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Google starts tracking offline shopping

Google already monitors online shopping – but now it’s also keeping an eye on what people buy in physical stores as it tries to sell more digital advertising. The Internet giant said Tuesday that a new tool will track how much money people spend in merchants’ bricks-and-mortar stores after clicking on their digital ads. The analysis will be done by ... Read More »

Amiga X5000: an alternate universe where the Amiga never died

Ars reviews the Amiga X5000, and concludes: The X5000 is different. It feels like an exotic car: expensive, beautifully engineered, and unique. If you bought one, you’d be one of a proud few, a collector and enthusiast. It practically begs for you to dig in and tinker with the internals – the system comes with an SDK, a C compiler, ... Read More »

Consumers Trust Robots For Surgery Over Savings, Research Finds

An anonymous reader shares an article: Andy Maguire faces a challenge: tasked with upgrading HSBC’s digital-banking systems, he has discovered that customers are twice as likely to trust a robot for heart surgery than for picking a savings account. “I do find it slightly odd,” said the chief operating officer of Europe’s largest bank, referring to its survey of more ... Read More »

Airbnb Is Running Its Own Internal University To Teach Data Science

In an effort to fill the demand for trained data scientists, Airbnb will be running its own university-style program, complete with a custom course-numbering system. Since traditional online programs like Coursera and Udacity weren’t getting the job done because they weren’t tailored to Airbnb’s internal data and tools, the company “decided to design a bunch of courses of its own ... Read More »

Which technologies are poised to take over in open source?

When you think of open source technologies, you probably think of the stalwarts, the technologies that have been around for years and years. It makes sense: According to a survey conducted in Q4 of 2016 by my company, Greythorn, 30%+ of participants said established technologies are among the top ten they primarily use.read more Read More »