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Mysterious smart energy company raises $150 million, led by ex-HTC executive

<i>Horace Luke, Gogoro's CEO.</i><p>Taiwanese firm Gogoro came out of stealth mode this morning — sort of — announcing in very broad, vague terms that it's looking to "utilize the power of mobile connectivity and data analytics to transform energy distribution and management in the world's cities." It's hard …

South Korea Plans Advanced Reactor To Burn Spent Nuclear Fuel

Like the United States, South Korea has a growing, burdensome stockpile of spent nuclear fuel. But Korea plans to do something about it, using technology that has been gathering dust in the U.S. to build a reactor that will recycle spent fuel to produce more electricity and less noxious waste.<p>To …

Falling Crude Prices Reveal The Flaw Of 'Energy Independence'

The declining price of oil is exposing the flawed notion of energy independence. Global crude prices have fallen 25 percent since June, and the price of West Texas Intermediate crude, the U.S. benchmark, hovers around $80 a barrel. The price decline comes as U.S. oil output hit its highest in three …

Study: Solar Energy Will Be as Cheap as Fossil Fuel Energy by 2016

A new study on solar energy from Deutsche Bank bears very good news. Thanks to technology and innovation, solar energy will be just as cheap as …

How do you solve a problem like the NHS? The Spectator asks the experts

So ingrained is the NHS as part of British life that it’s hard to imagine it disappearing. But it can’t go on as it is: its budget is being squeezed while its costs are rising and people are demanding more from it than ever. We want ongoing treatment for chronic conditions; exemplary care for our …

3 Ways to Get Big-Company Health Care Benefits for Your Startup

It's that time of year again - the leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and your employees are thinking about which of your benefits offerings they want to take advantage of during Open Enrollment.<p>It's that time of year again--the leaves are changing colors, the days are …

India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world’s population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said.<p>A paramedic distributes free medicine provided by …

Obamacare Drives Digital Transformation at Health Insurers

Executives in some industries may argue that digital transformation is optional, but when a market disruption upends an industry as dramatically as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) did for health insurance, then such transformation is an absolute must.<p>Furthermore, the state healthcare marketplaces the …

No. 1: Ambulatory Services

Medical care in a clinic or physician’s office that doesn’t include an admission to the hospital. It could also be outpatient surgery or home health services and hospice care.<i><br>Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services</i>

Jenny Toomey (Tsunami, Grenadine) sings on Franklin Bruno's Human Hearts 7″, her first new music in 12 yrs (listen)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p><b>Jenny Toomey</b> has a great indie rock CV — she cofounded influential label Simple Machines Records (which led to writing a guide on how to …

Chely Wright Fans Break Kickstarter Record in Funding New Album

“As a country artist, you can really keep your audience for 20 or 30 years,” muses Chely Wright. “That’s how I was with the country music artists …

New Music: Jay Rock f/ Kendrick Lamar Chantal – 'Pay for It'

After dropping “Parental Advisory” earlier this month, Jay Rock connects with his Top Dawg labelmate Kendrick Lamar on their chilling collaboration …

BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI Composes New Music For 'CSI' TV Series

Legendary <b>BLACK SABBATH</b> guitarist <b>Tony Iommi</b> has issued the following update:<p>"People have been asking what exactly I'm doing at the moment. Well, I'm …

New Music: Joe Budden “I Might Need More Than 16 Tho”

The Slaughterhouse boys are keeping the theme of “honesty” prevalent today. Following Joell Ortiz’s “Q & A” video, Joe Budden flat out speaks on some …

New Music: Diggy Simmons f/ French Montana – 'Ain't Bout to Do'

Jetsetters up. Diggy Simmons turns all the way up on “Ain’t Bout to Do,” the first single off his upcoming EP <i>Out of This World</i>. The 19-year-old …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 3 days ago 2 Comments<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 4 days ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be …

The Dead Weather stream new song ‘Buzzkill(er)’ – listen

The track was originally released as part of Third Man Records' 'Vault' subscription …

'Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta' News: Benzino and Althea Won't Be on Season 4? Joseline Shoots New Music Video With Stevie J

There are rumors that "Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta" stars Benzino and Althea won't be appearing on the show's upcoming fourth season. The couple was …

Taylor Swift’s 1989, reviewed: Could the secret to the pop star’s world-conquering new album lie in her belly-button?

As to the Lord above with his eye on the sparrow, to a celebrity fashion blogger no detail is too minute to notice. Thus this summer <i>the Cut,</i> as well …

Taylor Swift's new single to benefit NYC schools

Taylor Swift bought a $20 million townhouse in Manhattan this year, and it seems like she <i>really</i> wants her new home town to like her.<p>So the pop star has pledged to donate all the money she makes from her new song "Welcome to New York" to the city's school system.<p>That could be a sizable chunk of …

SPICA to Make Comeback Next Month with New Single “Ghost”

It has been confirmed that girl group <b>SPICA</b> will be making its comeback as a full group next month!<p>The group debuted its very first project group …

Kendrick Lamar May Be Dropping A New Single Called “King Kunta” - XXL

"I," the<p>somewhat divisive first single off of his yet to be titled upcoming album, there were rumblings about a new Kendrick Lamar record entitled …

Nas Previews New Single “The Season” Produced By J Dilla In NYC

Earlier this month in an interview on New York radio, Nas revealed that the new single off his forthcoming 12th solo LP would arrive very soon. Fast …

Lil Wayne says his new album is delayed because he’s been ‘skating too much’

'Tha Carter V' has been pushed back to December 9<p>Lil Wayne has explained the delay in releasing his new album.<p>The rapper was originally slated to …

Phil Collins calls Adele a ‘slippery little fish’ after being dropped from her new album

The singer is alleged to have not replied to Collins' interest in a collaboration<p>Phil Collins has revealed that Adele snubbed him after initially …