Facebook Open Academy
14 Feb 2014

This past weekend the PredictionIO team visited Stanford University and Facebook’s campus in Menlo Park. Thanks to Professor Jay Borenstein, who teaches software engineering CS210, we assembled amongst 30+ other open source projects and 250+ students from over 25 different universities across the world to write some code and have some fun for Facebook Open Academy.

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Crowdfunding Gets Personal using PredictionIO and Python
29 Oct 2013

Crowdfunding is the talk of the town in recent years, especially among entrepreneurial circles. There are hundreds of crowdfunding sites out there, with AngelList and Kickstarter being two leading examples. Beyond equity and donation-based sites there are new twists such as RealCrowd, which focuses on real estate crowdfunding. Some other noteworthy crowdfunding sites include Seedrs, Crowdcube, Wefunder, FundersClub, Indiegogo, Quirky, Tilt, CircleUp, SeedInvest, GoFundMe and there are many many more!

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Winning the Ride-Sharing Startup Battle with Personalization: A Java How-to
30 Sep 2013

Ride sharing startups have cropped up at a high speed in recent years, disrupting the traditional cab service industry by giving users more flexibility and control over the vehicles they hire. Companies such as Uber, Lyft, Whisk, Sidecar, Summon Ahead, Flywheel, Gett, Zimride, Hailo, and LeCab are all ride-sharing or on-demand car service apps which provide users with services such as GPS tracking of the vehicles, mobile one-tap hailing, and more. The competition between these services has become so fierce that Uber recently launched a price war against one of its major competitors, Lyft, by offering free rides in select cities.

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