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Dear tech world, STEMism is hurting us

“The idea that the tech world is comprised exclusively of techies is a myth” writes Michael Zimm for venturebeat.com. In his new book “The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World,” Scott Hartley extensively discusses the numerous examples of “fuzzies” who’ve transformed the tech world.This is not news for the business and tech world. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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All the theories about what’s happening to the diplomats in Cuba

“There are several chemicals that can cause hearing damage, including mercury and lead, along with some industrial solvents” reports washingtonpost.com. Respiratory and ear infections can sometimes cause hearing loss.One inner-ear inflammation called labyrinthitis can lead to vertigo, hearing loss, bad balance, nausea and ringing in the ears — all symptoms the diplomats experienced.It’s a mystery out of a John le Carré novel: For the past several months, U.S. diplomats in Cuba have suffered unexplainable symptoms, from hearing loss and vertigo to nausea and concussions. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Will the stock market live up to the 4th quarter’s reputation for strength?

“Since 1950, the S&P 500 has gained 3.9% on average in the fourth quarter, advancing 79.1% of the time, the data show” reports foxbusiness.com. LPL isn’t looking for a 6% jump in the fourth quarter, but the data suggest the chances of a major selloff are “rather slim,” he said.Equities have a reputation to uphold as the fourth quarter–historically the market’s strongest–kicks off Monday in the wake of an unseasonably strong September.On balance, equities have become a buy-high, sell-higher market with the popular broad-based indices near all-time highs and valuation…

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Travis Kalanick appoints two to Uber board, company surprised by the move

“Company investors are divided over whether Kalanick should remain on the board and whether he should be allowed to name two other directors” reports venturebeat.com. Yucaipa and other Uber investors defended Kalanick and asked Benchmark to divest its own shares and step down from the board.Uber said in a statement on Friday the company was surprised by Kalanick’s action.Khosrowshahi is scrambling to portray Uber as a reformed company that is turning a page on concerns including sexual harassment claims and a U.S. bribery probe. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Uber is definitely not happy with Travis Kalanick’s board appointments

“Ousted Uber CEO but still-Uber-board-member Travis Kalanick named two new directors to Uber’s board without consulting anyone else at the ride-hailing company he founded” writes Emma Hinchliffe for mashable.com. Despite Kalanick’s looming presence over Uber, the people actually running the company now were not happy with his scheme. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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MZ’s Satori infrastructure goes from Game of War to SmartTrash

“And to stoke interest in the platform, Satori held a Live Data Hackathon recently in San Francisco” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. Nowadays the regular pattern of data handling is store-read-process-store,” said Malyarevich, a member of the winning team. “Streaming data can be processed in real-time.Satori uses MZ’s live-data streaming technology that helped it secure a leadership position in games. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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