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autopsy

en_US<p>website<p>Chronological list of 130+ failed startup stories with their ideas and reasons for failure. Learn from the mistakes of other …

Big Data Analytics, Mobile Technologies And Robotics Defining The Future Of Digital Factories

47% of manufacturers expect big data analytics to have a major impact on company performance making it core to the future of digital factories.<p>36% expect mobile technologies and applications to improve their company’s financial performance today and in the future.<p>49% expect advanced analytics to …

Who Is Omar Al-Bashir? Sudan President Says CIA, Mossad Support ISIS, Boko Haram

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said in an interview that U.S. and Israeli intelligence must be behind the atrocities attributed to the Islamic …

IBM Accelerates Data Science Success for the Enterprise

IBM shifts data science into high gear today with the announcement of new In-Hadoop analytics technologies to accelerate the conversion of data into …

Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

(This article was first published on <b>Quality and Innovation » R</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p><i>Editor’s note: the original link in this post</i> …

Data Visualization
Kaspersky Lab

Hackers Hit Banks for $1 Billion, Security Company Says

A hacking ring has stolen up to $1 billion from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, the Russian security company Kaspersky Lab says in a report scheduled to be delivered Monday.<p>Most of the targets have been in Russia, the U.S., Germany, China and …

Kaspersky Lab

Hackers Steal $1 Billion in Massive, Worldwide Breach

Hackers have stolen as much as $1 billion from banks around the world, according to a prominent cybersecurity firm. In a report scheduled to be …

New York Times

Why Big Data Is Bad For Investors

Last month the journal Science published an article by four MIT-affiliated data scientists (Sandy Pentland is in the group, and he’s a big name in these circles), titled “Unique in the shopping mall: On the reidentifiability of credit card metadata”. Sounds innocuous enough, but here’s the summary …

Magic

Leaked FAA Document Provides Glimpse Into Drone Regulations

The FAA appears poised to release regulations that will impose a minimal burden on businesses, paving the way for integration of drones into the national airspace. Information about the forthcoming regulations is contained in an inadvertently published document that appears to be an FAA economic …

Unmanned Aircraft

Why deep learning is at least inspired by biology, if not the brain

Image copyright Shutterstock / Max Krasnov.As deep learning continues gathering steam among researchers, entrepreneurs and the press, there’s a …

Artificial Intelligence

The Pros and Cons of Product Management

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are the pros and cons of becoming a product manager?</i><p><i>Answer by Dan Schmidt, PM my entire career, on Quora</i><p>If you are considering becoming a product manager, you are probably not comparing the role’s merits to unrelated professions such as sushi chef or …

Product Management

Equities To Break Ranks With Bonds In 2015

For much of 2014, bonds moved in step with equities. That correlation combined with paltry yields caused by low interest rates have posed a challenge to the traditional diversification in portfolios that allocate 60% to equities and 40% to bonds.<p>For 2015, the investment environment is already …

Investing