time. Likewise, smartwatches are handy in the sense of the word, when we drive a car, and in combination with speech recognition many smartphone apps will work even better than the hands-free kit. Smartwatches will thus become the second screen, the companion of our smartphones. Also therefore they will find their buyers.

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„Analyze Smartphone Sensor Data with R“ – Blog post in reply to our „Call for Data Fiction“

„Analyze Smartphone Sensor Data with R“ – Blog post in reply to our „Call for Data Fiction“

As reply to our „Call for Data Fiction“, Benedikt Koehler has applied the BreakoutDetection packege for R on our sample data set. Here you see his findings with the code: http://beautifuldata.net

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We are the content!

We are the content!

Since 1967 the Consumer Electronics Show CES in Las Vegas has been the display for the latest products in electronic entertainment. Every first week in Januar the big brands disclose their secret products, that will be stacked on the shelves – or rather: put on the online shops. Until recently, CES was the home match for the classic industry: Hifi, TV sets, car radio, … Even with Apple, Microsoft, and their likes have played an increasingly important role, their focus at this trade show was still also „classic“ home entertainment: Smart TV, home cinema, computer games. TV ist dowdy Also for 2015 the industry had set-up their things. Companies like Samsung would make clear their strategy in advance: Even more fancy TV sets with even more features. But things turned out quite differently. It seamed as if nobody wanted to watch the TV screens on this year’s CES. Classic home electronics appeared like a relict from the 70s. If not before, it became clear at CES 2015, that TV is no longer the „first screen“. Three Trends at CES2015 Three trends dominated the visitors‘ interest and the media coverage of this year’s CES: First: Connected home, in particular smoke detectors, […]

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Our Flipboard Magazine on Wearable Tech and Quantified Self

Our Flipboard Magazine on Wearable Tech and Quantified Self

So many things about wearable tech, self tracking, and the Quantified Self! So we started to put everything we read into a Flipboard Magazine to share with everyone. View my Flipboard Magazine. Looking forward to your comments!

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Smartphone Data: Our Talk at Strata+Hadoop World Conference in San Jose

Smartphone Data: Our Talk at Strata+Hadoop World Conference in San Jose

From February 18th to 20th, O’Reilly’s Strata+Hadoop World Conference will once again be the most important Big Data event of the year. More than 6,000 visitors are expected at San Jose Convention Center. I’ve been visitor to every Strata from the beginning. Thus I regard it as a special privilege not only to be there and listen, but give talk myself. Here is the link to our session: „Smartphone Data: Tell the Story of People’s Lives.“ Come and visit us there!

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