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Dream City?: Google’s Founders Wanted to Shape a City. Toronto Is Their Chance.
Here’s an opportunity to develop “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up,” but will humans be put first?

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 6:04 PM
How the Harvey Weinstein Story Has Unfolded
A look back at the major elements of the continuing story, which has spilled well beyond Hollywood.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 6:58 PM
State of the Art: How the Frightful Five Put Start-Ups in a Lose-Lose Situation
In Silicon Valley, small companies used to unseat big ones. Now the clutches of the five biggest tech companies are hard to escape.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 9:00 AM
How Many People Watch Netflix? Nielsen Tries to Solve a Mystery
The ratings company is using audio-recognition software to crack a closely guarded trade secret.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 7:27 PM
Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices
Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 11:41 AM
Nafta Talks’ Extension May Make for Slow, Painful Demise
The prolonging of the trade talks leaves a narrow and challenging path to rewriting the pact.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:41 AM
Anthem Joins With CVS to Start Its Own Pharmacy Business
The move is another shake-up in the pharmacy benefits manager industry, and deals a blow to Express Scripts.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:52 PM
George Soros Transfers Billions to Open Society Foundations
Mr. Soros has moved about $18 billion to Open Society, the charity he founded which promotes human rights around the world. He plans to give still more.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:34 AM
Tech We’re Using: Pioneering Virtual Reality and New Video Technologies in Journalism
Marcelle Hopkins, deputy video editor and co-director of virtual reality, traces The Times’s push into V.R. and other visual technologies.

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:47 PM
Harvey Weinstein, Fired on Oct. 8, Resigns From Company’s Board
Mr. Weinstein submitted his resignation during a meeting with the company’s remaining board members, who had convened to affirm his earlier firing.

POSTED OCTOBER 17, 2017 9:31 PM

News – Insurance Journal

New York Marine & General Insured Las Vegas Festival Targeted by Shooter
A Live National Entertainment Inc. Las Vegas country musical festival that was targeted Oct. 1 in the largest mass shooting in modern U.S. history was insured by New York Marine & General Insurance Co., according to a permit document filed …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 7:46 PM
Year After Texas Balloon Crash, NTSB Wants Medical Certification Exemption Tossed
The National Transportation Safety Board has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to remove its medical certification exemption for commercial balloon operators, saying it contributed to a July 30, 2016, balloon crash in Texas that killed 15 passengers and the …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:26 PM
Arkansas Gov. Opposed to Tapping General Revenue for Road Improvements
Arkansas’ governor says he’ll “vigorously oppose” any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson told reporters he opposes any attempt to divert tax revenue from new and used car sales, …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:17 PM
Records Show Unprecedented Increase in Firearm Thefts in Kansas City
Police records show there has been an unprecedented spike in gun thefts in Kansas City, Missouri. The number of annual firearms thefts sharply increased between 2015 and 2016, according to police data obtained by the Kansas City Star. Police received …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:14 PM
Alerts System for Tech-Connected Cars Planned for Ohio Turnpike
Officials are planning a new system of travel alert information for part of the Ohio Turnpike near Cleveland with an eye toward a day when autonomous vehicles might regularly cruise the roadway. The Turnpike Commission will use roadside sensors and …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:11 PM
Ex-Mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma: Insurer’s $4M Payout for Lost Ring not Enough
The former mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is suing an insurance company and broker because she says the $4 million she received for a lost blue diamond ring isn’t enough. The Tulsa World reports that Kathy Taylor’s federal lawsuit filed in …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 4:06 PM
Mass. SJC Reverses Lower Court’s Decision in Legal Malpractice Suit
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has reversed a Superior Court decision in favor of a law firm in a legal malpractice suit. The plaintiff, Kiribati Seafood Company LLC, brought the legal malpractice claim against its former law firm, Dechert LLP, …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 3:18 PM
EPA Appears to Ease Nuke Radiation Safeguards for First Responders
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:31 PM
Progressive’s Flo Turned Into Chatbot
Convinced that Americans are dying to speak with its human TV spokes-icon Flo, Progressive Insurance is bringing a Flo Chatbot experience to Facebook Messenger. This tool, enhanced by artificial intelligence and quoting technology, is now available for all Messenger users …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 2:10 PM
Is Hyperloop Transportation Technology Feasible or Insurable?
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies wants to build a tube-based inter and intra-city transportation system to transport passengers and cargo at high speeds. As part of its efforts to gain support, it sought to assure people that its technology is feasible. The …

POSTED OCTOBER 18, 2017 1:25 PM

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