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WDSI’s Data Science Subsidies for Universities Worth $300 Mn

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As per IBM, the demand for data scientists is going to increase by 28% in 2020 compared to last year.

You Need to Optimize Food Safety With the IoT and Big Data

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Most everyday consumers probably don't think much about food safety unless things go wrong. They assume food producers take all the necessary precautions, often consuming a massive assortment of foods for years without ever becoming sick.

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs to testify post-election: U.S. Senate panel

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By Richard Cowan and Nandita Bose. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Friday the chief executives of Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc will testify before the panel on Nov.

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Win By Keeping Data Science Simple

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Getting too fancy by using complex and layered data science approaches can magnify the issues in data instead of controlling them.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Data and Artificial Intelligence in Banking

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Written by Volodymyr Sofinskyi, co-founder of Datrics.ai, a startup based in Sigma Software Labs.Volodymyr is a proficient Data Scientist and Machine Learning Consultant focused on bringing AI technology to the banking industry. Adoption of Artificial Intelligence in the Banking Industry.

U.S. judge denies new government bid to remove China's WeChat from U.S. app stores

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By David Shepardson. Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Friday rejected a Justice Department request to reverse a decision that allowed Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google to continue to offer Chinese-owned WeChat for download in U.S. app stores.

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Why Data Management remains a challenge in the Data and AI-first era

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Data is the fuel of the modern organisation. As it’s proliferated across the enterprise, more people are integrating it into their business and operational decisions. This means that having a robust data management strategy and infrastructure is critical for the success of every data-driven business.

Google launches new features to help locate nearest voting locations

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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it was introducing new features across its search engine, Maps and voice assistant to help voters in the United States find their nearest voting locations.

Amazon refuses to appear before India panel on data privacy: lawmaker

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By Nigam Prusty and Aditya Kalra. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Representatives of Amazon.com Inc in India have refused to appear before a parliamentary panel reviewing the country's privacy bill, an Indian lawmaker said on Friday, an allegation the U.S.

U.S. sanctions Russian institute linked to dangerous malware

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By Raphael Satter. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington imposed sanctions on Friday on a Russian research institute tied to the development of a dangerous computer program capable of causing catastrophic industrial damage, a move that Russia called illegitimate. The U.S.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

How Can Data Strategy Strengthen Advanced Analytics?

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How do businesses decide where and when to open a new store? How does a courier service track packages in real-time? How do inventory managers decide on quantities for reorders? The common answer to all of these questions – data.

Cisco's Webex participants near 600 million as pandemic flares again

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By Supantha Mukherjee and Stephen Nellis.

SoftBank Group restarts dividend as finances stabilise

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By Sam Nussey. TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Friday it would pay an interim dividend of 22 yen per share for the current year, the same as the previous fiscal year, after a series of massive asset sales stabilised the group's finances.

Huawei ekes out third-quarter revenue growth as U.S. restrictions bite

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By Josh Horwitz and David Kirton. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd eked out a gain in third-quarter revenue as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic added to supply-chain difficulties brought about by U.S. restrictions on doing business with the Chinese firm.

Founder-led firms outpacing CEO-led ones in market recovery

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By Patturaja Murugaboopathy and Gaurav Dogra. Reuters) - Technology companies led by their founders have been the standout winners in share price performance and profit growth this year, beating companies led by other managers, according to a Reuters analysis.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Tesla third-quarter registrations in California drop 13%: data

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(Reuters) - Tesla Inc's vehicle registrations in the U.S. state of California dropped 13% in the third quarter compared with last year, according to data from Cross-Sell [link] a research firm that collates title and registration data.

California appeals court rules Uber, Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees

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(Reuters) - A California appeals court on Thursday unanimously ruled against ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc , saying they must reclassify their drivers in the state as employees. While the ruling does not take effect before a Nov.

WhatsApp to offer in-app purchases, cloud hosting services

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By Katie Paul. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said its WhatsApp messaging app would start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as it moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company.

Why use Python’s NumPy for Array Programming

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Arrays are one of the vital parts of the higher-order architecture in artificial intelligence and machine learning. They can represent images, text, and many types of data.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Data Analytics and Customer Experience in 2021

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Data analytics has been the buzzword for a very long time. No matter which industry you look forward to, you will find organizations chasing data analytics. But, as the world chases the technology now more than ever we need to dig down to understand if it is worth it.

Google must respond to U.S. antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google must respond to the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit by Dec. 19, according to a court filing on Friday.

A French alternative to Palantir would take two years to make, Thales CEO says

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By Mathieu Rosemain. PARIS (Reuters) - An alternative to tools provided by U.S. data analytics company Palantir to prevent terrorists attacks would likely take about two years to develop in France, the boss of defence company Thales said on Friday.

Italy vetoes 5G deal between Fastweb and China's Huawei: sources

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By Giuseppe Fonte and Elvira Pollina.

How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Ant's record strategic allocation in Shanghai IPO fuels small investor scramble

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By Samuel Shen and Julie Zhu. SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese fintech giant Ant Group's move to earmark a record 80% of the Shanghai leg of its $35 billion dual-listing for strategic investors has led to a scramble among smaller investors for what some see as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

China revises laws to strengthen protection of minors online

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has revised laws to strengthen the protection of under-18s online, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Saturday, forcing internet product and service providers to take action when necessary.

Amazon announces $100 million logistics investment in Mexico

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By Daina Beth Solomon. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday it has invested $100 million in opening new warehouses in Mexico, including its first shipping centers outside the populous capital area, in a bid to offer faster deliveries.

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Trends to Watch Out For Data Science In 2020

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Publish Date: 24-Feb-2020. 2019 was a big year for not only data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and big data, but also all the technologies related to it.

Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

EU drafts rules to force big tech companies to share data: FT

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(Reuters) - The European Union (EU) is preparing to force big technology companies to share their customer data with smaller rivals, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing an early draft of its landmark 'Digital Services Act' regulations.

GM sells out first year of electric Hummer production

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By Joseph White. DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it has sold out the first year's worth of its hulking GMC Hummer EV electric pickup truck after a splashy video reveal on Tuesday.

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The robot dolphin that could replace captive animals at theme parks one day

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By Nathan Frandino. HAYWARD, Calif. Reuters) - Darting around the pool as a group of swimmers stands in the shallow end, the dolphin looks much like those that jump through hoops and perform acrobatics at theme parks. But this marine creature is a robot.

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China's Ant wins Hong Kong nod for $35 billion dual listing, sources say

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By Julie Zhu. HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Ant Group Co Ltd [IPO-ANTG.HK] has won approval from the Hong Kong stock exchange for the offshore leg of its IPO, two sources said, clearing the last key regulatory hurdle to launch its dual-listing expected to be worth about $35 billion.

Rethinking Information Governance In The Age of Unstructured Enterprise Data

Today’s organizations are faced with the overwhelming challenge of managing, finding, and leveraging their information. This eBook discusses a newly discovered information discipline and is filled to the brim with helpful information.

Former ABC executive to become chairwoman of Warner Bros. TV

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(Reuters) - Former ABC network executive Channing Dungey will take over as chairwoman of Warner Bros. Television Group, the AT&T Inc unit said on Monday, replacing veteran television executive Peter Roth, who will step down next year.

Improve Customer Service Experience: Take the AI Way

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There is a lot more buzz around the need to improve customer experience than guidance on doing that. Major blame for the issues goes to the insatiable expectations of the customers.

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Microsoft, Elon Musk's SpaceX partner to target space customers: WSJ

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(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is partnering with Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it targets space customers, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

PayPal to allow cryptocurrency buying, selling and shopping on its network

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By Anna Irrera. LONDON (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy, sell and hold bitcoin and other virtual coins using the U.S. digital payments company's online wallets.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!