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Wholesale Reverse Mortgage Channel Hit Hard in December

Largely echoing previous numbers among government-approved lenders, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) endorsements continued to drop in December, with total endorsements falling 31.4 percent to a total of 1,749 loans, according to the latest data from Reverse Market Insight (RMI). The HECM Originators report for December 2018 shows the losses afflicted on both retail and wholesale channels, with retail down 29.4 percent to settle at 1,075 loans, making up just over a third of the recorde...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Data, HECM, RMI, Liberty Home Equity Solutions, John Lunde, Lunde, Resolute Bank, Reverse Market Insight, Liberty Home Equity, Integrity 1st Mortgage

You Ask, I Answer: Spotting Trends in Analytics?

Julie asks, “What trends should I be looking for in my analytics?” The answer to this question is going to require some math, so pour a coffee and let’s tuck in. In this video we’ll review simple and exponential moving averages, the moving average convergence divergence indicator, and the application of the stock alerting technique […] The post You Ask, I Answer: Spotting Trends in Analytics? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog.
Tags: Marketing, Seo, Data, Analytics, Google Analytics, Data Science, Metrics, Christopher, Julie, Marketing Technology’s Geosocial Datasets Capture a Community’s Personality

Even with all that we’ve learned since 2016 about weak protections on consumer data privacy in the United States, people still love social media and reveal a ton of personal information in the course of all that posting, sharing, and liking.The insights gleaned from the wealth of social media data are fueling a number of new companies that use them to help their clients with decision-making. One such company is Cincinnati-based, a startup that did a 2016 stint in the Techstars Detroi...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Whole Foods, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Social Media, Tech, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Software, United States, Ford, Innovation, Mobility

Existing-home sales hit 3-year low

Existing home sales fell for the third consecutive month in January, according to the latest release from the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Tags: Data, Radio, Industry News, NAR, Lawrence Yun, Markets & Economy, News Brief, Home Prices, Home Sales, Nar Existing Home Sales

Why eating ice cream is linked to shark attacks

Ice cream consumption is actually linked to shark attacks. But the relationship is correlative, not causal. It's pretty stunning how media outlets skip over this important detail. None Soda and ice cream are linked to violence. What the what? And people have concluded from data that smoking, chocolate, and curly fries are good for you. Why the when?I'll explain -- but also go much further and show you… wait for it… that figuring out why such things are true doesn't even matter at all for driving...
Tags: Facebook, Science, New York City, Journalism, Data, Bbc, Computers, Code, Innovation, Statistics, Algorithm, University Of California, Prediction

SXSW Startups: Geospiza

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 21, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in the Enterprise and Smart Data category, which will pitch at 12:30 pm Saturday, March 9, Geospiza uses big data analytics to save lives in disaster. They automate ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Startup, Data, Denver, TechStars, Foundry Group, Sxsw, Jose Andres, Mazie Hirono, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Eli Pariser, Techstars Boulder, Austin Startups, Geospiza

Data privacy a human right, tech cos can self-regulate: Microsoft’s Satya Nadella

“Data and digital technology is the new factor of production, be it in retail, health care, or other businesses,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said, adding that data privacy is a human right, and that individual companies could not ‘abdicate their responsibilities’, reports the Economic Times.... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Microsoft, Privacy, Internet, Satya Nadella, Data, Safe Harbor, Data Localisation

What Can Google Teach Managers About Teams?

What does it take to create a team that will be successful? Image Credit: danny O. The way that most work gets done is when we create a team of professionals, tell them what needs to be done, and then send them off to accomplish it. However, that is not always what happens. We’ve all had experiences with teams that we’ve used our manager skills to build that have struggled to accomplish their goals, have fought with each other, and generally have not gotten along very well. We know what fa...
Tags: Google, Failure, Careers, Success, Data, Teams, Team, Struggle, Team Building, Meaning, Impact, Effective, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting, Dependability, Psychological Safety, Interact

SXSW Startups: ObjectBox

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 20, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Hyper-Connected Communities, which will pitch at 5 pm Saturday, March 9, ObjectBox enables Edge Computing in IoT and Mobile with the fastest Edge Database: smalle...
Tags: Startups, Startup, Data, Munich, Sxsw, Munich Germany, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Internet-of-things, Europe What, Cyndx Winners, Edge-computing, ObjectBox, Alyssa Coke COO

Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud

Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully moved its on-premises big data platform to Microsoft’s Azure cloud. This new platform, which the company calls eXtollo, is Daimler’s first major service to run outside of its own data centers, though it’ll probably not be the last. As Daimler’s head...
Tags: Cloud, Asia, Europe, Enterprise, Microsoft, Developer, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Tech, Data, Analytics, Encryption, Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, Computing, Daimler

Data is the Crown Jewels: What That Means for Marketers Today (Thinks Out Loud Episode 239)

Looking to drive results for your business? Click here to learn more. Data is the Crown Jewels: What That Means Today (Thinks Out Loud Episode 239) – Headlines and Show Notes We’ve long talked about how data is the crown jewels for business. But what does that mean for marketers today? The latest episode of Thinks Out Loud takes a look for you. And here are the show notes: Why Google is the Beast That Scares Your Industry’s 800-lb. Gorilla (Thinks Out Loud Episode 238) Meet the king, the qu...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Ecommerce, Podcast, Digital, Seo, E-commerce, Data, Google Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Airbnb, Vizio, Expedia, Thinks Out Loud

Notes on feature phones, the growth of 4G, Africa biz from Airtel’s Q3FY19 concall

Bharti Airtel Ltd reported consolidated operational revenues of Rs 20,519 crore in the quarter ended December 31, 2018, largely stagnant year-over-year. Consolidated net profit for the period was 31% lower YoY from Rs 560 crore to Rs 382 crore. The company has 384.65 million mobile customers world... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Africa, Data, Telecom, Earnings, 4G, Airtel, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Airtel Africa, Consolidated, Sunil Mittal, Earnings Dec-18

18M Ixigo, 40M YouTube user records breached; 138M American citizens’ census data vulnerable

18 million Ixigo user records leaked in major data breach 18 million records from travel bookings site Ixigo and 40 million records from YouTube were breached, as part of a larger data breach affecting 127 million user records across 8 companies, reports ZDNet. A hacker who stole 620 million user... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Privacy, Internet, Youtube, Government, Data, Data Breach, Data Protection, Census, Privacy Breach, Zdnet, Ixigo

Keller Williams debuts Command, its new AI-powered CRM

To produce Command, Keller Williams worked with 27,000 people — many of them agents — and had engineers go through other CRMs to see what worked well. The goal was to create something that was customizable, and which could be configured according to the needs of agents.
Tags: Mobile, Technology, Content Marketing, Data, Radio, Agent, CRM, Command, Keller Williams, Gary Keller, Select, News Brief, Kelle, Artificial intelligence (AI, Keller Williams Family Reunion, Keller Williams Command

New Privacy Laws in California: Take Your Consumer Data Privacy Seriously Now, Before It’s Too Late

“Google’s parent company Alphabet is making changes to its data privacy policy, even though could harm its lucrative advertising business and have a larger financial business impact” Data privacy should not be taken lightly. Although in early January at CES – the largest consumer tech show – virtually nothing was said about consumer data privacy […]
Tags: Google, Technology, Featured, Legal, News, Privacy, California, Data, Alphabet, Branding, Blog Posts, Recruiting Data

This Is How You Reinvent Yourself If You Lose Your Job At 45

It seems that women over 60 are having a moment — particularly in politics, where Nancy Pelosi, 78, is once again dominating in D.C., and in entertainment, where Glenn Close, 71, made headlines in January for her inspiring Golden Globes speech. But when it comes to the corporate world, women of a certain age are still fighting some tough battles. And the reality is that if you’re a woman who's fired from her job when she's over 40, opportunities may not be as flush as they once were.Industries ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Data, Nancy Pelosi, Cnbc, Phoenix, AARP, Glenn, Sallie, Nilofer Merchant, Krawcheck, Sallie Krawcheck, Smith Barney, Ellevest, Merrill Lynch Bank of America

Aadhaar data leak PIL: Centre denies data breach, says security systems adequate

The Centre has stated that Shamnad Basheer’s Delhi HC petition seeking damages due to Aadhaar data leaks is non-maintainable given that the Supreme Court has already passed its judgment on the Aadhaar matter. Basheer is the founder of SpicyIP and a lawyer. However, Basheer pointed out that the SC... ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, Privacy, Government, Data, Data Breach, Personal Data, Delhi, Biometrics, Aadhaar, Basheer, Delhi HC, Shamnad Basheer, UIDAI

IBM THINK 2019 Day 3 Recap: Reducing Bias with IBM

In today’s IBM THINK 2019 Day 3 Recap, we look at the problem of bias in AI and machine learning, the three locations in the development process where bias can creep in, and how IBM helps us mitigate bias with two key products, Fairness 360 and IBM Watson OpenScale. Learn more: – Fairness 360 (open […] The post IBM THINK 2019 Day 3 Recap: Reducing Bias with IBM appeared first on Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog.
Tags: Seo, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Ibm Watson, Ibm, Ai, Christopher

Pricey housing prompts more married couples to get roommates

The soaring cost of real estate on the West Coast is prompting more married couples to start living with roommates, according to a new report from Trulia.
Tags: Renting, Marriage, Data, Radio, West Coast, Roommate, Rentals, Industry News, Select

Isn’t It Time to Rethink Your Cloud Strategy?

Last year, at Re:invent, Amazon AWS launched Outpost and finally validated the concept of hybrid-cloud. Not that it was really necessary, but still… At the same time, what was once defined as cloud-first strategy (with the idea of starting every new initiative on the cloud often with a single service provider), today is evolving into a multi-cloud strategy. This new strategy is based on a broad spectrum of possibilities that range from deployments on public clouds to on-premises infrastru...
Tags: Google, Cloud, Blog, Seo, Data, Italy, Gigaom, Kubernetes, Zachary Smith, Amazon AWS, HammerSpace Scality Zenko RedHat Noobaa, Circle Amazon AWS Microsoft

SXSW Startups:

The Forrest Four-Cast: February 14, 2019 Fifty diverse startups will aim to impress a panel of judges and a live audience with their skills, creativity and innovation at SXSW Pitch Presented by Cyndx. Winners in 10 categories will be announced at the Pitch Award Ceremony at 6:30 pm Sunday, March 10, at the Hilton Austin.A finalist in Artificial Intelligence, which pitches at 11 am Sunday, March 10, Testfire Labs is an award-winning software company that uses machine learning and artificial int...
Tags: Startups, US, Startup, Data, Canada, Robots, Alberta, Edmonton, Sxsw, Hendrix, Hugh Forrest, Hilton Austin, Austin Startups, Artificial-intelligence, Cyndx Winners, Testfire Labs

Q3FY19: Vodafone-Idea reports losses of Rs 5,005 Cr and 35M subscribers

Vodafone Idea reported consolidated operational revenues of Rs 11,747 crore in the second reported quarter after the merger of Vodafone India Ltd and Idea Cellular Services last year. The entity posted losses after tax of Rs 5,005 crore, up from loss of Rs 4,951 crore in the preceding quarter.... ...
Tags: Travel, Mobile, News, Internet, Data, Vodafone, Telecom, Earnings, 4G, Mergers & Acqusitions, Idea Cellular, Vodafone Idea, Vodafone India Ltd, Earnings Dec-18 Makes Solar-Powered Computer Chip to Crunch, Learn from Data

By now, many consumers know that uploading a photo, video, or other file to “the cloud” on a service like Google or Facebook often means storing it in a data center. But the computer servers inside data centers don’t just store information—they are constantly processing complex algorithms and using energy to glean new insights for the companies that store it.A Seattle-based startup,, is attempting to build a business on the belief that it could also be possible to run machine learning a...
Tags: Google, Startups, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Hardware, Electronics, Big Data, Trends, Tech, Data, Smartphones, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, SaaS, Computing

Forbes: Tax Issues Surrounding Reverse Mortgage Repayment

Once a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) comes due, there are certain options that are available to the relevant borrowing parties when repaying the loan’s balance, but they also come with their own tax implications. This is according to Dr. Wade Pfau, professor of retirement income at the American College of Financial Services and a member of the Funding Longevity Task Force, in a new piece at Forbes. “When the final repayment is due, the title for the home remains with the borrower or ...
Tags: Featured, Finance, Data, Forbes, HECM, Wade Pfau, Pfau, Funding Longevity Task Force, American College of Financial Services

IBM THINK 2019 Day 2 Recap: The Next Frontier

In this video, learn 5 key takeaways from day 2 of IBM THINK 2019 on the topics of finding more AI/ML talent, the use of personas in an AI work, digital transformation and its relationship to AI, finding new opportunities for innovation, and perhaps the meaning of life itself with quantum computing. Can’t see anything? […] The post IBM THINK 2019 Day 2 Recap: The Next Frontier appeared first on Christopher S. Penn Marketing Blog.
Tags: Digital Transformation, Marketing, Seo, Data, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Machine Learning, Ibm, Ai, Marketing Automation, Christopher, Marketing Technology

The Causes and Effects of an Early Retirement

Over a third of all American workers retire earlier than planned, and do so for various reasons that can relate to health, employment, family and finances, but these kinds of shocks still only comprise only a quarter of recorded early retirements. This indicates that other factors are at play, according to a new research brief released by the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College. While data indicates that a greater share of American workers expect to work beyond the age of 6...
Tags: Featured, Retirement, Finance, Data, Boston College, HRS, CRR, Center for Retirement Research, Center for Retirement Research CRR, Geoffrey T Sanzenbacher, Boston College While, Alicia H Munnell Matthew S Rutledge

Inventory up as metro sales slow

Inventory is up and prices climbed more slowly in metro areas in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.
Tags: Data, Radio, Industry News, NAR, Markets & Economy, Home Prices, MLS & Associations, NAR sales, Quarterly Metro Prices

The implications of Facebook’s messaging app integration

PRWeek recently published this article by our Strategy Director, Caroline Lucas-Garner looking at the criticism surrounding Facebook’s plans to integrate its three messaging platforms – Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp; and what the move could mean for users and brands. They’ve been kind enough to let us reproduce it below. Last month’s NYTimes article on the planned integration of Facebook’s three key messaging services created a flurry of interest, from trade and mainstream press. Facebook’s ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Social Media, Seo, Data, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, Messaging Apps, Thought Leadership, WhatsApp Facebook, Instagram Messenger, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, Caroline Lucas Garner, Groups on Messenger

How To Set Up A Competitive Sales Compensation Plan

A good sales compensation plan is essential to the success of your organisation. A well-designed sales compensation plan will motivate your team to succeed. It is key to recruiting, hiring, and retaining top sales talent. However, finding a sales compensation scheme that will encourage performance while benefiting your bottom line is not always easy. Here are some of the things you should take into consideration when trying to set up a fair and competitive sales compensation plan for your team....
Tags: Startups, Data, Others, Sales Strategy, Sales Compensation, Nazca Services

Forbes Offers Reasons to Avoid Reverse Mortgages

There are at least four major reasons that potential borrowers should avoid taking a reverse mortgage, according to economics professor Teresa Ghilarducci of The New School based in New York, N.Y. in a new column at Forbes. While admitting that reverse mortgages may work for some, she says that is not true of everyone. However, at least one reverse mortgage expert finds flaws in the reasoning behind some of the stated points. The first of her stated reasons to avoid reverse mortgages revolves...
Tags: New York, Featured, Education, Finance, Data, Forbes, New School, Teresa Ghilarducci, John Lunde, Lunde, The New School, Reverse Market Insight, Ghilarducci, Forbes While