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ICE Used Facial Recognition to Mine State Driver’s License Databases

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 09:26
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials have analyzed millions of drivers’ photos without their knowledge, newly released documents show.

Editorial: The big business of parking garages in Downtown Memphis

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:33
When it comes to moving offices, shops, or even residences, the first rule is always “location, location, location.” But, a key corollary might be “parking, parking, parking.”

Baker Donelson elevates two attorneys for firmwide roles

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:24
Two Nashville attorneys are taking on firm-wide roles with Memphis-based Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Scott Carey, the firm's former Nashville managing shareholder, is now leading Baker's transportation group, the Memphis-based firm recently announced. In his new role, Carey will oversee more than 40 attorneys, who represents clients throughout the transportation industry, including aviation, motor carrier, railroad, maritime, oil and gas, and automotive, the release stated. Meanwhile,…

Amazon, that upstart online bookstore, turns 25 (Photos)

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 06:14
Since its launch 25 years ago, Amazon's reach has extended well beyond an online bookstore. And while it may seem obvious today, at the time Jeff Bezos was working to get his idea to the masses, many investors thought it would be no match for bookstore giants like Borders and Barnes & Noble. "He talked to several institutional investors and they basically all turned him down," said Tom Alberg, an early Amazon investor. "The big rival and dominant figure in the book industry in those days was Barnes…

GrubHub accused of overcharging restaurants on phone call fees

Memphis Business Journal - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 05:59
GrubHub executives are defending the company against allegations that it has been overcharging its restaurant customers for years. The Chicago-based food ordering and delivery company, which also owns Seamless, has been accused of charging restaurants fees of up to $9 for phone calls from customers, even if no order was placed, the New York Post reported. Grubhub is supposed to charge restaurants only for orders that it helps generate. At a New York City Council hearing June 27, a senior executive…

Employee Activism Is Alive in Tech. It Stops Short of Organizing Unions.

NYT Technology - Mon, 07/08/2019 - 02:00
Efforts to form unions at several smaller tech companies have stalled, showing the limits of how far a wave of employee activism can go.

Your Data Could Be at the Center of the Fight Against Big Tech

NYT Technology - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:23
Germany’s top antitrust official is urging other countries to take on Facebook and its peers by attacking what the companies value most: data.

An Online Preschool Closes a Gap but Exposes Another

NYT Technology - Sun, 07/07/2019 - 13:10
It is not a program for children of the rich. It is geared to lower-income families who have fewer prekindergarten options.

Now Some Families Are Hiring Coaches to Help Them Raise Phone-Free Children

NYT Technology - Sat, 07/06/2019 - 14:08
Screen consultants are here to help you remember life before smartphones and tablets. (Spoiler: get a dog!)

‘Eight’ Is a Breakthrough for Virtual Reality in Classical Music

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 23:00
In his latest work, the composer Michel van der Aa has fully integrated emerging technology with musical and theatrical ideas.

‘Prospective Threat’ of Chinese Spying Justifies Huawei Ban, U.S. Says

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 18:11
Government lawyers argued in a court filing this week that proof of wrongdoing by the Chinese tech giant was not required to justify barring federal agencies from using its gear.

Amazon’s Deliveroo Investment Is Halted for U.K. Scrutiny

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:24
A British regulator ordered that an Amazon-led cash infusion into the food-delivery start-up be paused to study whether it creates competition concerns.

Ford and VW Are Set to Cooperate on Self-Driving and Electric Cars

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:02
An agreement to be formalized next week is the latest example of how rivals in the auto industry are sharing the enormous cost of new technologies.

As New Zealand Fights Online Hate, the Internet’s Darkest Corners Resist

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 14:00
If anything, the appetite for material connected to the Christchurch massacre is growing, even as New Zealand tries to deny the accused gunman a platform for his views.

Guest column: Retaining employees in a tight labor market

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:54
Kristin Lockhart with Adams Keegan talks employee retention and the cost of turnover.

U of M law school names first woman dean

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:35
Founded in 1962, The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the University of Memphis just appointed its first female dean. Katharine Traylor Schaffzin was named the law school’s dean July 2 — just over a year after taking on interim dean duties. "Dean Schaffzin recognizes the opportunities and challenges facing the law school, which is so important not just for our University, but also for our community as a whole,” said U of M provost Tom Nenon, in a release. “She also has a clear vision…

Memphis 901 FC launches signature apparel line

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:25
The Bluff City's pro soccer team now has its own clothing line. Memphis 901 FC just revealed a new signature line of apparel. The Memphis 901 FC Summer 2019 Collection will include t-shirts, polos, and tanks for men, women, and children. A fall/winter collection is expected to launch later this year. To see some of the new apparel, click the slideshow. "When we first launched our club this past fall, our goal was to distinguish from the norm and be trendsetters whether it was our crest, our…

Samsung, Stung by Trade War, Expects a Big Plunge in Profits

NYT Technology - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 13:18
The technology giant predicted a 56 percent drop in quarterly operating profit, as the trade war between the United States and China caused havoc in the computer chip and smartphone markets.

Former Burlington store getting a makeover at Eastgate

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 12:41
Two building permits — each valued at $1 million — were filed July 2 for work at the Eastgate Shopping Center in East Memphis. In October 2018, a newly built 41,000-square-foot Burlington store replaced Burlington Store Inc.'s 70,000-square-foot space in Eastgate as part of a $10 million renovation of the center on Park Avenue. Jeff Plauche, director of leasing at EB Arrow, said the company is coming back and renovating the vacant 70,000-square-foot former Burlington space to lease to possible…

Memphis doctor launches New York City clinic

Memphis Business Journal - Fri, 07/05/2019 - 10:50
“We have patients that come from all over the world to come see us. It's a lot easier for them to come to New York.”


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