Category Archives: Trends

Going to college is costing less

After decades of increasing tuition, universities are going the other way — either by flattening costs or bringing them right down.The combination of fewer students applying for college and more grants being out given means that higher education is not as expensive … Continue reading

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Tim Berners-Lee: Game On!

With an ambitious decentralized platform, the father of the web  Sir Tim Berners-Lee will launch Inrupt, a startup that he has been building, in stealth mode, for the past nine months. Its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among … Continue reading

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No future without maths

“Today’s and tomorrow’s jobs will require more and more mathematics; and yet the level of students in the West seems to be consistently dropping. What can we tech companies do about this? Maths seems to have worked its way into … Continue reading

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Two months after GDPR

More than 1,000 US news sites are unavailable in Europe, 2 months after the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25. Websites had two years to get ready for the GDPR. But rather than comply, about a third of … Continue reading

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Smart Snippets: Semantic Web Comes of Age

On Aug. 3 Forbes published an article “The Semantic Web Comes of Age” by Kurt Cagle. “Beginning in 2017, both Google and Bing announced that they would be supporting the use of embedded smart snippets in web content. A smart snippet is a … Continue reading

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Google adds accelerated ML to the embedded devices

Coming this fall. Google will offer small, portable versions of its custom machine learning chips, embedded in boards or USB devices. “The Edge TPU is a small ASIC designed by Google that provides high performance ML inferencing for low-power devices. … Continue reading

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The True Meaning Of Digital Transformation

Forrester’s Research Director Martin Gill explains the true meaning of digital transformation in this podcast. “Digital transformation has come to mean so many things that it’s almost meaningless. Companies have automated call centers, digitized sales channels, and catered to mobility — but … Continue reading

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