Posts Tagged ‘ Business ’

Did web scraping just receive a legal boost?

August 15, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, discusses a recent legal ruling against LinkedIn's technologies that restricts web scraping.

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Speed demon quartered and shrunk

August 14, 2017
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Speed demon quartered and shrunk

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains how Microsoft distorted and exaggerated the relative speed of its Edge browser relative to competition

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A call for less automation, more transparency in digital advertising

August 8, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and founding director of Applied Analytics at Columbia, calls for reform in the digital advertising industry to address concerns about measurability and accountability

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Know your data 21: another example of data sleaze, straight from your home

August 1, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and author of Numbersense, reacts to the news that Roomba captures detailed maps of people's homes.

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If you are using Facebook Ads split testing (A/B testing), stop fooling yourself

July 26, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, and former director of Applied Analytics at Columbia University, explains why you can't run proper A/B tests on Facebook

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Another simple Excel chart needs help

July 24, 2017
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Another simple Excel chart needs help

Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Junk Charts, takes apart an Elon Musk chart, created using some Excel defaults.

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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

July 18, 2017
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This one takes time to make, takes even more time to read

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, explains why this Wired chart about Netflix viewing behavior is so hard to read, and offers an alternative focusing on a particular insight about the data

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The art of arranging bars

July 12, 2017
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The art of arranging bars

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, shows how to introduce variety into bar charts via colors, sort order and orientation.

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Why are there so many open positions in analytics?

June 28, 2017
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Why are there so many open positions in analytics?

Last week, I gave an information session on the next-gen data analytics bootcamp called Principal Analytics Prep that we just launched. A recap of the session is available here as a podcast. To prepare for the session, I did a job search on Linkedin, and found over 80,000 open positions in the U.S. matching the word "analytics". Of these, about 3,500 positions are junior or entry-level positions in the greater…

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The less-is-more story, and its meta

June 27, 2017
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The less-is-more story, and its meta

Kaiser Fung, author of Junk Charts and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, uses a graphic by Charles Schwab to illustrate the virtue of less is more in data visualization

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