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Facebook Stock Rises After $5 Billion Privacy Fine

The Federal Trade Commission has reportedly approved a $5 billion settlement with Facebook over privacy violations. The deal was widely criticized as a slap on the wrist and the company’s stock price rose after the announcement. But it’s still by far the largest privacy fine ever and roughly twice the maximum 4% of revenue allowed under GDPR.

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Adobe, Microsoft and Accenture Announce Integration Partnership

July 16, 2019

Adobe has announced that Microsoft-Accenture joint venture Avanade will build a practice to connect Adobe Experience Manager and Campaign with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Azure. The deal illustrates the importance of such integration and how hard it is. Adobe, Microsoft and Accenture are all partners in the Open Database Initiative but apparently have decided that direct Adobe-Microsoft integrations can’t wait for ODI to be ready.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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