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Two decades of Amazon.com recommendations
From Geeking with Greg

Two decades of Amazon.com recommendations

IEEE Internet Computing just celebrated its 20th anniversary. On its 20th anniversary, the editorial board created its first ever “The Test of Time” award. I'm...

Snap Getting Better Store Sale Measures
From The Eponymous Pickle

Snap Getting Better Store Sale Measures

Snap acquires Placed to better measure in-app ads to in-store salesPlaced is able to attribute brand’s digital, TV and out-of-home campaigns to store visits and...

Getting Direct to Consumer Right
From The Eponymous Pickle

Getting Direct to Consumer Right

From CustomerThink, detailed piece on how Gillette is doing direct to consumer, followiing un a number of moves to deliver quality razor blades with new pricing...

Procter Captures Flying Insects
From The Eponymous Pickle

Procter Captures Flying Insects

Not a thing normally in their space.  No IOT dimension indicated. Procter & Gamble Introduces Zevo™ Flying Insect Trap for 24/7 Flying Insect Protection in Your...

AFRL Taps IBM to Build Brain-Inspired AI Supercomputer
From insideHPC

AFRL Taps IBM to Build Brain-Inspired AI Supercomputer

Today IBM announced they are collaborating with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing system poweredAFRL...

SiriusXM Now Streams on Amazon Echo
From The Eponymous Pickle

SiriusXM Now Streams on Amazon Echo

Full subscriptions or streaming individual shows from SiriusXM are now accessible via voice on Echo.  Trial subscriptions available.

Shopping with AR
From The Eponymous Pickle

Shopping with AR

What the best way to shop using Augmented Reality?   Apple and IKEA team up.  Planning for the advanced AR capabilities in future I-Phones.Apple Team Up With IKEA...

From Computational Complexity

Joan Clarke (1917-1996)

I'm in San Francisco for the ACM conference celebrating 50 years of the Turing Award. I'll post on STOC and the Turing award celebration next week. Today though...

Job of the Week: Computational Scientist at the University of Oregon
From insideHPC

Job of the Week: Computational Scientist at the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon High Performance Computing Research Core Facility (HPCRCF) is seeking a Computational Scientist in our Job of the Week. The HPCRCF is a...

Watching How the Giants Buy AI
From The Eponymous Pickle

Watching How the Giants Buy AI

Below reminds me of our own attempts to buy AI during the last explosion.  And we did, buying some considerable equity positions.  Of course the scale was far less...

Secret Algorithms and Rule of Law
From The Eponymous Pickle

Secret Algorithms and Rule of Law

Challenges posed in Technology Review.  Slightly different from what was posed in the 80s.   But unsolved.Very broadly, if we don't know what an algorithm does,...

Friday Squid Blogging: Injured Giant Squid Video
From Schneier on Security

Friday Squid Blogging: Injured Giant Squid Video

A paddleboarder had a run-in with an injured giant squid. Video. Here's the real story. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories...

The Secret Code of Beatrix Potter
From Schneier on Security

The Secret Code of Beatrix Potter

Interesting: As codes go, Potter's wasn't inordinately complicated. As Wiltshire explains, it was a "mono-alphabetic substitution cipher code," in which each letter...

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark
From The Computing Community Consortium Blog

Microsoft Research and NSF Big Data Hubs Collaboration Passes the One-Year Mark

The cloud computing partnership between the Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) and Microsoft Research has just passed the one-year anniversary mark. In...

Imaginary People
From The Eponymous Pickle

Imaginary People

We are not far from generating very convincing faces of people.  And if you put these on humanoid robots?   Give them Generative AI?   In the Verge: " .... As we...

Intelligent Edge Computing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Intelligent Edge Computing

HPE and GE Digital try to break IT/OT silos for intelligent edge computing   by R. Danes  " ... Partain in an interview at HPE Discover in Las Vegas, Nevada, Anthony...

Home Furnishing
From The Eponymous Pickle

Home Furnishing

I examined some early attempts at using online methods for buying home furnishing, usually with online camera interaction.  The idea of selling furnishing online...

One Stop Systems Showcases GPU and Flash Appliances at ISC
From insideHPC

One Stop Systems Showcases GPU and Flash Appliances at ISC

This week in Frankfurt, One Stop Systems showcased all-new HPC Appliances at ISC 2017. "One Stop Systems offers a wide variety of GPU and Flash appliances to support...

Science and Technology links (June 23rd, 2017)
From Daniel Lemire's Blog

Science and Technology links (June 23rd, 2017)

Elon Musk, Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species, New Space. June 2017, 5(2): 46-61. Reportedly, Ikea is working on augmented reality software that would allow...
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