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Microsoft Debuts a New Version of Skype for India

Microsoft is bringing a new version of its popular Skype online calling service to India.

The technology giant said this week that its new Skype Lite was built for people in areas of India where Internet connectivity is poor. 296 more words

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How does Hodges' unemployment rate compare to Rybak and Belton's unemployment rates?

By Matt Johnson

On January 2, 2014, Betsy Hodges became Mayor of Minneapolis. And in January of 2014, she acquired a 4.6 percent unemployment rate. In other words, in January 2014, the average Minneapolis worker had a 4.6 percent chance of being unemployed. 865 more words

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Map: Predicting Gentrification in Detroit with Longitudinal Census Data

Ken Steif and his team at Urban Spatial note the Urban Institute’s call for an early warning system for gentrification in US cities. In response, they decided to start analyzing data and building models to help predict gentrification potential. 21 more words

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Clever use of pie charts 

I’m not usually a fan of pie charts for reasons outlined here, but this series do a good job of telling a story.

Politics

Europe's Data Privacy Rules Could Give Artificial Intelligence a Global Headache

Companies experimenting with artificial intelligence technologies may find it challenging over the next few years, as they expand their operations in Europe. That’s because by May 2018, tough new European Union rules related to the… 683 more words

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Shopping with Artificial Intelligence: The frictionless family customer experience?

With Amazon, Facebook and Google all adopting an open source approach to development of their artificial intelligence (AI) services, what could this innovation mean for a family shopping on the High Street? 428 more words

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NSA Gives Thumbs Up to Microsoft Surface Tablets

National Security Agency workers can now safely use Microsoft Surface tablets devices for data mining, intelligence gathering, or more humdrum work like checking email.

Microsoft’s Surface tablets and the tech giant’s Windows 10 operating system are now officially part of the NSA’s list of approved technologies that its employees can use when dealing with classified information. 242 more words

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