• Apple Reportedly Prepares Suppliers for 20% Drop in iPhone Orders

    12 days ago - By Fortune

    Apple has warned its supply partners that its iPhone parts orders might be lower this year than last, according to a new report.
    The tech giant is planning to release three new iPhone models this year, but will place up to 20% fewer parts orders in 2018 than it did in 2017, Nikkei is reporting , citing people who claim to have knowledge of its plans. Apple last year told suppliers to be prepared to produce 100 million new iPhones in the latter part of 2017. This year, it's now telling them to ready 80 million units, according to the report.
    The news comes as Apple has had to fend off...
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  • 10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data's Growth

    10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of Big Data's Growth

    12 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    Worldwide Big Data market revenues for software and services are projected to increase from $42B in 2018 to $103B in 2027, attaining a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 10.48% according to Wikibon.
    Forrester predicts the global Big Data software market will be worth $31B this year, growing 14% from the previous year. The entire global software market is forecast to be worth $628B in revenue, with $302B from applications.
    According to an Accenture study, 79% of enterprise executives agree that companies that do not embrace Big Data will lose their competitive position and could face...
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  • MIT's new tech turns power plants and data centers into water sources

    12 days ago - By Fast Company

    To keep from overheating, cooling towers vent huge amounts of steam into the atmosphere. A new innovation could efficiently harvest that water for us to drink.
    In the future, the rooftop of a data center owned by Amazon or Facebook might become a new source of local drinking water. New technology from MIT researchers can capture large amounts of water from the cooling towers that vent steam to keep the systems from overheating-meaning that data centers, other large buildings, and power plants could double as water generation plants.
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  • The suicide rate has risen 28% in the US in less than 20 years, according to new data

    12 days ago - By Chron

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    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released staggering data comparing the suicide rate in the US in 1999-2000 to 2015-2016.
    Suicide rates are up more than 30% in 25 states across the country.
    Suicides increased in every state except Nevada, which already had a very high suicide rate in 1999.
    Suicide is now the 10th leading cause of death in the US, and middle-aged adults are especially at risk.
    In 2016, almost 45,000 people died by suicide in the US, indicating a staggering rise in the cause of death. It's widespread across the country, impacting every single...
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