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Flex Logix unveils neural inferencing engine for AI in datacenters and on the edge

“Chip maker Flex Logix today introduced its new Nmax general purpose neural inferencing engine designed for AI deployment in a number of environments with popular machine learning frameworks like TensorFlow or Caffe” writes Khari Johnson for venturebeat.com. Flex Logix raised a $5 million funding round in May 2017 to explore ways to build more flexible chips. Flex Logix was founded in 2014 by Tate and cofounder Cheng Wang and is based in Mountain View, California.Nmax uses interconnect technology like the kind used in FPGA chips but is a general purpose…

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3 measurable benchmarks for enterprise AI that define the future

“Rule of thumb: If the AI platform you are considering forces you to limit the number of challenges you can tackle, then you should look elsewhere” writes Pedro Alves for venturebeat.com. The efficiency of your AI platform can be determined by looking at how much of the data science pipeline is streamlined and automated.It’s not cheap to hire, train, and maintain multiple skill sets or build redundant infrastructure based on the whims of your AI platform. Source: venturebeat.com

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Zynga ramps from ‘fix it’ mode to ‘grow it’ mode as Q3 revenue hits $233 million

“While mobile revenue was flat year-over-year, mobile bookings were up 7 percent year-over-year” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. While mobile revenue was down 3 percent year-over-year, Zynga Poker matched its best mobile bookings quarter in history and was flat year-over-year.The Social Slots portfolio saw mobile revenue decline 9 percent year-over-year and mobile bookings were down 4 percent year-over-year.Words With Friends saw mobile revenue up 42 percent year-over-year and mobile bookings up 53 percent year-over-year.Mobile revenues were up 9 percent, and mobile bookings were up 23 percent. Source: venturebeat.com

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Tokyo Trading Session Heads Up Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tokyo opening news digest Experts Share Their Secrets For Success In Volatile Markets Experts offer their best strategies for how to handle, and succeed in, these volatile markets and share what they think caused this rocky month for stocks.   Apple Earnings Expectation Favorable Based On Impressive New iPhone, iPad And Mac Execution Apple’s recent strong product launch execution should have begun to build intrinsic momentum behind the brand.   Investing vs. Speculating: Why Knowing the Difference Is Key In my travels, I’m constantly reminded the importance of: 1) understanding…

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Rockets decline 4th-year option on Marquese Chriss, report says

“The Rockets have declined the fourth-year option on forward Marquese Chriss, according to ESPN. Chriss would have been due more than $4 million in 2019-20 if the Rockets had picked up his option” reports sportingnews.com. Houston has reportedly been attempting to include both Chriss and Knight in the trade proposal, along with four future first-round picks. Source: sportingnews.com

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Trump: The raw meat predator stampeding through the midterm election jungle

“Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, has supported and continues to support ending birthright citizenship as a mechanism for curbing illegal immigration” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Since midterm elections are “base” elections and Republican voters list immigration among their top campaign issues, the president could be making a savvy political maneuver. Source: washingtonexaminer.com

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Nancy Pelosi dreams of climate bill if Democrats take House

“The committee’s purpose was to “prepare the way with evidence” for developing legislation for energy conservation and climate change mitigation legislation, Pelosi told the newspaper” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Pelosi’s state has taken the lead in the nation in addressing climate change by passing the nation’s first bill setting long-term targets to curb greenhouse gases, which was signed into law by Republican Gov.In a lengthy interview published Wednesday by the New York Times, the California congresswoman said she would resurrect the defunct select committee on climate change if the Democrats win back…

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Trump’s Call to ‘Bring Back the Death Penalty’

“Although Trump did not mention this to his audience, the federal government reinstated the death penalty in 1988, and there are currently more than 60 prisoners on federal death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center” writes Eugene Kiely for factcheck.org. And I think they should stiffen up laws, and I think they should very much bring the death penalty into vogue.At a campaign rally hours after the mass murder in Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump told his supporters “we have to bring back the death penalty.” The federal government…

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Tech stocks plunged in October, suffering worst month since the 2008 recession

“Technology stocks just capped off their worst month since the depths of the recession a decade ago” writes Ari Levy for cnbc.com. The Nasdaq plunged 9.2 percent in October, its steepest monthly drop since a 10.8 percent decline in November 2008.All the biggest tech stocks suffered big losses in October, led by Amazon’s 20 percent decline and Alphabet’s 9.7 percent drop. Investors pulled away from the stocks that have delivered the best returns in recent years, as concerns about President Trump’s trade war and rising interest rates sent fund managers…

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