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The microbiome of uncontacted Amerindians

April 21, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Most studies of the human microbiome have focused on westernized people with life-style practices that decrease microbial survival and transmission, or on traditional societies that are currently in transition to westernization. We characterize the fecal, oral, and skin bacterial microbiome and resistome of members of an isolated Yanomami Amerindian village with no documented previous contact with Western people. These Yanomami harbor a microbiome with the highest diversity of bacteria and...

Astellon Capital Partners Deploys Eze Private Cloud Services to Support Worldwide Growth

April 21, 2015 by Eze Castle Integration   Comments (0)

We love showcasing our work with clients and one such client is Astellon Capital Partners who selected the award-winning Eze Private Cloud for all of its IT needs. Astellon moved to the Eze Private Cloud because of Eze Castle Integration's leadership role in bringing cloud services to the investment community, as well as its ability to deliver the high performance, applications and exceptional user experience the investment firm demands. Established in 2011, Astellon Capital Partners is a...

DuPont's Weak Results, Forecast Seen Providing Ammo to Peltz

April 21, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

DuPont's weak quarterly sales and lowered annual profit forecast is expected to provide fresh ammunition to Nelson Peltz in his campaign to split up the chemical maker. read more

P/E Investments Returns 15.4% in the First Quarter

April 21, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Warren Naphtal’s P/E Investments returned 15.4% in the first quarter thanks to a strong appreciation of the U.S. dollar against the euro.  read more

How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life

April 21, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

While we like to imagine little green men, it’s far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial. Planetary scientist Nathalie Cabrol takes us inside the search for microbes on Mars, a hunt which counterintuitively leads us to the remote lakes of the Andes mountains. This extreme environment — with its thin atmosphere and scorched land — approximates the surface of Mars about 3.5 billion years ago. How microbes adapt to survive here may just show us where to look...

Tolstoy & Billionaires: Overheard at the IMF’s Spring Meetings

April 21, 2015 by iMFdirect   Comments (0)

By iMFdirect editors All happy countries are alike; each unhappy country is unhappy in its own way. This twist on Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina echoed through the seminars during the IMF’s Spring Meetings as most countries, while recovering, are struggling with the prospect of lower potential growth and the “new mediocre” becoming a “new reality.” Our editors fanned out to cover what officials and civil society had to say about how to help countries pave their own path to happiness. Infrastructure ...

Lexington Capital Partners VIII Closes at $10.1 Billion

April 21, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Lexington Partners, the largest independent manager of secondary acquisition funds, announced the final close of Lexington Capital Partners VIII and associated vehicles at $10.1 billion.  read more

Thinking Ahead - Essays on Big Data, Digital Revolution, and Participatory Market Society

April 21, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

The rapidly progressing digital revolution is now touching the foundations of the governance of societal structures. Humans are on the verge of evolving from consumers to prosumers, and old, entrenched theories – in particular sociological and economic ones – are falling prey to these rapid developments. The original assumptions on which they are based are being questioned. Each year we produce as much data as in the entire human history - can we possibly create a global crystal...

When Money Learns to Fly: Towards Sensing as a Service Applications Using Bitcoin

April 21, 2015 by Complexity Digest   Comments (0)

Sensing-as-a-Service (S2aaS) is an emerging Internet of Things (IOT) business model pattern. To be technically feasible and to effectively allow for broad adoption, S2aaS implementations have to overcome manifold systemic hurdles, specifically regarding payment and sensor identification. In an effort to overcome these hurdles, we propose Bitcoin as protocol for S2aaS networks. To lay the groundwork and start the conversation about disruptive changes that Bitcoin technology could bring to S2aaS...

Gabelli Securities Taps Fitzgerald as GC, CCO

April 21, 2015 by FINalternatives   Comments (0)

Gabelli Securities, a division of GAMCO Investors, has appointed David Fitzgerald as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of the firm’s alternative investment fund business. read more