How the Big Banks stack up on Facebook, Twitter Social media is gaining traction in the financial services industry. Even the big banks are showing an eagerness to explore Web 2.0 technologies. Here, FierceFinance presents the social media activity of some of the major players on Wall Street. Hover over the various data points to see how each bank stacks up. Dashboard 2 <br /><a href="#"><img alt="Dashboard 2 " src=" height="100%" /></a> So far, six of the top banks command a large Facebook presence. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.
Chicago Lobbyists Force-Directed Graph Visualization Created by Christopher Manning Summary This visualization includes the 50 highest paid lobbyists in Chicago, their clients, and the agencies they lobby. The data was compiled from ChicagoLobbyists.org in 2010. Blue Nodes: LobbyistsGrey Nodes: ClientsGreen Nodes: Agencies The radius of the Blue(Lobbyist) and Grey(Client) nodes is relative to the amount of money associated with them. Map your moves Data This map distills more than 4000 moves from over 1700 people, collected in an informal survey by WNYC, a New York based public radio station. For generating the geo–coordinates from the entered ZIP codes, I used the free bulk geocoder at gpsvisualizer.com.
Blog Cambridge, Mass. – March 4, 2011 – Via Science announced the acquisition of Dataspora, a predictive analytics firm that helps companies solve complex big data problems. The acquisition helps strengthen Via Science’s positioning to support the consumer packaged goods and retail sectors, areas of focus for Dataspora. REFS™ provides the ability to leverage causal mathematics at scale with its supercomputing platform. This allows decision-makers to make better use of data with mathematical models that can diagnose problems or predict future outcomes. Via Science has invested over 10 years and $25 million to prove the value of REFS™ in high-stakes problem areas such as precision medicine and quantitative trading. Dataspora has experience leveraging predictive analytics in numerous industry verticals.
Game Physics Simulation We have been making a lot of progress in higher quality physics simulation for robotics, games and visual effects. To make our physics simulation easier to use, especially for roboticist and machine learning experts, we created Python bindings, see examples/pybullet. In addition, we added Virtual Reality support for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift using the openvr sdk. See attached youtube movie. Updated documentation will be added soon, as well as possible show-stopper bug-fixes, so the actual release tag may bump up to 2.85.x.
Interactive: Mapping the World's Friendships Technology bridges distance and borders. Individuals today can keep in touch with their friends and family in completely new ways — regardless of where they live. We explored these international connections through Facebook and found some trends — some predictable, some wholly unexpected, and some still inexplicable. Who can explain the strong link between the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the poorest countries in the heart of Africa, and Ecuador? The reason the Central African Republic might be good friends with Kazakhstan is likewise mysterious to us. But as we did a little research, some unusual connections become surprisingly clear. Mapping God's Bloodline Follow the genealogy of Jesus from the creation of Adam and Eve through Noah, the tribes of Israel, King David, and finally Joseph and Mary. Zoom out for a broader perspective or zoom in to examine finer details. I began with some key genealogical information found on complete-bible-genealogy.com and am working on adding more detail available at marshallgenalogy.org.