Wed.Oct 21, 2020

U.S. case against Google seen benefiting from Obama-nominated judge


By Diane Bartz and David Shepardson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The selection of U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, nominated to the court by President Barack Obama, to hear the U.S.

4 elements of an efficient business intelligence tool


There are so many business intelligence tools on the market, all promising a competitive edge for your business. A good start is ensuring the software is compatible with your ERP and the tool has built-in content relevant for your industry.

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Perform Regression Analysis with PyTorch Seamlessly!

Analytics Vidhya

image courtesy Introduction This is probably the 1000th article that is going to talk about implementing regression analysis using PyTorch. so how is it. The post Perform Regression Analysis with PyTorch Seamlessly! appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Data and Artificial Intelligence in Banking


Written by Volodymyr Sofinskyi, co-founder of, 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.

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.

What are the differences between Data Lake and Data Warehouse?

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Understand the meaning of data lake and data warehouse We will see what are the key differences between Data Warehouse and Data Lake. The post What are the differences between Data Lake and Data Warehouse? appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

GM sells out first year of electric Hummer production


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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Amazon announces $100 million logistics investment in Mexico


By Daina Beth Solomon. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - 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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Virtual Staging and the Future Of Real Estate

Tre Pryor

I came across this tremendous piece by Hermann Samano and wanted to share it with you. For years, home staging has been mostly straight forward—less is more, declutter and clean, fix all the obvious broken things in order to sell their home faster.

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Spammers and scammers using U.S. election to turn profit online, Facebook says


By Jack Stubbs. LONDON (Reuters) - Fraudsters from Albania to Vietnam are posting about U.S. politics and the upcoming presidential election to build fake audiences, maximise clicks and make money online, Facebook Inc said on Wednesday.

4 Data-Driven Approaches To Bolster Email Deliverability

Smart Data Collective

The concept of email marketing predates the big data phenomenon by at least 20 years. However, data-driven insights have clearly played a profound role in the future of email marketing. Companies need to find new ways to use big data to embrace new email strategies.

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.

Cruise, GM to seek U.S. okay for self-driving vehicle without pedal, steering wheel


(Reuters) - Self-driving car maker Cruise said on Wednesday it and majority shareholder General Motors Co would seek U.S. regulatory approval in coming months to deploy a limited number of Cruise Origin vehicles without steering wheels or pedals.

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The Case for Continuous Financial Planning after Covid-19

Jet Global

Financial planning has always been vital to businesses in order to make sound, long-term decisions. Companies use forecasting to make critical investments, plan for covenant compliance, and even decide on future mergers and acquisitions (M&A) strategies.

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


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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Best Practices for an AI Center of Excellence (CoE)


Facilitating the conception and operationalization of AI projects across the enterprise is a test, first in foremost, in orchestration.

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.

Streaming service Quibi to wind down operations six months after launch


(Reuters) - Streaming service Quibi said on Wednesday it intends to wind down its operations and start a process to sell its assets, just six months after its launch.

Re-thinking The Insurance Industry In Real-Time To Cope With Pandemic-scale Disruption


The Insurance industry is in uncharted waters and COVID-19 has taken us where no algorithm has gone before. Today’s models, norms, and averages are being re-written on the fly, with insurers forced to cope with the inevitable conflict between old standards and the new normal. .

How social media companies will handle post-U.S. election scenarios


By Elizabeth Culliford. Reuters) - In the run-up to the U.S. vote in November, social media companies like Facebook Inc and Twitter have announced new rules for various post-election scenarios.

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Data Virtualization in the Cloud

Data Virtualization

The data landscape is constantly changing. Every day, we deal with tons of data in different formats from different applications, and it’s stored both on-premises and in the cloud. In this kind of a landscape, how can we gain insights.

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.

Facebook launches dating service in Europe


(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said [link] on Wednesday it is launching its dating service in 32 European countries after the rollout was delayed earlier this year due to regulatory concerns.

Our Top 20 Most-Read Data & Analytics Research Last Week (to Oct 18)

Andrew White

Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Julian Sun just scored his second “number 1” hit.

Despite coronavirus, Indian traders stock up in hopes of festive cheer


By Aftab Ahmed and Krishna N.


Day in the Life of an Industry Analyst at Gartner’s (Virtual) IT Symposium Xpo 2020 – Day 2

Andrew White

Tuesday October 21 2020. 6.01am – Up and at it – walking dog – then getting breakfast, watch CNBC, read the newspaper and then get family up and out the door. 7.01am – At the desk cleaning up day 1 blog; did some HR work; prepared for 1-1’s today. Didn’t clear the inbox alas.

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.

Airbnb hires former Apple designer Jony Ive's firm for multi-year partnership


By Jane Lanhee Lee. OAKLAND, Calif. Reuters) - Home rental company Airbnb Inc on Wednesday said it was hiring former Apple designer Jony Ive and his firm to design new Airbnb products and services under a multi-year deal. Ive was a close creative collaborator with Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs.

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Sunil Mudgal, Advisor – Talent Analytics, BRIDGEi2i Participates in NASSCOM Webinar on Modern Employee Experience


Bangalore, 21 st October 2020. Sunil Mudgal, Advisor – Talent Analytics, BRIDGEi2i will be participating as a panelist in the webinar: Pivoting Towards Modern Employee Experience | The Digital Workplace Blueprint on 27th October, 2020.

Verizon adds more-than-expected monthly phone subscribers


(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc on Wednesday added more monthly bill-paying phone subscribers than expected as people bought new connections to power work-from-home set-ups.

Report Builder Introduction, Tutorial, and Alternative


Report Builder is a report creation tool provided by Microsoft. It supports developing build dashboards and paginated reports based on data from various data sources with less effort.

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.

China securities regulator approves registration of Ant Group's Shanghai listing


BEIJING (Reuters) - China's securities regulator has approved registration of Ant Group's Shanghai listing, the regulator said on Wednesday. Reporting by Colin Qian and Ryan Woo, editing by Louise Heavens). Read More on Datafloq.

Sirius Breaks Top 50 on MSSP Alert’s Top 250 MSSPs List for 2020

Sirius Computer Solutions

Sirius was recently named No. 44 on MSSP Alert’s list of the world’s Top 250 managed security service providers (MSSPs) for 2020.

China urges Sweden to reverse its Huawei, ZTE ban to avoid harming its companies


BEIJING (Reuters) - Sweden should reverse its ban on Chinese telecommunications companies Huawei [HWT.UL] and ZTE from a planned 5G spectrum auction to avoid a "negative impact" on its own companies, said China's foreign ministry.

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Modern Architecture and Analytics Need Each Other To Succeed


Two major forces impacting IT are on a collision course: the desire for a “modern data architecture” and businesses' need for data analytics. Find out more

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.