13 May 2019

JP Morgan: The US-China tariff battle is just the start of a global trade reordering

As the relationships between countries shift over the next few decades, expect trade to remain a hot button issue, according to one analyst. That prediction comes as the U.S. and China continue to square off in a trade war that has roiled global markets. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump hiked

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13 May 2019

SEC Approves The Long-Term Stock Exchange: a stock exchange built for tech startups

For tech companies, going public is often fraught with pressure — they’re suddenly expected to deliver positive news every quarter, and they might push innovation to the wayside in the quest to become profitable. They should soon have a better alternative, though. The SEC has approved the creation of the Long-Term Stock

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13 May 2019

China is raising tariffs on $60 billion of US goods

China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods. Tariffs will be raised from 10% to 25% effective June 1, 2019 in a move that is sure to spark concern in global markets as the trade war

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13 May 2019

SpaceX Starlink satellites shown on a Falcon ready for launch

Elon Musk shared a picture on Twitter showing the first 60 SpaceX Starlink satellites loaded into a Falcon. First 60 @SpaceX Starlink satellites loaded into Falcon fairing. Tight fit. pic.twitter.com/gZq8gHg9uK — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2019 Just imagine a network 12,000 satellites flying in low Earth orbit, sending Internet

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13 May 2019

Two years after WannaCry, a million computers remain at risk

“Two years ago today, WannaCry impacted hundreds of thousands of computers in over 150 countries. It was one of the first large instances of ransomware and today as many as 1.7 million internet-connected endpoints are still vulnerable to the exploits, according to the latest data.” It also raises many questions

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13 May 2019

Google wants to be a company that ‘helps you get things done’

Listening to Google execs on-stage at its annual developer’s conference this week, there was a very clear and deliberate message: “Helpful, helpful, helpful. Google wants to be more helpful.” The mantra was set into motion by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during his opening remarks on Tuesday. Google has evolved from “a company that helps

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13 May 2019

Researchers Use Common ML Algorithm To Improve Ability To Predict Death

A machine-learning technology has surpassed human capabilities when it comes to predicting the chances of death or heart attacks, according to research presented today at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac in Lisbon, Portugal. In testing, the algorithm, known as LogitBoost, analyzed 85 different variables from 950 patients—for

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13 May 2019

Savvy Hacker Exploit Analytics Code Used By Thousands of Websites To Capture Data

Hackers have breached analytics service Picreel and open-source project Alpaca Forms and have modified JavaScript files on the infrastructure of these two companies to embed malicious code on over 4,600 websites, security researchers have told ZDNet. The attack is ongoing, and the malicious scripts are still live, at the time of

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13 May 2019

Most Americans Are Interacting With Chatbots: But it doesn’t mean we like it!

Salesforce predicts the use of chatbots by customer facing service teams will continue an astronomical growth of over 135% over the next 18 months. Clearly chatbots are here to stay. A recent study by B2C text messaging solution Zingle surveyed over 1,400 Americans to find out about how they felt about their interactions

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13 May 2019

Security Pros Struggling With Heavier Workloads Due To Skills Gap

For the third year the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) and Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) International  have produced a report on the state of cybersecurity professionals. The report underscores that nearly three-quarters of organizations are dealing with the fallout of the industry’s skills gap. In the past two years, nearly half

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