All posts on October, 2015

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Smart ways brands can newsjack the election season

GUEST: Earlier this week in Boulder, Colo., 11 Republican presidential hopefuls took their third shot on CNBC’s national stage of 13 million viewers to expand their support base with new campaign messages and tactics. As we head deeper into election season, brand advertisers also have a high-stakes, high-reward opportunity to set themselves apart from their competitors […]

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Deep learning startup Ersatz Labs suspends development of its cloud service

Ersatz Labs, a startup specializing in a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning, has suspended development of its cloud service and application programming interface (API). The startup has dropped its headcount from around 13 to five, with three working part-time, in recent months. Earlier this month it began focusing exclusively on consulting, which […]

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Microsoft tells us how Xbox One will win the holiday and why consoles aren’t dying

Gaming’s biggest battle of year is here: holiday season. This is when Sony and Microsoft bring out the big guns and try to tell as many consoles as possible. However, Microsoft is coming out especially aggressive this holiday, thanks to big releases like Halo 5 and a large selection of bundles. We got to talk […]

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4 ways to adapt to the EU’s new data rules

GUEST: On October 6, the EU ruled that the 15-year-old Safe Harbor Agreement between the U.S. and Europe is invalid. The agreement had allowed American companies to move the data of European citizens freely to the U.S. under the rationale that American data protection equivalent to EU standards. From large enterprises like Facebook and Google to […]

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Vota a tus candidatas para ganar la primera edición de los M-Commerce Awards

Ecommerce News organiza la I Edición de los M-Commerce Awards, premios que reconocen las mejores estrategias digitales para dispositivos móviles en tres categorías: “Pure Players”; “Omnichannel” e “Innovación”. Necesitamos tu colaboración para elegir a los mejores. Las respuestas serán totalmente anónimas. Recibiremos las respuestas entre el 31 de octubre y el 3 de noviembre. El miércoles 4 […]

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A cheaper bill for recapitalising Greek banks

WHEN the third Greek bail-out was outlined in principle on July 13th after an extraordinarily fraught summit of euro-zone leaders, between €10 billion ($11 billion) and €25 billion out of the total sum of up to €86 billion of help was set aside for bank recapitalisation. Greek banks had been undermined for over half a year as deposits drained out of them, on worries about a possible exit from the euro once Syriza, a radical left party, won the election held in January 2015, culminating in their closure for three weeks in late June and July. They had been further hurt by the harm done to the economy and thus to their loans arising from Syriza’s ill-judged attempt to outbluff its official creditors. Even so, the notion that they would need as much as €25 billion to offset the damage and put them on a sound footing appeared unduly pessimistic.

However, just how much they actually required would not be known until the European Central Bank (ECB), since late 2014 the supervisor of the four big Greek banks—Alpha, Eurobank, National Bank of Greece and Piraeus—that dominate the economy, conducted a probe into their books together with a stress test examining how they would be affected if the economy turned even sourer than expected in 2015-17. Today the ECB has published the results. They reveal that the extra capital that will be needed is considerably less than…Continue reading

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Chrome OS Is Dead, Long Live Chrome OS?

Google reportedly is two years into a plan to consolidate the Chrome operating system and Android and plans to roll out a combined OS in 2017. Chromebooks running the Chrome OS have gained adoption as entry-level computers for students and as a low-cost option for a growing number of corporate customers. “Chrome OS isn’t being killed,” said a source familiar with the company’s strategy.

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