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Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch
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Alphabet’s Verily offers a more serious take on health monitoring wearables with the Study Watch

Designed with long-term medical research in mind, the Study Watch has a vastly different set of hardware requirements than your standard smart watch. The device was designed by Verily, the “V” in Google’s Alphabet, which is devoted to serious medical …

Gucci’s Diversity Drag
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Gucci’s Diversity Drag

In January, Gucci teased its 2017 pre-fall campaign with a series of Instagram videos in which it asked black models, “What does it mean to have soul?” It appeared that Gucci was making a statement on industry diversity, and the …

How Wall Street Once Killed the U.S. Solar Industry
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How Wall Street Once Killed the U.S. Solar Industry

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, celebrates its initial public offering on June 29, 2010.

Why is the American solar-power industry so small?

It’s less obvious than it may seem. The global industry is a $65-billion business, and the …

Would you manage if your partner died? Almost half of couples have no financial protection to help cover bills if the worst happened
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Would you manage if your partner died? Almost half of couples have no financial protection to help cover bills if the worst happened

How would you manage your finances if your partner died and you were left paying all the household bills including the mortgage? As many as 41 per cent of those living with a partner would have to cover all of …

Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: she’ll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier
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Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: she’ll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier

Sorry Jeremy, weren’t you ready?

So Theresa May, it turns out, is only human. After months of denying she was going to do it, the British prime minister decided to call an early general election – first and foremost because …

ISIS’s Mass Killings of Civilians in Mosul
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ISIS’s Mass Killings of Civilians in Mosul

Displaced Iraqi men carry a wounded boy from clashes in western Mosul, Iraq on June 3, 2017.

A UN report Thursday said more than 200 Iraqi civilians attempting to flee western Mosul have been killed by the Islamic State since …

James Comey Testimony Plays Like Super Bowl of Politics for TV News Nets
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James Comey Testimony Plays Like Super Bowl of Politics for TV News Nets

The major news networks pulled out their biggest anchors, flashy graphics packages, and array of commentators on Thursday to cover nearly three hours of live testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee from former FBI director James Comey on the question …

Avoid opening day crowds by going now to year-round lakes just planted with trout
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Avoid opening day crowds by going now to year-round lakes just planted with trout

Try your luck at a trout-stocked lake. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)

Trout anglers who want to avoid this weekend’s trout opening day madness can opt out, and get a jump start on plenty of lakes open year-round and recently planted …

Saúl Níguez gives Atlético Madrid the edge and valiant Leicester fall short
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Saúl Níguez gives Atlético Madrid the edge and valiant Leicester fall short

For Leicester City, it was the end of the adventure. It has been an epic run, they have had some great fun and they will cherish the memories but, ultimately, they just came up short and the Champions League will …

Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with ‘micro apps’
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Sapho gets $14M more to make legacy software more useful with ‘micro apps’

In recent years, Microsoft, Facebook and Slack (and many more) have all built new productivity platforms for workers to integrate and communicate about dozens of other API-enabled enterprise apps, but what about productivity tools for those enterprises that have no …