Author Archives: GilPress

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; &

OurCrowd, most active Israeli venture investor, leads a restructuring of startup funding

The venture capital industry is under attack. Prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is “blowing up the venture capital model,” transforming itself into a “financial adviser” so it can beat “antiquated rules about what is and isn’t a ‘venture capital’ investment.” … Continue reading

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Ranking of Social Networking Sites, January 2018

Source: Statista

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How to Make Smart Cities Cybrsecurity Resilient

By 2050, about 70% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. Using the Internet of Things, analyzing lots of data, putting more services online—all herald the digital transformation of cities. Becoming digital, however, means a new life … Continue reading

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Common Data Analysis Mistakes


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Computer Storage Timeline

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Making A Social Profit: What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Israeli VC Erel Margalit

Mark Zuckerberg is “Misinformer of the year,” says Media Matters, highlighting Facebook’s starring role in the unfolding “tech backlash.” Overall, 2017 “was a terrible year for the tech industry,” Farhad Manjoo of The New York Times declared recently. Other tech observers chimed in: … Continue reading

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Competing on AI: The New ‘New Science of Winning’

Data is eating the world, one buzzword at a time. In 2017, The Economist declared in “Data is Giving Rise to a New Economy”: “Data are to this century what oil was to the last one—a driver of growth and change.” And … Continue reading

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