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Why every politician is saying Build Back Better

At what point, exactly, did voters decide that multinational corporations should be the ones in charge of our policies?
Joe Biden, Justin Trudeau and Boris Johnson are all using the same slogan — Build Back Better.
From New Zealand to Prince Charles, and even Bill Gates, they’re all saying the world needs “a Great Reset.”
Is it possible that a dozen political campaigns across the world all have the same slogan, the same agenda by coincidence?
The World…

Data Analyst Vs Business Analyst: Know the Difference

by Madhurjya Chowdhury
November 18, 2021
Here is the basic difference between data analyst and business analystGlobally, big data is reshaping and fuelling decision-making. Data from a variety of sources is helping companies expand their operations, boost sales, run more efficiently, and introduce new products or services, from huge corporations to higher education and government organizations.Organizations must utilise both business analytics and data analytics to construct meaning of all this data and use it to become more competitive. These two locations, which can appear…

Microsoft’s Phil Spencer Says NFT Integration Won’t Happen With Xbox


The gaming industry is a budding NFT ecosystem. NFT games are exploding as a new trend and creating an impact in the gaming market today.A wide range of major gaming corporations and businesses have entered the market. Unlike other companies, Microsoft is not interested in jumping on the bandwagon, at least at this point.NFT games are built and developed on a blockchain platform that tokenizes in-game assets, allowing players to collect items in the form of non-fungible tokens.In addition to entertainment, this type of game also allows players to gain an income, and in-game items are…

Flutterwave’s acquisition of Disha is a win for the creator economy

In 2015, software engineer Rufus Oyemade and web designer Evans Akanno started a creative agency called Cregital. Cregital, at that time, built websites for high-profile clients in Nigeria, some of them large corporations in banking and hospitality. The business was successful; yet, four years into its existence, Oyemade and Akanno embarked on a curious venture—to build a product for clients who could not afford their services.

Disha, the product they built, launched in 2019—by which time Blessing Abeng had joined them as co-founder and growth and marketing…

3 Ways Intelligent Automation Could Help Avoid Trillions In Losses

Intelligent Automation technologies have great potential to reduce financial losses across all businesses, from multinational corporations to small businesses.
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Based on my research, I have identified three categories of financial losses that IA could help prevent: fraud, error and work-related accidents and illnesses. If IA were to eliminate 100% of the losses, I estimate that roughly $10 trillion could be saved overall, which is half the GDP of the U.S. The potential impact on our world could be enormous.
How AI Could Decrease Fraud
Increasing…

Trabajo a destajo y la vuelta del proletariado

Para bien o para mal estamos viviendo una ola de solo-preneurs en cuanto a trabajo y estilo de vida. Esto ocurre a medida que el trabajo físico o repetitivo está quedando atrás y siendo reemplazado por robots.

El trabajo virtual distribuido será posible a una escala inimaginable en unos años. Los trabajadores serán accesibles y “empleables” en tiempo real sin importar su ubicación, que irá siendo cada vez más irrelevante.

Lo interesante es que este sistema es como empezó el capitalismo hasta que las grandes corporaciones, aliadas con los sindicatos, se convirtieron (provisionalmente) en una fuente de estabilidad y prosperidad.

A principios del XX los trabajadores especializados trabajaban cuando se les llamaba, y el resto del tiempo estaban deambulando por ahí o en las propias instalaciones de la compañía gastándose las pagas en juegos y alcohol.… Read more...

OpenSea Volume Hits New All-Time High


OpenSea is one of the market leaders in the NFT space, and volume on the NFT trading platform has hit an all time high.According to DappRadar’s research, OpenSeas’ overall income has surpassed $10 billion for the first time. The precise figure is $10.33 billion, smashing sales records and propelling OpenSea far ahead of competitors.This year has seen significant growth in the NFT ecosystem, as evidenced by the rise of the Metaverse and blockchain gaming.As leading exchanges and corporations join the NFT sector, it has also diversified and grown.OpenSea and NFT DominanceIf you’re part…

Wall Street’s Takeover of Nature Advances with Launch of New Asset Class

Last month, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced it had developed a new asset class and accompanying listing vehicle meant “to preserve and restore the natural assets that ultimately underpin the ability for there to be life on Earth.” Called a natural asset company, or NAC, the vehicle will allow for the formation of specialized corporations “that hold the rights to the ecosystem services produced on a given chunk of land, services like carbon sequestration or clean water.” These NACs will then maintain, manage and grow the natural assets they commodify, with the end…

Las redes sociales no son negocios descentralizados

Las compañías con acciones (joint stock companies) crearon mecanismos de alineamiento económico que permitían a varios individuos compartir los riesgos y recompensas de aventuras productivas cuyo retorno podía demorarse varios años, durante viajes de exploración y conquista. Este modelo ha evolucionado hacia el de las corporaciones globales y los accionistas.

Posteriormente, el modelo industrial distribuía la plusvalía mediante trabajos y salarios. Y después el modelo de la era digital distribuye los beneficios principalmente vía acciones en plataformas.

En las redes sociales, mientras que cualquiera con un móvil puede participar en su uso, sólo unos pocos elegidos pueden participar en la propiedad de la plataforma.Read more...

Who Needs a Hackable World?

Governments and corporations won’t ever allow decentralized apps because they are the ‘institutional hackers’. They need a hackable world to spy and control people.

Data breaches are just collateral damage in a war is about controlling each and every aspect of your life. Its about controlling your will (govs, police, etc.) and controlling your money (govs again, banks, corps, etc.).

Decentralization is elusive and has proven to work at global scale only for Bitcoin. Not bad. But not enough to change things.

Equally interesting are other already working non-blockchain P2P projects enabling a non-censurable web. An append-only web that makes content publication traceable and secure like pushes in a version controlled repository, but irreversible with no delete/force-push.… Read more...

How to Do Business as a DAO

Every organization, of any kind, is organized in some way. So-called decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are a new and different kind of organization: a collaboration among people in which members’ ownership, management and control are automated based on software.Corporations are organized under the laws of a specific jurisdiction and require human involvement in their governance. DAOs, however, operate under a transparent set of software protocols – a pre-agreed set of…

Miami Hosts CryptoWorldCon: International Blockchain &

MIAMI, Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Blockchain is the technology that is changing this century, with governments, large corporations, and even banks implementing it, and in April 2022, Miami will become the international headquarters for blockchain and cryptocurrency with an event without precedent. CryptoWorldCon (CWC) 2022 will be a mega event of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies conference/trade show, focused on cutting-edge schemes and trends in the blockchain market,…

Why Web3 Matters

Web1 (roughly 1990-2005) was about open protocols that were decentralized and community-governed. Most of the value accrued to the edges of the network — users and builders.
Web2 (roughly 2005-2020) was about siloed, centralized services run by corporations. Most of the value accrued to a handful of companies like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook.
We are now at the beginning of the web3 era, which combines the decentralized, community-governed ethos of web1 with the advanced, modern…

Emerging Cybersecurity Trends to Monitor in 2021

Click to learn more about author Gary McCarthy.

Cybersecurity has never been as important as it is today. With more people than ever before accessing the internet for work or pleasure, the number of targets for cybercriminals continues to increase daily, as does the number of cyberattacks. In addition, factors such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic have further increased the cybersecurity challenges faced by individuals and corporations. This post will be placing the top emerging cybersecurity trends to monitor in 2021 under the microscope and take a closer look at what can be done to remain secure in the face of these threats.

Remote Working and Cybersecurity

The recent explosion in the number of people who work remotely has drastically increased the attack surface for cybercriminals, and they are taking full advantage of the opportunity.… Read more...

How Can your Business Benefit from a Virtual Phone Number?

Virtual numbers offer a plethora of benefits. Globalization and multinational corporations have enabled businesses to transcend geopolitical boundaries. A robust yet flexible communication system is essential to these large-scale operations.
It is challenging to coordinate an international team that hails from all corners of the world. Due to different time zones, even finding a common slot for a meeting can be difficult. In addition, instabilities with the Internet and technical issues…

Jules Urbach, Founder of OTOY, to Speak at COSM 2021

Dozens of brilliant minds in technology will be flocking to Bellevue, Washington this November for the exclusive national summit known as COSM. Among them will be founder and CEO of OTOY and Lightstage, Jules Urbach.

Philosopher of technology George Gilder has called him “ingenious” and “the most inventive software engineer” he has ever met. Gilder holds a a 20-year investment in OTOY. What has earned Urbach such high praise?

Urbach has been a bold pioneer in computer graphics from a young age. At eighteen years old, he created one of the first CD-ROM games ever created, Hell Cab. Six years later, he founded Groove Alliance, which went on to produce Real Pool, the first 3D game available on Shockwave.com.

In 2008, Urbach founded OTOY, a digital effects company providing tools to individuals and corporations alike to create visual art.

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Covid, 9/11 & Forever War

Kit Knightly

The war was not meant to be won. It was meant to be continuous.
George Orwell, 1984

Our 9/11 coverage this year, the 20th anniversary, has been focused on viewing the attacks of 2001 through the lens of the Covid “pandemic” rollout.

The point is not that both Covid19 and 9/11 are necessarily part of the same grand plan, were carried out by the same people, or were in any way directly connected. Rather, they are thematically connected, on the meta-level.

They spring from the same collective urge all rulers and governments harbour, and are employed to the same end.

They are different tools designed to achieve the same end. Different approaches to the same problem. Different evolutionary stages of the same animal: The decades-long change in the core aims of warfare and even the very meaning of “war” itself.

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The New Internet: Reclassify Political Opponents as “Hate Groups”

You don’t want your tax money spent in a certain way?

Maybe you are a “hater.”

Increasingly, bad things can happen as a result. Even from corporations you trust.

A friend has pointed out that many American corporations are not nearly so interested in making money these days as they are in politically correct positioning. Consider the current trend toward depublishing books the public wants to read and “de-newsing” news stories people want to hear.

But the trend is growing beyond books and news. It could affect your right to bank and use credit institutions.

Successful entrepreneur David Sacks has the story at Substack about how concerns about “hate speech” can further an agenda:

Just as there is no set definition of “hate speech” that everyone agrees upon, the definition of a “hate group” is nebulous and ripe for overuse by those with an agenda.

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Amazon, “Economic Terrorism” and the Destruction of Competition and Livelihoods

Colin Todhunter

Global corporations are colonising India’s retail space through e-commerce and destroying small-scale physical retail and millions of livelihoods.

Walmart entered into India in 2016 with a US$3.3 billion take-over of the online retail start-up Jet.com. This was followed in 2018 with a US$16 billion take-over of India’s largest online retail platform, Flipkart. Today, Walmart and Amazon control almost two thirds of India’s digital retail sector.

Amazon and Walmart have a record of using predatory pricing, deep discounts and other unfair business practices to attract customers to their online platforms. A couple of years ago, those two companies generated sales of over US$3 billion in just six days during Diwali.

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“It’s all for your own good”

TE Creus

One of the most annoying aspects of the current measures supposedly created “against the pandemic” that we have been subjected for almost two years now is the insistence that everything is done “for our own good”, as if governments and big companies were strict but caring parents, and we were just unruly or disobedient children who don’t really know what they need.

It brings to mind CS Lewis’ warning about that most oppressive of tyrannies, “a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims.”

Now, I cannot tell for sure if the vaccines, the lockdowns, the travel restrictions and the masks work or not. My feeling is that they don’t, or at least, not in the way we are being told, but that’s not the issue. The question is why are we being treated like stupid children who cannot simply choose, but have to take a “jab” and then get “green passes” to travel or work or enter any establishment.

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6. Scaling Data Science And AI To Boost Business Growth

Data science and AI has become a requirement for business growth. The technology has advanced enough to predict customer’s choices and satisfy their needs. 

The volume of data generated per day is predicted to reach 463 exabytes by 2025. On the Internet, the world spends about $1 million per minute on goods. This huge amount of data, known as big data, has increased the need for qualified data science workers. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of data scientists is predicted to grow 15% by 2029, much faster than the 4% average for all occupations. Graduates with exceptional data management skills are preferred both in large corporations and small businesses.

Almost 79% of CEOs believe that implementing artificial intelligence in companies will make their jobs more efficient and easier.

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CFO Extraordinaire Hope Cochran to Speak at COSM 2021

Brilliant minds in technology and business will be converging in Seattle to take part in Discovery Institute’s COSM 2021 this November. Among those minds will be Hope Cochran, mother of three, CFO extraordinaire, the first female managing director of Seattle’s Madrona Venture Group, and former opera singer.

Opera singer?

Yes. In fact, Cochran is a classically trained vocalist. She earned a dual degree at Stanford in economics and music. At the start of her career, she would do “audit by day and opera by night” (as she told Armoire in 2019).

Hope Cochran

“…I could not imagine, not taking music lessons,” Cochran explained in a podcast released earlier this year. “And if you joined on as a major, you got to take them for free.

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Essential Features of An Efficient Data Integration Solution

By Rabia Hatim, Senior Marketing Strategist

Reliable data insights play a significant role in delivering tangible business outcomes, whether to help identify new revenue streams, drive greater business efficiencies, or enhance employee abilities to serve their customers better. Unfortunately, many corporations struggle when it comes to getting a complete picture of their organizational data. According to an ESG research report, over 36% of organizations report data integration as one of the top challenges within data analytics technologies and processes.

Many large and mid-sized organizations typically have their data isolated in different systems instead of integrated within the business. Data integration solves this problem by allowing better availability of information for different departments and business processes.

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Scaling Data Science And AI To Boost Business Growth

Data science and AI has become a requirement for business growth. The technology has advanced enough to predict customer’s choices and satisfy their needs. 

The volume of data generated per day is predicted to reach 463 exabytes by 2025. On the Internet, the world spends about $1 million per minute on goods. This huge amount of data, known as big data, has increased the need for qualified data science workers. 

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of data scientists is predicted to grow 15% by 2029, much faster than the 4% average for all occupations. Graduates with exceptional data management skills are preferred both in large corporations and small businesses.

Almost 79% of CEOs believe that implementing artificial intelligence in companies will make their jobs more efficient and easier.

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Automated “Caring”: The Limits of Talking to a Machine

Andrew McDiarmid

“Just get me to a human!” Those were my words just a few weeks ago, the last time I can recall speaking directly to a machine. It was the Xfinity phone system assistant.

I get that there’s a need for large national corporations to effectively manage interactions with their customers, especially with the labor shortages and spikes in internet usage brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

But leaving me to fend for myself with a machine – especially a stubborn, unhelpful one! – isn’t my idea of superior customer service.

Eventually, the Comcast assistant got the drift and passed me on to a human being, who quickly and kindly helped me out by doing exactly what the machine said could not be done for me.

While it’s certainly possible to have a more satisfactory experience talking to a machine, it’s usually not our first choice.

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