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Apple has hired tech team from data science startup SVDS

 Apple has made a quiet but interesting move in its longer-term strategy around courting more business from enterprises. The company has hired the tech team — at least 18 people, including at least two co-founders, one of whom is the CEO — from Silicon Valley Data Science (SVDS), a startup based out of Mountain View that provides business transformation consulting to enterprises… Read More
Tags: Apple, TC, Enterprise, Tech, It, Consultancy, Mountain View, System Integration, Silicon Valley Data Science, Silicon Valley Data Science SVDS

Tougher “Immigration” Policies On Foreign Tech Crossing U.S. Border

It’s not only people from other countries that are struggling harder to get into the United States these days, it seems. Technology from foreign nations may also be subject to stricter “immigration” rules. The national origins of tech devices and services wasn’t a front-burner question—at least for the general public—until the issue came up at a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in May on Russia’s suspected hacking of the 2016 presidential election. Leaders of six U.S. intelligence ag...
Tags: Apple, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Russia, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Devices

IU Spinout CyUtil Helps VR Developers Create More Immersive Products

Imagine you’re a world history teacher in rural Indiana who wants to give students the chance to tour the great pyramids of Egypt—feeling the sun’s warmth on their faces and smelling the aromatic spices used to cook the food eaten by pharaohs—without leaving the state. Thanks to virtual reality technology being developed by Indiana University spinout CyUtil, immersive, simulated trips abroad may soon be possible. CyUtil was founded last year by Chauncey Frend, a programmer and analyst in ...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Indiana, It, Egypt, Innovation, Cleantech, Indiana University, National blog main, National top stories, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, Indiana blog main, Indiana top stories

Absences, Surprises in Amazon’s Final List of 20 Cities for HQ2

And then there were 20. Amazon has winnowed down the field of 238 submissions from communities around North America vying to host a second headquarters (HQ2) of the Seattle-based tech giant Most large cities with existing or emerging tech hubs appear on the list, from Austin, TX, and Boston, MA, to Washington, DC, and Toronto, Canada—the only non-U.S. city to make the finals. There were a few notable absences from the list, released early today. Detroit, MI, which had high expectations as...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Facebook, New York, Texas, Technology, Jobs, Whole Foods, Boston, Immigration, Employment, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta

Detroit Auto Show Puts Big Focus on Mobility Technologies, Startups

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) kicked off this week in Detroit, allowing industry affiliates and media to get an early look before the show opens to the public this weekend. For the second year in a row, NAIAS highlighted the mobility sector’s potential business models and offered glimpses of how the trillion-dollar market for self-driving cars might take shape. The AutoMobili-D exposition, created in partnership with Techstars Mobility and the Michigan Economic Develo...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Hardware, Entrepreneurship, Trends, E-commerce, It, Software, Automation, Innovation, Machine Learning, Automotive Industry, Mobility, Detroit, Governor Rick Snyder, North American International Auto Show

CircleCI Nabs $31M to Enhance DevOps Platform With Automation Tools

CircleCI, which offers tools for companies seeking to speed up the process of developing their own software, announced today that it has raised $31 million in a Series C fundraising round. The San Francisco-based company, founded in 2011, offers one of the software development platforms that provide frequent, automated tests of the interim versions of code produced by various members of a company team working together on a product or update. Even while they’re still working to refine the ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Deals, Startups, Facebook, Lyft, Spotify, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation

‘It’ Deleted Scene: An Alternate Scene Where Nobody Dies and Everyone Lives Happily Ever After

What if Georgie (Jackson Robert Scott) never died and everyone lived happily ever after? C’mon, you can’t deny that you hoped the adorable doomed kid would pull through in the end? Look at his little raincoat! And his little boots! And the cute little way he screams “NO!” when his paper boat starts speeding down the drain. Well, It director Andy Muschietti is here to cater to your every whim, with a “deleted scene” of Georgie meeting Pennywise (Bill Skarsgard) that was filmed as a joke, but whi...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, It, Pixar, Deleted Scenes, Warner Brothers, Video Clips, Michael Edwards, Georgie, Pennywise, Behind the Scenes Footage, Bill Skarsgård, Muschietti, Andy Muschietti, Stephen King's It

‘It’ Honest Trailer: The Town of Derry, Maine Has Its Ups and Clowns

Even though Wonder Woman has been getting praised left and right for being a box office hit and the best movie in the DC Extended Universe, the real surprise box office hit of 2017 was the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It. It shattered box office records after pulling in over $123 million in its opening weekend and went on to gross over $700 million worldwide. But that doesn’t make it immune to the mockery from the insane clown posse over at Honest Trailers, which points out the formulaic wa...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen King, It, Adaptation, Lol, Honest Trailers, Pennywise, Video Of The Day, Stephen King's It, Boss Baby, Derry Maine

Google Launches a MOOC to Train Entry-Level IT Support Staffers

Big tech companies like Google are facing heat for developing disruptive technologies that can make traditional jobs obsolete. But at the same time, the tech industry is growing fast, and is eager to recruit workers outside the sector to fill entry-level jobs that often go begging, a Google executive says. Google is betting on online learning as an on-ramp to tech jobs for displaced workers and others with little exposure to information technology—even those who lack a college degree. In ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Education, Microsoft, Internet, San Francisco, Trends, It, Innovation, Coursera, Online Learning, Brad Smith, Disruptive Technology, National blog main, New York blog main, Seattle blog main

The Phil-In: Paul Alan Clifford, Live-Streaming Church Expert [Podcast #193]

This is the last week of our “Phil-In” line-up as Phil Schneider returns after caring for his newborn baby. On this episode, we welcome Paul Alan Clifford as he discusses one of his biggest passions: Live-Streaming Church! Paul shares his heart, streaming, and a little about his new ebook from ChurchMag Press. Be sure to visit Paul’s website: Follow him on Twitter: @paulalanclif. And download his ebook: Live-Streaming Church. [Subscribe via iTunes | Stitcher | RSS ...
Tags: Video, Podcast, Creative, Seo, It, PAUL, ChurchMag, Phil Schneider, Paul Alan Clifford

Finn Wolfhard's band Calpurnia brought screaming fans to Rough Trade

Watch Finn Wolfhard's band Calpurnia cover Weezer, Twin Peaks, Pixies, and The Velvet Underground at their debut NYC show, punctuated by the piercing screams of fans. Continue reading… [Author: Amanda Hatfield]
Tags: Music, It, The Velvet Underground, Twin Peaks, Music News, Weezer, Amanda Hatfield, Pixies, Photo Galleries, Stranger Things, Calpurnia, TV related news, Finn Wolfhard, Wolfhard, Weezer Twin Peaks Pixies

How machine learning engineers can detect and debug algorithmic bias

Ben Lorica, O'Reilly's chief data scientist, has posted slides and notes from his talk at last December's Strata Data Conference in Singapore, "We need to build machine learning tools to augment machine learning engineers." (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Singapore, It, Machine Learning, Ai, Computer Science, Devops, Weapons Of Math Destruction, Algorithmic Bias, Machine Learning Engineers, Ben Lorica O Reilly

10 Stephen King Films to Watch After You Re-Watch ‘It’

It is now on Blu-ray, and if you’re craving more Stephen King thrills and chills that are most reminiscent of Andy Muschietti’s adaptation, have I got a list for you! As /Film’s resident Stephen King expert, I combed the King archives and put together a list of 10 Stephen King movies to watch after  It . Andy Muschietti’s blockbuster take on It is one of the best King adaptations in recent memory. As a result, some of the films on this list won’t measure up. Then again, some of the movi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, Stephen-King, Tim Curry, Sci-fi, It, Features, Sequels, Adaptation, Salem, Jesus, Derry, Rob Lowe, TNT, King

LendingPoint Adds Point-of-Sale Financing with LoanHero Buyout

LendingPoint, an online provider of direct loans to consumers, has acquired LoanHero, the San Diego fintech with technology that enables merchants to extend instant financing to consumers at the point of sale. Financial terms of the buyout were not disclosed in an announcement Thursday. The acquisition enables LendingPoint, which focuses on near-prime consumers (with FICO credit scores from 580 to 700), to extend its financial software and services to consumers making a major purchase, wh...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Trends, Web, It, People, San Diego, Mergers & Acquisitions, Financing, Fintech, Fico, Acquisitions, Mucker Capital, National blog main

Toyota, Ford, Aptiv, Baidu Lead Crowd Pushing Mobility at CES

In the past, the tech conference CES has primarily highlighted consumer electronics and other cool gadgets, but as automakers continue their quest to be taken seriously by the tech industry, the Las Vegas show held every January has increasingly become the venue of choice for car companies that want to show off their latest autonomous and electric vehicle developments. This year, the mobility sector had its largest presence at CES yet. Self-driving tech was well-represented in the CES inn...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Lyft, Uber, Hardware, Trends, It, Intel, Ces, Software, Ford, Innovation, Venture Capital, Nvidia, Pizza Hut

How Does Caffeine Affect Your Body? [Video]

Coffee in the morning. Coffee in the afternoon. Coffee at night? I’ll be honest with you all, I probably drink too much coffee (I know, I know — is that even possible?). But is that really a concern? What kind of effects does coffee have on your body? Let’s find out! [Video via YouTube] Well? What do you think, now? How Does Caffeine Affect Your Body? [Video] first appeared on ChurchMag and is sponsored by ChurchMag Press.
Tags: Seo, It, ChurchMag

Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies: ScaleVP Comments From the Sidelines

Just because an investor isn’t putting money into blockchain technologies or cryptocurrencies yet, it doesn’t mean they’re not watching these emerging phenomena with interest. Andy Vitus, a partner at Silicon Valley venture capital firm Scale Venture Partners, has been keeping his eye on the potential uses of the blockchain, which is best known as the technological foundation for digital currencies such as Bitcoin. But it is also recognized as a possible disruptor of the way computing is ...
Tags: Startups, Disruption, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Bitcoin, Innovation, Venture Capital, SEC, Silicon Valley

SD Venture Funding Tops $1.9B in 2017; and Q4 Top 10 Deals

Venture capital activity ended the year with a strong finish in San Diego, as investors poured $498.4 million into 61 companies during the last three months of 2017, according to Venture Monitor data released Tuesday. The strength of fourth-quarter deals, lifted by a $125 million financing in November for the molecular diagnostics company Progenity, brought total venture investments in San Diego to nearly $1.92 billion in 215 deals last year. The annual total was slightly ahead of venture...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, Funding, Trends, Web, It, Vc, Software, Innovation, Venture Capital, San Diego, Wireless, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Biotech

Stephen King’s IT Movie [2017]: Community, Grace, and The Gospel

Stephen King’s It Movie [2017] releases on Blu-Ray Tuesday, January 9, 2018. *For a detailed analysis of this movie from a Christian worldview, from the perspective of two Southern Baptist pastors, See episode 3 of my new podcast Pop Culture Coram Deo. Subscribe (iTunes, Stitcher, acast, Player.FM) for more interaction with pop culture from a Christian worldview. document.createElement('audio'); Why Engage Popular Culture? Why ...
Tags: Religion, Evil, Stephen King, It, Movie, Athens, Jesus, Derry, Christ, Grace, Gospel, 2017, Hyde, Daniel, PAUL, Ezekiel

After Boom Years, Starburst and Podium May Signal Big Data’s Future

It seems like ancient history now, but “big data” was once a hot field with startups, investors, and big companies all buzzing with hype. Then the tech industry moved on, and marketers crowned data science and machine learning the Next Big Things (at least until blockchain takes over). Of course, big data never really went away—though many companies did. In fact, there’s a lot happening in the field, and some of it is linked to the rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence appl...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Open Source, Facebook, Uber, Big Data, Boston, Trends, Analytics, It, Artificial Intelligence, Hadoop, Hortonworks, Machine Learning, Ibm, Mongodb

Beyond the Demo: 2018 Could Be Year for Longer, Profitable VR Content

René Pinnell says he and his wife Selena Pinnell were “blown away” by the virtual reality projects their friends were creating in 2014, so they looked for an entrepreneurial niche that would allow them to support such artists. That year the couple, both trained in design, founded a startup in San Francisco, then called KaleidoscopeVR. Its first mission was to launch a Bay Area VR festival to showcase works in the new immersive art forms. That expanded into a 10-city tour in 2015, and a wo...
Tags: Google, Deals, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Hardware, Coca-cola, Internet, Youtube, Entrepreneurship, Funding, San Francisco, Trends, Web

Venture Activity Comes to (Unicorn) Point in 2017, and Top 10 Deals

In China, 2017 was the year of the rooster. But in the United States, it was the year of the unicorn—at least according to the Venture Monitor report released today by Seattle-based PitchBook and the National Venture Capital Association. A record number of unicorn financings—venture-backed companies valued at $1 billion or more—helped drive U.S. venture funding to a total of $84.2 billion in 8,035 companies (through 8,076 deals) in 2017, according to Venture Monitor data. As the authors p...
Tags: Deals, Startups, Internet, Entrepreneurship, China, Funding, Trends, Web, It, People, Vc, United States, Innovation, Venture Capital, National, Seattle

Pennywise Lives: ‘It’ Deleted Scenes, Special Features and More From the Blu-ray

Andy Muschietti‘s blockbuster adaptation of Stephen King‘s It hits Blu-ray this week, with a release that’s loaded with extras, including 11 deleted scenes, an interview with King, an alternate ending, and more. Our deep-dive into the It Blu-ray special features examines all the extras any fan of the film should be eager to get their hands on. Beware of spoilers, of course. Revisiting Andy Muschietti’s It for its Blu-ray release this week, one thing is abundantly clear: the movie holds up. B...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, It, Features, House, Adaptation, New Line, Bill, Derry, Eddie, Easter Eggs, King, Arcadia, Warner Brothers, Remakes

Chet Kanojia Paints Vision of a New Kind of ISP at Starry Internet

When it comes to buying home broadband service, there hasn’t been an abundance of choices. If you have at least two decent options­—say, Comcast and Verizon—you’re in the lucky half of the population. One-quarter of U.S. households have no choice at all. But that’s all starting to change, and the cable giants aren’t the only companies battling to provide more options to consumers. One Boston startup, Starry Internet, is gambling that it can win big by bypassing the existing wired infrastr...
Tags: Google, Startups, Verizon, Hardware, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Internet, Boston, Wi-fi, Trends, It, Broadband, Comcast, AT&T, Isps, Wireless

Young Actors Shine in Films Like ‘It,’ ‘Florida Project,’ ‘Wonder’

“The Florida Project,” director Sean Baker’s Cannes Film Festival sensation, has won rave reviews and awards for its stark, sometimes harsh, reminder of the poverty in our country that many would rather avert our eyes to than acknowledge. Set at the Magic Castle, a rundown hotel where families struggle to pull together a week’s worth […]
Tags: Awards, It, Cannes film festival, Contenders, Wonder, Sean Baker, Florida Project, The Florida Project

A New Way Hackers Are Getting Money?

As most of our readers are involved with technology and their faith at some capacity, we need to be aware of what all is going on with our websites. We talk about security constantly and with the state of online hacking, it looks like we will be talking about it for a lot longer. The tradition way hackers make money is that they find a website and hack in to steal your database, they send a trojan horse image that will capture your login information, or brute force their way on to your server an...
Tags: Security, Seo, It, Cbs, ChurchMag

E-mail Pioneer Borenstein Sees Hope, Flaws in Chaotic Tech Industry

Nathaniel Borenstein, chief scientist at e-mail management company Mimecast, wears many hats: he’s a pioneer in the development of e-mail, a lay theologian, a grandfather who is married to his high school sweetheart, a vegetarian, a former “cyber banker,” and a pacifist. However, he is best known for successfully sending the world’s first e-mail attachment on March 11, 1992. He’s also one of our Detroit/Ann Arbor Xconomists, so we got in touch to pick his brain about the current state of ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Net Neutrality, Internet, Steve Jobs, Entrepreneurship, Trends, E-commerce, It, People, Software, Innovation, Silicon Valley, Great Firewall, Detroit, Carnegie Mellon

Hc1 Uses Artificial Intelligence to Uncover Opioid Crisis Insights

As the opioid crisis continues to wreak havoc on the nation’s health and productivity, an Indianapolis-based startup called hc1 is applying artificial intelligence to a vast array of datasets in an attempt to uncover insights aimed at decreasing opioid misuse, abuse, and addiction. Brad Bostic, CEO of hc1, describes his venture as a healthcare relationship management company, a term he coined in 2011, the same year he started the company.  (The hc stands for “health cloud,” he adds.) With...
Tags: Startups, Trends, Data, Indiana, Indianapolis, It, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Healthcare, Machine Learning, Digital Health, Healthtech, Bostic, National blog main, National top stories, Indiana blog main

The 16 Most Disturbing Movie Moments of 2017

Those following my work here on /Film know that I watch a lot of horror movies, from psychological puzzlers to bone-snapping slashers. It’s not all gore, guts and viscera, but one can guesstimate the ceaseless quantity of “disturbing” moments these eyes witness year after year. It could be a scene that triggers an immediate gag reflex, or recharges my nightmare fuel, or hits upon existential devastation with unearthly intent. I wasn’t always prone to stomaching such content – as I once opened u...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, It, Features, Thriller, Mother, Lars von Trier, Darren Aronofsky, Raw, Christ, Gore Verbinski, Gyllenhaal, Lowe, Dan, Justine