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    1. Salesforce A.I. researchers develop faster machine translation model

      Salesforce A.I. researchers develop faster machine translation model

      Jordan Novet | CNBC From left, Salesforce researchers Jiatao Gu, Richard Socher and James Bradbury. Salesforce on Tuesday revealed its latest progress around ways to translate text from one language into another without human input. The translation system comes close to being the most accurate there is today by one measurement, and the researchers have ideas about how to improve it.

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    2. ClearPoint Portfolio Company Shore Group Associates Announces Acquisition of LabSpot

      NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shore Group Associates ("Shore"), a leading provider of data management solutions, announced today that it has acquired LabSpot, a division of ResearchConnection, Inc. ("ResearchConnection"). The LabSpot transaction also incorporates the assets related to Greensight Data, the joint venture between Shore and ResearchConnection.

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    3. Google's AI engineers are building algorithms to fill talent gaps

      Google's AI engineers are building algorithms to fill talent gaps

      They are a dream of researchers but perhaps a nightmare for highly skilled computer programmers: artificially intelligent machines that can build other artificially intelligent machines. With recent speeches in both Silicon Valley and China, Jeff Dean, one of Google’s leading engineers , spotlighted a Google project called AutoML. ML is short for machine learning, referring to computer algorithms that can learn to perform particular tasks on their own by analyzing data.

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    4. IT Consulting Firm Captech To Create 100 Technology Jobs In Atlanta By 2018, Relocates Expanded Operations To Technology Square Area

      ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IT management consulting firm CapTech announced today the relocation of its expanded operations in Atlanta to 600 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 400 in Midtown, just blocks from Technology Square. CapTech celebrated the office opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 2nd. CapTech announced its expansion into the Atlanta market in September 2016.

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    5. TipRanks: Here are 7 top 'strong buy' stocks from the best-performing analysts

      TipRanks: Here are 7 top 'strong buy' stocks from the best-performing analysts

      TipRanks , a service that ranks Wall Street analysts, identified the top analysts and found which stocks they like right now. We use a natural language processing algorithm to rank analysts based on two factors: Average return of buy-sell recommendations Success rate of buy-sell recommendations. TipRanks' stock screener allows you to screen for "best analyst consensus" stocks across the different sectors, revealing stocks with a "strong buy" best analyst consensus rating.

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    6. Sarah Steele Chang Joins Bioz, Inc. as Vice President of Sales

      PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bioz, Inc ., developers of the world's first and most comprehensive search engine for life science experimentation, today announced the appointment of Sarah Steele Chang as Vice President of Sales. Chang will be responsible for the management of all sales efforts and the growth and development of Bioz's sales teams.

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    7. Shutterstock Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

      NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), a leading global technology company offering a creative platform for high-quality assets, tools and services, today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Founder and CEO Jon Oringer said, "We executed well on our business strategy in the third quarter.

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    8. Sohu.com Reports Third Quarter Unaudited Financial Results

      BEIJING, Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU), China's leading online media, video, search and gaming business group, today reported unaudited financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. Third Q uarter Highlights Total revenues were US$516 million up 26% year-over-year and 12% quarter-over-quarter. Brand advertising revenues were US$75 million, down 33% year-over-year and 13% quarter-over-quarter.

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      Mentions: Beijing China COM
    9. Kika Tech Expands Global Presence to Meet Worldwide Consumer Demand

      Company Establishes New Silicon Valley Headquarters, Bolsters Leadership Team Appointing Tami Zhu as General Manager SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kika Tech , a leader in mobile communications, continues to expand to meet worldwide consumer demand for its artificial intelligence (AI) platform that enhances how people engage and interact.

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    10. Cancer ‘Big Data’ and Health Information Technology Expert, Joshua Mann, Joins Inspirata as Vice President for its Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT) Program

      Tampa, FL, Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cancer informatics and digital pathology workflow solution provider Inspirata ® , Inc. announced today that Joshua (Josh) Mann recently joined the company as Vice President, Cancer Information Data Trust (CIDT) Program. In this capacity, he will be responsible for aligning the CIDT business strategy with systems design and data flow, spanning data collection, organization and management, as well as data analysis and visualization.

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    11. ABBYY Appoints Anthony Macciola to Chief Innovation Officer

      MILIPITAS, Calif., ABBYY, a global provider of intelligent capture solutions to improve business outcomes, today announced the appointment of Anthony Macciola as Chief Innovation Officer. In this newly-created role, Macciola will drive innovation and lead the development of new product and service concepts as part of ABBYY’s market-focused vision and strategy.

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    12. Drooms Expands Global Presence in M&A Sector

      LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Drooms , Europe’s leading provider of virtual data rooms, is expanding its M&A team internationally. Alexander Groß (40) who joins the Corporate Finance and M&A team will look after German M&A market customers as well as operating at an international level in Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa. Alexander Groß began his career at Thomson Reuters before working for an American data room provider for 10 years.

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    13. Alibaba says it will pour $15 billion into global R&D program

      Alibaba says it will pour $15 billion into global R&D program

      SHARES Wang He | Getty Images Jack Ma, founder of the Alibaba Group attends the 2017 forum on rural headmasters on July 12, 2017 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced Wednesday it will invest more than $15 billion over the next three years into a global research and development program to increase collaboration and develop new technologies.

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    14. Earnings calls when artificial intelligence can do it better

      Earnings calls when artificial intelligence can do it better

      Venture-capital backed Prattle will begin offering a new service Monday that quantifies and scores the language used in earnings calls and reports filed by 3,000 U.S. public companies. The company, which is backed by venture-capital firms including New Enterprise Associates and GCM Grosvenor, uses natural language processing and machine learning techniques to improve on current methods of analyzing text and sentiment.

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    15. MRP Prelytix 2.0 Delivers Real-Time, Closed-Loop Predictive Analytics

      PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- MRP, a global predictive intelligence and customer acquisition company, announced today it has launched Prelytix version 2.0, its newest predictive platform upgrade, which improves the real-time intelligence accessible to MRP clients, enhancing their understanding of customer intent and their ability to optimize marketing outreach, ultimately helping them acquire new, qualified customers faster.

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    16. Vacasa Appoints Former Expedia Executive to Board of Directors

      Experienced Technologist to Aid Company During Accelerated Growth PORTLAND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Vacasa , a leading vacation rental management company, today announces the appointment of former Expedia executive and Hotwire Chief Technology Officer Brian Gill to its board of directors. Bringing more than a decade of travel technology experience, Gill will play a strategic advisor role as the company positions itself for further growth in 2017 and beyond.

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    17. OneSpot Appoints David Brown Chief Strategy Officer And Launches Strategic Services Business For Content Marketers

      AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OneSpot , the Content Sequencing® platform that powers cross-channel personalization for branded content marketing, today announced the appointment of David Brown as Chief Strategy Officer. Brown will lead the company's new Strategic Services business and head its recently opened New York City office. He will report to OneSpot CEO Steve Sachs.

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    18. Conversica Appoints Dr. Sid J. Reddy as Chief Scientist to Innovate and Scale Conversational AI Platform as Company Accelerates Growth

      Category Leader in Conversational AI Brings on Noted Data Science Expert to Lead Data Science Center of Excellence FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced that Dr. Sid J. Reddy has joined the company as Chief Scientist.

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    19. Conversica Names Brian Kaminski Chief Customer Officer to Accelerate Value for Customers in the Midst of Dramatic Company Growth

      Proven Enterprise Customer Success Expert Joins the Leader in Conversational AI FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced that Brian Kaminski has joined the company as Chief Customer Officer. Kaminski is an accomplished customer success expert with 20 years of experience in the technology industry in both rapidly growing startups and publicly traded companies.

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    20. Conversica Appoints Victor Belfor Senior Vice President of Business Development to Accelerate Strategic Partnerships

      Experienced Leader Joins Executive Team at Conversational AI Leader FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conversica , the leader in conversational AI for business, today announced the addition of Victor Belfor to the company’s executive leadership team as Senior Vice President of Business Development. Belfor has more than 15 years of experience planning, building and optimizing alliances, partnerships, and go-to-market strategies in both private and publicly-traded companies.

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    21. Meltwater Acquires Algo to Supercharge its Industry-Leading Media Intelligence Platform

      SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meltwater , a global leader in media intelligence, today announces the acquisition of Algo , a real-time data analytics platform powered by the most advanced machine learning techniques available. The acquisition further strengthens Meltwater’s powerful media analytics and insights platform by bringing on Algo’s patented Velocity of Information engine, which surfaces rising trends from tens of millions of real-time data points.

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    22. Tencent Announces 2017 Second Quarter and Interim Results

      HONG KONG, Tencent Holdings Limited ("Tencent" or the "Company", 00700.HK), a leading provider of Internet value added services in China, today announced the unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter ("2Q2017") and the first half year of 2017 ("1H2017") ended June 30, 2017. 1H2017 Key Highlights 1 - Revenues: +57% YoY, non-GAAP net profit: +43% YoY Total revenues were RMB106,158 million (USD15,670 million), an increase of 57% over the first half of 2016 ("YoY").

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    23. Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India

      Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India

      Tech Guide Microsoft has found an inexpensive way to save lives in India India is a hot-bed for research and development for tech companies because of its young, middle class population Microsoft Research India works on projects in areas of machine learning, natural language processing and it explores creating technology for emerging markets One of the projects, 99DOTS, has looked at low-cost ways to ensure tuberculosis patients regularly take their medication Published 3:04 AM ET Fri, 11 Aug 2017 CNBC.com SHARES From hacking agriculture to developing inexpensive tools for tuberculosis patients, Microsoft researchers in India are trying to ...

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