Apple raised eyebrows yesterday with its curious acquistion of the social analytics firm Topsy. While many have wondered what the deal is all about, many experts believe it points in one direction: the social television space. Indeed,...Show More Summary
As glitches continued to plague Healthcare.gov, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Tuesday said the Affordable Care Act already has helped the U.S. economy and the Obama administration is committed to the ACA's ongoing implementation. Speaking at a...
This post is not from the Dechert side of the blog, since they are involved in Reglan litigation. Last evening, just before quitting time on the East Coast, we found the Sixth Circuit’s affirmance of the Rule 12 dismissal (that means no expensive discovery necessary) of seven Reglan cases under Tennessee Law. Show More Summary
NBC will celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree with a live broadcast
At RSNA this week in Chicago, Siemens is unveiling its next generation dual source CT system, the SOMATOM Force. Compared to earlier systems, the SOMATOM Force allows for much faster scanning and scanning at a much lower radiation dose. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who recently bought the failing newspaper the Washington Post, announced on the CBS television program “60 Minutes” that Amazon could be delivering packages with delivery drones. Reuters reported that these drones could carry packages that weigh up to five pounds, which amounts to 86% of Amazon’s packages. Bezos said […]
Gawker has uncovered something fairly obvious: The majority of newspaper columnists are old dudes. The site crunched the data for columnists at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. It also included columnists at The Creators Syndicate, Universal Press, King Features, and Tribune Media. Show More Summary
The District of Columbia can move forward with a $117 million lawsuit against Bank of America N.A. in connection with an embezzlement scheme carried out by a former city employee, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled last week. Harriette Walters,...
The comments by Charter CEO Tom Rutledge and Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei may account for the 2% dip today in Time Warner Cable’s stock price. Investors are betting that Charter will make a rich offer for the No. 2 cable company.Show More Summary
Peter Jackson’s imagining of the dragon will fly into Los Angeles on Monday. Hobbit fans in New Zealand got the first full look at the dragon Smaug. It's life-size image was unveiled Monday on the side of an Air New Zealand Boeing 737 before flying from Auckland, N.Z., to Los Angeles on Tuesday for the premiere of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Show More Summary
Even Darth Vader is now snapping selfies. The official Star Wars site tweeted last night that it has joined the Instagram bandwagon. Saying “It is useless to resist,” the tweet urged fans to follow the account (72,000+ already are).Show More Summary
General Motors’ manufacturing facility in Rochester, NY, is now landfill-free, bringing GM’s landfill-free facility count to 109, which it says is more than any automaker. The company has committed to achieving 125 landfill-free facilities by 2020. Show More Summary
It would take an 80-minute bus ride with 72 stops to make a round trip from downtown Portland to new Department of Health and Human Services offices proposed in South Portland, say lawmakers and Portland officials who will join advocates for the poor...
As I wrote in my recent white paper, The Guide to the Future of Medicine, there will be more and more cyborgs out there. Now here is Neil Harbisson who is the first person to have a passport photo that shows his cyborg nature. In his UK passport, he’s wearing a head-mounted device called an eyeborg. […]
The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that the Air Force Office of Special investigations (OSI comparable to the Army’s CID and Navy’s NCIS) has been running confidential informants among the student body at the Air Force Academy; Eric Thomas, 24, was a confidential informant for the Office of Special Investigations, or OSI — a law enforcement […]
Tuesday is “PISA Day,” that is, the day that the 2012 results of reading, math and science tests will be released from the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, which tests 15 year olds every three years in more than 65 countries and education systems. The United States can be expected to do pretty […]
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have talked the talked about the importance of teachers, but when it comes to providing kids with equitable access to great teachers, they haven’t exactly walked the walk. Here is a post on the issue by Tara Kini, senior staff attorney at Public Advocates, a nonprofit law firm […]
Producers in the Ukraine in coming years could substantially reduce the cost of pork production and increase the profitability of pig business through the introduction of modern European technologies, according to the director of the Ukraine Center of efficiency in animal husbandry, Nikolai Babenko.
Beloved weatherman Sam Champion is leaving "Good Morning America" for the Weather Channel, ABC News announced Monday. The weatherman, who joined "GMA" in 2006, will be the new face of the Weather Channel. “Sam is already one of the top...Show More Summary
In a few short years, Ginger Zee has gone from local meteorologist to weather anchor of the nation’s No. 1 morning show. With Sam Champion‘s departure from ABC, Zee will take over his weather responsibilities at “GMA” and across ABCShow More Summary