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WHY DEEP LEARNING IS SUDDENLY CHANGING YOUR LIFE

Over the past four years, readers have doubtlessly noticed quantum leaps in the quality of a wide range of everyday technologies. Most obviously, the speech recognition functions on our smartphones work much better than they used to. When we use a voice command to call our spouses, we reach them now. We aren’t connected to Amtrak or an angry ex. In fact, we are increasingly interacting with our computers by...

The Future of Marketing Lies with YouTube & Facebook Video Source: The Future of Marketing Lies with YouTube & Facebook Video

The folks at HubSpot, an inbound marketing and sales platform, have just published their eighth annual State of Inbound Report. And the big news is buried on Page 44 of the 65-page long report: Inbound marketers see YouTube and Facebook video as the future of marketing! And this future also includes Instagram, Snapchat, and Vine! Now, most video marketers will shrug their shoulders and say, “We’ve known...

Brain waves can be used to detect potentially harmful personal information

Cyber security and authentication have been under attack in recent months as, seemingly every other day, a new report of hackers gaining access to private or sensitive information comes to light. Just recently, more than 500 million passwords were stolen when Yahoo revealed its security was compromised. Securing systems has gone beyond simply coming up with a clever password that could prevent nefarious computer...

Commentary: Don’t adopt ‘overregulate ’em all’ strategy on game apps

By Anne Hobson After 74 days on the market, Pokemon Go last week lost the top revenue spot in Apple’s U.S. app store to Clash Royale, although it remains the highest-grossing app in Google’s Play store. While it may not be attracting as much revenue, Pokemon Go certainly has attracted more regulatory scrutiny than traditional mobile gaming apps like Clash of Clans or Candy Crush. Pokemon Go is arguably...

Pokémon Go Generates $500 Million In Revenue In Record Time, Even As Usage Slows

Pokémon Go has generated over $500 million in revenue and is anticipated to make a billion dollars by the end of the year, according to a new report from business intelligence firm App Annie. The game is just over 60 days old—after first debuting on July 6—and is now the fastest game to have reached $500 million in revenue, despite a continued decline in both downloads and usage. “Now, after debuting...

Foreign banks funding the apartment boom: UBS

If you thought the housing boom was running out of puff, check the skyline of east coast capital cities. At last count there were more than 500 cranes towering above Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – mainly servicing high-rise apartment construction – 160 per cent more than this time in 2014. This week’s flow of housing data certainly gives little sense that the housing construction throttle...

Pit road for the network: Case study

Seeking to protect its intellectual property, race car team Andretti Autosport went looking for a security solution. Greg Masters reports. When the race cars sped around the course at the 100th Indianapolis 500 at the end of May, most eyes were trained on the track watching the cars blaze past. But well away from the 2.5-mile oval of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the roar of the crowd and the media coverage,...

Budget 2017: Now is the time for tax reform

Mere indexation of the income tax system would cost about €4bn over the next five years The proposals in the programme for a new partnership government (PFG) envisage devoting €2.5 billion in money terms to reducing taxes over the next five years. Mere indexation of the income tax system would cost about €4 billion over the same period. It is clear therefore that the level of taxation will increase over...

Who are The big names in the construction, design and property industries in Nottinghamshire

Graham Cartledge is chairman of architectural practice Benoy, founded in Newark but now a global practice employing more than 500. It has a turnover of about £55 million. Joining in 1974, he became chairman in 1992. The multi-awarding winning firm has designed cutting edge projects in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Abu Dhabi and the UK. Vice-chairman of the China-Britain Business Council, he is also an adviser...

Index changes may drive interest in Reits

Once a niche investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs) have seen enormous growth in recent years, and the flow of money into the sector may be about to accelerate. Earlier this month, global equity indices were reconfigured. Since it was established by MSCI and Standard & Poors in 1999, the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) has consisted of 10 sectors. Now there are 11. Real estate,...