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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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BYOD – Bring your own Data. Self-Tracking for Medical Practice and Research

BYOD – Bring your own Data. Self-Tracking for Medical Practice and Research

“Facebook would never change their advertsing relying on a sample size as small as we do medical research on.” (David Wilbanks) People want to learn about themselves and get their lives soundly supported by data. Parents record the height of their children. When we feel ill, we measure our temperature. And many people own a bathroom scales. But without context, data is little meaningful. Thus we try to compare owr […]

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There is no privacy in mobile

There is no privacy in mobile

Our phones register in radio cells to route the calls to the phone network. When we move around, we occasionally leave one cell and enter another. So our movements over leave a trace through the cells we have been passing the course of the day. Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye and his co-authors from MIT explored, how many observations we need, to identify a specific user. Based on actual data provided by […]

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Access Smartphone Data With our new API

Access Smartphone Data With our new API

Datarella now provides an API for our app ‘explore’, that allows every user to access the data collected and stored by the app. An Application Programming Interface, in short API, is an interface for accessing software or databases externally. Web-APIs giving us access via the internet, have become the principle condition for most businesses in the web. Whenever we pay something online with our credit card, the shop system accesses […]

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