Memory ASPs drive Micron profit

Date: July 3, 2017 Published by

Revenue for the quarter was $5.6 billion, up from $2.9 billion in calendar Q2 2016. “Micron delivered strong operational performance in the third quarter with free cash flow nearly double last quarter, which enabled us to retire $1 billion in debt,” says CEO Sanjay Mehrotra, “our results reflect solid execution of our cost reduction plans and ongoing favorable industry supply and demand dynamics.

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Turns out that Twitter can detect riots faster than the police

Date: June 27, 2017 Published by

LONDON: With people increasingly taking to the social media , especially Twitter , to report or update events, observations and occurrences, new research says the micro-blogging site can track and detect major disruptive events faster than the police.The study showed that computer systems using a series of machine-learning algorithms could automatically scan through tweets and detect serious incidents, such as breaking into a shop or setting cars alight, before they were reported to the police.The computer system could also discern information about where the riots were rumoured to take place and where groups of youths were gathering.On average the computer systems could pick up on the disruptive events several minutes before officials could.

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