‘There Will Be a [Senate] Vote’ To Reinstate Net Neutrality, Schumer Says

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he will force a vote on a bill that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Legislation to reverse the repeal “doesn’t need the support of the majority leader,” Schumer said during a press conference Friday, according to The Hill. “We can bring it to the floor and force a vote….

December 18, 2017
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Bloomberg launches TicToc, a 24-hour news channel only on Twitter that combines live video, reported segments, and a curated Twitter stream (Chris O’Brien/VentureBeat)

December 18, 2017

Chris O’Brien / VentureBeat: Bloomberg launches TicToc, a 24-hour news channel only on Twitter that combines live video, reported segments, and a curated Twitter stream  —  For for the first time in several years, we can say without irony that Twitter appears to have a slight wind at its back. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: Easterseals Bay Area creates a North Star for payers and providers trying to drive real healthcare transformation

In “The state of American healthcare”, I shared that American healthcare remains complex and expensive compared to other developed nations. I also shared how the interests of payers and providers are aligning. With this as a backdrop, I wanted an example that could be a guiding North Star to both payers and providers. I found this in a recent interview with Robert Van Tuyl, the Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for…

December 18, 2017
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The stock of a small fintech company, Longfin, surged 2,400% in a week after acquiring Ziddu, a “blockchain-empowered global micro-lending solutions provider” (Jeremy Herron/Bloomberg)

December 18, 2017

Jeremy Herron / Bloomberg: The stock of a small fintech company, Longfin, surged 2,400% in a week after acquiring Ziddu, a “blockchain-empowered global micro-lending solutions provider”  —  LongFin buys microlender that transacts only in digital coins  —  Latest small company to see gains based tied to bitcoin mania Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: Why 2017 was pivotal for AI transformation in the financial industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) was a major trend in 2017 and its impact was felt especially in the financial services industry. Over the past year we saw AI take center stage at major events like Sibos and Money2020. Discussions ranged from how AI can increase back-office efficiencies in the financial sector and help enhance the customer experience. The financial industry is well positioned for AI disruption given the vast amounts of…

December 18, 2017
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