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Great heavens! Daniel cried

Le 10 août 2017, 06:03 dans Humeurs 0

Pretty good, my dear! You have some business cleverness yourself, I see, after all! Sufficient, at any rate, to recognize that you ought to be getting your share of your uncle's bequest. Just inform your brother-in-law, in your letter, that you are going to sign over to me the power of attorney to manage your affairs. That will bring him to time and fetch an answer!

But I'm not.

Not what?

Not going to sign away any 'power' I may have. I didn't know I had any. It's a pleasant surprise. I shall certainly hold on to it. I need it, whatever it is.

Without power of attorney to act for you, Margaret, I can't help you. You'll have to give it to me, said Daniel firmly. I'll bring up a paper from the office on Monday and Jennie and Sadie will witness your signature. Can't you get up and write to Walter now? I'll dictate the letter.

I wouldn't rise from this comfortable couch, Daniel, if the house were on fire.

It's very bad, very bad indeed, I'm sure, for you to lie about so much.

If you were carrying a weight of several tons, I guess you wouldn't be on your feet when you didn't have to.

'Several tons?' That's a gross exaggeration, Margaret.

I never was strong on figures or statistics, Margaret admitted.

Won't you try to get up and write the letter? I very much wish you to, urged Daniel, still quite unable to credit the fact which in these days frequently confronted him, that any feminine member of his household could fail to jump at his least bidding.

What do you want me to write? Margaret parried.

Great heavens! Daniel cried, exasperated. I've told you only about a dozen times!

A dozen? A gross exaggeration, I'm sure. And to call upon the heavens is irreverent. There, there, I won't tease you, she patted his hand; and he immediately clasped and held it, for he still adored her. But as I've told you, Daniel, that I won't sign over to you the power of attorney, there's nothing to write to Walter about.

Is this your idea of not 'teasing' me? I've said that without the power of attorney, I can't help you.

I don't want that kind of help, my dear, thank you very much.

released a ton of open data

Le 25 juillet 2017, 06:06 dans Humeurs 0

While analysts from major investment banks like Goldman Sachs and Bank of America typically disagree (to a certain extent) on future price targets for stocks, it’s much rarer for analysts to be totally split on if a company’s stock will go up or down.

And this is just what’s happening with Tesla. Out of 24 analysts who publicly disclose their Tesla forecasts, eight say you should buy the stock or that it’s overweight (meaning they think it will go up), and eight think it’s underweight or you should sell it (meaning they think it will go down). And eight more just say to hold — essentially saying it will perform similarly to the overall market suv car rental.

Specifically, the lowest price target from the group is $155 from Cowen, and the highest is $464 per share from Berenberg.

The average of these targets is $281.79, which is still a lot lower than the current price of $327.09 that the stock settled at after a 7 percent drop today Word Of Mouth .



Trainline now gives you real-time train information in France

Trainline’s European service (formerly known as Captain Train) is becoming your one-stop shop for French trains. The company has partnered with SNCF to get real-time data about trains, delays and your current location. You had to use SNCF’s official app before to get this kind of information.

If you’ve used Trainline to book a ticket before, you know that the app can alert you to tell you the platform of your train. But there was no way to check if your train was delayed or canceled. You had to look at the billboard even though your phone is probably more powerful than the billboard in your train station.

Alternatively, the SNCF app displays this kind of information but doesn’t let you book a ticket — you have to use Voyages-SNCF or Trainline to buy tickets. But nobody wants to deal with two apps.

SNCF now has an official API and has released a ton of open data. Former digital minister Axelle Lemaire forced public administration and public companies like SNCF to share key data under an open data license. So Trainline took advantage of those APIs and data for its own apps.

And if your train is on time, you’re still going to see the difference as you’ll be able to see the next stops, how long you’re going to stop and your current position. The company says that it wants to display real-time information in other countries.

In other news, Audrey Détrie is now Trainline’s country manager for France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg. This is a brand new position. Détrie is going to to promote Trainline and represent the company Looking at Hong Kong hotel list and promotion? GuangDong Hotel always provides different specials for our guests. We provides fully furnished rooms with various in-room facilities and amenities. .

language tool to help sales and customer service reps

Le 18 juillet 2017, 12:19 dans Humeurs 0

Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M
As artificial intelligence continues its spread into all aspects of computing, many believe that it will be the next big frontier in CRM. Today a startup called Gong.io underscores that trend: the Israeli startup, which has built a tool that uses natural language processing and machine learning to help train and suggest information to sales people and other customer service reps, has raised $20 million in funding.

The Series A1 round, which brings the total raised by Gong.io to date to just over $26 million — was led by previous investors Norwest Venture Partners and Shlomo Kramer, the co-founder of CheckPoint Software. New investors Wing Venture Capital and NextWorld Capital are also in the round.

Amit Bendov, the CEO who co-founded the company with Eilon Reshef (both have track records growing, selling and IPOing startups), said in an interview that the new funding will be used for sales development and bringing on more talent to keep building the product.

The company has been doubling revenues for the last four quarters (he wouldn’t disclose the size of those revenues, however) and claims its AI-based solution has contributed to a collective $1 billion in revenues among its customer base, which includes Act-On, SalesLoft, Sisense, Greenhouse, and Zywave.

“We’re having a great run so far,” Bendov said. “We recognise a lot of opportunity ahead and will use it to widen the gap and invest more in the product and additional areas.” He says that Gong.io is hiring dozens of researchers and engineers in speech, NLP and related areas — “The focus is on improving user experience and data science.”

Gong.io may have its roots in sales — the “Gong” in its name is a reference to those gongs that you often hear about or see on sales floors, which get hit whenever someone closes a deal — but Bendov tells me that the product already being used in a variety of scenarios where you have customer service agents talking with people over voice or video calls. About 30 percent of Gong.io’s business today comes from outside straight sales and in other areas of CRM. The idea is not to replace salespeople and others, Bendov added, but to help them do their jobs better you beauty hard sell.

There are a number of tools already out in the market that help salespeople and others in CRM (which includes things as diverse as IT support to people who man beleaguered Twitter accounts) and no shortage of those who are also tapping into the developments in artificial intelligence to improve how they do this.

Gong.io’s approach is that it’s providing multiple levels of help to its users.

There is a real-time processor that is listening to and “reading” all the audio from interactions as they take place. Then it uses language processing and speech recognition to make suggestions on the fly to help steer the conversation. There is also a secondary analytical service that processes the call, along with many others, to parse the conversation and figure out what is going on later for more detailed training and reports.

Both are focused on keywords that they use to calculate likely outcomes from conversations — and if you follow AI you will know that this is one of the key and most interesting aspects of the field, since it perhaps highlights most importantly how computers can not only think like humans but can do it faster and potentially more reliably when the ‘right’ answer is the one you need groom suit rental .

The platform also is able to measure more than just keywords: it also has the ability to pick up on emotions in a conversation, to help steer people away from what might end up being sticky situations.

Fun fact: Gong.io went to the Bible of sticky situations to train its platform. Bendov tells me that the team fed in the full run of Seinfeld to teach the platform about awkward conversations, sarcasm, humor and rising tension. “Maybe I should call Larry David the next time we’re fundraising,” Bendov suggested. Serenity now!

For the moment, it’s getting a lot of interest from more traditional investors keen on getting into more of the AI trend.

“We have been very impressed with Gong.io’s rapid growth and stellar execution of their original vision and we are thrilled to increase our investment,” said Dror Nahumi, General Partner at Norwest Venture Partners, in a statement. “Gong.io is taking a strong lead in a whitespace category that will grow.&rdquo ;

“The conversations a company has with its customers are strategic data assets that have been untapped for far too long,” said Peter Wagner, Founding Partner of Wing Venture Capital, who joins the board with this around along with Ben Fu of NextWorld. “For the first time, Gong.io turns these customer conversations into productive intelligence resources with profound implications across the enterprise.”

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