information management

Privacy-focused, rewarded ads browser Brave tops 10M monthly active users - Search Engine Land


Brave said it has seen a surge in user adoption since releasing version 1.0 of the privacy-centric browser on November 13, 2019. Monthly active users (MAU) have doubled in a year to 10.4 million as of the end of last month. Daily active users of the browser created by Mozilla founder Brendan Eich have tripled in the last year to 3.3 million, the company said Friday. Brave Ads are structured to serve only to users that opt-in to the Brave Rewards program and agree to see ads. Users can then accumulate Brave's Basic Attention Token (BAT), which is a blockchain-based system.

EnterWorks Hosts Forrester Webcast on December 10:


STERLING, Va., Dec. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- EnterWorks, a leading provider of Master Data Management (MDM) and Product Information Management (PIM) solutions, has announced a live webcast event featuring Michele Goetz, Principal Analyst, Business Insights, Information Architecture and Artificial Intelligence, at Forrester. The webinar, "How AI, Machine Learning and Data Strategy Can Enable Compelling New Products & Experiences," will take place on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST. It is sponsored by EnterWorks; Amplifi, an information management consultancy that helps the world's leading brands, retailers and manufacturers to harness and unleash the power of their data; and Sisense, a business intelligence software and analytics platform. The webinar will inform participants how artificial intelligence, machine learning and data strategy can enable compelling new products and experiences, and how deploying AI and ML depends on effective master data and its proper governance. According to Forrester's Goetz, many companies have initiated AI and ML projects only to find that they have not established the foundation for success that comes with implementing a comprehensive data management strategy and the platforms needed to make replicable and scalable success possible.

42 Digital Marketing Trends You Can't Ignore in 2020


This epic list article has been updated to include 20 more digital marketing trends to help you get ready for next year! At one time, artificial intelligence, data-driven marketing and voice search engine optimization (VSEO) were ambitious concepts bordering on the ridiculous. Today, these innovative digital marketing trends are among the top priorities for most business owners in 2020. And why wouldn't they be? After all, if your business has any intention of remaining competitive in today's online landscape, you must adapt to the rapidly evolving changes in digital marketing. "Each business is a victim of Digital Darwinism, the evolution of consumer behavior when society and technology evolve faster than the ability to exploit it. Digital Darwinism does not discriminate. Make no mistake: We live in a time when marketing technology moves fast and consumer interests and behaviors are hard to predict. Marketers can no longer stick their heads in the sand and hope that educated guesses ...

Rethinking Search Engines and Recommendation Systems

Communications of the ACM

In her popular book, Weapons of Math Destruction, data scientist Cathy O'Neil elegantly describes to the general population the danger of the data science revolution in decision making. She describes how the US News ranking of universities, which orders universities based on 15 measured properties, created new dynamics in university behavior, as they adapted to these measures, ultimately resulting in decreased social welfare. Unfortunately, the idea that data science-related algorithms, such as ranking, cause changes in behavior, and that this dynamic may lead to socially inferior outcomes, is dominant in our new online economy. Ranking also plays a crucial role in search engines and recommendation systems--two prominent data science applications that we focus on in this article. Recommendation systems endorse items by ranking them using information induced from some context--for example, the Web page a user is currently browsing, a specific application the user is running on her mobile phone, or the time of day.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now CEO of Alphabet, too


Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now also the CEO of Alphabet, Google's parent company. As part of the shakeup at the search giant, Google cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who previously acted as CEO and president of Alphabet respectively, will step down from their roles. Page and Brin plan to continue to play a role as members of the Alphabet board of directors. While core products like web search, online ads, and YouTube fall under the Google umbrella, Alphabet contains companies like the X Moonshot factory working on every day robots, Verily health care initiative, drone delivery service Wing, and Loon, which uses balloons to bring internet to remote locations. "We've never been ones to hold on to management roles when we think there's a better way to run the company. And Alphabet and Google no longer need two CEOs and a President," Page and Brin said in a letter released today.

80% of Major US E-commerce Stores Use JavaScript for Crucial Content - Search Engine Journal


According to new data, up to 80% of popular US-based e-commerce stores use JavaScript on crucial content such as product descriptions. That's an alarming number considering any time JavaScript is used to generate important content it runs the risk of not being indexed in search results. Google is getting better at crawling and rendering JavaScript, but it's not perfect. The company still recommends using static HTML as much as possible. The study, from software company Onely, found that 25% of web pages analyzed contained crucial JavaScript content that was unindexed by Google.

Data Engineer


Support configuration and ingestion of designated structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data repositories into capabilities to satisfy mission partner requirements. Use database design and implementation tools, such as entity-relationship data modelling and SQL, distributed computing architectures, operating systems, storage technologies, memory management and networking. Work with structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data, streaming and batch data processing, ETL, data wrangling, data ingest, and data access. This position includes work that will be completed internationally, including the MENA region. Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

AI-Friendly SEO


As a Naples marketing agency, our obligation is to ensure that we provide content that is important and helpful to those searching for keywords for which we seek to rank. The search engines aim to connect its users to relevant and engaging content. In this way, creating content around quality and value is the perfect approach towards AI-integrated SEO. The role of the SEO agency will predictably evolve from being a search engine optimiser focusing on quantitative criteria such as the number of backlinks and the raw scores of a website to a content optimiser and provider. SEO agencies must anticipate this change by focusing more creating superior content and streamlining the user's journey and experience while visiting websites.

Legal and compliance teams critical to machine learning success 7wData


This Q&A with Jake Frazier is based on the first of a series of interviews I'm conducting with thought leaders who take a unified governance approach to increasing the value of information to their businesses while driving down costs. Along with his role as senior managing director at FTI Consulting, Jake is a faculty member of CGOC, a founding member of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM), a member of the Sedona Conference and an Advisory Cabinet Member of the Masters Conference. He has authored many articles and white papers on information governance issues and regularly addresses industry groups on the topic. For this article, I asked Jake about the new and complex challenges around the adoption of machine learning (ML) technologies in enterprises. ML offers business users an unprecedented opportunity to take advantage of the massive amount of data they are collecting.

CIUK 2019


The theme for this year's conference is "Computing the Future". Intel Select Solutions are developed with partners who are deemed to be leading datacentre and service providers. Our high-performance, dual-processor Supermicro servers with 2nd gen Intel #XeonScalable processors feature significant enhancements that benefit HPC applications. The Intel S9200WK has Intel Xeon Platinum 9200 processors in it and is a purpose-built, performance-optimised data centre block which is ideal for use in high-performance computing (HPC) and AI applications. It offers faster transactions & accelerated operations for your business data.