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Predictive Analytics White-Out at Lake Tahoe

It’s the mantra of big data and machine learning. The past predicts the future. But what if the future is a total departure from the past? In that case, does machine learning become really stupid about the present? To answer…

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Bump or Slump? What to Expect in 2019

The San Francisco Bay Area is not in a bump and not in a slump. We’re somewhere in the middle, above the national average of 3% GDP growth last year, after a massive tax cut, trillion-dollar deficits, and low interest…

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Shutdown Walls Off Silicon Valley

There’s a new wall around San Francisco and Silicon Valley. The federal shutdown, tariffs and bellicose protectionism have thrown roadblocks in front of the thousands of international entrepreneurs, executives, startup founders, and students who flock here every day. Case in…

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The Year of the Ecosystem

We call this the year of the ecosystem. There’s a race on to attract talent and develop fresh ways to spark ideas and build thriving new enterprises. No borders or walls can hem in this creativity. We traced the globe…

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