73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up

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Often when they do I throw out my favorite statistic: 73.6% of all statistics are made up. Here are some examples: - You ask a small sample set so that data isn’t statistically significant. This type of statistical error is known as “selective bias.&#.

6 Simple Steps to Avoid Becoming a Cybercrime Statistic in 2018

Xconomy

We can all agree that 2017 was a brutal year for cybersecurity. Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report identified passwords as the root cause of more than 81 percent of breaches in 2016 – an 18 percent increase from the previous year.

Bccthis Adds Statistics To Twitter Client

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Los Angeles-based Bccthis , which develops software which connects Twitter, Microsoft Outlook, and the BlackBerry, said this week that it has launched a number of features to provide statistics and analytics on the service. The firm--which is headed by Dave Waldman and Michael Steuer--said that its Twitter client now gives information such as number of clicks received per-country, hourly, daily, and weekly breakdowns of clicks, and more. Bccth.is

Southern California Sees $1.9 Billion In Q1 Deals, Biggest Since Dot Com Boom

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venture capital quarterly pricewaterhousecoopers moneytree southern california angeles orange county diego investment statistics Southern California saw a staggering $1.9

Draftpedia Aims At NFL, NBA Fans

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draft statistics stats sports sporting players history smartphone itunes draftpedia Are you a fan of the NFL or NBA--and wish you had an easy reference to the players and picks in the draft for those two sports leagues?

Disney Accelerator Alumni StatMuse Picks Up $10M Round

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StatMuse develops natural language search software and a social interface, which helps fans push out statistics about their favorite teams; the company currently has a deal with the NBA to offer up its service to fans of the league. accelerator disney techstars social software stats statistics media sports capital venture statmuse

Layoffs Take Big Toll In California In 2009

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According to statistics gathered by the US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, during 2009, employers in California took 6,377 mass layoff actions, which resulted in the loss of 532,028 jobs in the state.

When Does Your Company Need to Graduate to Data Science?

Tech Zulu Event

Data Science vs. Statistical Analysis. Data science differs from traditional statistical analysis and computer science in that scientific method is applied with data collected using scientific principles. Whether you know it or not, you’re in the data business.

Big Data is Not Penicillin

Tech Zulu Event

If you are looking for a data miner and analyst with a background in computer science, business and statistics all at a graduate level, you are going to be incredibly disappointed.

Edmunds.com Provides New Car Data

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edmunds data industry statistics vehiclesSanta Monica-based Edmunds.com , which provides online information about automobiles, said last week that it has launched a new tool to provide new car data for the automotive industry.

L.A. Tech Wages Rising Fastest in the Nation

L.A. Business Journal

Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S.

Frameworks Round 3

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Timed tests means Wrk''s computation of latency statistics is more accurate for high-performance frameworks. We''ve previously posted two rounds of results of benchmarking many web application platforms and frameworks. The community''s response remains strong!

Jacked Inks Deal With NBA

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Jacked provides sports information, including scores, statistics for players, chat, blogs, play-by-play, merchandise, and more via the web, synchronized real-time with broadcast sports games. Santa Monica-based Jacked, a provider of second screen information for sports broadcasts, said Monday that the firm has inked a deal with the NBA. According to Jacked, it will provide an interactive, second screen companion to a number of NBA teams.

L.A. Tech Employees’ Pay Increases Pace Field

L.A. Business Journal

Bureau of Labor Statistics compiled in a report by downtown real estate investment firm Jones Lang LaSalle Inc Los Angeles County tech wages are growing faster than the earnings of tech employees in the nation’s other big cities, according to data from the U.S.

Everything about Java 8

TechEmpower

The primitive streams also provide methods for obtaining basic numeric statistics about the stream as a data structure. The following post is a comprehensive summary of the developer-facing changes coming in Java 8. This next iteration of the JDK is currently scheduled for general availability in September 2013. At the time of this writing, Java 8 development is still very much in progress. Language features and APIs may still change. I'll do my best to keep this document up to date.

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Study: $48 Billion In Value Created Over 15 Years In SoCal IT VC-Backed Firms

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Funk initiated the study last fall to create an historical statistical analysis of the financial outcomes for the region's venture-backed information technology companies. A new study of the financial outcomes for Southern California venture-backed companies in the IT sector finds that approximately $48 billion in value has been created by those companies over the period 1995-2009.

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Esri Donates Software To Small, Least Developed Nations

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Redlands-based GIS software developer Esri said on Thursday that it will donate software licenses for its popular ArcGIS software, to official statistical agencies in the least developed nations in the world. According to Esri, eligible "Least Developed Countries (LDCs)" and "Small Island Developing States (SIDS)" can get up to $700,000 each in software for census work from the company.

Technology Jobs in Southern California – a Rebound?

SoCal CTO

Anyone also have the sense (or even better some actual statistics) that suggest that this is true This is purely anecdotal, but it seems like a lot of companies are hiring technology talent here in Southern California. I’ve recently seen several tweets from software development companies looking for talent. And I’ve heard from several people looking for Startup Software Developers. And we have been looking to hire several positions (but are being really picky as is normally the case).

LA Leads In Entrepreneurs, Says Report

Tech Coast Venture Network

A new study released by the Kauffman Foundation this week shows that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has the highest number of entrepreneurs per 100,000 people, of the top fifteen largest MSAs.

Disrupt Indy: Can Data Forge the Path to Inclusive Tech Ecosystems?

Xconomy

Although that may be changing as more big tech corporations are pressured to release their diversity statistics and change hiring policies, one only needs to look at the statistics to confirm that women, members of the LGBTQ community, and people of color are still not connecting to tech jobs and investment at anywhere close to the same rates as their white male peers.

Esri Wins United Nations

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According to Esri, the work with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) will be used to measure, monitor, and report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for member states. Redlands-based Esri , the developer of mapping and geographical information systems (GIS) software, reported this week that it will be powering a new platform for the United Nations, to help report on progress for sustainable development goals.

Indeed: Searches For Jobs In Canada Spike With Election

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Job search site Indeed released some statistics out of its job search activity this morning, saying that there has been a spike in searches for jobs to Canada, after the election results last night. Jed Kolko, Chief Economist for the site, said in a statement: "Americans were searching for jobs in Canada at ten times the rate of previous nights" after the Trump victory. Kolko said that "it's far too soon to guess" how many actually will make a move after the shock wears off. READ MORE>>.

Snapchat Sued By Ex Employee

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The lawsuit, filed by Anthony Pompliano, claims that Snapchat used false statistics on user numbers to recruit Pompliano from Facebook, and that Snapchat has since made it difficult for him to find a new job. Venice, California-based Snap, Inc. , the parent company of Snapchat , has filed lawsuit in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleging that he was fired for refusing to tell lies to potential IPO investors.

After Successful Pilot, Apprenti Expands Tech Training Program

Xconomy

Bureau of Labor Statistics , more than 1.3 Those of us who keep tabs on the tech world hear a lot about the challenges of hiring and retaining IT talent. According to a forecast by the U.S.

Vicente Capital Partners Funds SportsMEDIA

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in a funding for sports statistics and information provider SportMEDIA Technology Corp. provides graphics, statistics, and video enhancement for sports broadcasts. Los Angeles-based venture capital firm Vicente Capital Partners has invested $12.5M SportsMEDIA said today. Vicente Capital's investment was led by Jay Ferguson. SportsMEDIA, which is base din Durham, N.C.,

Getting Women On Boards: Three Ways to Increase the Numbers

Xconomy

Recent statistics show how companies with women prominently serving in such capacities experience higher-than-average financial performance. The hot topic of getting more qualified women on corporate boards continues unabated.

Fixing Tech’s Gender Problem Starts With Company Culture

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Notwithstanding this discouraging statistic, there’s hope, as an increasing number of companies are proactively pursuing diversity of thought within their workforce. A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes.

Entrepreneurs Should Create A Degree – Not Buy One Off The Rack

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Statistics. Gain enough of an understanding of statistics that you can quantify risks and the probabilities of potential outcomes. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes. Entrepreneurs create their own jobs, why shouldn’t they also create their own degrees?

KYTHERA Names Chief Medical Officer

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The firm said Beddingfield will lead all clinical research and development, including strategy, operations, statistics, data management, medical writing, regulatory and quality for the company. Los Angeles-based aesthetic medicine developer KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals announced today that it has named Frederick Beddingfield, III, as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Beddingfield is a dermatologist, who was most recently at Allergan, working on that firm's Botox, Juvederm, and Latisse products.

Geni Goes Pro

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per month, and offers value added features such as statistics on family history, advanced search, enhanced relationship searching, and exporting of family trees.

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Asking Questions Is a Powerful – and Constructive – Form of Communication

Frank Addante

As you may know, I’m very data-driven; and the survey provided a statistical way to measure things. About a month ago, I e-mailed our employees and asked them to participate in a company survey. It wasn’t a perfectly formed survey, but these were questions that I constantly ask myself.

Acadia Drug Shows Early Promise in Treating Alzheimer’s Psychosis

Xconomy

San Diego-based Acadia (NASDAQ: ACAD ) reported that patients treated in an exploratory study with its drug pimavanserin showed a statistically significant reduction in psychosis compared against a group given a placebo. An Acadia Pharmaceuticals drug developed to treat hallucinations and delusions experienced by Parkinson’s disease patients is now showing signs it could also treat similar psychoses associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Geni Enhances Stats, Adds Gift Subscriptions

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Los Angeles-based Geni, an online genealogy and social networking site, upgraded the firm's services last night, adding new statistics features and gift accounts.

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Geni Enhances Service

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Among the changes, the firm said that it has made two of the firm's "Pro" features--Statistics and Lists--free to all of its users. West Hollywood-based family tree site Geni.com said Friday that the firm has made a number of updates to the firm's services.

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Startups: What are your odds for success?

Berkonomics

Well, the numbers don’t lie, even if there are several sources of these statistics. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that 50% of all businesses survive five years or more, and about one-third survive ten years or more.