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The New York Times
– Sep 3, 2:00 AM
DALLAS — When a lost, stray or abandoned pet entered an American city's animal shelter 10 years ago, there was a good chance it would not leave. But in a quiet transformation, pet euthanasia rates have plummeted in big cities in recent…
francine hardawayI'm so happy this trend is accelerating. We do our part in our household, as we have five. All rescued in one way or another.
The New York Times
– Sep 3, 12:00 AM
Americans may soon be able to get their medical records through smartphone apps as easily as they order takeout food from Seamless or catch a ride from Lyft. But prominent medical organizations are warning that patient data-sharing with apps could…
francine hardawayI could care less when it comes to my medical records, and you shouldn't care either. The convenience and utility of having them far outweighs privacy concerns. I want to use my own data to seek out better treatments, to use for research, and for family
Cloudflare, a content delivery and Internet security firm, set an initial price range for its IPO this morning. The San Francisco-based company will target a per-share price of $10 to $12 when it goes public in the coming weeks. Subscribe to the…
francine hardawayThis is a company to watch. Most of these IPOs are crap, but this company is not.
OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Panaltir's Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organise, analyse and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue…
francine hardawayThis is a blessing. Government software is stuck in the last century and is heavily used and badly needed.
WeWork parent weighs slashing its valuation roughly in half to around $20 billion amid IPO skepticism, say people familiar with the matter This is a developing story and will be updated shortly. WeWork parent weighs slashing its valuation roughly…
francine hardawayHaha. You can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Apple Inc. is developing in-screen fingerprint technology for as early as its 2020 iPhones, according to people familiar with the plans. The technology is in testing both inside Apple and among the company's overseas suppliers, though the timeline…
francine hardawayOK. I'm behind on this. Does this mean face recognition goes away?
Google and its industry allies are making a late bid to water down the first major data-privacy law in the U.S., seeking to carve out exemptions for digital advertising, according to documents obtained by Bloomberg and people familiar with the…
francine hardawayNo surprises here. Where would we be without digital advertising,. You love it, don't you? And you find it useful, right?
The hospitable hosts buttered up their important guest and made a big fuss of his family and hoped he would say nice things about them to the important people he would meet after his visit to Ireland. And he told them they were wonderful and that…
francine hardawayDo you get the feeling that we've become the world's laughing stock? This is a pretty funny report of Pence's visit.
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francine hardawayNo one is going to quit Amazon, so we have to tame it’s business practices
Forget the titanium Apple Card — Amazon's latest payment method uses flesh and blood. The e-tailing giant's engineers are quietly testing scanners that can identify an individual human hand as a way to ring up a store purchase, with the goal…
francine hardawayDoes this make you as uncomfortable as it makes me?
There is a partisan gap in the United States over how much the federal government should spend for scientific research. Overall, about half of U.S. adults (52%) say they would increase federal spending for scientific research, according to a Pew…
francine hardawayGovernment science funding made us a world power. Should we stop now?