Rhiza acquired by Nielsen

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Global data firm Nielsen Holdings is acquiring Rhiza Inc., a Shadyside-based company that provides media and consumer analytics software. Nielsen did not reveal financial terms of the deal, but the New York-based company, well-known for providing television ratings, confirmed Friday that a deal had been struck. “Nielsen has completed its acquisition of Rhiza,” the company said…

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Harvard Business Review: Data Scientists are Sexy

If this pick-up line gets your central processing unit in a twist, proceed with caution—the nerdery only gets thicker. The October issue of The Harvard Business Review, crowned “data scientist” the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century. For a company to collect the vast oceans of data available without someone to parse it would be like someone with a lactose-intolerance…

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Natural Gas Documentary Features InfoGraphics Created Using Rhiza Upshot

A new documentary film produced by Kirsi Jansa incorporates maps and charts Kirsi made using Rhiza Upshot. Gas Rush Stories is a series of documentaries that explore the issue of Marcellus shale gas drilling in Pennsylvania, and people’s attitudes about it. In Part 6: A Private Pilot, Kirsi flies with amateur pilot Steve White to look at the impacts of…

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Animating Data: A Different Way to Look at Marcellus Shale Drilling

At Rhiza, we love to experiment with new ways of visualizing data that help tell better data stories. In most of our work environments, using data is kind of difficult and visualizing is usually left to data experts. We’d love to see a future where sharing data visualizations (maps, charts, explanations, etc) is as easy as recording and sharing a…

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