FactSet to Launch Datasets on Snowflake

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading service, announced that it will deploy its proprietary datasets, both structured and unstructured, on Snowflake, the cloud data platform, providing investment professionals with immediate and scalable access to content in a cloud-built SQL data warehouse.

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AIG Travel Enhances Travel Assistance App with GeoSure® Safety Feature

Travel Guard Travel Insurance Provider Debuts Expanded Trip Safety Information for Business Travelers
The AIG Travel Assistance App has been upgraded with a significant new feature through a partnership with GeoSure, developer of the most granular, real-time safety measurement platform available.

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Neustar Approved as Initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority

Company Working to Accelerate Adoption of STIR/SHAKEN Caller ID Authentication Standards
Neustar, Inc., a global information services company and leader in identity resolution, has been approved as an initial Secure Telephone Identity Certification Authority (STI-CA).

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Why Contradicting Behavioral and Traditional KPIs Can Be Good for Research

Editor’s Note: It is one to say theoretically that having multiple types of information at one’s disposal can lead to improved decision-making, it is another thing sometimes to actually have to live with the consequences. You may find that different types of information may lead to the same conclusions, or you may find that they conflict with one another.

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inRiver for Salesforce Commerce B2B Available on Salesforce AppExchange

inRiver, a leading provider of SaaS-based product information management (PIM) solutions, announced it is now available on Salesforce AppExchange to help businesses unite product details with customer connections, throughout their entire commerce journey.
The commerce landscape is evolving to adapt to buyer demands.

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Four short links: 27 August 2019

Personal Information, Research Data, Massive Lamba Scale, and The Moral Character of Cryptographic Work
Presidio — recognizers for personally identifiable information, assembled into a pipeline that helps you scrub sensitive text such as credit card numbers, names, locations, social security numbers, bitcoin wallets, US phone numbers, and financial data.

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Analytics and Data Mining in Banking

With the increasing economic globalization and improvements in information technology, large amounts of financial data are being generated and stored. These can be subjected to data mining techniques to discover hidden patterns and obtain predictions for trends in the future and the behavior of the financial markets.

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information overload and twitter

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I have been an on and off user of twitter since it first came out. There are hidden gems in the tweets I get, but most of it is just plain junk. It can be quite daunting to add another stream of information to go through with all the emails, blogs, and other information we are already processing on a daily basis.

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Small Business Optimism Index Increased Slightly in October

CR Note: Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the “Single Most Important Problem”.From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): October 2019 Report: Small Businesses Continue to Push the Economy ForwardThe small business half of the economy continued its remarkable economic streak, posting a 0.

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Seclore’s New Data Protection Portal Helps Companies Address Regulatory Compliance

Ensure Safeguarding of Incoming Information upon Receipt from Customers and Partners.
Seclore, the leader in unifying best-of-breed data-centric security solutions, announced the release of the Seclore Data Protection Portal. Organizations often overlook securing sensitive and regulatory data they collect from customers and partners.

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MIDS Winter 2018 Commencement Ceremony

On January 21, the UC Berkeley School of Information (I School) recognized more than 100 summer and fall 2017 graduates with their families at the winter commencement. It was an intimate ceremony despite the online nature of the school’s Master of Information and Data Science (MIDS) program, moving some online students to reflect on their accomplishments.

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Similar pages for Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the top 10 most widely used websites globally and a rich source of information. There are pages for every conceivable topic; the English version alone has over 5 million. Using Wikipedia it is both possible to rapidly get information about a topic and then to also delve deeper into the details.

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Denoising Dirty Documents – Part 10

In my last blog, I explained how to take advantage of an information leakage regarding the repeated backgrounds in Kaggle’s Denoising Dirty Documents competition. The result of that process was that we had done a fairly good job of removing the background. But the score from doing this was not good enough to get a good placing. We need to do some processing on the image to improve the score.

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Notes on the Limitations of the Empirical Fisher Approximation

This post is a short not on an excellent recent paper on empirical Fisher information matrices:Kunstner, Balles and Hennig (2019) Limitations of the Empirical Fisher ApproximationI was debating with myself whether I should write a post about this because it’s a superbly written paper that you should probably read in full.

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