Google confirms acquisition of data science startup Kaggle

At its Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco today, Google announced that it has acquired Kaggle, a startup whose website has hosted competitions in which data scientists solve challenges that other companies provide. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Kaggle competitions have historically provided one way for data scientists to stand out in the crowd in order to get jobs. Now it’s part of Google. But Kaggle’s team will stay together, and Kaggle will keep operating and running competitions — as a distinct brand under the Google Cloud.

Author: Jordan Novet


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