Data sharing has valuable applications for manufacturers

Data sharing among manufacturers can yield financial and operational benefits, such as improved supply chain visibility and optimized asset performance, according to this Boston Consulting Group analysis. "A digital product twin that is shared between a supplier and an OEM can, for example, help to eliminate incoming quality inspections or topographical measurements needed to automatically process parts," the authors write.

Ill. teacher uses impeachment as history lesson

History students in an Illinois high school have had a lot of questions about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump so teacher Ronnie Woods is teaching about the historic event. Woods said he hopes the lessons about the impeachment process helps students learn about the world and become adults who are "competent" voters.

Goldman Sachs tries to reinvent itself

Goldman Sachs' revenue and profit centers have eroded, in part because of regulation and electronic trading, and the task of restructuring and rejuvenating the company falls to CEO David Solomon. He's implementing the company's first multiyear strategic plan and emphasizing financial and bureaucratic efficiency, while Goldman has also relaxed its office culture, starting with the dress code.

Kroger, Ocado plan fulfillment center to serve Northeast

Kroger and Ocado plan to build a new 350,000-square-foot Customer Fulfillment Center in Frederick, Md. The automated center will take about two years to complete, and will focus on markets in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Cancer patients still decline to take advantage of EHR access

About 40% of people newly diagnosed with cancer who were offered access to view their online medical records did so, while 18% did not view their records, according to an ONC report. About 29% of people previously diagnosed with cancer were both offered access to and viewed their EHR, while the same percentage of previously diagnosed people were offered access but did not take advantage of it.

Rothenberg: Demise of cookies leads to "new and better beginning"

Google's unsurprising phasing out of third-party cookies has many saying the repercussions will hurt small publishers and lawmakers' continued focus on privacy have resulted in "overblown" hysteria for an "imperfect technology that never should have been the backbone of personalized communications," writes IAB CEO Randall Rothenberg. "[I]t is now time to double-down and work together to create a safe, efficient supply chain that enables innovation and competition, and benefits consumers, businesses and economies alike."

Analysts see new growth potential at L Brands

Barclays' analysts have upgraded L Brands' shares in the belief that changes underway, led by activist investors, will fuel a turnaround at the Victoria's Secret parent. Victoria's Secret reported a 12% decline in same-store holiday sales, while sibling chain Bath & Body Works booked a 9% increase.

Panic button, location tracking coming to Tinder

Tinder users soon will have access to safety features that include a panic button triggering deployment of emergency assistance with precise location data, along with enhanced photo verification, which will require real-time selfies in an attempt to discourage fake profiles. Tinder's parent company says it will add the features to dating platforms such as PlentyOfFish and OKCupid this year.

Judge sentences Insys founder Kapoor for role in opioid bribery scheme

A federal judge has sentenced John Kapoor, the founder of Insys Therapeutics, to five years and six months in prison plus three years of supervised release for his role in a conspiracy to bribe doctors to overprescribe the fentanyl-based painkiller Subsys. The judge also ordered Kapoor to pay a $250,000 fine.

Greenblatt offers vision for HBO Max

HBO Max will complement sister service HBO when the streaming service launches, WarnerMedia's Robert Greenblatt explains in an interview where he expounds on the company's strategy for HBO Max for its May debut. "We're trying really hard to assign the same quality level and curated feeling that HBO has. It'll never be 50,000 hours of programming," he says.

Waymo to map Texas and N.M. to prep for AV trucks
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Waymo will soon start mapping Texas and New Mexico in preparation for testing its self-driving big-rig trucks in the states. Mapping minivans will drive on interstates 10, 20 and 45 and through cities such as Houston, Dallas and El Paso.

Very thin substances could be the future of manufacturing

Extremely thin two-dimensional materials such as molybdenum disulfide and graphene hold promise for the manufacturing of phones, headphones, solar cells and more. They can also be combined into three-dimensional blocks and deposited on silicon wafers for experiments.

United Airlines wins approval for Denver expansion

The Denver City Council has approved United Airlines' bid to add 24 gates at Denver International Airport, as well as expand two passenger clubs and construct a third. Half of United's new gates will be among the 39 being built in the airport's $1.5 billion ongoing expansion project.

Football fans can spend as much as $40K per night for Super Bowl stay

1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach has the priciest hotel options for the Super Bowl, with a single room at $25,383 per night and a condo unit from the hotel's Retreat Collection ringing up at nearly $40,000 per night.