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Google Buys Fossil Smartwatch Tech For $40M

Fossil Group has announced that it is selling $40 million of intellectual property (IP) related to smartwatch technology to Google. As a result of the news, Fossil’s shares jumped about 8 percent on Thursday (January 17), according to CNBC. In recent years, smartwatches have become Fossil’s fastest growing category — it launched smartwatches across 14 of […]

Amazon Investors Rally Against Gov’t Use Of Facial Recognition Tech

Some Amazon shareholders have sent a letter to the company, according to CNBC, demanding that it stop selling its facial recognition software to government agencies. The investors want the eCommerce giant to stop selling Rekognition — technology from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that can identify and track people, and their emotions — due to concerns over “immigrant surveillance […]

Data Breach Leaks 773M Emails, 21M Passwords

The largest public data breach ever has been discovered, according to Gizmodo. “Collection #1” has seen the exposure of nearly 773 million unique emails and more than 21 million unique passwords, affecting countless individuals. The breach is just one data batch of at least six more, collected by someone trying to sell the stolen info, […]

CFPB Asks Congress For Authority To Oversee Military Lending Act Compliance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has asked the United States Congress for the authority to supervise compliance of the Military Lending Act (MLA), the organization announced on Thursday (Jan. 17). In a statement, CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger said she asked Congress to grant the organization “clear authority” to oversee the lending and its processes. “The […]

Credit Unions Step Up During Government Shutdown

There is no shortage of headlines about the partial government shutdown that is now on its 27th day, and no shortage of articles speculating how long it will go on, what will be affected and (most often) what it will take to finally bring it to an end. There is, yet, one simple takeaway from all of […]

Are Consumers Ready To Buy And Sell Homes Online?

Way back in the day (which, in 21st century digital economy terms, probably means a decade or so), smart and important people used to express well-informed skepticism about the prospect of selling clothes, cars and even groceries via online or mobile channels. The concerns were reasonable and varied (logistical hurdles, perhaps, or just long-standing consumer […]

I Have a Dream: 7 Books to Teach Tots About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is today, and it’s the perfect opportunity to teach tots a bit about the great man and what he was struggling for – and against. There’s nothing simple about his life, struggle, or the civil rights movement, but click through for several kid-friendly tomes written on the powerful subject so […]

Totally Perplexed by the Ending of Glass? Here’s a Basic Rundown of How Things End Up

Warning: this post contains MASSIVE spoilers for the latest M. Night Shyamalan movie, Glass! After 20 years, we’re finally getting the conclusion to the trilogy we barely knew existed until, like, two years ago. Glass marks the third (and supposedly final) installment in M. Night Shyamalan’s dialed-down superhero universe, coming nearly 20 years after 2000’s […]

Peeling Back The Onion On Bank Earnings

Bank earnings — taken together, let’s call them a mixed bag. Or maybe liken them to an onion, with layers of meaning and hints of things to come — some savory, some likely to induce tears. The spate of recent results from household names spanning JPMorgan, Citigroup and others show some company-specific commentary and developments, […]

Mobile Ordering Startup Fights Food Waste And Fraudsters

Dining out can be a jarring experience for customers used to the speed and convenience of mobile ordering. Increasingly, sit-down restaurants are looking to serve diners on a tight schedule by introducing mobile order- and pay-ahead services. The January Mobile Order-Ahead Tracker examines how table-service restaurants and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) alike are leveraging mobile ordering to […]