Apple cuts commissions: Industry reacts, regulators watch

As regulators watch closely, Apple announced today it would cut its App Store commission for small businesses, taking its cut down from an industry standard 30% to 15% for those app and game developers who make less than $1 million a year. The move could earn Apple points from small app makers who are hurting […]

Why pollsters should stop calling and start texting

The polls were wrong again. After famously missing the mark in the 2016 general election, pollsters recalibrated and adjusted and reminded us that the fruits of their labor are not predictions of what will happen but rather a snapshot in time reflecting current attitudes. But again they were off, leaving everyone, including the pollsters, unclear […]

Apple to reduce commission for small businesses with new App Store program

Apple announced a new program designed to reduce app store commission 15% for small businesses earning up to $1 million per year.  The new App Store Small Business Program will benefit the vast majority of developers who sell digital goods and services on the store, providing them with a reduced commission on paid apps and […]

Microsoft Introduces the Pluton Security Processor: Anticipating the Next Cyberwar

Bill Gates started talking about the risk of a pandemic like COVID-19 nearly a decade ago, but too few people took him seriously. Therefore, it is fascinating that Microsoft appears to be anticipating a cyberwar (well, a bigger one anyway) with their move to collaboratively create a unique cross-vendor PC security processor that would be […]

ControlUp raises $27 million to apply AI to remote machine monitoring

ControlUp, a startup leveraging AI to help IT teams remediate problems with on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructure, today raised $27 million in funding. The company says the investment will enable it to expand its platform and market presence to monitor user experiences for office and work-from-home deployments. Technology like remote desktop software that allows teams […]

Differences Between Data Mining and Data Science

The Data Scientist profession today is often considered to be one of the most promising and lucrative. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the number of data scientists will increase from 32,700 to 37,700 between 2019 and 2029. Unfortunately, despite the growing interest in big data careers, many people don’t know how to pursue […]