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.&#.

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

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.

Esri Wins UAE

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Redland-based geographical information systems (GIS) software maker Esri announced this morning that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU), with the national statistics agency for the United Arab Emirates. According to Esri, the MOU came with the UAE's Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA). esri middle east software mamppingn geographical information systems statistics

Surf Air Touts On Time Numbers

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surf flight airline airport statisticsSanta Monica-based Surf Air , the startup airline which got its start moving executives back and forth between Silicon Beach and the Bay Area, is touting numbers which it says show it has a 90% on-time arrival rate, versus its commercial competitors. Surf Air says its on-time rate compares to such competitors as Southwest (78%) and Delta Airlines (81%).

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

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

Southern California's Top 10 Most Popular Tech Stories Of The Year

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end-of-the-year coverage, we've run through our web statistics and figured out which were the. launch startup statistics popular feature stories year roundup techWhat was Southern California's technology community most interested in 2012? As part of our.

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.

Los Angeles investors and entrepreneurs launch PledgeLA, a diversity and inclusion program

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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.

Live streaming studio, Culture Genesis, launches its first show, the quiz-based Trivia Mob

TechCrunch LA

The founders cite statistics indicating that 73 percent of African Americans and 72% of Latinx consumers over 13 years-old identify as gamers. “We’re

Frameworks Round 3

TechEmpower

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!

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.

Sign short term leases early on. Move as you grow.

Berkonomics

It is statistically true that at least half of the young companies funded by angel or venture investors will not survive three years from funding to demise, and more than that percentage will die with two years if not well financed. Close. Avoid long-term commitments.

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.

Are you the bottleneck in your organization?

Berkonomics

The book was written to describe in simple terms the use of statistical analysis to remove bottlenecks in a manufacturing environment. Close. At many board meetings, I can be counted upon to ask, “Where’s the bottleneck this month?”

Esports One Wins Riot Games Brazil

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Esports One's flagship product is OneConsole, which provides a dashboard of live statistics on esports tournaments, which can be used by esports commentators. Santa Monica-based Esports One , which develops data and analytics software for the esports industry, said on Tuesday that it has partnered with Riot Games. Esports One said it will provide real time stats and data to Riot's League of Legends broadcasts in Brazil. Financial details of the deal were not announced.

Everything you do adds or reduces company value

Berkonomics

Know first that statistically, 80% of all acquisitions do not meet the intended objectives of the acquirer, making most all acquisitions risky. Each decision you make to commit resources – your money or your use of corporate or personal time – affects the future value of your business.

Which is more important: Management quality or a better plan?

Berkonomics

If you read last week’s analysis of statistics for startups and early stage businesses, you have learned the truth that at least half of the businesses backed by professional early stage investors will die within three years or less. So, what do you think is more important?

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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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.

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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Double down!

Berkonomics

But what if we separate ourselves from that mindset long enough to search for and find sparks of success sometimes buried within our sales statistics.

Stop managers from gaming the system

Berkonomics

Customer perspective: Ratings of customer satisfaction, statistics of customer retention, market share and even brand strength. Business unit managers are under lots of pressure to perform, and occasionally are tempted to step over the line finding ways to look better than reality reflects.

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

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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.

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.

Which of the three types of advertising is right for you?

Berkonomics

For example, direct response ads yield precise statistics, and the pay–off is easily measurable. If we never advertised, we’d never sell anything. Right? Perhaps right, but there are three major types of advertising, some requiring large outlays of cash, some not.

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>>.

Only those in the fight can win.

Berkonomics

Resources such as money, experience, statistics about your target, experienced marketing and sales talent, and especially a compelling need and attractive product are all important to the ultimate success of an enterprise. By Dave Berkus. Entrepreneurism is all about risk.