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ISPs

85% of big data projects fail, but your developers can help yours succeed

Big data has been a big disappointment, but there's a way to ensure yours won't be.<p>A year ago, Gartner estimated that 60% of big data projects fail. …

This Simple Trick Could Get You an Entire Row to Yourself on an Airplane

Blogger Gilbert Ott is an expert at finding cheap flights, scoring first class flights, and jaunts on private jets using air miles — but he also …

Air Travel

Data Warehouse: Characteristics and Benefits

Do you struggle with data warehouses? Are you baffled by the benefits they offer? Can you tell the difference between a "database" and a "data …

What's Keeping Pharma Off the Cloud?

Is the issue inherent to pharma? Some think so. Others argue it’s due to fear of cyberattacks, contractual obligations, or even patient privacy …

Cyber-attacks

Microsoft's Bulks Up Azure SQL for Big Data and AI Era

The company offers more cloud-based database options to enterprises beset by big data and AI challenges.

Enterprise Tech

Big data: RavenPack collaborates with Credit Suisse on new Artificial Intelligence Sentiment Index

AIS Index tracks performance of US large-cap sector-rotation strategy, based on sentiment scoring.<p>Big data for financial services specialist …

Cloudera

Given the speed of change, rapid innovation, and the wide variety of standards and use cases that the Internet of Things (IoT) enables, organizations …

The Next Epoch For Cloud, YugaByte Puts Cloud-Native In The Data Tier

After all this talk of cloud computing and its ability to stream data intelligence to our mobile devices, the cloud model of virtualized information services supplied from a datacenter appears to have gained significant traction across the enterprise IT space. Cloud, it appears, got real… for …

Databases

The rise of predictive maintenance is upon us

In McKinsey & Company’s June 2017 report, “Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Frontier,” the institute writes about how artificial intelligence will induce a shift from preventative to predictive maintenance “in the future.” This is absolutely true. But it’s also true that this capability …

The future of the future: Spark, big data insights, streaming and deep learning in the cloud

Apache Spark is hailed as being Hadoop's successor, claiming its throne as the hottest Big Data platform. What the founding fathers of Spark are …

Ubiquitous Computing

China Nails It Again: VC Funding Climbs To U.S. Levels, BAT Excels

Followers of this column may not be all that surprised to learn that China venture fund-raising has climbed to U.S. levels, checking in at $50 billion in 2016 if RMB funds are included in the total.<br>Or that China has its own fair share of unicorn-financed startups, 30 percent of them in e-commerce …

Innovation Economy

Half of the top 10 employers of AI talent in China are American

China aims to become the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. If it succeeds, it will be in no small part thanks to the expertise developed by US firms operating in China.<p>Of China’s top 10 employers in AI, half are American, according to a report (link in Chinese) by LinkedIn’s China …

The cofounder of $1.3 billion startup Robinhood explains a 'logical fallacy' in investing

When Baiju Bhatt and Vladimir Tenev founded their online brokerage, Robinhood, in 2013, they did so with the intention to give ordinary people a platform with which they could tap into the wealth of Wall Street.<p>Hence the company's name, an homage to the English folk hero who stole from the rich to …

Free Trade

Google is sharing its management tools with the world

Speaking at his alma mater in January, Sundar Pichai, Google’s low-profile CEO, revealed his key to effective management: “Let others succeed.”<p>Enacting Pichai’s advice is easier said than done. But Google is sharing some tools that might help. Its Re:Work blog is offering a series of instructive …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

Language Learning

Berkshire Hathaway Stock Reaches All-Time High on S&P's Vote of Confidence

Both classes of Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.A) (BRK.B) stock reached all-time highs Tuesday even though the company's $9 billion bid …

Investing

Mark Zuckerberg confirms Facebook will add subscriptions for publishers, not take a cut

Mark Zuckerberg just revealed Facebook's new strategy to save the media industry: subscriptions.<p>After years of simply forcing news organizations to …

Y Combinator bets startups solving boring business problems will mint its next great fortune

Y Combinator is following the money. In a shift from its origins, the storied Silicon Valley accelerator that backed Airbnb and Reddit is now funding more business-to-business (B2B) startups than consumer startups. They’re not alone. Enterprise investing, once a focus for specialized venture …

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has become the latest bank to implement AI

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) has revealed that it is implementing enterprise software fintech HighRadius' artificial intelligence (AI) solution to speed up receivables reconciliation for the bank's large business clients. (Receivables refers to all debts and unsettled transactions owed to a …

Artificial Intelligence

5 Key Things You Need to Know About Important New Study on the Benefits of KIPP Pre-K

Mathematica Policy Research released a study earlier this week looking at the effects of KIPP pre-K on student achievement. Yes, that’s right — KIPP …

Standard Chartered Bank - Demystifying Big Data in banking | banking-on-innovation

In years gone by, a typical bank customer – let’s call him Ken – would walk into his neighbourhood branch and be greeted by a teller who knew his name, his family, what Ken did for a living and how best to serve Ken’s personal banking needs.<p>That was the old model, the way banks earned and kept a …

Banking

This Startup Lets Children Worldwide Learn Mandarin on Demand With Instructors in China

A Chinese education startup which has attracted prominent investors including former NBA star player Kobe Bryant has launched an on-demand Mandarin …

China

Number of language GCSEs plummets as academics warn students are relying on Google Translate

The number of students taking modern foreign languages has plummeted because British children are have become reliant on English translations and tools like “Google Translate,” academics have warned.<p>Figures published on Thursday by the Joint Qualifications Council (JCQ) show that the number of …

Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers

Amazon's been ramping up its efforts in the education space since 2013, when it acquired TenMarks. The ed-tech startup helps teachers and parents create easy-to-digest curriculums for young students, which up until today were all about math. But now, Amazon is introducing TenMarks Writing, a …

Teaching

We’re Curators and So Are You: How to Get What You Want Out of Your Flipboard

As the world’s largest curation platform and the one place for news around all your passions, there are many perspectives represented on Flipboard. There are perspectives from publishers, well recognized brands and thousands of independent sources sharing stories on our platform. Points of view are …

9 Signs an Employee Deserves a Promotion (Which Never Appear on Performance Evaluations) | Inc.com

Along with, "How do I get a raise?" one of the most common questions that even exceptional employees ask their boss is, "What can I do to get promoted?"<p>For some bosses, the answer to getting promoted is obvious: complete a specific task, gain a certain amount of experience, or simply be the next in …

Employment

Apple fixes Siri's robotic voice with deep learning - hear the difference

Ahead of the launch of iOS 11 this fall, Apple has published a research paper detailing its methods for improving Siri to make the voice assistant sound more natural, with the help of machine learning.<p>Beyond capturing several hours of high-quality audio that can be sliced and diced to create voice …

RBS cries 'sell everything' as deflationary crisis nears

RBS has advised clients to brace for a “cataclysmic year” and a global deflationary crisis, warning that major stock markets could fall by a fifth and oil may plummet to $16 a barrel.<p>The bank’s credit team said markets are flashing stress alerts akin to the turbulent months before the Lehman crisis …