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The Long ReadWe examine the litigation strategies behind a number of successful multiple-seller counterfeiting cases.Monday 22 NovemberTime is running out to nominate this year’s in-house trademark stars. Access our short survey form to submit your nominations now.Microsoft soars as tech brands continue their upwards march in the latest WTR Brand Elite results.Plus:General Court considers likelihood of confusion between ‘Süzme Peynir’ marks (European Union)Evidence of targeting is key under the UDRP (International)Tuesday 23 NovemberUnilever sells its tea brands for $5 billion,…

Facebook, Microsoft and others look towards the $1 trillion dollar ‘metaverse’ opportunity — but…

The future of the web is Web 3.0 – with Microsoft, Facebook and Apple, all interested in shaping it.
According to crypto investment firm Grayscale, the industry is a $1 trillion opportunity.
However, the philosophy behind Web 3.0 is for developers to take back control of their content from these tech giants.
Just as cloud technology revolutionised data storage, Web 3.0 is looking to change the way the internet functions — only in a much bigger way. Most leading digital companies and industries, including the world of blockchain. has a laundry list of what they expect Web 3.0 to mean…

Are Financial Planners Ready to Replace Excel?

Digitization has a fundamental impact on every business, and it is estimated to be strongest on financial planning and analysis (FP&A). Most business units still look at FP&A professionals to lay out the company’s goals and map out a company’s financial future. According to IBM, more than 50 percent of finance professionals use traditional Microsoft Excel as their go-to tool to complete this task. 
As the complexity of business increases, creating financial plans takes a massive amount of data from different sources, aggregating, cleansing, standardizing and then performing…

The transformation of computing | MIT Technology Review

Wing herself never intended to study computer science. In the mid-1970s, she entered MIT to pursue electrical engineering, inspired by her father, a professor in that field. When she discovered her interest in computer science, she called him up to ask if it was a passing fad. After all, the field didn’t even have textbooks. He assured her that it wasn’t. Wing switched majors and never looked back.  Formerly corporate vice president of Microsoft Research and now executive vice president for research at Columbia University, Wing is a leader in promoting data science in multiple…

Microsoft AI Open-Sources ‘SynapseML’ For Developing Scalable Machine Learning Pipelines

Source: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/blog/synapseml-a-simple-multilingual-and-massively-parallel-machine-learning-library/

Microsoft has announced the release of SynapseML, an open-source library that simplifies and speeds up the creation of machine learning (ML) pipelines. SynapseML can be used for building scalable and intelligent systems to solve various types of challenges, including anomaly detection, computer vision, deep learning, form and face recognition, Gradient boosting, microservice orchestration, model interpretability, reinforcement…

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…

Microsoft open-sources SynapseML for developing AI pipelines

Microsoft today announced the release of SynapseML (previously MMLSpark), an open source library designed to simplify the creation of machine learning pipelines. With SynapseML, developers can build “scalable and intelligent” systems for solving challenges across domains, including text analytics, translation, and speech processing, Microsoft says.
“Over the past five years, we have worked to improve and stabilize the SynapseML library for production workloads. Developers who use Azure Synapse Analytics will be pleased to learn that SynapseML is now generally available on this…

OneRare to drive blockchain and Web3 adoption in the food industry after $2M investment round By…

OneRare to drive blockchain and Web3 adoption in the food industry after $2M investment round

The Metaverse is quickly becoming a technology buzzword in the business and blockchain worlds. The “metaverse” is the next-generation method of interaction that many big firms, such as Facebook (NASDAQ:), Microsoft (NASDAQ:), and Nvidia (NASDAQ:), believe will replace the Internet.
To leverage on first-mover advantage, OneRare has announced that it has closed a heavily oversubscribed $2M seed round led by major VCs and globally renowned angels in the crypto industry. The goal of this…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Holds Bitcoin And Ethereum As Part Of Diversified Portfolio

In a new interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that he personally holds Bitcoin and Ethereum. He also believes that it is reasonable to own cryptocurrencies as part of a diversified portfolio. Here is everything else the influential tech executive had to say about the asset class and why this could be enormous for crypto.
Tim Cook Owns Crypto: Bitcoin And Ethereum
Bitcoin is on the brink of becoming a mainstream asset, and the head of the long time most valuable company in the world (only recently unseated by Microsoft) just told the world he owns some….

How Microsoft Will Move To The Web 3.0, Blockchain Division To Expand

Tech giant Microsoft will expand its blockchain team, according to this department Director of Strategy and Transformation, Blockchain, and Cloud Hardware Supply Chain Yorke Rhodes. Via his Twitter account, Rhodes called on potential candidates and everyone “obsessed with Turing complete, scarce programmable objects”.
Related Reading | How Microsoft Is Building A Decentralized Internet On Top Of The Bitcoin Network
In his post, Microsoft’s blockchain director revealed that he has formed a new team at the software company. Rhodes added that he has spent 6…

Metaverse Race: As Microsoft Steps Up, Will the Virtual Space Create Real Value?


Big Tech has sparked a huge interest in the concept of that metaverse as leading companies like Facebook, Epic Games plan to invest billions of dollars in research and bring the metaverse into existence.Facebook’s metaverse-oriented ambition is stimulating other big guys to engage in this potential sector. Microsoft is the next one in line.On October 2, Microsoft’s official announcement revealed the company’s strategy to build a metaverse with a unique direction for PowerPoint, Excel, and other Office applications.As part of the plan, Microsoft will set up a series of modifications…

Deliver More Connected, Intelligent AI Solutions at Scale with Microsoft and DataRobot AI Cloud

At this year’s Microsoft Ignite event, DataRobot is thrilled to join forces with Microsoft to bring organizations better AI-enabled experiences that deliver world-class customer experience and impactful business results.

AI has the power to reshape and revolutionize every industry and every business service. But, without the right platform, many organizations struggle to realize the full potential of AI.

Together with Microsoft, DataRobot is enabling its customers to realize the…

7 ways IoT is impacting the eCommerce industry

Mr. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, once put in “Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without talking about the other.” Back then, the statement might haven’t impacted the regular audience. However, today the statement brings significant cadence.
Since the shopping inclinations and preferences of customers are shifting towards the online shopping genre, the industry players do not have any…

Blockchain Memorial Platform will Enable Users to Preserve Memories

Soft spot in the digital revolution: Dubai-based startup Stonses launches platform that enables users to preserve memories of loved ones
Earlier this year, Microsoft patented conversational AI technology that can preserve personas of the deceased through chatbots, in an effort that appeals to the softer side of human beings. Stonses, a Dubai-based startup, has similarly launched a blockchain-powered platform, one that will enable users to preserve memories of their loved ones in a digital…

Microsoft calls blockchain domains ‘the next big threat’

“The next big threat” is how Microsoft’s latest annual security report characterizes domain names written into a distributed ledger maintained across a constellation of computers instead of stored in a traditional, centralized registry.Storing domain names on a blockchain can make them difficult to shut down or even trace to their owners. It also leaves them inaccessible without special software or settings.“In recent years, we have observed blockchain domains integrated into…

Metaverse exceeds current virtual reality simulations tenfold: Sinha, Kumar


Metaverse – a universe where the physical and digital worlds converge. Microsoft has talked about it. So have some gaming companies and fashion houses, which see in it a space where people’s avatars can try on virtual clothing. And now, Facebook has made news around it through its reported plans to rebrand itself into a “metaverse company”. Closer home, Bengaluru-based…

Apple Safari browser might become the new Internet Explorer • The Register

Feature The legacy of Internet Explorer 6 haunts web developer nightmares to this day. Microsoft’s browser of yore made their lives miserable and it’s only slightly hyperbolic to say it very nearly destroyed the entire internet. It really was that bad, kids. It made us walk to school in the snow. Uphill. Both ways. You wouldn’t understand.
Or maybe you would. Today developers who want to use “cutting-edge” web APIs find themselves resorting to the same kind of browser-specific workarounds,…

Spark Troubleshooting, Part 2: Five Types of Solutions

Note: This guide applies to running Spark jobs on any platform, including Cloudera platforms; cloud vendor-specific platforms – Amazon EMR, Microsoft HDInsight, Microsoft Synapse, Google DataProc; Databricks, which is on all three major public cloud providers; and Apache Spark on Kubernetes, which runs on nearly all platforms, including on-premises and cloud.
Introduction
Spark is known for being extremely difficult to debug. But this is not all Spark’s fault. Problems in running a Spark…

This Week In Security: OpenOffice Vulnerable, IOS Vulnerable, Outlook… You Get The Idea

We start this week with a good write-up by [Eugene Lim] on getting started on vulnerability hunting, and news of a problem in OpenOffice’s handling of DBase files. [Lim] decided to concentrate on a file format, and picked the venerable dbase format, .dbf. This database format was eventually used all over the place, and is still supported in Microsoft Office, Libreoffice, and OpenOffice. He put together a fuzzing approach using Peach Fuzzer, and found a handful of possible vulnerabilities in the file format, by testing a very simple file viewer that supported the format. He managed to achieve code execution in dbfview, but that wasn’t enough.

Armed with a vulnerability in one application, [Lim] turned his attention to OpenOffice.… Read more...

Surpassing Trillion Parameters and GPT-3 with Switch Transformers – a path to AGI? – KDnuggets

Switch Transformers Have Unlocked Success in Machine Learning

It is practically a trope in certain types of science fiction for an advanced computer system to suddenly “awaken” and become self-aware, often accompanied by vastly improved capabilities when passing an unseen threshold in computing capacity.

Many prominent members of the AI community believe that this common element of AI in sci-fi is as much a literal prophecy as a plot device, and few are more outspoken about the promise of scale as a primary (if not the sole) driver of artificial general intelligence than Ilya Sutskever and Greg Brockman at OpenAI. Even Richard Sutton made the strong assertion that compute is king in his essay “The Bitter Lesson.”Read more...

Using the Model Builder and AutoML for Creating Lead Decision and Lead Scoring Model in Microsoft…

Step-by-step guide for creating, training, evaluating and consuming machine learning models powered by ML.NETPhoto by Rodolfo Clix from Pexels