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3 Ways Blockchain is Changing Cybersecurity by https://is.gd/gjixZL

 

 

The tech sector is looking at new uses for blockchain, and information security is one area that holds promise. Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies are making their way from the dark alleys of SilkRoad and AlphaBay into the mainstream.

Suddenly, investing in these digital currencies has become something of a fad, with hedge fundsand Wall Street pundits getting on board.

As someone who works in IT and sees both the behavior of customers and platforms, there is a clear trend — though anecdotal — of more interest over both new cryptocurrencies and consequently, matters that relate to safety and privacy.

While digital currencies may provide a new and substantial investment vehicle, the greater revolution may not be through Bitcoin, but through the blockchain technology upon which it is built. Suddenly blockchain is being suggested as a solution for everything from farming to climate change, and from real estate to VR content marketing.

 

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Amazon has an algorithm that designs clothes by replicating human creativity by https://is.gd/8L1w9m

At its core, Amazon’s goal is to remove as much friction as possible from a customer finding what they want, ordering it, and having it land on their doorstep. Its ambitions started with books, but have since extended to just about every other category, including clothes.

MIT Technology Review reports that a team at the e-commerce company, working at a San Francisco research center, has devised an algorithm that analyzes images to learn about specific styles of clothing. It then creates similar new items from scratch.

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Can Business Intelligence Answer the Questions Asked of it Without Big Data? by http://bit.ly/2hNlJgQ

“BI is about providing the right data at the right time to the right people so that they can take the right decisions” – Nic Smith The terms “Big Data” and “Business Intelligence” are often used interchangeably.

However, technically speaking, they are nowhere near each other. In fact, “Business Intelligence” and “Big Data” refer to entirely separate processes that fulfil individual functions, albeit within the same overall domain.

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The best things on the internet don’t make any money by https://is.gd/qaSl5i

There’s a simple formula to it: Smart people with good ideas receive millions of dollars to build something. If that something generates billions of dollars, it is a success. If it does not, it is a failure.  Such “failures” include: Twitter, Soundcloud, Vine, Reddit.

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The cloud wars explained: Amazon is dominating, but Microsoft and Google are striking back by https://is.gd/POqSMl

Amazon’s cloud service is its most profitable unit. Microsoft has pegged its future to its cloud computing businesses, leading to a very enthusiastic response from Wall Street.

Google, too, is betting big on cloud computing as something that could be bigger than its advertising business.

What exactly are these companies selling? Who’s buying it? And why is one company that wasn’t even in enterprise technology a decade ago — Amazon — beating the pants off everyone else?

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Visualizing “Things To Come” – A Timeline Of Future Technology by https://is.gd/8qV2Lj

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Making predictions about future technology is both fun and notoriously difficult…..

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