J.J. Watt shows how Hurricane Harvey donations are making an impact, but there’s so much more to do

September 13, 2018

Work continues in Houston, but Watt’s impact has been immense. J.J. Watt started a movement in 2017 in the wake of Hurricane Harvey when a $200,000 crowdfunding effort started by the Texans’ All-Pro led over 200,000 people donating over $37 million to take his efforts up to $41.6 million in donations from around the world. Now, a year after the money was put to work Watt is showing what those…


The essential scan: Top findings in health policy research

September 4, 2018

By Abigail Durak, Stephanie Hedt, Will Palmisano, Paul Ginsburg What’s the latest in health policy research? The Essential Scan, produced by the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy, aims to help keep you informed on the latest research and what it means for policymakers. If you’d like to receive the biweekly Essential Scan by email, you can sign up here. Opioid Prescribing Decreases After Clinician Learns of a Patient’s Fatal Overdose Study…


Lantronix joins Microsoft’s Azure Certified for Internet of Things program

Data access and management provider Lantronix has announced it has joined the Microsoft Azure Certified Internet of Things program. The program accelerates IoT solutions that are pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services, which benefit businesses to reach their clientele where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms expediting production. Lantronix’s solutions, such as the SGX 5150 – a dual-band Wi-Fi IoT device gateway…

August 29, 2018

The U.S. government wants Facebook’s help to wiretap Facebook Messenger (FB)

August 27, 2018

REUTERS/Leah Milli The United States government wants to listen in on conversations taking place on Facebook Messenger.  Facebook says it can’t listen in because the content is encrypted.  Facebook says it can only comply with the government’s request if it rewrites the code used by all Facebook Messenger users.  The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app so law enforcement…


Kerala’s favourite asset may turn its saviour

August 27, 2018

MUMBAI: Calamity-stricken residents of Kerala could end up pledging,or selling,their gold ornaments to re-build their homes or meet exigencies arising from the worst floods in a hundred years. Muthoot Finance and Manappuram Finance, whose core business is lending against gold, and local jewellers from the state could see a rush of customers in the coming weeks, said trade sources.“As rain waters recede and the affectedtakestockof their losses, it’s probable that…


Why Brands Should Focus on Post-Acquisition to Increase Customer LTV

August 24, 2018

Swrve has spoken to many different companies all over the world, and one thing we’ve noticed, that has become somewhat of a theme and an infinite source of frustration, is a disconnect between teams; user acquisition on one side, and engagement, loyalty and CRM teams (or post-acquisition) on the other. This blog examines what that disconnect is, why it happens, why it is a problem, and what can potentially be…


‘There’s a part of him that thinks I chose Donald Trump over him’: Kellyanne Conway opens up about how the president is affecting her marriage

August 18, 2018

Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and her husband, attorney George Conway, disclosed intimate details of their marriage in an interview with The Washington Post. Kellyanne, who once criticized Trump, is now one of his most ardent defenders. George, on the other hand, has not been shy about taking swings at the president. George says he now regrets having introduced his wife to Trump. White House adviser Kellyanne…


How The GDPR Is Changing Document Storage

August 15, 2018

  In May 2018, the GDPR came into force. This is a regulation set down by the EU that oversees the way that companies use the data of citizens of EU. In practice, it has meant that almost every business across the UK has had to make changes to that way it stores data and documents containing personal information. Also read: GDPR In The Workplace And How To Implement It If…


Can An Heiress Be Self-Made? Paris Hilton Thinks So

August 14, 2018

Welcome to Refinery29’s weeklong exploration of women and greed in an era of enormous wealth inequality. Where does need end and greed begin? Read on. Last month, Paris Hilton found herself in a familiar position, standing in front of a crowd of goading paparazzi decked out in bejeweled sunglasses and a shiny silver mini dress. But the conversation they were having was certainly not familiar to those who may think…


Starbucks is selling Cheesecake Frappuccinos in the UK — and we’re ready to book our plane tickets

July 28, 2018

Starbucks UK/Instagram Starbucks is selling Cheesecake Frappuccinos in the UK. The Cheesecake Frappuccinos come in three flavors: Caramel Coffee, Mocha Coffee, and Blueberry. Each drink comes with whipped cream and cookie crumbles. Cheesecake Frappuccinos are currently only available in the UK. Great news for people who prefer drinking their dessert: Starbucks is launching a new line of Frappuccinos that transform cheesecake into a delicious and refreshing beverage. The new Cheesecake…