Editorial Results (free)
1. Retail Workers Feel Disruption From Shifting Shopper Habits
- Tuesday, January 9, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – With new options and conveniences, there's never been a better time for shoppers. As for workers ... well, not always.
The retail industry is being radically reshaped by technology, and nobody feels that disruption more starkly than 16 million American shelf stockers, salespeople, cashiers and others. The shifts are driven, like much in retail, by the Amazon effect – the explosion of online shopping and the related changes in consumer behavior and preferences.
2. Apple Investors Urge Action to Curb Child Gadget Addiction
- Tuesday, January 9, 2018
NEW YORK (AP) – Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to help curb smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters.
3. In a Milestone Year, Gene Therapy Finds a Place in Medicine
- Monday, January 1, 2018
After decades of hope and high promise, this was the year scientists really showed they could doctor DNA to successfully treat diseases. Gene therapies to treat cancer and even pull off the biblical-sounding feat of helping the blind to see were approved by U.S. regulators, establishing gene manipulation as a new mode of medicine.
4. Arkansas Removes 80K From Medicaid After Eligibility Review
- Wednesday, December 20, 2017
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Officials at the Arkansas Department of Human Services say more than 80,000 people were removed from the state's Medicaid rolls in 2017 after new technology and data were used to show they were ineligible for the benefits.
5. Nashville Mayor Proposes $2.9M in Incentives for Tech Firm
- Tuesday, December 19, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The mayor of Nashville has proposed about $2.9 million in economic incentives for a health technology company's planned expansion.
According to The Tennessean , Mayor Megan Barry's incentive plan would support an expansion by Philips North America that could yield up to 815 new jobs in Nashville.
6. Trucking Technology Accelerates With Promise of Better Safety, Efficiency
- Saturday, December 2, 2017
The notion of thousands of electric and autonomous semitractor-trailers sharing the road with more traditional passenger vehicles may seem like a scene from a futuristic movie, but that future could be much closer than it seems.
7. Officials Talk Bioscience Research Partnership
- Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Three major Memphis health care institutions including the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have established a formal partnership to help spur the commercialization of bioscience and technology breakthroughs.
8. Hall Joins Arc Mid-South As a Case Manager
- Wednesday, November 22, 2017
De’Borah Hall recently joined The Arc Mid-South as a case manager, bringing with her nearly 15 years of experience in human resources. In her new role, Hall visits The Arc’s clients, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities, in their homes to determine if the organization’s direct support professionals are providing appropriate services, such as bathing, feeding and light housekeeping. The visits also help her evaluate staff members and determine if additional training or disciplinary measures are needed.
9. Hard to Believe: Some Consumers Find Free Health Insurance
- Tuesday, November 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups.
10. Non-Bank Lenders See Business Rise Among Shelby County Homebuyers
- Saturday, November 11, 2017
One byproduct of the steady upward climb in volume generated by Shelby County’s mortgage market over the past year or two is that banks – traditional brick-and-mortar institutions, that is – haven’t been the only beneficiary of the consumer demand behind that trend.
11. Fogelman Properties Adds Day As Senior VP of Investments
- Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Matthew Day has joined Fogelman Properties as senior vice president of investments. Day comes to the Memphis-based multifamily real estate services company with 15 years of investment experience and will spearhead its investment platform across the Southeast, Southwest and Midwest regions.
12. LinkedIn’s Latest HR Tool: Talent Insights
- Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The hiring landscape is continuously being reshaped by the internet and the increasing data available to employers. On Oct. 4 in Nashville, LinkedIn.com unveiled its latest human resources product offering: LinkedIn Talent Insights. It will most likely impact how you, the job seeker, experiences the hiring process.
13. Using Innovation Inside the Enterprise
- Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Increasingly people with job functions that serve an enterprise but have no customer-facing roles are filling up our Innovation Bootcamps. They are being sent to learn new methods, mindsets and approaches to problem solving. They don’t know what to expect when they arrive, but have plans to apply what they learned to create value for their firms upon leaving.
14. For Memphis Libraries, ‘Start Here’ Message is Reality
- Thursday, September 28, 2017
At a time when it might seem that the usefulness of public libraries is waning, they are reemerging as 21st century community hubs — democratic spaces where people from every walk of life can encounter humanity, the elusive element technology cannot conquer.
15. Not Just for Scouts: Be Prepared in IT
- Thursday, September 21, 2017
Everyone knows the scout’s motto by heart. “Always be prepared” may be more likely to invoke images of campfires and merit badges, but it applies to corporate life.
September is National Preparedness Month. With the recent devastation of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, preparedness may already be on your mind. You probably already have plans in place for your home if a natural disaster hits – or at the very least a homeowners or renters insurance policy. But, have you thought about how secure the information technology system is at your office?
16. Wunderlich Preparing Downtown Space for HQ Move
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
By this time next year, Memphis-based investment firm Wunderlich Securities Inc. will have a prominent new headquarters space Downtown,
17. House Passes Bill to Speed Deployment of Self-Driving Cars
- Thursday, September 7, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The House voted Wednesday to speed the introduction of self-driving cars by giving the federal government authority to exempt automakers from safety standards not applicable to the technology, and to permit deployment of up to 100,000 of the vehicles annually over the next several years.
18. Helping a Hopeless Job Seeker
- Wednesday, August 30, 2017
If you have a job seeker in your life, there’s a decent chance you’re concerned about them. This is especially true if they are currently unemployed. They’re upset. You feel upset. You may secretly wonder what they’re doing wrong, and what you can do to help.
19. Philips to Build Health Technology Center in Tennessee
- Monday, August 28, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Dutch giant Royal Philips plans to build a health technology center in Tennessee that officials expect will create more than 800 jobs in the Nashville area over the next two years.
20. Problems Adrift
- Saturday, August 5, 2017
David Ciarloni plants about 140 acres of soybeans on his 925-acre farm that straddles Shelby and Fayette counties. Those acres of beans are safe right now, but Ciarloni, who took over the family farm after his father recently retired, worries about a recent phenomenon that’s being called “dicamba drift.”
21. How to Avoid Digging With Spoons
- Thursday, July 13, 2017
Legend has it that well-known 20th-century economist Milton Friedman once visited a canal-building site in China where thousands of people were digging with shovels to complete the project. Friedman asked the foreman why they didn’t bring in heavy equipment to get the job done better and faster. The foreman told him that would put a lot of people out of work. “In that case, why not have them dig with spoons?” Friedman said.
22. Many Businesses Not Prepared for Cyber Attacks
- Thursday, June 22, 2017
While most local businesses believe a cyber attack or hack could significantly impact their bottom lines, many are not adequately prepared, according to a recent survey by SunTrust Bank.
23. Key To Winning Job Candidate’s Heart? Flexibility
- Wednesday, June 14, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas, to meet a number of folks who work at the job website Indeed.com. If you’ve looked for a job in the last 10 years, there’s a good chance you’ve visited Indeed.
24. Apple CEO to MIT Grads: Tech Without Values is Worthless
- Monday, June 12, 2017
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) – Science is worthless if it isn't motivated by basic human values and the desire to help people, Apple CEO Tim Cook told graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday, urging them to use their powers for good.
25. Editorial: Memphis Storm Shows Power Encompasses More Than Lights
- Saturday, June 3, 2017
For about half of us the lights never went out and the air conditioning kept us constantly cool during the Memorial Day weekend. The food in the refrigerator didn’t go bad. We may not have even known there was more than a really strong thunderstorm until we saw the downed trees the next day.
26. UTHSC's Center for Bleeding Disorders Growing
- Wednesday, May 24, 2017
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center stepped up a little more than a year ago to provide a special clinic for bleeding disorders, but has now turned that into a comprehensive center that provides life-changing treatment for those in the Mid-South afflicted with these disorders.
27. UN, Microsoft Announce $5M Partnership on Human Rights
- Wednesday, May 17, 2017
GENEVA (AP) – Microsoft announced Tuesday that it intends to contribute $5 million over five years to the United Nations human rights office, assistance the Geneva-based agency called a "landmark partnership" that could prod other big private-sector donors to follow suit.
28. Saint Francis Acquires New Robotic Technology
- Monday, May 15, 2017
Dr. Alan Hammond, chief of general surgery in the department of surgery at Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, is sometimes met with puzzled reactions when he tells a patient he’s going to operate on them with the help of a robot.
29. Choosing a Donor Management System, Part Two
- Tuesday, May 2, 2017
The complaints associated with using technology to support fundraising are many and varied. Unfortunately the “human factor” plays a large role in how well a specific database or tool performs.
30. Award-Winner McCloy Brings Modern Applications to Library System
- Thursday, April 6, 2017
Keenon McCloy got around to doing the math on her time at City Hall. “I just crossed over 25 years,” said McCloy, director of the Memphis Public Libraries system, a position she has held for 10 years. Before that she was director of the city’s Division of Public Service, head of the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center and started as director of the transition office for Memphis Mayor-elect Willie Herenton in 1991, one of four mayors whose administrations she has worked in.
31. Ag Shark Tank Joins Memphis Farm & Gin Show
- Monday, March 6, 2017
The Memphis Farm & Gin Show opened its annual two-day stay at the Memphis Cook Convention Center Friday, March 3, with something new – a business “shark tank” of sorts amidst the towering farm machinery and other agriculture technology.
32. Attorney Harkavy Named To Wyatt’s Executive Committee
- Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Lee A. Harkavy is one of two attorneys from the Memphis office of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs LLP to be named to the regional law firm’s executive committee. Harkavy is a commercial transactional attorney focused primarily on representing businesses in their external growth endeavors or exit strategies. In that capacity, he advises clients on mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, and capital-raising transactions.
33. Draft DHS Guidelines Sharpen Focus on Those Here Illegally
- Tuesday, February 21, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly.
34. Data: Self-Driving Cars Needing Less Human Help Than in Past
- Thursday, February 2, 2017
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup needing to intervene, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators.
35. A Commuter's Dream: Entrepreneurs Race to Develop Flying Car
- Tuesday, January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even before George Jetson entranced kids with his cartoon flying car, people dreamed of soaring above traffic congestion. Inventors and entrepreneurs have long tried and failed to make the dream a reality, but that may be changing.
36. College of Art Ranks High For Graphic Design Degree
- Saturday, January 28, 2017
Memphis College of Art has been recognized by the Animation Career Review as having one of the top 10 collegiate Graphic Design programs in the South, surpassing 94 percent of schools in the analysis.
37. College of Art Ranks High For Graphic Design Program
- Friday, January 27, 2017
Memphis College of Art has been recognized by the Animation Career Review as having one of the top 10 collegiate Graphic Design programs in the South, surpassing 94 percent of schools in the analysis.
38. New Prescription: Doctor Offices That Look Like Apple Stores
- Wednesday, January 18, 2017
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health-care system that he diagnosed as an inefficient and outdated mess.
39. Surge in Traffic Deaths Outpaces Increase in Travel
- Tuesday, January 17, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – Traffic deaths surged about 8 percent in the first nine months of last year, continuing an alarming upward spiral that may be partially explained by more Americans on the roads due to the economic recovery, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates released Friday.
40. Adapt To Survive
- Thursday, January 12, 2017
According to Charles Darwin, it’s not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change. In my experience, that’s a true assessment not only for human beings, but also for businesses, regardless of the focus of the business.
41. Google's Self-Driving Car Project Gets a New Name: Waymo
- Wednesday, December 14, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The self-driving car project that Google started seven years ago has grown into a company called Waymo, signaling its confidence that it will be able to bring robot-controlled vehicles to the masses within the next few years.
42. City’s Momentum Charts Different Course, Method
- Friday, December 9, 2016
Nike community relations director Willie Gregory came to The Peabody hotel Wednesday, Dec. 7, to roll out the new MemphisWorks app for the Greater Memphis Alliance for a Competitive Workforce, which he chairs.
43. The Innovation Trajectory Leads To Collaboration
- Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Talk by Tamara St. Claire, CIO, Xerox Healthcare. We use three key methods at innovation in my group, started St. Claire:
1. Lean Startup model: Based on a non-conventional approach to management to act more like a startup, not assuming you know what the market wants. Build. Measure. Learn – this is the cycle of Lean Startup. Then, build MVP, minimally viable product, which is a way to test customer reactions. Develop criteria for success. Should you pivot or persevere? This process manages the chaos and uncertainty of new product development.
44. Five Learning Strategies for Resilience In the Business Consolidation Age
- Thursday, December 1, 2016
Global competition is heating up and a wave of consolidation is sweeping various industries, from the tech economy to the old economy. Google and General Electric continue to master their domains and expand their reach. Microsoft bought LinkedIn and Bayer is looking to buy Monsanto.
On Wall Street, the five largest banks have increased their share of banking assets from 25 percent in 2000 to 45 percent today. AT&T, America’s second-largest wireless-telecom firm, is looking to buy Time Warner, the country’s second-biggest media firm. Big companies have reaped enormous efficiencies by creating supply chains that stretch around the globe. They hope to realize immense gains by controlling complementary assets, as AT&T is looking to combine distribution with content.
45. Feds: Railroads Slow to Make Progress on Train Technology
- Tuesday, November 29, 2016
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nation's three busiest commuter railroads - which together serve nearly 1 million riders in the New York City area each day - continue to lag behind their smaller West Coast counterparts in installing sophisticated train-control technology that's seen as an antidote to crashes involving speeding and other human factors, federal regulators said Monday.
46. Human Evolution of Innovation
- Tuesday, November 22, 2016
A Back End of Innovation Conference keynote by Kevin Ashton. Ashton opened his innovation talk at the Back End of Innovation Conference by taking a picture of the crowd and publishing it on Twitter, which he remarked was revolutionary a decade ago.
47. 1-Year-Old Halloran Centre Expands Orpheum’s Reach
- Friday, November 4, 2016
The contrast couldn’t be greater. The Orpheum Theatre opened in 1928 and was one of the first buildings in Memphis placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Orpheum’s Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education is a year old and is a model of contemporary design, technology and other amenities.
48. Windows 10 to Bring 3-D to Two-Dimensional Experiences
- Thursday, October 27, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft wants to bring life to common computing experiences by adding a third dimension to widely used software such as Windows and Office.
The new tools, part of a free "Creators Update" to Windows 10 early next year, promise to make it easy for people to create and share photos, drawing and other images in 3-D.
49. Innovation And The Tech World
- Tuesday, October 18, 2016
While the world of technology has filled the world with tools of productivity and connection, it has its drawbacks. Many people today suffer from the shadow side of technology.
Droves of burned out, screen-addicted zombies sign up for Digital Detox weekends. Families schedule a family night without cellphones at the table once a week or only allow their preschoolers to play games after reading. Technology has imploded many of the societal norms we once held sacred: look how online dating has disrupted generations of rituals.
50. Meet Olli
- Saturday, October 8, 2016
With deep and well-funded resources such as Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, the Knoxville region is no stranger to innovation in science and technology.
But a new kid on the block, Local Motors, has the potential to spark a whole new era of manufacturing innovation and make Knoxville a hotbed for a technology sector widely considered to be truly revolutionary – self-driving cars.
51. Samsung Joins Digital Assistant Race With Acquisition of Viv
- Friday, October 7, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Samsung Electronics is joining the race to create the smartest digital assistant by acquiring Viv, a Silicon Valley startup launched by the same entrepreneurs who sold Siri to Apple.
52. Last Word: FedEx Changes, The Blue Cross Exit and Armageddon
- Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Was that really autumn Monday or was the drop in humidity a prank to get the trees to drop their leaves?
The FedEx shareholder’s meeting Monday included some changes in the management chart at FedEx Corp. – more like some changes in the seating with one retirement by Mike Glenn, whose office is next to company founder Fred Smith.
53. Feds Preview Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars
- Wednesday, September 21, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation's roadways safely – without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can't make it to market quickly.
54. Last Word: Pot's Second, Marina Cove to Eden Square and Deadspin on the NCRM
- Tuesday, September 20, 2016
With the work week underway, the gas price spike is official and regional.
55. Tech May Help Steer Older Drivers Down a Safer Road
- Wednesday, September 7, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Older drivers may soon be traveling a safer road thanks to smarter cars that can detect oncoming traffic, steer clear of trouble and even hit the brakes when a collision appears imminent.
56. Zika Researchers Seeking Volunteers Willing to Be Infected
- Monday, August 22, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Wanted: Volunteers willing to be infected with the Zika virus for science.
It may sound bizarre, but researchers are planning just such a study – this winter, when mosquitoes aren't biting – to help speed development of much-needed Zika vaccines.
57. Self-Driving Car Race Sees Flurry of Partnerships
- Friday, August 19, 2016
Uber announced Thursday that it will partner with Volvo to make autonomous vehicles. The tie-up is the latest between automakers and tech companies hoping to speed driverless cars to market. Here's a rundown of who's working with whom:
58. Technology or No, Matrix Achievement Group Strives for Sales Results
- Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The pitch for Matrix Achievement Group can seem to be all about now, all about the fast-moving, 24-hour clock exhausting everyone, and the feeling that if only the technology could be made to always work for you, everything would be better.
59. Court Reporter Traces Career Back to HS
- Saturday, August 6, 2016
Lynette Mueller’s journey to owning Omega Reporting in Memphis began in a high school classroom in Inkster, N.D.
60. Plans for Self-Driving Cars Have Pitfall: The Human Brain
- Wednesday, July 20, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Experts say the development of self-driving cars over the coming decade depends on an unreliable assumption by many automakers: that the humans in them will be ready to step in and take control if the car's systems fail.
61. EU Says China Needs to Give EU Companies Fair Market Access
- Tuesday, July 12, 2016
BEIJING (AP) — The EU trade commissioner said Monday that China has to give European companies the same kind of market access that Chinese companies enjoy in Europe before discussions can start on a bilateral free trade agreement.
62. FedEx Institute of Technology Builds Tech Reputation
- Thursday, July 7, 2016
The FedEx Institute of Technology will host a training course on blockchain technology, the buzzy infrastructure that comprises the backbone of bitcoin, as part of a broader push to position itself at the center of innovation in the city.
63. Death Sparks 'Autopilot' Car Probe; Man Had Speeding Tickets
- Monday, July 4, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver's history of speeding complicates the question.
64. Investigator: FDA Still Taking Months to Recall Tainted Food
- Friday, June 10, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday.
65. Cellphone Radiation Study Raises Concerns Despite Low Risk
- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.
66. Tethering the Void to Moonshot Ideas
- Tuesday, May 31, 2016
This talk was given by Donna Sturgess, executive in residence, Carnegie Mellon University, at the annual Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston this month.
“I’ve been spending a lot of time in the future,” is how Sturgess opened this evocative session. “Things get funded at Carnegie Mellon for big, breakthrough ideas, exponential innovations.”
67. Lendermon Sports Medicine Explores Non-Surgical Healing Methods
- Saturday, May 21, 2016
Laura Lendermon is amazed at how the body works. As a former college athlete and lifelong runner, she’s familiar with the aches and pains athletes experience. As a doctor, she’s knowledgeable on a much deeper level of the magic of the human body.
68. NTSB Blames Distracted Engineer for Deadly Amtrak Wreck
- Wednesday, May 18, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter train getting hit by a rock, federal investigators concluded Tuesday.
69. Move Over Drones, Driverless Cars – Unmanned Ship Up Next
- Wednesday, May 4, 2016
SAN DIEGO (AP) – It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday – ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews.
The Pentagon on Monday showed off the world's largest unmanned surface vessel, a self-driving 132-foot ship able to travel up to 10,000 nautical miles on its own to hunt for stealthy submarines and underwater mines.
70. Memphis Zoo's New Attraction Takes High-Tech Dive Into Zambezi
- Friday, April 29, 2016
On the African continent, the Zambezi River Valley is south of the savanna. At the Memphis Zoo, it is west of the savanna-like grassland environments where elephants, zebras and giraffes can be seen.
71. Experts Caution Self-Driving Cars Aren't Ready for Roads
- Monday, April 11, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to speed government approval.
72. Genome Explorations Leads Push To Bring Personalized Medicine to Patients
- Saturday, April 2, 2016
Memphis-based Genome Explorations is hoping to take 15 years of genetics and pharmacogenetics research and translate it into personalized medicine that will fundamentally change the way prolific diseases like cancer and heart disease are treated.
73. Will Americans Like Blendle, The iTunes for News?
- Thursday, March 24, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Americans pay to download music. They pay for TV episodes. Will they pay a few cents for news articles to escape ads and bypass subscription requirements?
The news service Blendle launches Wednesday in the U.S. with 20 news outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek. You pay 9 cents to 49 cents to read a story (with a refund if you don't like it).
74. GM Buys Software Company to Speed Autonomous Car Development
- Monday, March 14, 2016
DETROIT (AP) – With hopes of speeding development of self-driving cars, General Motors has acquired a small software company that's been testing vehicles on the streets of San Francisco.
75. Up, Up and Away
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
The modern-day drone is both a high-tech military tool and a safer way to play humanitarian and deliver medicine and supplies to the suffering people of war-torn Syria.
The drone is everything from a stalking device to track poachers creeping through the South African bush hunting rhinos to the impetus for a potential commercial growth industry right here in Memphis.
76. Snapchat, Seagate Among Companies Duped in Tax-Fraud Scam
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Tax-filing season is turning into a nightmare for thousands of employees whose companies have been duped by email fraudsters. A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers' incomes, addresses and Social Security numbers.
77. Last Word: The Moving Election Comes to Town and Missing Early Voters Are Found
- Monday, February 29, 2016
We probably haven’t had this much action with so many presidential candidates in the Memphis area since the 1984 Democratic presidential primary campaign.
Four of the contenders – three Republicans and one Democrat – in Memphis over the weekend looking for votes in advance of Tuesday’s Tennessee primary elections.
78. Cancer Patients Snagged in Health Law's Tangled Paperwork
- Tuesday, February 16, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – Walt Whitlow was under treatment for cancer when he got an unwelcome surprise.
His financial assistance under President Barack Obama's health care law got slashed. That meant his premium quadrupled and his deductible went from $900 to $4,600.
79. Computer As Driver? 'Yes' From Feds Boosts Self-Driving Cars
- Thursday, February 11, 2016
DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government's highway safety agency has decided.
The redefinition of "driver" by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is an important break for Google, which is developing self-driving cars that get around without steering wheels, pedals — or even the need for a person to be inside.
80. Twitter Moves to Actively Seek Out Terrorist Supporters
- Monday, February 8, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter is now using spam-fighting technology to seek out accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity and is examining other accounts related to those flagged for possible removal, the company announced Friday.
81. From the High-Flying to the Practical: CES 2016 in Brief
- Monday, January 11, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) – This year's CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Gadget prototypes promised us fully autonomous vehicles carrying commuters on the streets and in the sky, while gizmos went on sale that aimed to solve daily problems like restocking your fridge.
82. The Week Ahead: Jan. 11, 2016
- Monday, January 11, 2016
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from drones and robot research to the Grizzlies’ annual MLK symposium at the National Civil Rights Museum...
83. The Latest in Gadgets: Even Footballs Are Getting Smarter
- Thursday, January 7, 2016
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times PST):
Kids tossing around a football probably hope to throw a perfect spiral in a big game one day. Technology is about to help them out.
84. Thrive in The Expectation Economy
- Thursday, December 31, 2015
Maxwell Luthy’s keynote begins with a warm-up. Luthy, director of Trends and Insight, showed two innovations and asked if they were good or bad. The first has a real-time countdown of your life expectancy. The second innovation is an emoji-based room service.
85. University of Memphis to Focus on Drone Research in 2016
- Wednesday, December 30, 2015
The FedEx Institute of Technology in 2016 will roll out heavy programming, research and community engagement in drones and other unmanned vehicles as these emerging technologies continue to mature.
86. Creative Christmas Gifts For Your Favorite Nonprofit
- Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Its Christmas time! And soon to be Kwanzaa. Then New Year’s! It’s time to celebrate and share gifts. We give to our families and friends. Many of us have already made a gift to nonprofits we hold closest to our hearts. But there’s always time for more giving.
87. Beware Thyself
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Over the last 13 months, or 262 trading days, the S&P 500 has produced a 0% return while the Barclays total bond market index has produced an enviable 1%. Over the last several weeks I have received several calls and emails from clients, fatigued by sideways markets that want to “do something” about it.
88. Beware Thyself
- Thursday, December 10, 2015
Over the last 13 months, or 262 trading days, the S&P 500 has produced a 0% return while the Barclays total bond market index has produced an enviable 1%. Over the last several weeks I have received several calls and emails from clients, fatigued by sideways markets that want to “do something” about it. This emotion, while understandable, can often lead to mistakes. One of our roles as investment advisors is to help clients widen their field of view and mitigate the risk of trading mistakes. Over the past twelve months the markets have produced some distinct winners and losers. US stocks +.91% vs. international stocks -7%. US internet and biotech stocks +20% vs. US energy stocks -20%. US growth stocks + 7%, US value stocks -4%. Which would you buy if you were craving returns? Clearly large cap US growth themes like biotech and technology make money while US value themes like Europe, emerging markets and commodities do not.
89. Emami's Care2Manage Startup Helps Families Care for Aging Loved Ones
- Saturday, November 28, 2015
Ela Emami has a vision for her startup Care2Manage, an entity focused on helping families caring for a loved one, that blends technology with a human touch.
Her venture is a service platform for families with an elderly loved one that connects them to social workers, local elder care resources and organizes total health care needs. Emami also works as a geriatric care consultant, something she sees as a complementary service to her technology platform.
90. Methodist Caps Busy 2015 With $40M Plans for Transplant Institute
- Wednesday, November 18, 2015
New money is pouring in to the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, and it will be put to use as investments in everything from patient care to research. Construction work is under way at a number of facilities, and myriad future projects are in the works.
91. Rings and Pacifiers: Health Gadgets Get Sophisticated
- Friday, November 13, 2015
HELSINKI (AP) — After the smartphone and fitness bracelet, here comes the smart ring. And the smart pacifier, and smart rollator.
"Wellness" computers that monitor your pulse, temperature and other health indicators are becoming increasingly sophisticated and varied to cover every aspect — and age — of human life.
92. What Hiring Managers Wish You Knew
- Friday, October 16, 2015
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with a group of hiring managers at a conference hosted by the Society for Information Management. It’s an organization that encourages networking and education for technology leaders.
93. From University Labs to the Marketplace
- Saturday, September 12, 2015
The health care industry contributed $38.8 billion to Middle Tennessee’s economy in 2014, according to a study released by the Nashville Health Care Council, which is a 32.9 percent increase from the 2010.
94. Toyota to Invest $50M in Car-Tech Research at Stanford, MIT
- Monday, September 7, 2015
EAST PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Toyota is investing $50 million with Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in hopes of gaining an edge in an accelerating race to phase out human drivers.
95. Is State’s Role to Provide a Service or Turn a Profit?
- Thursday, September 3, 2015
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appears to be on the brink of privatizing state government. But he won’t be able to do it without a battle, especially from university unions and Democratic lawmakers.
96. When Did We Stop New Thinking?
- Monday, August 31, 2015
Human evolution is a complex topic. Personal growth may be more perplexing even to the best psychologists. The theme that really defies reason is when a whole organization or market segment falls into the trap of formal rigidity, as in “it’s just the way it is.”
97. Health Law Sign-Ups Keep Growing; Uninsured Rate Declines
- Friday, August 14, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the share of uninsured Americans below 10 percent and underscoring how hard it could be for Republicans to dismantle the program.
98. Study Says West Tennessee Economy Has Lagged
- Monday, July 27, 2015
West Tennessee’s economy has been lagging behind other regions in the state but is starting to make inroads in employment growth and technology-related hirings, a new report says.
The region’s mayors and economic development officials met Thursday at Jackson State Community College to review the report, The Jackson Sun reported. The study was financed by a $50,000 grant given by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
99. Charles Hughes to Head Rhodes’ Memphis Center
- Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Dr. Charles L. Hughes has been named director of Rhodes College’s Memphis Center, an academic hub focused on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South region. He will be teaching classes on Memphis history and culture, coordinating student projects and developing programs, and also will be continuing his own research on the area.
100. As Amazon Turns 20, A Look at Its Biggest Bets
- Friday, July 17, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Amazon has come a long way from selling books out of a Seattle garage.
The company had an inauspicious start in July 1995 at the dawn of the Web as an online bookseller. It narrowly escaped the dot-com bust of 2000 to reinvent online retailing. And eventually, it morphed into the global e-commerce powerhouse it is today with $89 billion in annual revenue.