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Water Cooler / Ranking The Top 100 Websites In The World
« on: August 15, 2019, 09:22:40 AM »
VisualCapitalist's Nick Routley notes,  to claim even the 100th spot in this ranking, your website would need around 350 million visits in a single month. Using data from SimilarWeb, we’ve visually mapped out the top 100 biggest websites on the internet. Examining the ranking reveals a lot about how people around the world search for information, which services they use, and how they spend time online.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-11/ranking-top-100-websites-world

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The Manhattan District Attorney's Office admitted it demanded Google hand over account information for all devices used in parts of the Upper East Side. They didn’t do this to find the Proud Boys; they did it to find Antifa members.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/manhattan-da-cy-vance-made-google-give-up-info-on-everyone-in-area-in-hunt-for-antifa-after-proud-boys-fight

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Water Cooler / Great Migration: Wealthy Gen X-ers Are Moving
« on: August 11, 2019, 12:42:55 PM »
Baby boomers, ages 55-75, have long been migrating to Southern states as they enter retirement years. Now a new study shows wealthy Generation X, ages 40-54, are doing much of the same.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-07-30/great-migration-gen-x-ers-are-moving-these-states

#3 North Carolina

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(Bloomberg) -- In Denmark’s $495 billion mortgage-backed covered bond market, another milestone was reached on Wednesday as Nordea Bank Abp said it will start offering 20-year fixed-rate loans that charge no interest.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/news/20-year-mortgages-hit-zero-for-first-time-in-danish-rate-history/ar-AAFtb2Z#page=2

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Water Cooler / Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx)
« on: August 04, 2019, 01:58:43 PM »
Harvard Scientists, Funded By Bill Gates, To Begin Spraying Particles Into The Sky To Dim The Sun

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-03/harvard-scientists-funded-bill-gates-begin-spraying-particles-sky-dim-sun




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“Private modes in web browsers were never designed as a general privacy fix,” says Lukasz Olejnik, independent cybersecurity and privacy advisor, as well as research associate at the Center for Technology and Global Affairs at Oxford University. “In practice, they offer very little.”

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-chrome-incognito-mode-privacy

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As Cuban argues, the best way to get ahead is to make sure you’re not falling behind thanks to high-cost debt.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/mark-cuban-explains-how-to-make-a-16-guaranteed-return-2019-02-20?siteid=yhoof2&yptr=yahoo

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Today, there are around 380 underwater cables in operation around the world, spanning a length of over 1.2 million kilometers (745,645 miles).
Underwater cables are the invisible force driving the modern internet, with many in recent years being funded by internet giants such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Amazon. They carry almost all our communications and yet -- in a world of wireless networking and smartphones -- we are barely aware that they exist.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/asia/internet-undersea-cables-intl-hnk/index.html

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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Water Cooler / Amazon @ 25
« on: July 09, 2019, 07:05:44 PM »
Twenty-five years ago, Amazon sold its first book on the dial-up internet and took several days to ship.

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    Top-performing companies are more than twice as likely to be using AI for marketing (28% vs. 12%) according to Adobe’s latest Digital Intelligence Briefing.
    Retailers are investing $5.9B this year in AI-based marketing and customer service solutions to improve shoppers’ buying experiences according to IDC.
    Financial Services marketers lead all other industries in AI application adoption, with 37% currently using them today.
    Sales and Marketing teams most often collaborate using Configure-Price-Quote (CPQ) and Marketing Automation AI-based applications, with sales leaders predicting AI adoption will increase 155% across sales teams in two years.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/louiscolumbus/2019/07/07/10-charts-that-will-change-your-perspective-of-ai-in-marketing/

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Water Cooler / Alexa calls man a ‘SH**HEAD
« on: June 29, 2019, 12:00:13 PM »
Amazon’s Alexa started calling man a ‘SH**HEAD after he cancelled his Amazon Prime subscription.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9390172/alexa-insults-man-cancelled-amazon-prime-subscription/

“Although it’s strange because everything else works fine and it is still calling me Mike.”

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