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Is it time to rethink "digital"?


"We dropped it because if you're not digital, then who the hell are you in the marketing world?" says Lebowitz, Big Spaceship's founder and CEO. "You don't say that you're a hammer- and saw-driven construction company, right?" It used to be that "digital" was shorthand for the future. It meant cutting edge, speed, high tech. Today, however, digital applies to just about everything: the music we listen to, the shows we watch, the purchases we make, the social media we share, the apps we can't live without, the programs we rely on for work.

Applied artificial intelligence leader Dr. JT Kostman joins Grant Thornton


ISELIN, N.J. -- JT Kostman, Ph.D., an internationally recognized leader in cognitive computing, applied artificial intelligence, and data strategy, has joined Grant Thornton LLP as managing director of applied artificial intelligence. In this new role, Kostman will lead the development and delivery of artificial intelligence, machine learning, IoT, blockchain, and advanced analytic solutions and services for the firm and Grant Thornton clients. He will be based in the firm's Iselin, N.J., office and will report into National Managing Principal of Innovation Kevin Baril. Kostman is a data scientist, mathematician and psychologist renowned for his expertise in applied artificial intelligence and cognitive computing. He boasts an impressive pedigree – having served as chief data officer and a member of the executive committee for Time Inc., chief data scientist for Samsung, and chief data scientist and big data psychologist for Aptus Insights.

USC lands high-profile talent in Duke's Derryck Thornton Jr.

Los Angeles Times

After a mass exodus in the off-season, the USC basketball team has finally lured a high-profile talent into the program. Duke point guard Derryck Thornton Jr., a former five-star recruit, has committed to USC, becoming one of the highest-profile Trojan commits in years. Thornton will sit out next season as a redshirt and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining at USC. More than 600 Division I players announced they would transfer this off-season. Thornton was among the most coveted.

Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Divorce Update: Billy Bob Thornton Denies Cheating Allegations, Calls It Depp's Fantasy

International Business Times

Amid the growing drama surrounding Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's divorce, rumors surfaced that the actress cheated on her former husband with Billy Bob Thornton. However, Thornton told TMZ that the allegation was "completely false." On Monday, TMZ was able to obtain photos from an incident in March 2015, during which Heard and Depp were said to have got into a heated argument. The report states that in a fit of rage, Depp lopped of his finger tip, then allegedly dipped the bleeding finger in a container of dark blue paint and wrote "Billy Bob" and "Easy Amber" on a mirror in an Australian villa they were sharing at the time. The report added that Depp accused his wife of cheating on him with Thornton.