Thu.May 12, 2022

Let’s not confuse big data with knowledge!

Berkonomics

There’s a famous intersection in Tokyo, Shibuya Crossing, where thousands of people cross each day, seemingly in random directions. Here’s the test: try to follow one person in his or her journey. That would be like picking a piece of information form a maze.

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Halozyme Therapeutics Clears Hart-Scott-Rodino Hurdle

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San Diego-based biopharmaceuticals firm Halozyme Therapeutics said today that the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for its proposed acquisition of Antares Pharma has expired. The company said its deal still remains subject to various conditions. Halozyme offered to acquire Antares Pharma for $5.60 per share in cash on April 26th. The deal is worth approximately $960M in total. halozyme therapeutics merger acquisition antares pharma pharmaceuticals

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Why Massive Cryptocurrency Selloffs Highlight a Tech Industry Downturn

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As of Thursday, the entire cryptocurrency sector has plummeted, losing $200 billion across the entire market within a day.

Viasat Selected By Southwest Airlines

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Carlsbad-based satellite Internet provider Viasat said on Wednesday that it has been selected by Southwest Airlines. Viasat said that Southwest Airlines has selected its next genneation Ka-band satellite for in-flight connectivity on all of Southwest's new aircraft deliveries, starting this fall. Financial impact of the win was not announced. viasat southwest airlines kaband satellite

Can You Ask for Office Rent Relief? How to Manage Your Lease During COVID-19

Office leases are one of companies’ largest expenses, and if your whole team is working from home with no clear end in sight, you may be wondering what to do about your lease.

Bird Looks To Google's AR For Better Scooter Parking

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Santa Monica-based micromobility provider Bird has rolled out a new plan to get people to park the company's scooters in better location, tapping augmented reality technology from Google. According to Bird, it has launched something called "Bird VPS" (Visual Parking System), which uses Google's augmented reality APIs to geo-localize parked scooters. The company said it is using that AR technology, and Google Street View to detect and prevent improper parking.

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Linewize Acquires Qustodio

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San Diego-based K-12 cyber safety software developer Linewize said today that it has acquired parental control software developer Qustodio, in a deal worth $52M. The acquisition came via Linewize's parent company, Family Zone. The company said Qustodio has more than 4 million users, with deals with telecom operators in such countries as Spain, France, Singapore, Mexico, Japan, Brazil and Chile.