Innovation Salon: Turning Hours To Dollars: The On-Demand Economy | Hoodline

A panel of investors, educators and analysts will discuss how to convert hours to dollars.

Source: Innovation Salon: Turning Hours To Dollars: The On-Demand Economy | Hoodline

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow to 3.1% in 2016 as Focus Shifts to Device Lifecycles, According to IDC

Source: Worldwide Smartphone Growth Forecast to Slow to 3.1% in 2016 as Focus Shifts to Device Lifecycles, According to IDC – prUS41425416

BigML.com is Machine Learning for everyone

BigML’s goal is to create a machine learning service extremely easy to use and seamless to integrate.

Source: BigML.com is Machine Learning for everyone

MItch’s Quick Take: While everyone may struggle with aspects of machine learning, this platform takes a templated approach to developing a data model, preparing and training the machine learning algorithms that can be applied to specific types of predictive and analytic tasks, makes machine learning approximately the same learning lift as the first spreadsheet scripting tool one may have learned 20 years ago. Even small businesses and regional agencies could use BigML.com today and start to optimize processes and campaigns.

Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion — Another Flat Round

The ride-hailing company said the investment by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund was part of the most recent financing round and that it continued to value the company at $62.5 billion.

Source: Uber Turns to Saudi Arabia for $3.5 Billion Cash Infusion – The New York Times

New API helps open-source developers ‘become license-aware’

The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the steward of the Open Source Definition (OSD), announced today it has created a machine readable publication of OSI approved licenses. According to the organizat…

Source: New API helps open-source developers ‘become license-aware’

Uber takes aim at Washington bureaucrats – FT.com

Uber is bringing its penchant for upsetting entrenched operators to a new target: the Washington bureaucrats who oversee timeworn rules on expenses. The taxi-booking group is smarting over guidelines that let government workers recoup transport

Source: Uber takes aim at Washington bureaucrats – FT.com

Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Source: Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Amazon Alexa App Downloads Increase After Dot, Tap Releases – Business Insider

Monthly downloads of Amazon’s Alexa app have increased since the company released its Dot and Tap smart home devices.

Source: Amazon Alexa App Downloads Increase After Dot, Tap Releases – Business Insider

Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use | TechCrunch

Apple’s iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is still quite…

Source: Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use | TechCrunch

2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2016 Internet Trends report, covering today’s Internet growth.

Source: 2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers