1 February, 2017
Libratus, artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has beaten four of the best heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em poker players in the…
2 December, 2016
Wireless carrier competition in the U.S. is white hot — analysts increasingly see signs of wireless market saturation, meaning that growth is most likely going…
1 February, 2017
Libratus, artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has beaten four of the best heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em poker players in the world in a 20-day competition. Its mastery of imperfect information suggests a multitude of real-world applications.
Marking a major step forward for artificial…
2 December, 2016
Wireless carrier competition in the U.S. is white hot — analysts increasingly see signs of wireless market saturation, meaning that growth is most likely going to come from competitors. Of the four major U.S. carriers, T-Mobile USA has led the way, slashing prices, killing the two-year contract…
5 August, 2015
Powerful software is giving us new insights into large-scale efficiency. But logistics veterans say companies aren’t always ready to think big.
Dr. Jeff Karrenbauer is a frustrated man.
As a 40-year veteran of the logistics business, the co-founder and president of the supply chain consultancy INSIGHT…
12 May, 2015
Big data has invaded almost every area of business. Companies want information on how consumers are interacting with their products or services and consumers want a voice in the directions businesses take. For journalists, access to data like this could make reporting on stories so much easier as well as…
10 April, 2015
Like many fields, public health is in the midst of a data revolution: randomized control trials, pay-for-performance and value calculations, all based on data, are changing our ideas about what works and how to finance it.
The impact of these new methods to gather and evaluate data pales…
Publication: NY Times
27 January, 2015
The churn rate in the US telecom industry was 1.28 to 2.19% in third quarter, 2014, according to Statista. When you multiply these rates against the millions of telecom subscribers, lost revenues, and the job of acquiring new customers, revenues become major issues. Churn is the primary reason…
4 November, 2014
I have often argued that in both the fixed and the mobile telecoms markets the actual telecoms element is a utility — a utility that allows for an enormous range of new services, new business models and new applications.
For this reason the argument for more than a decade (since 2002…
21 May, 2014
After months of anticipation, many fans of the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” encountered problems viewing the season premiere. Because of the overwhelming number of people tuning in simultaneously to watch the show on HBO GO, the system was unable to serve all the requests, leaving hundreds of thousands…
8 May, 2014
Mobile ads are about to seriously change the ad game, or at least how you obtain user attention on the device. That means no more ads for prom dresses directed to men in their mid-twenties. No more ads for toddler’s clothing directed to women without any children. No…
Publication: SmartData Collective
20 March, 2014
Facebook depends on its 1.31 billion users to contribute their data and attention for free, but mobile rewards company Jana plans to pay 3.48 billion mobile users in emerging markets for theirs, with free airtime or services…