Google has acquired Kaggle, a data science platform originally started in Australia by federal government economist and Melbourne university student, Anthony Goldbloom.
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Deloitte Australia has entered into a partnership with Kaggle to tap its network of data scientists.
The future of data analytics could be driven by online communities rather than the work of analysts, if the success of Kaggle is anything to go by.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has selected five regional semi-finalists and a finalist from Asia-Pacific in its fourth annual Start-Up Challenge.