Movement of men and boys needed to advance women’s rights

U.N. Women will announce a new celebrity ambassador this week to help push its HeforShe campaign, a global initiative to engage men and boys to speak out for women’s rights. The campaign, which includes an online platform where people can upload video messages in support of gender equality, was unveiled in March but it will have its big debut on September 20, in New York City.

“We need good men to stand up to talk and to take action,” U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a recent interview. “We are encouraging a movement of men and boys. It’s a change of attitude of women, a change of attitude of men and it’s a collaboration…between men and women. We have got to win together.”

Simplifying shipping

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More efficiently monitor activity in your portfolios

The new “Watchlist Pulse” app in Thomson Reuters Eikon helps portfolio managers, analysts and traders more efficiently monitor significant activities such as price changes, news flow and sentiment, research, and changes to StarMine model scores impacting companies in their portfolios or coverage lists.

Machine learning and authenticity; the key to unlock visual commerce


by Andrew Fletcher, Manager, Emerging Technology

What is visual commerce? In essence it’s an extension of ‘what you see is what you get.’ If you see a photo of a model wearing a jacket then you know it has been photoshopped. If you see normal people wearing it then you know it is authentic, which drives sales. By tracking this using A/B testing, Olapic can add value by proving the impact of bringing ‘real’ content onto a brand’s site. It’s not news that humans are inherently visual. Now with a phone in every pocket we can all make beautiful images and share them. When Olapic started, the number of photos shared every day was in the low 100s of millions. Now that number is over a billion. User Generated Content (UGC) used to be synonymous with low quality. Now, the volume is so large that you can focus on the top quality content, and as a result brands are less fearful of UGC. (more…)

Trade for a grade

Professor John Foreman, Professor at the Tulane Energy Institute in Tulane University/Freeman School of Business, talks about the key role Thomson Reuters Eikon plays both in and out of the classroom and why it is difficult for him to function professionally and in an academic setting without having Thomson Reuters Eikon at his fingertips.

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Alison Frankel interviews Bryan Garner on Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th edition

Reuters News Editor Alison Frankel recently sat down with Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, 10th Edition. In this 30 minute interview, they discuss Garner’s process when it comes to editing the Dictionary, his love of words, and much more.

Elektron infographic video

See how Thomson Reuters Elektron’s suite of trading and data propositions powers the enterprise and connects global markets.

Putting the world’s agriculture markets at your command

Changing agriculture markets create new opportunities. Are you going to see and seize them first? With Thomson Reuters Eikon, you will see further, know earlier and act quicker. From news to analysis, from fundamentals to forecasts, it brings together all the relevant information you need in a single intuitive desktop so you can grasp exactly where the market is and where it is likely to go — and then act with confidence.

European carbon market research & forecast

The Research and Forecast service available on Thomson Reuters Eikon now offers critical insights into the European Union emissions trading team. The service is developed by Point Carbon, a market leading analysis provider within the Nordic and European power markets and now part of Thomson Reuters.

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Thomson Reuters Eikon for metals professionals: The essentials

The latest version of Thomson Reuters Eikon provides a wide range of tools for commodities analysis, trading and operations specifically tailored to the precious and base metals markets. If you’re new to Eikon and version 4, the intuitive menu driven interface and natural language search tools should be easy to master.

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