Music’s ‘Moneyball’ Moment: Why Data is the New Talent Scout

An anonymous reader shares a report: A&R, or “artists and repertoire,” are the people who look for new talent, convince that talent to sign to the record label and then nurture it: advising on songs, on producers, on how to go about the job of being a pop star. It’s the R&D arm of the music industry. […] What the music business doesn’t like to shout about is how inefficient…

July 6, 2018
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Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation (Washington Post)

July 6, 2018

Washington Post: Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation  —  SAN FRANCISCO – Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Post Office Owes $3.5 Million For Using Wrong Statue of Liberty On a Stamp

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: A sculptor who created a replica of the Statue of Liberty for a Las Vegas casino was awarded $3.5 million in damages last week after the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) accidentally used a photo of his statue — rather than a photo of the original statue in New York harbor — on one of its most common stamps. If you bought…

July 6, 2018
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Apple Releases Security Update for Boot Camp

Original release date: July 06, 2018 Apple has released a security update to address vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi for Boot Camp 6.4.0. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to obtain access to sensitive information. NCCIC encourages users and administrators to review Apple’s security page for Wi-Fi Update for Boot Camp 6.4.0 and apply the necessary update. This product is provided subject to this Notification and this Privacy & Use policy. Source:…

July 6, 2018
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US Court of Appeals for DC Circuit upholds FAA’s ability to police hobbyist drone use, overturning a decision from last year that said FAA’s system was illegal (Bloomberg)

July 6, 2018

Bloomberg: US Court of Appeals for DC Circuit upholds FAA’s ability to police hobbyist drone use, overturning a decision from last year that said FAA’s system was illegal  —  – Craft operator had argued U.S. agency exceeded its authority  — Ruling sets stage for government to expand drone commerce Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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BrandPost: 3 Ways to Boost Organizational Speed

In physics, centripetal force is the law of motion that helps an object safely negotiate a corner.  Railroad engineers and race car drivers live and die by this law, and if they pick up too much speed, the consequences can be catastrophic. Business has its own laws of motion, and though excessive speed may not lead to loss of life, the consequences can be just as real. Despite this, recent…

July 6, 2018
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