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How to Level Up as a Data Scientist (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series I identified three areas I consider foundational skills for Data Scientists: SQL, Random Variables/Conditional Probability, …

Become a blockchain expert in 1,384 words

And it's going to fundamentally change how businesses operate.<p>Make no mistake… this revolution is <i>at least</i> as significant as the one brought about by the Internet. It will disrupt every single business on the face of the earth.<p>That's why it's vital that you learn to understand this technology. It …

Data science simplified: A breakdown of its key principles and processes

In 2006, UK mathematician and Tesco Clubcard architect Clive Humbly coined the phrase “Data is the new oil.” He said the following:<p>“Data is the new …

This Golden Goblet contains the secret to subscription commerce, I swear

These days, most entrepreneurs and investors are quite clear about the merits of the subscription model. Recurring revenue is a wonderful concept and, when a subscription business is firing on all cylinders, recurring revenue compounds beyond the costs of customer acquisition.<p>The ultimate sign of a …

Mossberg: Five things I learned from Jeff Bezos at Code

He has huge ambitions, but still wants to sell shoes<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Recode by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Recode.</i><p>Last week, I interviewed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on …

If You Want to Lose Weight, You Have to Like Your New Lifestyle

If you want to lose weight, you need to change your diet. That doesn’t mean eating nothing but salad for three months while grueling your way to a …

Fitness

The inside story of how Amazon created Echo, the next billion-dollar business no one saw coming

"This is going to be hard," Limp recalls thinking. "It foretold a magical experience. But it would require a lot of inventions."<p>The reaction was understandable given the lofty goals outlined in the Echo's original plan: It envisioned an intelligent, voice-controlled household appliance that could …

The high-rollers have abandoned China's gambling hub

Or at least it was until the government began a crackdown on graft, corruption, and excessive luxury spending by officials two years ago.<p>Now the high-rollers who once played such a crucial part in the economy are gone.<p>Revenues in Macau have cratered and there's no sign of them recovering.<p>Top …

Obama regrets not unifying America and 4 other State of the Union takeaways

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama issued a final passionate plea to voters on Tuesday to bridge the divide in American politics after he leaves office.<p>In his last State of the Union address delivered to a Congress that has often hobbled his ambitions, Obama expressed regret over his own role in …

Mitch McConnell

How content marketing will change in 2016 – Mandeep Saran – Medium

How content marketing will change in 2016<p>With organizations investing more into digital content and customized videos, the SEO market is changing at …

Welcome to hell: Apple vs. Google vs. Facebook and the slow death of the web

So let's talk about ad blocking.<p>You might think the conversation about ad blocking is about the user experience of news, but what we're really talking about is money and power in Silicon Valley. And titanic battles between large companies with lots of money and power tend to have a lot of …

Digital Advertising

22 things you didn't know about North Korea - Matador Network

22 things you didn’t know about North Korea<p>Returning from North Korea, there were things that I could only fully grasp after I went through the …

Here's why North Korea's decrepit submarine force still freaks out the South

That incident led to spiking tensions between the two countries, culminating in limited artillery exchanges and North Korea's placing of its front-line troops on a war footing.<p>Tensions relaxed earlier this week when North Korea issued an apology for the land mine after tense negotiations. But there …

Street stalls show shifting face of North Korean economy

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Street stalls that offer North Koreans a place to spend — or make — money on everything from snow cones to DVDs are …

North Korea

North Korea 'would have no chance in a conflict with South'

US defence secretary, Ashton Carter, warns Kim Jong-un he would have 'no chance' against US and its ally, South Korea, in a conflict<p>North Korea would have no chance of defeating its southern neighbour and its allies in a conflict, Ashton Carter, US defence secretary, said on Tuesday, days after the …

North Korea

China snubs North Korea in favour of South at Beijing event

Kim Jong-un's personal representative denied a meeting with Xi Jinping, while the South Korean president is welcomed in Beijing<p>China has delivered a powerful snub to North Korea at events commemorating the end of the Second World War in Beijing, underlining the deep rift that now exists between the …

North Korea

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Shanghai

China's Xi calls for restart of nuclear talks with N. Korea

Chinese President Xi Jinping called for an early resumption of long-stalled multilateral talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program, …

North Korea

The End Is Not Nigh

This week's holiday to commemorate the end of World War II couldn't have come at a better time. For a global financial system traumatized by recent …

China's 'Engineered' Yuan Devaluation Not Signalling Currency War Just Yet

Talks about a currency war, doubts about Chinese policymakers’ credibility and worries over the Chinese economic slowdown and its ripple effects have certainly ignited risk aversion among investors. Yet to call the recently engineered devaluation by the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) dramatic might …

Economics

To jar north, South Korea used a pop-music barrage

Chirpy bubble-gum harmonies bop across the desolate Demilitarized Zone. "Look at me, I'm your genie, your dream, your genie," the K-pop band Girls' …

North Korea

Must Have Korean Apps

Coming to Korea? Load your phones with these Must Have Korean Apps so you can be fully prepared!For the original post on Must Have Korean Apps, or …

Apps

North Korea’s Complex Relationship with K-pop

North Korea recently popped back up in the news threatening retaliatory strikes for actions from South Korea, as often happens between the two …

North Korea

North Korean all-girl band 'created by Kim Jong-un'

Seven-strong group to serve as 'ideological scouts, the bugles of revolution and ideological flag-bearers'<p>A new all-girl band that North Korean state media says was created by Kim Jong-un has made its debut in Moscow.<p>The female vocalists of the Chongbong Orchestra have been tasked with "creating …

North Korea

The Top Marketing Blogs on the Web | GrowthHub

The best marketing blogs across a diverse range of marketing disciplines from thousands of top blogs in our index using search and social metrics. …

Marketing

Why Is China Parading Missiles on TV?

Even by the standards of military parades, Chinese leaders needed something big. They had chosen a name for a national celebration, on Thursday, that necessitated an extravaganza: “The Commemoration of the Seventieth Anniversary of Victory of the Chinese People’s Resistance Against Japanese …

China