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Daily Archives: January 2, 2018

New on LLRX – 2017: The Year of Change for the Legal Industry?

Via LLRX2017: The Year of Change for the Legal Industry? This commentary by attorney Nicolle Schippers offers insight and perspective on how technology has changed the paradigm of legal services and client communications in 2017. Looking forward to 2018, Schippers calls upon her colleagues to engage in a continuing dialogue to collectively deliver more consumer-focused and service-oriented services that leverage actionable technology solutions applied in the interest of best serving the legal needs of consumers.

Coin Center – leading non-profit focused on policy issues facing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

“Based in Washington, D.C., Coin Center is the leading non-profit research and advocacy center focused on the public policy issues facing cryptocurrency and decentralized computing technologies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. Our mission is to build a better understanding of these technologies and to promote a regulatory climate that preserves the freedom to innovate using permissionless… Continue Reading

Yahoo Search results driven by ads

ghacks.net: “If you visit Yahoo Search right now from a location in the United States, the chance is high that you get more ads on the search results page than organic results. A search for laptops, for instance, returns five ads at the top that fill most “above the fold” space, and another batch of… Continue Reading

Adweek – Tracking Metrics in Social 3.0

Opinion: Marketers are unsure if they can trust data from Facebook – “From impacting the most recent U.S. presidential election to internal workforce issues, Facebook received attention for reasons other than its network and ad platform in 2017. The topic weighing heaviest on marketers’ minds? The platform’s long list of measurement mistakes. Facebook is the… Continue Reading

Tiflolibros is the first digital library for the Spanish-speaking blind

“Tiflolibros is the first digital library for the Spanish-speaking blind. Created in 1999 by a group of blind friends that wanted to exchange their digital books in order to widen their access to culture and education, Tiflolibros has grown to have more than 48.000 books in Spanish available for more than 7.000 members with blindness… Continue Reading

Adweek guide – Instagram: Here’s How to Follow a Hashtag

Adweek: “Instagram recently gave users the ability to follow hashtags the same way they follow accounts. When you follow a hashtag, related content will begin appearing in your feed and Stories bar. Our guide will show you to follow a hashtag, either by tapping the hashtag on another user’s post or by searching for the… Continue Reading

Jeremy Siegel: What’s Ahead for the U.S. Economy in 2018

Wharton Podcast: “It was an unexpectedly stellar year for U.S. stock markets in 2017 – up about 24% thanks to a stronger economy, falling unemployment and expected tax breaks for companies that finally materialized at the last hour. According to Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel, since most of the good news has been baked into… Continue Reading

New resource – The Iran-U.S. Trigger List

International Crisis Group: “The risks of a direct, indirect, deliberate or inadvertent clash between Iran and the U.S. are rising to new highs. Our Iran-U.S. Trigger List is a unique interactive map and early warning tool that monitors and analyses the many flashpoints between the two countries, and shows how they are linked to the… Continue Reading

Census Bureau Projects U.S. and World Populations on New Year’s Day

“As our nation prepares to ring in the new year, the U.S. Census Bureau projects the U.S. population will be 326,971,407 on Jan. 1, 2018. This represents an increase of 2,314,238, or 0.71 percent, from New Year’s Day 2017. Since Census Day (April 1) 2010, the population has grown by 18,225,587, or 5.90 percent. In… Continue Reading

Temperature and humidity based projections of rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during 21st century

Temperature and humidity based projections of a rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during the 21st century. Ethan D Coffel. Radley M Horton, and Alex de Sherbinin. Published 22 December 2017. Environmental Research Letters, Volume 13, Number 1. “As a result of global increases in both temperature and specific humidity, heat stress is projected… Continue Reading

Federal Fraud Recoveries Decline in Fiscal Year 2017

POGO: “On the Thursday before Christmas, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released its annual fraud recovery numbers. The DOJ announced it had recouped $3.7 billion through settlements and judgments in False Claims Act cases in fiscal year 2017. This amount is nearly 23 percent lower than the previous fiscal year, but roughly in line with FY… Continue Reading

Crain’s – Trump administration kills Gateway tunnel deal

Feds declare agreement to share massive project’s costs with NY and NJ “nonexistent” – “President Donald Trump dropped his own New Year’s ball—in the form of a wrecking ball—with a late Friday afternoon announcement that effectively wipes out plans for perhaps the nation’s most crucial infrastructure project. The president officially scrapped his predecessor’s proposal to… Continue Reading