AZHPA case study: Hacker-injected malware and a website spiraling out of control

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression — and most internet-savvy users will never return to a website if it looks like this: It was just one week until the Arizona Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association’s (AZHPA) largest fly-in event of the year, and preparations …

Facial recognition startup Kairos founder continues to fight attempted takeover

There’s some turmoil brewing over at Miami-based facial recognition startup Kairos . Late last month, New World Angels President and Kairos board chairperson Steve O’Hara sent a letter to Kairos founder Brian Brackeen notifying him of his termination from the role of chief executive officer. The termination letter cited willful …

How to Use Social Media the Right Way for Building More Leads

Information overload and our ability to become commercial free has changed the old fashioned marketing funnel.  Attention getting tactics will no longer sell your products and services. Your brand audience now controls what they want to see whether this be on a smart phone, tablet, computer or television. Old methods …

The Powerball Jackpot Is Up to $750 Million. Here’s When You Need to Buy Tickets

Just a few days after somebody won the highest Mega Millions jackpot ever of nearly $1.6 billion, another enormous lottery grand prize is on the line: The Powerball jackpot is up to $750 million. No one had the winning Powerball numbers on the last drawing on Wednesday, when the jackpot …

Brad Paisley and His Wife Kimberly Are Opening a Grocery Store Where Everything Is Free

Brad Paisley and his wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley are giving back to the Nashville community in the form of a free grocery story. The couple partnered up with Brad’s alma mater Belmont University to open The Store, a food bank set up like a supermarket to serve both fresh and nonperishable …

Hawaii’s Teachers Are Struggling to Keep Up With the Cost of Living

To return to Hawaii, Reene Hatakeyama took a $15,000 pay cut. The elementary school teacher with more than a decade of experience had been working in Washington for her whole career, but, upon having children, she felt the urge to return home to Hawaii — closer to family and closer …

Basic income experiment increased wellbeing but did not encourage people to find work

  Giving jobless people in Finland a basic income for two years improved their self-perceived wellbeing but did not lead them to find work, researchers have concluded. In the trial, from January 2017 until December 2018, 2,000 unemployed Finns were paid a monthly flat amount of €560.  The aim was to …

Medicare Advantage Plans Are Offering New Benefits Next Year — But Only 7% of Members Will Get Them

For some older adults, private Medicare Advantage plans next year will offer a host of new benefits, such as transportation to medical appointments, home-delivered meals, wheelchair ramps, bathroom grab bars or air conditioners for asthma sufferers. But the new benefits will not be widely available, and they won’t be easy …

Poor smartphones sales drag LG to first quarterly loss in 2 years

We’ve written extensively about LG’s struggling mobile business, which has suffered at the hands of aggressive Chinese Android makers, and now that unit has dragged its parent company into posting its first quarterly loss for two years. The Korean electronics giant is generally in good health — it posted a …

How 3 frozen dessert shops stay hot during the winter months

Why would we want to eat a frozen dessert during the winter months? In 2017, food resource website Spoon University made the not-so-scientific argument that winter is actually the best season to eat ice cream. The products are in stock at the grocery store, lines are nonexistent, and there’s no …

British workplaces are amongst safest in world but work remains

Although Britain remains one of the safest countries to work in the world, too many workers are still being injured or made ill by their work a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill health and …

Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine”

Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77M Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140M since the business was founded back in 2011. The company, which applies AI to DNA sequencing to enable what it dubs “data-driven medicine”, last closed a …

UK airport restarts some flights after drone shutdown chaos

The UK’s second busiest airport, Gatwick, reopened its runway early this morning after a day of shutdown triggered after drones were repeatedly spotting flying nearby. Drones ground flights at UK’s second largest airport In a media statement issued at 08:00 GMT this morning, the airport said it reopened the runway …

Which Sears Stores Are Closing? Here’s the Full List as Sears Files for Bankruptcy

The long-predicted Sears bankruptcy is finally here. On Monday, Sears Holdings announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure the company and save the troubled retailer from oblivion. Shoppers can expect more Sears store closures, as well as liquidation sales, in brick-and-mortar locations around the …