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Finland’s rank as the world’s happiest country is very upsetting in Finland

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Finland, a perennial chart-topper on global rankings of well-being and prosperity, has just been named the world’s happiest country in the World Happiness Report. Finns are not happy about the news. While Finland is often admired abroad for its progressive policies on work, family leave, and education, the praise is commonly met with skepticism at Read More

Cambridge Analytica is shutting down

2 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Cambridge Analytica is shutting down
Cambridge Analytica, the data company employed by the Trump campaign during the 2016 US presidential election and the focus of the current Facebook privacy scandal, is reportedly shutting down, along with its parent company, SCL Group. Nigel Oakes, the founder of the company once known as Strategic Communication Laboratories, confirmed the news to the Wall Read More

Nine out of ten analysts think Facebook stock is still worth buying

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Nine out of ten analysts think Facebook stock is still worth buying
Stock analysts are a preternaturally bullish bunch. Missed earnings guidance? “Overweight.” Accounting snafu? “Outperform.” Unauthorized leak of 50 million users’ personal data to a shadowy political consulting firm? “Buy.” Facebook may have lost well over $90 billion in market value over the past week or so, but analysts are keeping the faith. In fact, some Read More

Data Reveals the Reasons Behind Bitcoin’s Big Dip

3 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Data Reveals the Reasons Behind Bitcoin’s Big Dip
Markets and Prices As everyone knows, bitcoin has dropped roughly three-fold from its December peak. At the height of the mania it touched $20,000 but has since fallen to as low as $6,000. The question of what caused the great decline is one that most bitcoiners have an opinion on. In a bid to settle Read More

The best border wall is a legal marijuana market

5 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The best border wall is a legal marijuana market
The US is currently facing a government shutdown because Donald Trump is insisting any spending bill must fund the construction of a US-Mexico border wall, which would cost as much as $18 billion. Bound up in symbolism about the racial purity of the United States, the wall has been sold as a way to prevent Read More

Flipkart just figured out a way to one-up Amazon: AI and a decade of data

6 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Flipkart just figured out a way to one-up Amazon: AI and a decade of data
India’s largest homegrown e-commerce giant, Flipkart, is making a big push for artificial intelligence (AI). A new unit, AI For India, will use AI technologies to mine the consumer data that Flipkart has gathered over the last decade to strengthen its business offerings, a company blog post said on Dec. 21. Flipkart will invest “hundreds Read More

Indians know that their online data is under threat, but they’re still careless

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Indians know that their online data is under threat, but they’re still careless
Indians are nervous about rising cybersecurity threats. Nearly six in ten Indians feel that businesses don’t take the security of customer data very seriously, according to a survey of 10,000 customers using online or mobile banking, social media accounts, or online retail accounts, including over 1,000 from India. Consumers’ security concerns run so high that Read More

Even with streaming video, a third of Americans still buy and rent

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Even with streaming video, a third of Americans still buy and rent
Netflix hasn’t obsoleted the video store just yet. One-third of Americans still buy and rent videos, in addition to using streaming services like Netflix and YouTube, NPD Group found in its annual Entertainment Trends in America report (paywall). The research firm surveyed more than 7,000 members of its US online panel about their entertainment consumption Read More

New Virtual Reality Tool Lets You Explore the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3D

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on New Virtual Reality Tool Lets You Explore the Bitcoin Blockchain in 3D
Technology As an intangible asset, bitcoin can be hard to picture. Yes, you know what it is, you’re familiar with how the blockchain works, and you’ve probably tried (and failed) explaining it to an elderly relative. Every conceivable facet of bitcoin’s underlying technology can be monitored, analyzed, and charted – that’s the beauty of a Read More

The simple statistical analysis that explains the entire history of popular music

7 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The simple statistical analysis that explains the entire history of popular music
In national security, social network analysis is used to identify potential terrorists. In marketing, it can uncover the Instagram influencers who are best positioned to sell a company’s product. But social network theory—the study of how different people or things interact with one another, often revealing the most influential and well-connected people among a certain Read More