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The Pandemic impact to Airbnb

Airbnb's IPO has now completed. Shares were originally priced from US$45-US$50 per share it went up to US$55-US$60 the day before listing. By the time of the listing, the final price was US$68. Airbnb is a holiday rental marketplace. Users can book homestys and tourism experiences or become a host by...

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How Amazon Is Doing in China?

According to iresearch, in 2015, the top 25 Internet Companies in China by Revenue are below. Data Source: iresearchchina.com Some of the top 25 companies are e-commerce websites. In 2016, Alibaba’s business-to-consumer marketplace Tmall dominated the market with 56.6% share, JD.com accounted 24.7% share. Amazon had only 0.8% share. China’s B2C...

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2022 Snowflake Summit June 13-16 Vegas

This year's Snowflake Summit is coming and it is a four-days' event and is data focused. People and organizations that comprise the Data Cloud are expected to join the event and there will be discussions and talks around developing new data products and data apps. If you are interested in data...

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Broadcom will acquire VMware

A letter from the VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram revealed that VMware has entered into an agreement with Broadcom. He advised that after the successful transaction, VMware would become the software platform and brand for Broadcom. The letter reads “We will provide enterprise customers an expanded suite of mission-critical solutions to accelerate...

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Ant Financial now ranks among the world's most valuable financial services firms

Ant Financial was initially launched to support online payments. Today, it’s ecosystem covers financial services, from wealth management and insurance to lending and credit scores. Ant counts nearly 600M Alipay users, plus 110M+ Alipay partners across 15 countries — is much bigger than payments alone. 100M+ users use all 5 of Ant’s key functions, meaning...

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What Do You Learn from the WannaCry Ransom Attack?

More than 200,000 computers across 150 countries have been affected by a large-scale cyberattack in the last few days. The ransomware WannaCry encrypts information on computers and asks users to pay $300 in exchange for decryption. According to Microsoft, starting first in the United Kingdom and Spain, the malicious software quickly...

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Microsoft Inspire Las Vegas July 15-19, 2018

For the first time, Microsoft Inspire and Microsoft Ready, the annual Microsoft sales, marketing, and technical fiscal kick-off, are going to be held in the same city during the same week. This co-location will create multiple opportunities for partners and field teams to connect, learn, and collaborate on solutions that will...

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How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

Bitcoin has gained popularity in recent years. It is an innovative payment network and a new kind of money. According to bitcoin.org, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority or banks; managing transactions and the issuing of bitcoins is carried out collectively by the network. Video source: youtube.com,...

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Could Future Devices Read Images from Our Brains?

Mary Lou Jepsen is the head of the Display Division at Google [x], she studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. Her research is to discover the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought - mental images and ideas are actually the same thing. Imagining if we can...

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Will technology take your job? New analysis says more of us are safer than we thought, but not all

We all want to know how many jobs will be threatened by the rise of robots and technology. You might feel vulnerable if your job is one that could be affected. But thanks to a new report, 27% of the 160 million people in the United States labour force can breathe...

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Harnessing the IoT Revolution

Internet of things (IoT) is about increased communication between physical devices, buildings embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity. It is no longer a future technology imagination, it has come to our lives. So how do we grasp the opportunity and harness the IoT revolution? Source: channel9.msdn.com

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The Conversational Interaction Conference will be held next week at San Jose

Human Interaction with computers, digital devices and applications by text or speech in natural language is becoming increasingly important and feasible. The CI Conference will discuss how companies and application developers can take advantage of this trend—including resources for creating bots and digital assistants, delivering customer service in natural language, best...

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How computers help biologists crack life's secrets

 Sri Krishna, Arizona State University and Diego Chowell, Arizona State University Once the three-billion-letter-long human genome was sequenced, we rushed into a new “omics” era of biological research. Scientists are now racing to sequence the genomes (all the genes) or proteomes (all the proteins) of various organisms – and in the...

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Xero Bookkeeping for small businesses and bookkeepers

Xero is online accounting software for small businesses. You can use Xero to manage invoicing, bank reconciliation, bookkeeping, purchase orders, payroll, inventory tracking & more. Xero is integrated with 500+ third party apps which cover inventory, invoicing, time tracking and expenses. The challenges for small business owners are not only the...

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