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Facebook is expected to unveil its secretive cryptocurrency next week

Big payment firms and other digital companies are all backing the social-media giant’s first foray into crypto. The news: Facebook will release the white paper associated with its new digital currency next week, the Wall Street Journal reports. Firms like Paypal, Uber, Visa, and Mastercard have all
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Earwear and Watches Expected to Drive Wearables Market at a CAGR of 7.9%, Says IDC

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 19, 2019 – The market for wearable devices is on track to reach global shipments of 222.9 million units in 2019, growing to 302.3 million units in 2023 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, according to a new forecast from
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Data Curation: Weaving Raw Data into Business Gold

Data Curation: Weaving Raw Data into Business Gold

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The Big Data craze caught fire with a provocative declaration that “Data is the New Oil”; that data will fuel the economic growth in the 21st century in much the same way that oil fueled the economic growth of the 20th century.  The “New Oil” analogy
Using Machine Learning To Find Employees Who Can Scale With Your Business

Using Machine Learning To Find Employees Who Can Scale With Your Business

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Machine Learning To Find Employees Hiring managers in search of qualified job candidates who can scale with and contribute to their growing businesses are facing a crisis today. They’re not finding the right or in many cases, any candidates at all using resumes alone, Applicant
The Key to a Successful M&A = Data

The Key to a Successful M&A = Data

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Successful M&A = Data Data is often the single point of failure for many organizations. Divestitures, privatization, leveraged buyouts, and management buyouts are all on the rise, but data too often remains an afterthought, rather than an asset to be governed. Many M&A events come
Blockchain ≠ Bitcoin: Demystifying Blockchain's Business Value in Oil and Gas

Blockchain ≠ Bitcoin: Demystifying Blockchain’s Business Value in Oil and Gas

Demystifying Blockchain's Business Value This is part 1 of a 2-part series on blockchain technology. Blockchain was developed almost a ...
R.I.C.E: Reducing Cost, Improving Compliance, Controlling Data, Enhancing Experience

R.I.C.E: Reducing Cost, Improving Compliance, Controlling Data, Enhancing Experience

R.I.C.E Therapy for Next Generation Customer Experience As industries worldwide adapt to the digital transformation that is modernizing many business ...
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Sports Data Analytics and the National Hockey League (NHL)

Sport Data Analytics Sports teams are always looking to get ahead of the competition. Winning doesn’t come easy and many ...
What We Can Learn about AI and Creating Smart Products from “The Incredibles”

What We Can Learn about AI and Creating Smart Products from “The Incredibles”

Creating Smart Products from “The Incredibles” Nothing strikes terror into the hearts of humans more than the idea of an ...
Beacons Flopped, But They’re About to Flourish in the Future

Beacons Flopped, But They’re About to Flourish in the Future

Cloud Beacons Flying High When Apple debuted cloud beacons in 2013, analysts predicted 250 million devices capable of serving as ...

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Facebook crypto plan draws fire

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European leaders have reacted with alarm to Facebook’s plans for a cryptocurrency. Citing privacy and money laundering concerns, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire says Libra must not “become a sovereign currency,” while a German member ...
Explainer: Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?

Explainer: Why is Huawei seeking $1 billion patent deal with Verizon?

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Huawei is demanding Verizon Communications Inc pay $1 billion to license the rights to patented technology, signaling a potential shift in the embattled Chinese company’s strategy for the U.S. market. A Huawei ...
Accenture

Bank investments in technology not yet driving significant revenue growth: Accenture

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The $1 trillion invested by traditional banks globally over the past three years to improve their technology has not yet delivered the revenue growth that had been expected, according to an ...
MIT tech review

Facebook is expected to unveil its secretive cryptocurrency next week

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Big payment firms and other digital companies are all backing the social-media giant’s first foray into crypto. The news: Facebook will release the white paper associated with its new digital currency next week, the Wall Street Journal ...
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Hackers behind dangerous oil and gas intrusions are probing US power grids

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In a new troubling escalation, hackers behind at least two potentially fatal intrusions on industrial facilities have expanded their activities to probing dozens of power grids in the US and elsewhere, researchers with security firm ...
NYT

Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000

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MIAMI — The leaders of Riviera Beach, Fla., looking weary, met quietly this week for an extraordinary vote to pay nearly $600,000 in ransom to hackers who paralyzed the city’s computer systems. Riviera Beach, a ...
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