Was Facebook’s Live Shopping Feature Doomed To Fail?

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko The social media platform is shutting down its live shopping function for good this time. For a long time, Facebook has put a lot of its hopes on online shopping. The social media platform that rebranded itself as Meta META last October has been losing users for the first time since launching in 2004 and generally seeing popularity wane as its userbase ages. Facebook’s leaders have largely shrugged off these concerns for promises to build a metaverse-forward platform — the name change to Meta reflects the platform’s desire to be seen as the leader in the next iteration … Read More “Was Facebook’s Live Shopping Feature Doomed To Fail?”

Hill Planning to Put the Pressure on Santos ‘Until He Breaks’

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Sports Illustrated

By Justin Barrasso Hill headlines Saturday’s UFC Fight Night card with his eyes set on a massive victory to move up the light heavyweight division rankings. View the original article to see embedded media. Welcome to The Weekly Takedown, Sports Illustrated’s in-depth look at MMA. Every week, this column offers insight and information on the most noteworthy stories in the fight World. Far in advance of last month’s UFC 276 card, Jamahal Hill warned Sean Strickland about a potential turning point in his upcoming middleweight fight against Alex Pereira. Beware of Pereira’s setup, shared Hill, who… Read More “Hill Planning to Put the Pressure on Santos ‘Until He Breaks’”

Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez faces federal bribery charges

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Miami Herald

MIAMI — Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez was arrested Thursday morning on criminal corruption charges related to a bribery scheme in which she allegedly accepted donations to her political campaign in exchange for favors to a bank executive on the island. Federal authorities said Vázquez had fired the head of a government office overseeing the island’s financial sector at the request of Julio Martin Herrera Velutini, the owner of Bancrédito, an international bank that operates in Puerto Rico, and former FBI agent Mark Rossini. Officials said the pair promised to finance her 2020 gubernato… Read More “Former Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez faces federal bribery charges”

Landmark labor decision could have ‘profound’ impact on California agricultural industry

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The Sacramento Bee

FRESNO, Calif. — California labor officials have issued civil penalties to an employer that fired a group of farmworkers it misclassified as independent contractors; labor experts say the landmark decision could have a “profound” impact on the agriculture industry. The July 28 decision by the Agricultural Labor Relations Board resulted from a complaint filed by Marisol Jimenez, a farmworker on California’s Central Coast who was fired in 2017 alongside five other workers after raising concerns about not receiving proper paystubs with their weekly paychecks. The ALRB — the state agency tasked wi… Read More “Landmark labor decision could have ‘profound’ impact on California agricultural industry”

Factbox-Energy crisis revives nuclear power plans globally

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Reuters UK

(Reuters) – Amid renewed interest in nuclear power, governments across Europe and Asia are extending their aging fleet of nuclear plants, restarting reactors and dusting off plans for projects shelved after the 2011 nuclear crisis in Fukushima, Japan. Countries are looking at ways to boost electricity output after the war in Ukraine that started in February caused fossil fuel prices to soar. Here is a summary of some key developments: ASIA-PACIFIC JAPAN * Public opinion has been hostile towards nuclear powersince the 2011 Fukushima incident, but the mood has shifted duein part to a recent powe… Read More “Factbox-Energy crisis revives nuclear power plans globally”

How the Retail Industry Can Improve the Customer Experience, Increase Safety and Maximize Margins Through Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence

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CIO

Increasing margins is critical to achieving sustained success in the retail industry.To maximize margins, leaders consider how to run the store more efficiently, how to deliver the best services to customers and how to grow new services. Traditionally, they have used rear-view mirror data to help accomplish these goals—that is, examining historical data from months prior and coming up with a plan. Today, retailers are relying more on proactive and contextual data in real-time. For instance, what are the online shopper’s preferences? Do they tend to buy button-down shirts and khakis or jeans an… Read More “How the Retail Industry Can Improve the Customer Experience, Increase Safety and Maximize Margins Through Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence”

AI Adoption Trends and Lessons Learned: An Expert Q&A

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CIO

Over the past six years, NVIDIA DGX Systems have helped power artificial intelligence projects across enterprises both large and small. I recently spoke with Charlie Boyle, the Vice President and General Manager of DGX Systems at NVIDIA, about the big AI trends he has seen and what’s coming next. Q: Have you been surprised by the growth in AI adoption and how it’s being used? Boyle: We have been surprised by how many organizations organically discover AI use cases or applications. They have brilliant folks working for them who say, ‘Hey, how about this?’ The great thing about AI today is that … Read More “AI Adoption Trends and Lessons Learned: An Expert Q&A”

Transformational AI: Take Inspiration from Successful Implementers

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CIO

For most enterprises, artificial intelligence efforts are no longer science projects or skunkworks distractions. The technology has matured and companies are finding real value in pragmatic use cases that generate actionable insights or unlock new revenue streams. Success is possible for companies that prepare, invest, and partner with AI-fluent experts. The opportunities around AI have now expanded significantly. Businesses rely on AI for customer service; to improve clinical outcomes in healthcare scenarios; to better assess financial risk; and predict the need for maintenance on manufacturi… Read More “Transformational AI: Take Inspiration from Successful Implementers”

Beat Inflation By Retiring Overseas

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ValueWalk

Inflation in the United States is the highest it has been in over 40 years. Prices for food at home have increased 10.8%, which is the biggest 12-month hike since November 1980. Meat, poultry, fish, and egg prices increased 14.3%, the biggest 12-month increase since May 1979. Perhaps most shocking is the fuel oil index, which went up 106.7%, representing the biggest increase since the series began in 1935. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Most affected by these price increases are those living on fixed incomes, including retirees. Financial planning for your non-working years i… Read More “Beat Inflation By Retiring Overseas”

Satellite maker SES’s shares slump on merger speculation

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Reuters UK

By Dina Kartit and Elena Vardon (Reuters) -Satellite company SES’s Paris-listed shares slumped as much as 10% on Thursday after the Financial Times reported it was in talks with U.S. rival Intelsat about a possible merger. The Luxembourg-based group, which also posted half-year earnings that beat expectations on Thursday, declined to comment on the market speculation. The report signalled further consolidation in the rapidly changing industry, after Eutelsat last week said it was in talks over a possible merger with Britain’s OneWeb, which could help both companies challenge Elon Musk-owned Sp… Read More “Satellite maker SES’s shares slump on merger speculation”