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#BigData Investment Map 2014 | #dataviz #SNA via @furukama

#BigData Investment Map 2014 | #dataviz #SNA via @furukama | e-Xploration | Scoop.it

by BENEDIKT KOEHLER on 1. FEBRUAR 2014

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Here’s an updated version of our Big Data Investment Map. I’ve collected information about ca. 50 of the most important Big Data startups via the Crunchbase API. The funding rounds were used to create a weighted directed network with investments being the edges between the nodes (investors and/or startups). If there were multiple companies or persons participating in a funding round, I split the sum between all investors.

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Apple, Amazon, and Now Google: The Time for #Robotics #Investments

Apple, Amazon, and Now Google: The Time for #Robotics #Investments | e-Xploration | Scoop.it
Looks like robotics is going to take off
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The recent robot-related news from Apple, Amazon, and Google shows serious momentum for the robotics industry. In case you missed it, here's a recap:
Apple announced that it was investing $10.5 billion in supply chain robots and automation equipment and recently confirmed its acquisition of PrimeSense for $350 million (PrimeSense developed the 3D sensing technology originally used in the Microsoft Kinect).Amazon, in a CBS 60 Minutes piece aired early this month, showed off a new concept delivery system using an octocopter. Remember that in 2012 Amazon spent $775 million to acquire Kiva Systems, the warehouse-automation technology enabling robotically-delivered goods to picker/packer workers.And more recently, news broke that Google has set up a robotics division headed by the man behind the Android mobile operating system, Andy Rubin [pictured below]. In Rubin's first six months he has acquired eight robotic companies to jumpstart his new operation. (Google's latest acquisition, confirmed this week, is Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that specializes in building dynamic robots and simulation software. The acquisition adds more than 80 engineers and scientists to the new Google robots division talent pool—plus a new location: Boston Dynamics is located in Waltham, outside Boston.

 

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