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The Untold Story of NotPetya, the Most Devastating Cyberattack in History

It was a perfect sunny summer afternoon in Copenhagen when the world’s largest shipping conglomerate began to lose its mind.<p>The headquarters of A.P. …

Long-form Journalism

Reweaving the Web

The movement to decentralize the Internet<p>Last spring, the government of <b>Turkey</b> did a terrible thing: It blocked its citizens’ access to <b>Wikipedia</b> on national security grounds. But then, one of the more amazing and wonderful things in Internet history happened: Activists, using a new open-source …

Blockchain

How SAP Is Utilizing Machine Learning For Its Enterprise Applications

In recent years, SAP has been harnessing machine learning in its applications, which unites human expertise and computer insights. SAP is launching its own machine learning on a digital platform that is known as the SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation, which provides an enterprise-grade …

Analytics Are Defining The Future Of Digital Advertising

• Advertisers are planning to increase the average number of integrated data sources from 5.4 today to 6.2 in 2019 to gain greater advertising effectiveness insights.<br>• 94% of advertisers rely on a broad base of CRM data, from transactions and contact information to brand preferences, to track …

Digital Advertising

Telegram will spend more than $100 million of its ICO on salaries, offices, and consultants

The chat app Telegram hopes to raise up to $1.2 billion in an initial coin offering (ICO), according to Business Insider. This would make it the largest one-off fundraising using the cryptocurrency-based mechanism to date.<p>What will Telegram do with the money? According to documents outlining the …

Analytics Will Revolutionize Supply Chains In 2018

• While 94% of supply chain leaders say that digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains in 2018, only 44% have a strategy ready.<br>• 66% of supply chain leaders say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important to their supply chain operations in the next 2 to 3 …

Resource Planning

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

Blockchain

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Big Data: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, The Cloud And Other 2018 Trends

In his latest book, “Thank You For Being Late,” Thomas Friedman highlighted 2007 as one of the most pivotal years in technology: 2007 saw the birth of Hadoop, the iPhone and Amazon’s Kindle for instance. My bet is that 2018 will start a new era for the technology space, very much like 2007 did. I …

AI and machine learning give new meaning to embedded analytics

Data democratization, the concept of empowering any employee to make data-driven decisions for their company regardless of skill set, was supposed to …

Brazil may write new laws with data stored on the ethereum blockchain

Cancún, Mexico<p>Popular petitions are an integral, but impractical, part of Brazil’s already complex electoral system, which has been blamed for plunging the country into a political crisis. Such petitions in their current form present an intractable logistical problem: How to collect and verify …

The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel’s shares hard, while rival AMD is soaring

Today will be a crucial test of the market’s response to news of a massive security vulnerability that affects chips made by Intel, as well as a separate problem that hits all microprocessors, regardless of manufacturer.<p>News of the Intel security problem, known as the “Meltdown” bug, sent the …

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

Internet of Things

SAP Announces First Co-Innovation Customers, Partners in Blockchain Initiative for Internet of Things

<b>LAS VEGAS</b> — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the initial companies participating in its blockchain co-innovation initiative and plans to make the …

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.<p>Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the …

How blockchain can lead to better AI products

Cryptocurrency mining, which used to be a “solo” activity, has become so difficult and so expensive that it has been taken over by high-powered “industries” – groups that have a large investment in hardware and can either afford the electricity or have access to really cheap power.<p>It is nearly …

India's Blockchain Revolution Goes Beyond Banks Into Land Records And Private Firms

With digital adoption gaining traction in India, blockchain technology has caught the fancy of many. While blockchain technology continues to see sustained support from Indian banks, state governments and private companies are increasingly exploring blockchain for improved governance, enhancing …

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.<p>Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the …

How Dell built a community to prepare for an open future

No one working in cloud and data centers should be surprised that organizations have changed how they run their IT departments. Applications are …

5 Growing Consulting Firms and How They Are Evolving to Modernize Companies

Fast technological evolutions call for changes in traditional consulting models. Firms not only are adjusting those models, but are also finding ways to create a competitive future for their clients through technology.<p>Last year, the global consulting market was worth more than $250 billion, with …

Bundling data collection and data organization will ruin everything you love

Everyone knows the importance of a data-driven decision making in business and it’s increasing in popularity every year. However, what tends to get lost in that obsession is whether or not the underlying data is trustworthy.<p>It’s easy to say that inaccurate data leads to business problems. But …

Bulletproof Graphene: Paper-Thin Material Becomes Harder Than Diamonds On Impact

Graphene has revolutionized material science. This super-tight sheet of Carbon atoms is thinner than a sheet of paper but has some amazing physical …

How to Drastically Expand Your Workforce Without Hiring Anyone

Artificial intelligence may be the future of business, and using these tools, you can get a jump-start on the competition.<p>Every day, we hear more and more about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been publicly "feuding" about the potential dangers of AI, which can …

How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education)

While still in it's infancy, Blockchain has the power to transform education by increasing learner ownership and control over data, reducing …

The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP

There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not believe it’s a cure-all technology.<p>The most common …

South Korea

The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it while we …

Bitcoin Exchange

How a decentralized economy helps society

Entrepreneurs, arriving in droves, are already beginning to apply features of blockchain to a diverse set of problem areas spanning a number of different sectors.<p>One of the most undeniably powerful attributes of blockchain is that, because the system is decentralized in nature, you can supplant the …

Blockchain

Vanguard, the fund giant with nearly $5 trillion in assets, is using blockchain to underpin its mutual funds

Vanguard is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new financial technology.<p>Closely-held Vanguard, the top mutual fund firm with nearly $5 trillion under management, has successfully …

Investing

The reasons why China will equal—or surpass—the US in artificial intelligence

The United States has long led the world in technology. But there’s strong reason to believe that as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly widespread, stateside engineers will quickly have to contend with another global powerhouse—China.<p>A report jointly published by New York-based …

Recognized but under-appreciated: why the knowledge economy needs blockchain

The idea that knowledge plays an important role in economy is not a new one. Modern economists, in their search for the foundations of economic growth, have come to approach knowledge as having more direct functions in production.<p>Global economies recognize this, turning their attentions in the past …

Blockchain