Thu.Oct 15, 2020

China denies 'coercive' diplomacy with Canada, urges release of Huawei executive


By Steve Scherer. OTTAWA (Reuters) - China on Thursday denied it had taken two Canadian men hostage, and repeated a call for the release of a Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive held in Canada who faces extradition to the United States amid a long-running diplomatic dispute.

12 Powerful Tips to Ace Data Science and Machine Learning Hackathons

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Overview Data science hackathons can be a tough nut to crack, especially for beginners Here are 12 powerful tips to crack your next data. The post 12 Powerful Tips to Ace Data Science and Machine Learning Hackathons appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Apple supplier Foxconn aims to supply to 10% of global EVs


TAIPEI (Reuters) - Foxconn aims to provide components or services for 10% of the world's electric vehicles (EVs) by between 2025 and 2027, and has been in talks with multiple car manufacturers for future cooperation, Chairman Liu Young-way said on Friday.

Bill of Materials example: Rivertrace


Rivertrace is a manufacturer based in Surrey, England and makes monitoring systems for pollution control for the maritime, offshore and industrial sectors. It designs, manufactures, commissions and services equipment across the world.

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.

Top EV battery maker LG Chem in JV talks with automakers: CEO


By Hyunjoo Jin and Heekyong Yang. SEOUL (Reuters) - LG Chem, the world's top electric vehicle (EV) battery maker, is in talks with a "couple" of automakers to create joint ventures to produce automotive batteries, Chief Executive Officer Hak Cheol Shin told Reuters on Friday.

Enabling productivity and scale through improved enterprise knowledge management

CIO Business Intelligence

This article was co-written with Leila Dige. As the amount of knowledge generated within organizations continues to rise, firms must implement systems that make it easy for employees to find the information they need when they need it.

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How-to: Index Data from S3 via NiFi Using CDP Data Hubs


About this Blog. Data Discovery and Exploration (DDE) was recently released in tech preview in Cloudera Data Platform in public cloud. In this blog we will go through the process of indexing data from S3 into Solr in DDE with the help of NiFi in Data Flow.

U.S. senators question Amazon on concerns it tracks employees, limits unionization


By Nandita Bose. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Four Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday sent a letter to Inc's Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, demanding answers over the company's alleged moves to track and monitor employees and limit unionization efforts.

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AI Platforms in 2020 and Beyond: What to Look For


What is an AI platform? And when looking to invest in an AI platform in today’s economic climate, what are the must-have features? Dataiku Product Scaling AI Featured


Will 5G Give Rise to More Autonomous Construction Equipment?


5G has been in the headlines for quite a while — with promises for big changes. One area that will benefit from these changes is the construction industry. It's home to a vast amount of technology and mechanical equipment, making it a prime field for integrating 5G.

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.

Live Patching Is Invaluable To Data Development In Linux

Smart Data Collective

There are a number of different platforms for developing applications that rely on big data. Linux is unquestionably one of the most important. Computer Weekly has stated that Linux is the “powerhouse of big data.” However, developing big data applications rely on the most up-to-date tools.

France, Netherlands call for an EU watchdog to regulate tech giants


By Mathieu Rosemain and Douglas Busvine. PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) - France and the Netherlands called on Thursday for the creation of a European Union authority to regulate large tech companies such as Google and Facebook , whose dominance gives them effective gatekeeper status on the internet.


Harnessing Streaming Data: Insights at the Speed of Life


We live in a world of data: There’s more of it than ever before, in a ceaselessly expanding array of forms and locations. Dealing with Data is your window into the ways data teams are tackling the challenges of this new world to help their companies and their customers thrive.

Uber launches medicines delivery service in South Africa


By Mfuneko Toyana. JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Uber Eats' South African unit on Thursday expanded delivery offerings, launching an app-based over-the-counter medicines service as it seeks to claw market share in the fast-growing online shopping sector in Africa's most industrialised economy.

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.

The New Normal for FP&A: Forecasting


For many organizations, the onset of the global health crisis has been like a bank of fog rapidly and unexpectedly engulfing a ship at sea. Suddenly your tried and true navigational skills and processes and the way you have always assessed risks and opportunities has been taken away from you.

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency taps ex-HSBC exec as CFO of payments unit


By Tom Wilson. LONDON (Reuters) - Another former HSBC executive is heading to the Facebook-backed Libra cryptocurrency project, joining as chief financial officer of a unit tasked with managing the planned digital currency's payments system.

Our Top 20 Most-Read Data & Analytics Research Last Week (to Oct 11)

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Click here for an interactive PDF to connect to the notes directly. Roy Schulte scores his first “number 1” hit last with with a brand new note: 2 Steps to Improve Business Decisions Using Data and Analytics.

Analysis: Stepped up Chinese scrutiny increases investment risk of 'Beast' Ant


By Cheng Leng and Julie Zhu. BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - As Ant Group was working in August towards its giant IPO, at least two smaller Chinese banks with existing ties to the fintech firm decided to stop sourcing new consumer loans from it, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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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.

Why the Single Source of Truth Paradigm in Data Warehousing is Outdated


The old paradigm of the data warehouse serving as the single source of truth in today's ever evolving data landscape can no longer be sustained. Find out why

Dutch telecom KPN picks Ericsson over Huawei for 5G network


AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - KPN has chosen Sweden's Ericsson to build core elements of its new 5G mobile network following a decision last year not to select China's Huawei, the Dutch telecoms company said on Thursday.

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How Employee Training In Enterprises Can Benefit From Data

Smart Data Collective

Enterprises now acknowledge the value of having a highly capable workforce. The ever-changing business landscape demands workers to continually upskill and reskill, giving rise to employee training utilization.

Innoviz sees lower lidar costs accelerating autonomous car development


TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lidar maker Innoviz Technologies said price reductions for the laser-based sensors will be key to enabling automakers to reach the next level of autonomous driving on a large scale.

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.

U.S. judge 'not inclined' to reverse decision on WeChat app store ban


By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge in San Francisco on Thursday said she was "not inclined" to reverse her decision blocking the government from barring Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google from offering WeChat for download in U.S. app stores.


Nokia's COVID detection system automatically scans for temperature, mask


STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nokia has created an automated system that uses a thermal camera and real-time video analytics to determine if a person has COVID-19 symptoms and is wearing a mask, part of efforts to protect employees as they return to work.

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Twitter down for many users due to issues with internal systems


(Reuters) - Twitter Inc said on Thursday its social networking site was down for many users due to "some trouble" with its internal systems. The company said in a tweet [link] that it was working to solve the issue and that it did not have any evidence of a security breach or a hack.

Driverless race steps up with Cruise allowed to drive empty in San Francisco


By Jane Lanhee Lee. OAKLAND, Calif. Reuters) - The race for driverless autonomous vehicles is heating up and on Thursday Cruise became the first to receive a permit to test cars without anyone in them on the streets of San Francisco from California's Department of Motor Vehicles.

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.

Renault adds to electric car range with sportier model


MEUDON, France (Reuters) - French carmaker Renault unveiled on Thursday a new electric car concept with a larger, sportier design, as it bets on medium-size family vehicles to try to turn itself around.

FCC will move to clarify key social media legal protections: chair


By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai said Thursday the agency will move forward to set new rules to clarify the meaning of a key legal protection for social media companies.