Here’s How Amazon Decides What You’re Going to Buy

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The Street

By Veronika Bondarenko The company has to navigate a key challenge in sorting through the enormous amounts of data available. Many people complain about targeted ads but few actually know how everything from their clicking habits to current market performance inform what the algorithm will show them next time. In the first quarter of 2022 e-commerce giant Amazon AMZN increased its spending on online ads by 25% to $7.8 billion. In economics, there is a concept known as nowcasting — it moved over from meteorology and refers to making very short-term predictions (usually within the range of three… Read More “Here’s How Amazon Decides What You’re Going to Buy”

Sacramento teacher aligned with antifa received 3 years of pay to resign

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The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — After facing a nationwide backlash, the Natomas Unified School District paid a teacher three years’ salary to resign after he was secretly recorded professing his allegiance to antifa and saying it was his goal to turn his students into “revolutionaries,” records show. In exchange for leaving his post at Inderkum High School and not fighting his prospective firing, officials in January agreed to pay Gabriel Gipe $190,000, according to settlement records the district provided in response to a California Public Records Act request from The Sacramento Bee. The payout was taxe… Read More “Sacramento teacher aligned with antifa received 3 years of pay to resign”

Clemson Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Tigers’ Schedule

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Athlon Sports

By Jon Kinne Here is a ranking of the games from easiest to most difficult on the Clemson Tigers’ football schedule in 2022. In 2022, the Power 5 structure is still in place and ACC remains one of the big boys. That means that the biggest of the ACC big boys, the Clemson Tigers, has to be on the short list of teams that are considered national title contenders. Related: Clemson 2022 Season Preview and Prediction With perhaps the nastiest defensive front seven in the land and four starters returning on the offensive line, the Tigers should have the physical presence to compete with anyone. Ques… Read More “Clemson Football: Ranking the Toughest Games on the Tigers’ Schedule”

SI99 Rankings Notebook: Stats, Trends and Close Calls

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Sports Illustrated

By John Garcia Jr. A closer look at the composition of the preseason SI99 prospect rankings for the college football recruiting class of 2023 The class of 2023 PreseasonSI99 football recruit ranking was released on Tuesday, led by quarterback Dante Moore. The journey from blank slate to full ranking is no small one by the Sports Illustrated staff, so this feature pulls the curtain back on how some of the processes came together. Recruits by the numbers, trends and close calls litter the discussion around the nation’s best every cycle, and this one is no different. The Great QB DebateThe initia… Read More “SI99 Rankings Notebook: Stats, Trends and Close Calls”

Alabama’s McKinstry Will Only Play Football This Season

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Sports Illustrated

By Nick Selbe McKinstry arrived on campus as a dual-sport athlete and practiced with the basketball team as a freshman. Entering his sophomore season, Alabama’s Kool-Aid McKinstry will focus solely on football after joining the school as a two-sport athlete, he told reporters according to Mike Rodak of Al.com. McKinstry practiced with the basketball team as a freshman, though never suited up for any games. The former five-star prospect was an immediate contributor on the gridiron for the Crimson Tide, appearing in nine games with 26 total tackles and one interception. He earned a spot in the f… Read More “Alabama’s McKinstry Will Only Play Football This Season”

How Bar Soap Became One Of 2022’s Skincare Must-Haves — Shop Now

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OK Magazine

All products featured on OK! Magazine are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, OK! Magazine may earn an affiliate commission. Bar soap is back — and better than ever! Once jettisoned as a decorative relic reserved for grandma’s bathroom, it seems bar soap has made a noble return to the World of skincare over the past several years. Touted among the “Skin-Care Trends That Will Dominate 2022” by Allure, these soaps have become a beauty must-have, an apparent testament to their unique versatility. “Properly made bar soap can be used as a… Read More “How Bar Soap Became One Of 2022’s Skincare Must-Haves — Shop Now”

Cowboys Training Camp: Leighton Vander Esch Impresses

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Sports Illustrated

By Albert Breer The linebacker returned motivated on a one-year deal. Plus, receivers are stepping up after injuries to Gallup and Washington. OXNARD, Calif.—The Cowboys are winding down two weeks solid here. The team flies to Denver on Wednesday for a joint practice with the Broncos on Thursday and plays them in the preseason opener Saturday. They return here for a couple days, then go to Orange County to practice with the Chargers. After that, there’s the team’s second preseason game against the Chargers at Sofi Stadium, and then back to Dallas. Here’s what we’ve got from the Cowboys’ road s… Read More “Cowboys Training Camp: Leighton Vander Esch Impresses”

AI Song Contest: The Eurovision spin-off where music is written by machines

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Euronews (English)

Amid flamboyant performances, flashy costumes and pyrotechnics, the Eurovision Song Contest is probably one of the weirdest, most peculiar shows ever to grace our screens. It’s the kind of event that an alien species or an emotionless android would have a hard time understanding, were they watching Europe tune into the annual celebration of kitsch, patriotism and unity. But could machines understand – and reproduce – such a uniquely human experience? The answer could be found at the AI Song Contest, a Eurovision-inspired music competition where all the songs are written by artificial intellige… Read More “AI Song Contest: The Eurovision spin-off where music is written by machines”

These Are The Top 10 Holdings Of Kevin Eng

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ValueWalk

Kevin D. Eng is the chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Columbus Hill Capital Management. Before Columbus Hill Capital Management, Kevin Eng worked at Appaloosa Management from 1995 to 2003, and as a managing director at Duquesne Capital Management until 2006. Kevin Eng has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Columbus Hill Capital Management was among the best performing hedge funds as of the start of the second quarter of 2022. Let’s take a look at the top 10 holdings of Kevin Eng. Q2 2022 hedge fund letters,… Read More “These Are The Top 10 Holdings Of Kevin Eng”

Crypto Platform FTX Pay and Reddit Strike a Deal

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The Street

By Colette Bennett Longtime Redditors may be excited about this new partnership. For all the evangelizing about crypto that’s gone on in the past few years, the recent state of the market has been more than shaky. Crypto started to tumble toward a crisis point in May 2022, losing around half its value by the time June rolled around. It sent crypto investors into panic, prompted Tesla (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc. Report CEO Elon Musk to convert 75% of the company’s bitcoins into fiat currency, and moved Meta’s META Facebook to shut its digital payment project, Novi. Crypto lenders also started to fo… Read More “Crypto Platform FTX Pay and Reddit Strike a Deal”