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IDG Contributor Network: How artificial intelligence is shaping online retail in 2017

In just a few years, Artificial intelligence (AI) has successfully maneuvered itself into the daily vernacular of people worldwide. It takes countless shapes and forms, and has altered the way that we view the world and technological possibilities. There’s no way of telling just how much development will take place in the next decade. But, one of the places in which AI has been truly impressive has been the world of online retail. We’ve seen a huge surge of companies using AI to increase their bottom line while providing enriched customer experience. It’s been a win-win situation that continues to gain momentum. Shifting philosophies As if AI hasn’t already altered the way we perceive technology, through the unprecedented advancement of its learning algorithms, it’s also changing conventional (and relatively mundane) activities. For instance, grocery store checkout lines may soon be a thing of the past, if Amazon has its way. These sorts of ideas will change the way we perceive onl
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IDG Contributor Network: Will Blizzard release Overwatch for the Mac?

I’ve played World of Warcraft for years and years on my Macs, and I’ve always appreciated Blizzard’s longstanding commitment to releasing its games on the Mac. So I was quite unhappy when Blizzard opted not to release Overwatch for macOS.But some recent comments by a vice president at Blizzard seem to indicate that the company is at least keeping the door open for a Mac release of Overwatch.Mitchel Broussard reports for MacRumors: In a new Q&A video from Wired, Blizzard vice president Jeff Kaplan responded to a list of user questions on Twitter, all centered around the company’s popular first-person shooter Overwatch, which is currently available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Ahead of the game’s release, the company said that any development on Mac was not in the works and that focus would be on the other platforms.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: The MP3 is dead: long live the MP3!

The MP3 is now confined to the dustbin of history.That appears to be the perspective of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits when they announced that they terminated “Technicolor’s mp3 licensing program,” and various online writers have now pontificated about the death of the MP3. The Fraunhofer Institute developed the MP3 format back in the 1980s, and it is certainly true that MP3s have been supplanted by more modern codecs like the AAC family or what most laymen know as MP4s. And when is the last time you saw anyone use a dedicated MP3 player in favor of a smartphone?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: The MP3 is dead: long live the MP3!

The MP3 is now confined to the dustbin of history.That appears to be the perspective of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits when they announced that they terminated “Technicolor’s mp3 licensing program,” and various online writers have now pontificated about the death of the MP3. The Fraunhofer Institute developed the MP3 format back in the 1980s, and it is certainly true that MP3s have been supplanted by more modern codecs like the AAC family or what most laymen know as MP4s. And when is the last time you saw anyone use a dedicated MP3 player in favor of a smartphone?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: The MP3 is dead: long live the MP3!

The MP3 is now confined to the dustbin of history.That appears to be the perspective of the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits when they announced that they terminated “Technicolor’s mp3 licensing program,” and various online writers have now pontificated about the death of the MP3. The Fraunhofer Institute developed the MP3 format back in the 1980s, and it is certainly true that MP3s have been supplanted by more modern codecs like the AAC family or what most laymen know as MP4s. And when is the last time you saw anyone use a dedicated MP3 player in favor of a smartphone?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: If it is worth doing, it is worth automating

Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat… — Traditional joke from third gradeEndless repetition gets boring. If you find you are doing the same thing every day, you might consider automating it. I ran across an iPhone/iPad app called IFTTT, which stands for “If this, then that.” In a nutshell, it allows you to automate activities based on certain events. For example: Email me if it is going to rain today. Mail me the closing price of a stock. Send me a neat picture from NASA every morning. Email me yesterday’s airport delays. Send me my position on a leaderboard. None of these items alone are earth-shattering, but the ability to reduce the effort to get access to information is worthwhile. The examples above were all individually-focused items and, although they may make life a little more interesting, they were not game-changers for me. If the
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IDG Contributor Network: If it is worth doing, it is worth automating

Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat… — Traditional joke from third gradeEndless repetition gets boring. If you find you are doing the same thing every day, you might consider automating it. I ran across an iPhone/iPad app called IFTTT, which stands for “If this, then that.” In a nutshell, it allows you to automate activities based on certain events. For example: Email me if it is going to rain today. Mail me the closing price of a stock. Send me a neat picture from NASA every morning. Email me yesterday’s airport delays. Send me my position on a leaderboard. None of these items alone are earth-shattering, but the ability to reduce the effort to get access to information is worthwhile. The examples above were all individually-focused items and, although they may make life a little more interesting, they were not game-changers for me. If the
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IDG Contributor Network: Is the iPad mini doomed?

Apple’s line of iPad products has become somewhat confusing in recent years. The company has had the iPad mini, the iPad Air, the iPad Pro, the iPad, etc. Customers have had a lot of iPad options, perhaps too many options.Now it looks like Apple might simplify its iPad offerings by killing the iPad mini.Jonathan Geller reports for BGR: …we have heard from a source close to Apple that the iPad mini is being phased out.Not one to ever be shy about disrupting the company’s own lineup, our source beats the Apple drum and states that there’s “fierce cannibalism of our own products” and that the iPad mini has just been “sized out of its own category.”To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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IDG Contributor Network: If it is worth doing, it is worth automating

Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat were walking across a bridge. Pete fell in. Who was left? Repeat. Pete and Repeat… — Traditional joke from third gradeEndless repetition gets boring. If you find you are doing the same thing every day, you might consider automating it. I ran across an iPhone/iPad app called IFTTT, which stands for “If this, then that.” In a nutshell, it allows you to automate activities based on certain events. For example: Email me if it is going to rain today. Mail me the closing price of a stock. Send me a neat picture from NASA every morning. Email me yesterday’s airport delays. Send me my position on a leaderboard. None of these items alone are earth-shattering, but the ability to reduce the effort to get access to information is worthwhile. The examples above were all individually-focused items and, although they may make life a little more interesting, they were not game-changers for me. If the
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IDG Contributor Network: Funding your startup with the ICO and token crowdsales explosion

Investors are allocating substantial sums to cryptocurrencies. Entrepreneurs would be wise to make themselves aware of the billions being raised in the global ICO (initial coin offering) markets.An ICO is an unregulated means by which a new cryptocurrency venture monetizes its investment. ICOs use dynamic pricing based on real-time supply and demand. The time-based pricing strategy means that no central authority or government sets the price; rather, the price of the token is based on current market demands.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
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