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Michelle Kung

Author: Michelle Kung

Michelle Kung currently works in startup content at AWS and was previously the head of content at Index Ventures. Prior to joining the corporate world, Michelle was a reporter and editor at The Wall Street Journal, the founding Business Editor at the Huffington Post, a correspondent for The Boston Globe, a columnist for Publisher’s Weekly and a writer at Entertainment Weekly.

Anodot’s Ira Cohen and the Importance of User Experience with Autonomous Analytics

For Ira Cohen, founder and chief data scientist of Anodot, timing is everything. Despite having 11 years of work at Hewlett Packard under his belt, he always knew that when the right idea and timing struck, he’d make his way into the startup world. The right idea? Anodot, an autonomous analytics company that uses machine learning techniques to equip business owners with the tools they need to learn and grow using data.

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BuzzFeed Keeps Scoops and National Security Secrets Secure with Amazon’s KMS

BuzzFeed launched in 2006 with the intention of focusing exclusively on viral content from around the web. But its daily traffic and ambition quickly led the site to set its goals higher. In 2011, BuzzFeed launched its own news division, hiring investigative journalists, breaking news, and publishing deeply reported articles alongside more traditional news outlets. Over 200 million monthly visitors click on BuzzFeed for an array of content, from serious news to lists that will make you LOL.

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