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What Big Tobacco’s Fall Tells Us About Big Tech’s Future

Welcome back to Pattern MatchingOneZero’s weekly newsletter that puts the week’s most compelling tech stories in context.

On April 14, 1994, the CEOs of the seven big American tobacco firms sat side by side, facing a Congressional subcommittee hearing on their products’ health impacts. Rep. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, asked them one by one to answer a simple question: Do you believe nicotine is not addictive? All seven, under oath, confirmed that they did not believe nicotine was addictive (video). The executives acknowledged that they manipulated nicotine levels in their products, but said it was to improve their flavor, not keep users hooked.

The hearing marked a turning point in the industry’s history. Up to that point, Big Tobacco had seemed untouchable politically at the federal level thanks to its cozy relationship with the GOP. But public opinion gradually turned against it as the industry continued to deny what had become plain to see: that its products were deadly, that it knew they were deadly, and that it marketed them to young people anyway.

After the 1994 hearing, the executives’ claims became infamous, and they were dubbed the “seven dwarfs.” A cascade of litigation followed, and by 1998 Republicans had abandoned the industry as a political liability, setting the stage for the industry-changing Tobacco Master Settlement later that year.

What does all of this have to do with the tech industry in 2020? Well…

The Pattern

Mr. Bezos, Mr. Cook, Mr. Pichai, and Mr. Zuckerberg go to Washington.

  • On Wednesday, the CEOs of the four most dominant internet platforms testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust. Each called in via Cisco’s WebEx videoconferencing service, though each runs a company that offers its own such service. (Fun fact: the venerable WebEx is The Wirecutter’s top pick for videoconferencing.)

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What Big Tobacco’s Fall Tells Us About Big Tech’s Future
Tia  Gottlieb

Tia Gottlieb

1598517060

What Big Tobacco’s Fall Tells Us About Big Tech’s Future

Welcome back to Pattern MatchingOneZero’s weekly newsletter that puts the week’s most compelling tech stories in context.

On April 14, 1994, the CEOs of the seven big American tobacco firms sat side by side, facing a Congressional subcommittee hearing on their products’ health impacts. Rep. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, asked them one by one to answer a simple question: Do you believe nicotine is not addictive? All seven, under oath, confirmed that they did not believe nicotine was addictive (video). The executives acknowledged that they manipulated nicotine levels in their products, but said it was to improve their flavor, not keep users hooked.

The hearing marked a turning point in the industry’s history. Up to that point, Big Tobacco had seemed untouchable politically at the federal level thanks to its cozy relationship with the GOP. But public opinion gradually turned against it as the industry continued to deny what had become plain to see: that its products were deadly, that it knew they were deadly, and that it marketed them to young people anyway.

After the 1994 hearing, the executives’ claims became infamous, and they were dubbed the “seven dwarfs.” A cascade of litigation followed, and by 1998 Republicans had abandoned the industry as a political liability, setting the stage for the industry-changing Tobacco Master Settlement later that year.

What does all of this have to do with the tech industry in 2020? Well…

The Pattern

Mr. Bezos, Mr. Cook, Mr. Pichai, and Mr. Zuckerberg go to Washington.

  • On Wednesday, the CEOs of the four most dominant internet platforms testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on antitrust. Each called in via Cisco’s WebEx videoconferencing service, though each runs a company that offers its own such service. (Fun fact: the venerable WebEx is The Wirecutter’s top pick for videoconferencing.)

#economy #business #pattern-matching #technology #big-tech

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Gerhard Brink

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Tech for Enjoying Music - Here’s How Spotify uses Big Data

Don’t search or scroll for your favorite songs, Spotify will take care of it using Big Data

You’re listening to one of your favorite Jazz songs. And the next song is of the same genre. Gone are the days of downloading your favorite songs. Personalized online streaming is the new thing and Spotify – the largest on-demand music service provider, was the first one to make this breakthrough. What made Spotify different from other music platforms? The company effectively leveraged technology, primarily big data to provide a personalized experience to each user. How Spotify uses Big Data? Let’s know more about it

Spotify online player entered the music industry in 2008 with 24 million registered users (still counting). Having around 20 million songs in its database, they keep on adding 20 thousand new songs every day. That’s quite impressive. With so much data, it makes sense to leverage big data tools and techniques to provide a high-quality user experience.

Spotify breathes data as for each decision they tend to use data. As the platform continues to procure data points, it is using data to train machines and algorithms to listen to music and provide insights that are useful for the experience of its users as well as its business.

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Silly mistakes that can cost ‘Big’ in Big Data Analytics

Big Data has played a major role in defining the expansion of businesses of all kinds as it helps the companies to understand their audience and devise their business techniques in accordance with the requirement.

The importance of ‘Data’ has been spoken very highly in the modern-day business. Thus, while using big data analysis, the companies must keep away from these minor mistakes otherwise it could have a major impact on their performances. Big Data analysis can be the silver bullet that can answer your questions and help your business to scale newer heights.

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Big Data can be The ‘Big’ boon for The Modern Age Businesses

The rapid growth of technology has led to many people opting for online services, and thus the collection and maintenance of data becomes a significant factor for any company. Big data analytics service providers can help the companies get a massive edge over their competitors as they would manage the data well and allow the businesses to make better business decisions. It will provide you with a combination of increased customer experience, revenue, and reduced cost and thus will create a win-win situation for your business. Big data technologies will be your perfect ally in excelling in the cut-throat business environment and come out with flying colors.

Read More: Big Data can be The ‘Big’ boon for The Modern Age Businesses

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Gerhard Brink

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The Journey of Big Data in India and its Future Ahead

The journey of big data in India has been long, but its influence is increasing rapidly.

Big data plays a principal role in understanding customer needs and drawing market patterns. Every large and small-scale organization needs data analytics to gain a competitive edge in the market and make informed decisions to reduce or eliminate unnecessary risks.

India is one of the fastest-growing countries adopting artificial intelligence, big data analytics, and IoT. According to reports, the Indian analytics industry is estimated to reach approximately US$16 billion by 2025. A recent study reveals that between the years 2021 to 2026, the industry will grow at a CAGR of 35.1%.

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