Nike founder: "You can't try and go down the middle of the road"

Nike founder Phil Knight recently discussed last year's advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, as well as insights he learned from John McEnroe, LeBron James and his college coach, Bill Bowerman. "It doesn't matter how many people hate your brand as long as enough people love it," Knight said.

Survey: Most Generation Z students value college

A survey finds that 80% of students in Generation Z -- those between ages 14 and 23 -- say they believe in the value of a college education and only a quarter say they can have a good career without a degree. The data also show that while this cohort prefers learning via video, only 26% preferred online classes.

Trump to avert shutdown but vows emergency declaration

President Donald Trump says he will sign legislation heading off another government shutdown that would provide $1.4 billion for border security, far short of the $5.7 billion he wants for a US-Mexico border wall. Trump says he will declare a national emergency to get more money for border measures without the approval of Congress.

Q&A: Data informs everything for Jack Daniel's maker

Liquor maker Brown-Forman overhauled its digital and data strategy during the past few years and now can use data analytics to monitor everything from pricing to batch production, says Chief Information Officer Tim Nall. "We've really shown how having this information available in real time on any advice gives us a competitive advantage when we're engaging with our customers," he says.

Report shows rise in email fraud attacks in health care in 2017

The health care sector saw a 473% increase in email fraud attacks between the first quarter and the fourth quarter of 2017, with organizations suffering 96 attacks per quarter on average, according to an analysis released by Proofpoint. Researchers analyzed more than 160 billion emails sent across 150 countries between 2017 and 2019 and found that 33% of the attacks against the sector were from AOL,, Gmail, Inbox.Iv or, and almost all of the firms were the target of one or more email attacks that originated from their own domain.

TikTok quietly trialing sponsored video ads

TikTok is trialing a sponsored video ad format that encourages users to click through to the sponsor's website. The social app has publicly tested only a pre-roll ad so far, but a leaked document reveals that the company is also developing in-feed native video ads, 2D lens filters, brand takeovers and hashtag challenges.

Samsung plans first 3 US Experience stores

Samsung will expand its retail presence in the US with the launch of Samsung Experience stores, where shoppers will get a chance to try out the latest devices. The South Korea-based company already operates Experience stores in Australia and Canada, and the first three US stores are set to open Feb. 20 in Los Angeles, Houston and Long Island, N.Y.

Samsung update leads to leak of new product lineup
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Samsung's recent update to its wearables platform inadvertently revealed new products coming from the company, including a fitness band, a smartwatch and wireless earbuds. The update also verified previous rumors of a forthcoming watch dubbed the Galaxy Sport, though that product's new name is the Galaxy Watch Active.

WHO creates committee to develop guidelines for gene-editing in humans

The World Health Organization announced it has created an international committee consisting of 18 members that will establish guidelines relevant to editing human DNA. The group's main goal "will be to advise and make recommendations on appropriate governance mechanisms for human genome editing," the WHO said.

Vestberg will replace McAdam as Verizon chairman

Verizon has tapped CEO Hans Vestberg to become its board chairman as of March 8, replacing Lowell McAdam, who will retire after having served seven years in the position but will stay on the board until the May 2 shareholders' meeting. The company also named former Darden Restaurants CEO Clarence Otis as lead director.

Google expansion to create 10K construction jobs

Google is expected to put $13 billion this year into office and data center expansions and new construction around the US. Construction of new data centers in seven states will create 10,000 jobs, CEO Sundar Pichai says.

Transportation Dept. finalizes oil spill response rules

The Transportation Department's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has unveiled new regulations that obligate railroads to create oil spill response plans and provide oil shipment information to states and tribal governments. The new rules will take effect in August.

NASA officially says goodbye to Mars rover

Opportunity, one of NASA's Mars rovers, has been silent since June, and after sending one last call to the robot Tuesday with no response, NASA says Opportunity is dead. The rover had been working on Mars since 2004, even though its original mission was intended to last three months.

Polar bears are the neighbors for this isolated town

Churchill, Manitoba, serves as somewhat of an ongoing experiment in how humans and polar bears can cohabitate, with a multifaceted deterrent program aimed at keeping polar bears out of town without having to shoot them. More recently, the town dealt with damage to the rail line that effectively cut off residents from the rest of Canada for 18 months.