Snap has certified more than 30 creators on its augmented reality lens creator program on Snapchat, and expects to top 100 creators in the coming months. Snap hopes to show brands that AR Lenses are a targeted performance buy, says David Norris, Snap's UK creative strategy lead.
Japanese authorities have arrested Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn and board member Greg Kelly on allegations of financial misconduct, including underreporting of compensation and personal use of company assets. The arrests follow a lengthy investigation prompted by a whistleblower report.
The National Assessment of Educational Progress is changing the way it characterizes basic, proficient and advanced achievement to make it clear that these ratings refer to its assessment and not to grade-level work in general. The changes, approved Saturday, follow years of concern that NAEP standards for proficiency were too high.
The next chairman of the Senate Finance Committee is Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who is retiring at the end of this session. An official announcement will be made at the beginning of the 116th Congress, and confirmation by the Senate Republican Conference is required.
About 9% of US consumers will eat a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant this year, and 4% of those planning to dine at home will cater the meal from a restaurant, according to the National Restaurant Association. US catering sales are on track to hit $67.8 billion this year, up more than 25% from last year, and nearly $16 billion will be from private parties at restaurants, according to Catersource.
"Relentless innovation" is critical to creating value, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told the Alliance for Connected Care Telehealth Policy Forum for Health Systems. Verma said telehealth is changing the face of health care, Medicare laws and rules can be barriers to innovation, and the lack of interoperability is one of the most significant obstacles to innovation.
It's anticipated the click-through-rate for advertising is 125% higher in November, per ZypMedia data, and brands should leverage this by starting sales earlier, writes Jack Loechner. November is believed to be the best month for engaging consumers with holiday sales promotions, with ads seeing the highest click-through-rates from November 1 to 12, he writes.
J. Crew Group CEO James Brett has stepped down after a little more than a year, effective immediately, the retailer said. President and Chief Operating Officer Michael Nicholson and three other executives will lead the brand under an office of the CEO, as J. Crew works to revamp its permanent management structure.
Verizon has added tech tools from its partner company Vidder to provide extra layers of security to applications. Verizon did not buy Vidder outright, but instead has purchased some assets that bolster Verizon's security and offer additional protection against cyberattacks.
The CDC reports that a salmonella outbreak linked to beef products recalled by JBS Tolleson has expanded to 25 states, with 246 cases reported. States newly associated with the recall include Connecticut, Missouri and Massachusetts.
The White House has issued a memorandum calling for reports and recommendations related to wireless technology, setting in motion a process intended to produce a national 5G connectivity strategy. At the same time, it made a blog post headlined "America Will Win the Global Race to 5G."
The seating bowl and supporting structures of the Texas Rangers' $1.1 billion Globe Life Field are beginning to take shape, and the baseball stadium is expected to be ready for the 2020 season. An adjacent Loews hotel under construction should be finished next year.
Trump administration efforts to roll back regulations related to oil and natural gas drilling likely will face increased scrutiny after Democrats take control of the House. "We don't see them rolling President Trump, but the pace of deregulation at EPA will probably slow down because officials will be much busier dealing with subpoenas," said Robert McNally, president of consulting firm Rapidan Energy Group.
The airline industry is an example of how offering clear pricing tiers, starting with a cheap option that offers little or no perks, sets customer expectations and helps them decide whether to spend more, write Thomas A. Stewart and Patricia O'Connell. "By creating a class of service many passengers shun, basic economy appears to have made ordinary service seem less bad," they write.