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CDC, IBM Announce Research Partnership Focused On Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence

October 26, 2017 - 3:30pm
CDC, IBM Announce Research Partnership Focused On Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence

In what we imagine will become one of the most quickly realized use-cases for blockchain technology, the CDC and IBM have partnered to research how the former can develop a blockchain-based system to allow health-care providers to more easily share information about individual patients, and data about burgeoning pandemics.

The Next Cyber Hurricane Is Coming And It'll Take Down The Internet

October 25, 2017 - 7:51am
The Next Cyber Hurricane Is Coming And It'll Take Down The Internet

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,
Last year, the botnet Mirai caused a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack in October, knocking popular websites off the internet for millions of users. Right now, the next cyber hurricane is on the way, and it could take down the entire internet.

Twitter Caves: Announces Plan To Improve "Transparency" For Political Ads

October 25, 2017 - 7:39am
Twitter Caves: Announces Plan To Improve "Transparency" For Political Ads

One week before Twitter executives are slated to testify before the Senate and House Intelligence Committees, the company has bowed to pressure from lawmakers and announced it will soon begin providing users with more information about political advertising appearing on its platform, CNBC reported.

Is This The Source Of America's Growing Discord?

October 25, 2017 - 7:25am
Is This The Source Of America's Growing Discord?

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog,
The goal of maximizing profits for shareholders by any means available incentivizes discord as the primary source of profits.
Few would deny that social discord is rising. The proposed causes range from wealth/income inequality to the rise of polarizing political ideologies and the Trump presidency.

Ad Giant Interpublic Tumbles, Drags Sector Lower After Warning About State Of Ad Industry

October 25, 2017 - 12:47am
Ad Giant Interpublic Tumbles, Drags Sector Lower After Warning About State Of Ad Industry

Amid the Dow Jones making fresh all time highs on the back of solid earnings by key Dow components, a largely unreported adverse development for the critical - for tech companies - ad sector has gone largely unnoticed this morning, when ad giant Interpublic reported a miss on 3Q adjusted EPS and revenue estimates, with CEO Michael Roth warning that "organic revenue was negatively impacted by broader trends that are being felt throughout much of the industry."
Interpublic now sees FY organic revenue growth of 1%-2%, below Jefferies' estimate of 2.1%.

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