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December 18, 2015

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100 Million Times Faster?  Quantum Computing Is In the House    Last Tuesday, the Google Research Blog announced the publication of a new paper by Alphabet’s (NASDAQ:  GOOG) Quantum AI team, reporting on the results of experiments run on the...
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October 10, 2015

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Creative Destruction: Is This Time Different? Many readers are probably familiar with the term “creative destruction.” It was coined by early 20th-century economist Joseph Schumpeter, who used it to describe how capitalism creates growth and technological progress by ruthlessly eliminating ideas, companies,...
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September 11, 2015

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The End Is Not Nigh The driver of real American exceptionalism is the open, experimental, experiential, non-judgmental, data-driven approach that academic and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun appreciates so much about Silicon Valley culture. Thrun, who was a tenured robotics and artificial...
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May 29, 2015

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Bitcoin: Disruptive, But Not Invulnerable Bitcoin is a “cryptocurrency” — a form of digital money that proponents hope will get all the middlemen out of financial transactions and permit the parties — even ones who do not know or trust...
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January 26, 2015

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Executive Summary 1. Market fears? Unjustified. 2015 opened to a rocky start, with the S&P 500 falling seven out of the first ten days and down 4.5 percent from December’s highs. We deconstruct the market’s fears — of disorderly global...
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September 12, 2014

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New Tech Innovations Keep Coming As part of our ongoing emphasis on tech innovations, we’ll mention a few stories that have caught our eye recently. Some are obviously tech-related, others less so. We continue to believe that such innovations — and the...
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July 31, 2014

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Google Gets Ready to Take Preventive Medicine to the Next Level Google products have worked their way more and more deeply into our daily lives, and the great utility they provide depends on massive trawls of data. A Guild staffer who...
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