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Meet Your New Weatherman: IBM’s Watson

For all the differences between us humans, there’s one topic that we all seem to enjoy freely talking about: The weather. And there’s usually one gripe in particular that unites us all – weather forecasting! On a local level, there’s an outright battle between television stations as to who has the biggest radar, the best...

Amazon Echo: The World’s Smartest Assistant

Think Amazon (AMZN) is just the world’s largest online retailer? Think again. As technology advances, so does Amazon’s reach in the sector – to the point where it now competes with some of the largest companies in the world in a variety of fields. For example… In Amazon Web Services, it has a mammoth cloud-computing...

Relief Coming for Drought-Ravaged California?

After two long years of forecasts, calculations, and waiting, it’s finally happening… The global weather event called El Niño is back. This happens every few years, when the waters in the Pacific Ocean, primarily off the coast of South America, become warmer. This heats the air above the ocean and disrupts the normal west-to-east flow...

The Most Ridiculous Earnings Excuse in History

While many companies in the United States are beating earnings expectations this season, there are still some that are missing. Of course, they’re providing a slew of excuses. Some of them are even legit, like government cutbacks tied to the sequester. Greencrest Capital’s Max Wolff says, “The sequester is real, and we are starting to...