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U.S. Treasury: Regulators should back off FinTech, allow innovation

The Treasury Department, in a report, is recommending that state and federal regulators loosen their grip on FinTech and financial services firms in general and allow them to innovate.

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Blockchain phase 2: Will it scale?

As blockchain grows in popularity, so does the conundrum of how to scale it while maintaining or boosting performance so it can compete with today's transaction networks.

Another successful development project!

This pilot fish is tapped to lead development of a critical application, and after some training it's time to answer a key question: How soon can the new app roll out?

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Why Apple’s Create ML matters to your enterprise

Apple’s introduction of Create ML will make it easier, faster, and cheaper for enterprise users to develop machine learning apps for external and internal deployment.

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Overstock.com puts a lot of stock in blockchain

Four years ago, Overstock.com began accepting bitcoin as a form of payment. It also created a venture capital arm that has invested in a dozen companies using bitcoin's underlying technology to create a new trust model.

Unique, redefined

Engineering group at this manufacturer comes up with a new quality-control initiative: Assign a unique identifier to each part. And there's just one potential hitch...

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Tech Talk: Machine learning and AI deciphered

Getting your head around machine learning and artificial intelligence isn't easy. We're here to help you understand why one is real and the other remains a dream – for now.

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Google to offer blockchain as part of cloud service

Google has joined a growing number of cloud service providers who are offering blockchain to enterprises.

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How to decide whether to deploy blockchain

At a Forrester Research tech conference this week, principal analysts and the IT director for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston talked about how to deploy blockchain and who should consider doing so.

Throwback Thursday: How to guarantee business will grow

It's early 2005, and this pilot fish works for an online retailer where a software developer is sure the business will never need a large database to run the business.

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Oracle rolls out its own blockchain service

Oracle joins IBM, SAP, and Microsoft in offering blockchain-as-a-service for companies hoping to deploy the distributed ledger technology without the expenses associated with embracing the technology in-house.

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Delaware to test blockchain-based business filing system

The state envisions a blockchain network that lets firms incorporating in Delaware automate business processes and will allow regulators and investors to track stocks and assets in real time.

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Top R language resources to improve your data skills

From books to videos to online tutorials -- most free! -- here are plenty of ideas to burnish your R knowledge.

How to be efficient and cost effective (or not)

Big corporation is rewriting most of its critical IT systems, and the contractor it hires pitches a bright idea: Replace development servers with multiuser workstations.

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Apple’s App Store: 10 years to change the world

Think about how you live today, compared to how you once existed. It’s quite clear that mobile and apps have impacted almost everything you do.

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The top 3 disruptive FinTech technologies to watch in 2018

FinTech will benefit from three technologies that are expected to expand the usefulness of big data, offer more secure and responsive applications and exponentially grow computational performance.

Sometimes you just gotta take a broader view

Database pilot fish is leaving work when a co-worker says there's an issue with a table fish designed: Every new record should get a unique ID, but instead they're all 1.

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How to get Apple's iOS 12 or macOS 'Mojave' betas

If you want to be on the cutting edge of Apple software this summer, you can sign up for the company's developer program, or get the public betas of the OSes as they are released. Here's what to do and where to go.

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What is Quick Base? A low-code database platform for citizen developers

Filling the gap between shared spreadsheets and IT-oriented development tools, Quick Base aims to let business users quickly create their own applications.

Urgent!

Contract programmer frequently gets urgent requests from IT shops that farm out projects to his company -- and by now he's pretty sure he knows just what that means.

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