The state of cybersecurity startup and VC funding


Eighteen months ago Venture Beat mapped 120 Israeli cybersecurity startups to serve as an internal guide for everyone and as a public resource for visitors to the Israeli cyber security scene.

Today, the landscape has grown to encompass 150 companies, including 40 new startups. We divide these companies into 16 distinct categories, with two new categories: “deception” and “software development life cycle.”

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Hot reads for this week in machine learning and deep learning


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A collection of Big Data Books from Packt Publication

I found that Packt publication have few great books on Big Data and here is a collection of few books which I found very useful:Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 11.50.08 AM

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Big Data 1B dollars Club – Top 20 Players

Here is a list of top players in Big Data world having influence over billion dollars (or more) Big Data projects directly or indirectly (not in order):

  1. Microsoft
  2. Google
  3. Amazon
  4. IBM
  5. HP
  6. Oracle
  7. VMWare
  8. Terradata
  9. EMC
  10. Facebook
  11. GE
  12. Intel
  13. Cloudera
  14. SAS
  15. 10Gen
  16. SAP
  17. Hortonworks
  18. MapR
  19. Palantir
  20. Splunk

The list is based on each above companies involvement in Big data directly or indirectly along with a direct product or not. All of above companies are involved in Big Data projects worth considering Billion+ …

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