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ProLinks #32

IT

Patterns of Effective Teams – Some teams are orders of magnitude more effective than others, turning around business solutions in days or even hours.
Apache Kafka vs RabbitMQ – I will be breaking down the differences between Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ and when they should be used. 
 
Pinpointing people and places through advanced audio analysis – From hearing people’s voices, we make judgements all the time about their gender, age, ethnicity, social background, state of mental and physical health, surroundings and many other factors.

Economics

How much house can I afford? – Answering this question correctly is one of the keys to building a happy, wealthy life. Unfortunately, there’s a vast housing industry in the U.S. that’s geared toward providing the wrong answer.

Miscellaneous

De Beers admits defeat over man-made diamonds –  De Beers launched a new jewelry brand on Tuesday that features synthetic diamonds, a major reversal for a company that had implored consumers to stick with “real” stones.  
Invisible asymptotes – One of the most difficult things to forecast was our adoption rate.
How to Make a Blockbuster Movie – Hollywood is so repetitive and formulaic not because they don’t understand what we want to watch, but because of changing economic forces.

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