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Microsoft is launching its Azure IoT Hub service out of public preview

Microsoft today announced that its Azure IoT Hub — a cloud service for registering, managing, and communicating with Internet-connected devices — will become generally available tomorrow, February 4. Azure IoT Hub is a big part of Azure IoT Suite, a bundle of products that can be used to build and run applications that integrate with […]

Afternoon Coffee: Amazon May Open as Many as 400 Bookstores, US Services Sector Growth Takes a Hit

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News A few months after opening its first physical bookstore in Seattle, Amazon may reportedly open another 300 to 400 more brick-and-mortar bookstores. News of the possible expansion came from Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive of the mall operator General Growth Properties. Show More Summary

Army, Marine Corps Generals Say Women Should Have To Register For The Draft

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

That's in light of the recent decision to lift restrictions on women in all combat positions. The two military leaders made the remarks at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing.

Study Finds Seniors Are Game For Service Robots, Not Thinking Ones

A group of older adults has weighed in on the realm of robotics, and while their attitudes toward functional service bots are mostly positive, the general consensus is that autonomous androids and the like can just keep on walkin'.

Intuit Releases New Research on the Attitudes and Motivations of On-Demand Workers

Categories: Services and Indirect Spend, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor, Services Procurement & Contingent Labor Management, Technology Tags: General News, L1 Intuit has released the results of its research on those workingShow More Summary

Auditor general: ‘It wouldn’t be hard’ to exploit border safety system

One of every five high-risk shipments flagged by Canada Border Services Agency are never examined The post Auditor general: ‘It wouldn’t be hard’ to exploit border safety system appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Top Military Officials: Women Should be Required To Register for the Draft 

During today’s Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on women in combat two top generals said that women should be required to register for the Selective Service, along with men, as the branches begin to integrate women into combat roles. Read more...

FBI Joins Criminal Investigation Into Flint’s Poisoned Water Crisis

The FBI has joined the US Postal Inspection Service, the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of the Inspector General, and the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, into the wide-ranging criminal probe of the Flint water crisis, to determine which laws were broken and who broke them in the poisoning of the city.

Efficio Acquires Web Development Company Dedoko

Categories: Industry News, Professional Services, Technology Tags: General News, Technology U.K.-based procurement and consulting service provider Efficio has acquired Dedoko, a web application development company that had previously contributed to the development of Efficio’s procurement technology suite. Show More Summary

Uptown Tax Preparer Sued By Lisa Madigan

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed a lawsuit against Individual Income Tax Service (IITS), which has an office at 4548 North Broadway, in the McJunkin Building. She has requested that all IITS's offices be closed immediately...Show More Summary

How Devs Benefit From the New U.S. Government-Wide Digital Registry API

In what is being lauded as the single most important social media initiative across the U.S. Federal Government in the past four years, the U.S. General Services Administration has released an update to the U.S. Digital Registry along with an API for end users and government agencies.

Is T-Mobile's Binge On Legal? Law Professor Says No

Does T-Mobile's Binge On service violate FCC general conduct rules and net neutrality principles? Even the FCC doesn't know.

Brickbat: Customer Service

last weekNews : Reason

The federal General Services Administration spent $75 million on a building for federal law enforcement agencies only to be told they could not use it. The problem was that the GSA did not consult with the Federal Protective Service during the design of the building. Show More Summary

Passport Free Collection Services In Collaboration With Mobicash

National Bank of Pakistan and Directorate General of Immigration & Passports, in collaboration with Mobicash, have launched a unique service for ‘Passport Fee Collection’. By utilizing this service, citizens of Pakistan will be able to pay passport fee at any Mobicash outlet across the country. Show More Summary

SLO Transit Expands Service Options

Beginning Monday, Feb. 1st, SLO Transit will provide the general public with a new bus service option in an effort to alleviate high ridership demands on weekday mornings.

Afternoon Coffee: Service Sector Off to Slow Start in 2016, Tesco Knowingly Delayed Payments to Suppliers

Categories: Afternoon Coffee Tags: General News The latest Markit Flash U.S. Services PMI shows the country’s service sector is expanding at its slowest pace since December 2014. The index reached 53.7 this month, down from 54.3 in December. Show More Summary

Screening for depression recommended for adults, including pregnant and postpartum women

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is recommending screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, and that screening should be implemented with adequate systems in place to ensure accurate diagnosis, effective treatment, and appropriate follow-up. Show More Summary

Chris Fowler Of BT Group, On Providing Legal Services From The Inside-Out

Chris Fowler, general counsel UK Commercial Legal Services at BT Group plc, discusses his thoughts on today’s legal market, law firm choice, advances in legal technology, and the innovative BT Law.

How Social Engineering Fooled Amazon Customer Service Reps Into Sharing A Customer’s Data

You generally expect that a company that has your personal information — like your address, recent orders, and billing information — is going to treat that data with some level of care. While you know their privacy policy might still allow some sharing for marketing reasons, you don’t expect their customer service agents to divulge it to anyone who happens …

GM announces Maven car-sharing service

Following on from a US$500 million investment in ride-sharing service Lyft e arlier this month, General Motors has announced the launch of a car-sharing service under a new personal mobility brand called Maven... Continue Reading GMShow More Summary

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