SDL Tridion Sites Named Most Scalable Web Content Management Platform

SDL maintains position as a market leader in latest industry rankings by independent analyst firm, Ars Logica
SDL, a global leader in content creation, translation and delivery, is pleased to announce that the latest release of its web content management (“WCM”) solution, SDL Tridion Sites 9.

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Businesses Could Recoup Over $10,000 per Employee per Year With More Efficient Communications Practices and Technology

Global report examines latest trends in business communications and how they affect employee productivity and the bottom line
Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced the results of its latest global report on workplace productivity and business communications trends.

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Leadspace Fall 2019 Product Release Includes Automated 1st-Party Data Ingestion for Even More Robust Unification of Customer Profiles

The latest release from the leading B2B customer data platform focuses on helping go-to-market teams connect data across silos, for more intelligent orchestration of targeted and impactful customer experiences
Leadspace, the leading B2B customer data platform (CDP) provider, announced details of its Fall product release, capping off a banner year of innovation.

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Why your re-targeting is not as effective as could be

According to a latest report by Merkle Inc. advertisers spend 33% of their advertising budget on Retargeting efforts.  That is a huge chunk of the budget!  According to another study, the average Click Through Rate for Display ads is 0.07%, while those for Retargeting is ten times that number i.e. 0.7%, . However, that is still dismal.

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MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 9.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending November 8, 2019….

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The Beginner’s Guide to Conversational Marketing

How did your grandparents, parents, and younger siblings grow up gossiping about the latest party? I bet they’d all have different answers.
Don’t believe me? Let’s take a trip back in time.
First, we sent letters. If you think handwriting a card took a long time, think about the time it took to receive a response by plane, train … or pony.

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Next-Generation Analytics: Four Findings from TDWI’s Latest Best Practices Report

I recently completed TDWI’s latest Best Practices Report: Next Generation Analytics and Platforms for Business Success. Although the phrase “next-generation analytics and platforms” can evoke images of machine learning, big data, Hadoop, and the Internet of things (IoT), most organizations are somewhere in between the technology vision and today’s reality of BI and dashboards.

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Diffusion of ISIS propaganda on Twitter

My latest work titled “Contagion dynamics of extremist propaganda in social networks” has been published on Information Sciences. The study aims at modeling and understanding the diffusion of extremist propaganda, in particular content in support of ISIS, on social media like Twitter.

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#MacronLeaks, bots, and the 2017 French election

My latest work titled “Disinformation and social bot operations in the run up to the 2017 French presidential election” investigates the #MacronLeaks disinformation campaign that occurred in the run up to the 2017 French presidential election.

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Themes and Conferences per Pacoid, Episode 13

Paco Nathan’s latest article covers data practices from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Environment Data Management (EDM) workshop as well as updates from the AI Conference.
Introduction
Welcome back to our monthly burst of themespotting and conference summaries. It’s been a busy conference season, which continues into December.

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R 3.4.2 is released (with several bug fixes and a few performance improvements)

R 3.4.2 (codename “Short Summer”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here).
As mentioned by David Smith, R 3.4.2 includes a performance improvement for names:
c() and unlist() are now more efficient in constructing the names(.) of their return value, thanks to a proposal by Suharto Anggono.

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R 3.4.3 is released (a bug-fix release)

R 3.4.3 (codename “Kite-Eating Tree”) was released last week. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here).
As mentioned by David Smith, R 3.4.3 is primarily a bug-fix release:
It fixes an issue with incorrect time zones on MacOS High Sierra, and some issues with handling Unicode characters.

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R 3.5.0 is released! (major release with many new features)

R 3.5.0 (codename “Joy in Playing”) was released yesterday. You can get the latest binaries version from here. (or the .tar.gz source code from here).
This is a major release with many new features and bug fixes, the full list is provided below.
Upgrading R on Windows and Mac
If you are using Windows you can easily upgrade to the latest version of R using the installr package.

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