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Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

<b>"What does AI mean for your business? Read this book to find out." -- Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google</b><p>Artificial intelligence does the seemingly …

4 Dirt Cheap Dividends Paying Up To 11.8%

Whenever a dividend payer goes on sale, it’s a chance for you and me to make a lot of money <i>and</i> collect steady income. Today, we’ll highlight four stocks that are worthy of our review.<p>Not only do we bank a higher yield, but we can also enjoy price appreciation as shares rise in value. This is the …

Confused About Cloud? Learn the Fundamentals

<i>By Jarred Boone, Product Marketing Manager, ERP EPM Cloud, Oracle</i><p>“Prepare for Tomorrow, Today.” That was a major theme at last month’s Modern Finance …

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You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Machine Learning

Guide to Software as a Service, as a business

Introduction<p>Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a billing and delivery model for software which is so superior to the traditional method for selling …

How Facebook stole the news business

Big news outlets stupidly sold their soul to Facebook. Desperate for the referral traffic Facebook dangled, they spent the past few years jumping through its hoops only to be cut out of the equation. Instead of developing an owned audience of homepage visitors and newsletter subscribers, they let …

Social Media

Microsoft debuts Windows 10 on ARM

Microsoft and Qualcomm are showing off the first Windows 10 on ARM devices, which provide Win32 app compatibility via emulation. Most models won't be …

Windows 10

Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich

Some of the wealthiest people in America—in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond—are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.<p>Steve Huffman, the thirty-three-year-old co-founder and C.E.O. of Reddit, which is valued at six hundred million dollars, was nearsighted until November, 2015, when he …

San Andreas

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams—the Successful Ones Had These 5 Traits

In the realm of professional challenges, building an innovative, collaborative, and well-rounded team undoubtedly tops the list. Between hiring the …

How Retail Can Thrive in a World Without Stores

Historically, shopping has been a sensory experience. Store associates served as personal shoppers, helping customers pick out items. Shoppers gauged quality by the look and feel of a product. They asked for sales associates’ opinions when they tried on clothes. It was as much an emotional …

eCommerce

How AI Is Already Changing Business

<b>Erik Brynjolfsson,</b> MIT Sloan School professor, explains how rapid advances in machine learning are presenting new opportunities for businesses. He breaks down how the technology works and what it can and can’t do (yet). He also discusses the potential impact of AI on the economy, how workforces …

Artificial Intelligence

An AI has been trained to understand beauty

What makes something beautiful? It’s an entirely subjective question. But artificial intelligence now ‘thinks’ it has the answer.<p>Using deep learning …

AI Is Inventing Languages Humans Can’t Understand. Should We Stop It?

Researchers at Facebook realized their bots were chattering in a new language. Then they stopped it.<p>Bob: “I can can I I everything else.”<p>Alice: “Balls have zero to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to me to.”<p>To you and I, that passage looks like nonsense. But what if I told you this nonsense …

Artificial Intelligence

How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring The Second Machine Age — a time of …

Sheryl Sandberg explains how she's coping with her husband's death, how Mark Zuckerberg has helped her, and why 'grief leave' is as important as maternity leave

Sheryl Sandberg has had a difficult two years. While she has been working as the chief operating officer of Facebook, which recently reported one of its strongest quarters ever, she was dealt a devastating blow. In May 2015, her husband, Dave Goldberg, died suddenly.<p>He and Sandberg were on vacation …

Why Product Managers Should Know Machine Learning

This curated post is authored by Vishal Sood, Senior ProductThe post Why Product Managers Should Know Machine Learning appeared first on iamwire.

Consulting companies look to cash in on digital transformation

An international mining company once ran 30 different applications throughout its business before eventually using the cloud to bring the …

The 17 best tech email newsletters you need to subscribe to

Once viewed as an anachronistic throwback to the pre-social web, email newsletters are in the middle of a glorious Renaissance.<p>At their best, they cut through the noise and provide incisive round-ups and analysis — wading through the muck of news so you don't have to.<p>Perhaps predictably, the tech …

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Recruiter shares 5 tips to acing a job interview at Google

Today over at the Recruitring Blog, Sujay Maheshwari published a very interesting email. In it, a Google recruiter reportedly shares the five key components of acing a project manager (PM) interview. Granted, this is specific to a PM, but the tidbits within offer valuable insight to anyone applying …

Be Great: Learn How to Seek and Receive Feedback

Let's start the year off right by learning how to seek and receive feedback. It's amazing how it will make you better.<p>As we enter the New Year, I thought it fitting to delve into a sensitive subject - how to seek and receive professional feedback. So many of us don't know how to do this …

Self-improvement

How Starbucks’s Culture Brings Its Strategy to Life

In most organizations, culture and strategy tend to be discussed in separate conversations. Executives know that culture is important and that a negative culture can hurt company performance, but they often don’t know what to do about it. Or they attempt to improve the situation by launching a …

Employee Engagement

T-Mobile’s CEO on Winning Market Share by Trash-Talking Rivals

Andy Reynolds<p>In 2011, after 10 years as CEO of Global Crossing, I sold the company and left the job. It was the first time in my adult life that I wasn’t working full time, and I ended up getting divorced the same month. It was a very different stage in my life. I spent some time sitting around, …

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Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

How voice search may threaten Google’s advertising business

When the world shifted from desktop to smartphones, one thing didn’t change: the existence of a screen on both devices.<p>The screen shrank, but it remained the medium through which we interact with computers.<p>For Google, that meant its core online advertising business — visible search ads on a webpage …

‘Russian-linked’ hackers are attacking Windows, and there’s nothing you can do

Following a disclosure from Google about a flaw in Microsoft’s Windows operating system yesterday, Microsoft itself appears to have said that the bug …

Microsoft attacks Google's Windows hack alert

<b>Google's revelation of a security flaw in the Windows operating system has caused anger at Microsoft.</b><p>Google published details of the yet-to-be-fixed bug on Monday after giving Microsoft a week to react.<p>Google said the issue was "particularly serious because we know it is being actively …

Google reveals unpatched Windows bug that hackers are exploiting (update)

Google has revealed that it came across previously undiscovered Flash and Windows vulnerabilities in October, and one of them remains unpatched. The tech titan gave both Adobe and Microsoft a heads-up on October 21st -- Adobe issued a fix on October 26th through a Flash update, but Microsoft hasn't …

Microsoft not happy with Google's disclosure of Windows bug

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