Fractal Named Certified Retail Competency Partner by Amazon Web Services (AWS)

As a Partner of AWS, Fractal is Co-Presenting With Office Depot at NRF 2020 Vision
Fractal, a global leader in artificial intelligence and analytics, powering decision-making in Fortune 100 companies, announced today that they are a Certified Retail Competency Partner of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Comscore Expands Gower Street Analytics Partnership to Include Film Comparisons in Box Office Essentials

Box Office Essentials and International Box Office Essentials subscribers will be able to access Gower Street’s proprietary film comparison data to optimize planning and evaluation
Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced that Gower Street Analytics film comparisons are available to subscribers of Box Office Essentials and Internatio

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FlowForma Process Automation Celebrated by BPM.com in its Latest First Impression Report

FlowForma, the leading provider of Process Automation tools for Microsoft Office 365®, is delighted to be acclaimed by BPM.com for its award-winning FlowForma Process Automation tool in the BPM.com First Impression report.
BPM.com is a leading online resource for process professionals and practitioners for the latest news and research in the area of Business Process Management (BPM).

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Super Hi-Fi Receives Patent For Technology That Bridges The ‘Space Between The Songs’ Across Digital Music Experience Providers

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Super Hi-Fi for its A.I.-powered capability which dynamically creates rich, personalized audio segments based on listener or brand preferences and instantly inserts them between songs mid-stream on digital audio platforms.

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Google workers protest to support suspended colleagues, ‘save culture’

SAN FRANCISCO — Saying Google is retaliating against employees, workers at its San Francisco office on Friday demanded that the company reinstate two suspended colleagues during a rally “to save Google’s open culture.”
About 250 to 300 people gathered outside the tech giant’s office along the Embarcadero in support of the Googlers.

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What is Actionable Data Anyway?

Our office Wheel of Destiny is the most actionable of data. The results tell you where to go to lunch. No questions asked.
Actionable. Is there an adjective that is more fun to put in front of the word data? Perhaps big.I’m as guilty as anyone. After all, the third step in our data storytelling framework is Action.

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Yes, the Open Office Is Terrible — But It Doesn’t Have to Be (Ep. 358 Rebroadcast)

Feeling stressed from working in a noisy open office? Tell your boss that working from home increases worker productivity by 13 percent! (Photo: MaxPixel)
It began as a post-war dream for a more collaborative and egalitarian workplace. It has evolved into a nightmare of noise and discomfort.

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What digits should you bet on in Super Bowl squares?

My new office introduced me to a betting game I wasn’t previously familiar with: Super Bowl squares. It’s played with a ten-by-ten grid, like this one from printyourbrackets.com:
Each row and column gets an assortment of digits from 0-9 representing each team’s score, and each person playing the game (after putting in some money) adds their initials to one of the boxes.

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The Language of Data: Analyzing the State of the Union

Each president’s State of the Union address is an attempt to set the tone for his term in office — what are the administration’s goals, plans and promises? Those questions dominate the 24-hour news cycle around this yearly address to Congress.
Nearly 50 million people tuned in to watch President Obama’s first State of the Union address in 2010.

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