Tableau goes Hyper to keep up with customers’ data needs

SEATTLE — Tableau Software is revamping a core part of its technology to analyze data faster, a move intended to keep up with its customers’ increasing big-data needs. The Seattle company, which makes software to visualize analytics, is introducing its so-called Hyper engine in a software update Wednesday. The technology is designed to make the data-visualization… Please follow and like us:

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The world’s top 10 tech cities in 2017

No 10 Vancouver, Canada Tech hub: Silicon Valley North A view of the skyline of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 20, 2017. [Photo/IC] Beijing’s Zhongguancun has unseated San Francisco’s Silicon Valley as the top technology hub in the world, according to a report by Expert Market, a US-based business resource company. Beijing’s Zhongguancun tech community has… Please follow and like us:

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Facebook and Google Control 70 Percent of Web Traffic

Facebook and Google now have direct influence over nearly three quarters of all internet traffic, prompting warnings that the end of a free and open web is imminent. In a far-reaching blogpost titled “The Web Began Dying in 2014, Here’s How,” programmer André Staltz details how the dynamics of power on the web have “drastically changed”… Please follow and like us:

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Comcast lost 125K TV subscribers as cable giant pivots to broadband

PHILADELPHIA — The nation’s largest cable company lost 125,000 TV subscribers in the third quarter, as streamers, legacy competitors, and historic hurricanes chewed away at its customer base. But Comcast Corp. also maintained 5.1 percent revenue growth in its cable division with new high-speed internet, home security and 250,000 smartphone customers. Comcast’s chief financial officer, Mike… Please follow and like us:

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NAFTA needs to be renegotiated

America’s trade negotiators are now in the process of crafting a 2.0 update of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Fortunately, it now appears that Donald Trump’s intention on NAFTA is to mend it, not end it. The trade deal has been a stunning economic success for all three nations: Canada, Mexico and the… Please follow and like us:

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Transatlantic tussles: EU cases against US firms

The EU’s decision to slap Amazon with a multi-million euro tax bill and take Ireland to court for not complying with a landmark case against Apple are the latest in a string of competition cases against US firms. Here are the main European Union competition investigations targeting the US that Silicon Valley and Washington have slammed… Please follow and like us:

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Analysis: Analysts pan Boeing strategy in pushing for tariffs on Canada’s smaller jet

SEATTLE — Leading aerospace analysts are being highly critical of Boeing’s push to impose steep tariffs on U.S. sales of Bombardier’s small CSeries passenger jet, saying the case will damage the long-term interests of both Boeing and the U.S. aerospace industry. “The free market and free competition are good for us,” said Adam Pilarski, a senior… Please follow and like us:

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PwC report: China’s listed banks stable in first half

China’s listed banks entered a period of stability with steady growth and lower non-performing loan ratios and overdue loan ratios in the first half of the year, but pressure for competition may mount and lenders need to increase their pricing and cost control abilities, according to a report. The report by PwC, which surveys financial results… Please follow and like us:

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Rumors say Fiat-Chrysler could be bought by an unlikely rival

Had news come out 15 years ago that Hyundai could be the largest Automaker in the world; you probably would have labeled it fake news and moved on. It’s been reported that Hyundai, the maker of the Accent, and other tiny to sort of tiny economy cars, could buy out Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles. Ok, we have to… Please follow and like us:

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How Much Money Will Netflix Lose On Disney’s Pull From Streaming Service?

Walt Disney Company’s (WDC) CEO Bob Iger wants to take part in the online streaming service competition as the company announced its plan to pull all Disney films from Netflix to launch its own streaming service Tuesday, according to a press release published on WDC’s website. Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service is slated to launch in 2019,… Please follow and like us:

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Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others. “(Google) denied other companies the chance to compete on the merits and to innovate,” said Margrethe Vestager, the EU commissioner in charge of competition policy, in a news release Tuesday. “And… Please follow and like us:

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