eBay Agrees to Acquire SalesPredict - eBay Inc.

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Today eBay announced it will acquire SalesPredict, an Israel-based company that leverages advanced analytics to predict customer buying behavior and sales conversion. SalesPredict is eBay's latest acquisition that will support its artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science efforts. It follows eBay's recent acquisition of Expertmaker, in order to further bolster our structured data efforts. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Upon the close of the transaction, a number of SalesPredict's employees will join eBay's structured data organization, working from eBay's Israeli Development Center in Netanya.


Tech Leaders Unite to Enable New Cloud Datacenter Server Designs for Big Data, Machine Learning, Analytics, and Other Emerging Workloads

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SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 14, 2016) - Technology leaders AMD, Dell EMC, Google, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, Mellanox Technologies, Micron, NVIDIA and Xilinx today announced a new, open specification that can increase datacenter server performance by up to 10x, enabling corporate and cloud data centers to speed up big data, machine learning, analytics, and other emerging workloads. Servers and related products based on the new standard are expected in the second half of 2017. The new standard, called OpenCAPI and released today by the newly formed OpenCAPI Consortium, provides an open, high-speed pathway for different types of technology -- advanced memory, accelerators, networking and storage -- to more tightly integrate their functions within servers. This data-centric approach to server design, which puts the compute power closer to the data, removes inefficiencies in traditional system architectures to help eliminate system bottlenecks and can significantly improve server performance. OpenCAPI sets a new standard for the industry, providing a high bandwidth, low latency open interface design specification built to minimize the complexity of high-performance accelerator design.


Microsoft to spark innovation at the Big Data show with Hackathon and Business Intelligence ... - Artificial Intelligence Online

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March 27th, 2016 To reiterate the presence of big data analytics and solutions in the market, Microsoft has stepped up as partner for Business Intelligence Analytics and Hackathon at the Big Data show, taking place on 29th and 30th March at the Dubai World Trade Center. With the digital universe growing every two years, and with machine generated data expanding from 11% in 2005 to over 40% in 2020, Microsoft firmly believes that greater insights can be accessed by converting raw unstructured data into meaningful intelligent actions. The Big Data Show will have local, regional and international exhibitors shedding light on converting unfiltered data into structured data and will feature a host of on-site demonstrations at the Microsoft stand around IoT Remote Monitoring, Emotion Recognition and Social Analytics solutions. Microsoft's Participation at the Big Data Show will also highlight the role of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 as a business analytics and data management platform that combines unique cloud capabilities for building transformative apps and represents a giant step forward for Microsoft in the history of databases. Interactive sessions at the Big Data show will provide an excellent opportunity for delegates to meet some of the world's leading big data and analytical experts to deliberate on operational challenges and share unparalleled industry knowledge.


Zebra Medical Vision Announces Collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare To Bring Machine Learning to Radiology

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The collaboration will accelerate the creation of Zebra's imaging analytics engine and create neural networks that will use Zebra's vast imaging dataset to assist radiologists with automated diagnostic algorithms. Kibbutz Shefayim Israel, May 24, 2016 - Zebra Medical Vision is announcing a new collaboration with Intermountain Healthcare, one of the top performing integrated care providers in the U.S. Intermountain plans to work with Zebra to accelerate the creation of meaningful imaging algorithms to improve patient care. Zebra is also announcing today an additional financing round of 12 million led by Intermountain Healthcare, with the participation of existing investors. Zebra Medical Vision was founded in 2014 with the vision of teaching computers to automatically read and diagnose medical imaging data. The company's analytics engine helps physicians and healthcare providers analyze millions of imaging records, in an effort to close the diagnostic gap created by a billion people worldwide joining the middle class in the coming decade, who will require diagnostic services.


Infor Acquires Predictix

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Infor, a leading provider of beautiful business applications specialized by industry and built for the cloud, today announced the acquisition of Predictix, a ground-breaking provider of cloud-native, predictive, and machine-learning solutions for retailers. Predictix uses next-generation data science and big data analytics to help solve some of the most complex and challenging problems faced by retailers today. Predictix will become part of Infor CloudSuite Retail, a new modern suite of enterprise applications delivered in the cloud and designed for today's retailing landscape. The acquisition comes six months after Infor announced an investment in Predictix. "The synergies between Infor and Predictix were greater than we could have hoped, and we've come to appreciate a great cultural alignment where both teams have passionate people who work hard and want to make a difference in retail and beyond," said Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor.