Data Analytics Poised to Upset Art Markets

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Data analytics has become invaluable for everything from banks making investment decisions to armchair sports fans choosing a daily fantasy lineup, thanks to its ability to use historic information to find patterns and predict future behaviors.

Now, data analytics are being used to predict the art market and inform art investments. Art is inherently subjective, however, so there’s doubt about how much numbers come into play in assigning value and profitability to art.

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Is It Time to Retire the Term “Full Stack Developer?”

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There was a window of time during the evolution of software that someone could sincerely and meaningfully label themselves a “full stack developer”. But those times have passed into the mists of programming history. Applications and platforms have evolved beyond simple front ends married to scrappy back ends, into the accumulation of layers we call “stacks”.
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Tech Strikes Back on the Right to Repair

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If you own a device, you should be able to repair it. That logic may sound simple—fundamental, even, to the concept of ownership. But device manufacturers have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to get their products working again when something goes wrong. Proprietary screws, finicky plastic tabs, “Warranty Void if Removed” stickers and copious amounts of glue all stand in the way of getting devices working again.
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What Does Microsoft’s Purchase of GitHub Mean for Developers?

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Microsoft sent shivers down the spines of millions of developers when it announced a surprise purchase of the code repository GitHub for a whopping $7.5 billion stock trade. The acquisition has many programmers worried that the software giant will run operations contrary to GitHub’s traditionally open source and community-focused mission. What will that mean for the 28 million developers contributing to more than 85 million repositories on GitHub?
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