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Microsoft's Cortana Assistant Using Bing to Predict the World Cup

We might finally have a successor to Paul the octopus. Microsoft's Cortana, which acts as a strong competitor to Apple's Siri companion, has predicted the last four World Cup games successfully. Its complex system that takes into account a handful of key metrics has the US team losing to Belgium.

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Josiah Renaudin
Beware of Vanity Metrics

Metrics like recording the number of website visits or the number of downloads are called vanity metrics. Venkatesh Krishnamurthy writes how these metrics are misleading and how companies should start measuring actionable metrics instead.

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What Does It Really Cost to Fix a Software Defect?

Bonnie Bailey writes that confirmation bias leads us to throw out the critical thinking needed to determine if the “average cost to fix one defect” metric, which is what we really have to figure out to get the data points for the Boehm curve, is really even a valid metric in the first place.

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Bonnie Bailey