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5 steps for building a thriving developer community
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5 steps for building a thriving developer community

Bear Douglas leads Developer Relations at Slack, where she and her team help developers build more pleasant and productive ways to work. Elizabeth Kinsey Contributor Elizabeth Kinsey is a Senior Marketing Manager, Community at Slack and leads community programs for Slack developers, builders and makers who want to share their experiences, connect and learn from…

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Four steps for drafting an ethical data practices blueprint
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Four steps for drafting an ethical data practices blueprint

Joel Shapiro, JD, Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Data Analytics at the Kellogg School of Management, where he runs Kellogg’s Analytical Consulting Lab. Joel is also Chief Analytics Officer of Varicent, a leading sales performance management software provider. Reid Blackman Contributor Reid Blackman, Ph.D., founder and CEO of Virtue, works with companies to integrate…

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Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES
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Companies take baby steps toward home robots at CES

A range of robots were on display at this year’s CES “I think there are fewer fake robots this year.” I spoke to a lot of roboticists and robot-adjacent folks at this year’s CES, but that comment from Labrador Systems co-funder/CEO Mike Dooley summed up the situation nicely. The show is slowly, but steadily, starting…

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John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’
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John Carmack steps down at Oculus to pursue AI passion project ‘before I get too old’

Legendary coder John Carmack is leaving Facebook’s Oculus after 6 years to focus on a personal project — no less than the creation of Artificial General Intelligence, or “Strong AI.” He’ll remain attached to the company in a “Consulting CTO” position, but will be spending all his time working on, perhaps, the AI that finally…

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Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO
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Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO

SAP today announced that Bill McDermott, its CEO for the last nine years, is stepping down immediately. The company says he decided not to renew his contract. SAP Executive Board members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein have been appointed co-CEOs. McDermott, who started his business career as a deli owner in Amityville, Long Island and…

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HP CEO steps down, citing ‘family health matter’
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HP CEO steps down, citing ‘family health matter’

HP Inc. announced this afternoon that Dion Weisler is stepping down as President and CEO. The executive cited a “family health matter” in his decision, noting that he will be returning home to Australia. The company already has a successor lined up, as its President of Imaging, Printing and Solutions, Enrique Lores, got unanimous approval…

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6 steps to reduce churn for high volume subscription companies
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6 steps to reduce churn for high volume subscription companies

Guy Marion is CEO/co-founder of Brightback, the first automated customer retention software for subscription businesses. Your customers don’t really want to cancel. At least, not all of them. Between 15 and 30 percent of customers leave for reasons that are within your control. Tapping into these customers at the right moment for the right reason,…

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