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Here's why Jeff Sessions's war on marijuana doesn't make sense

Ordering federal prosecutors ... to crack down on drug offenders, Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions made clear he wants the Justice Department to turn the …

Otter app transcribes conversations like it's no big deal

Anyone who's ever transcribed an audio interview into text knows what a painfully slow process that is. But with the new Otter app, created by a …

How to master local search in a mobile-first world

The digital landscape has changed and we now live in a mobile-first world. According to Zenith 2016, mobile traffic drove 75% of global internet …

Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

S&P Global

Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Was a 'Pearl Harbor Moment' in Retail: PayPal CEO

Twenty years from now, Wall Street traders will look back and surely remember where they were when it happened. Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) shelling out …

eCommerce

The web is dying, but mesh networks could save it

My previous article, <i>The web began dying in 2014, here’s how</i>, raised much more awareness than I thought it would. Many people found it to be an insightful analysis of the web under the control of tech giants, but the article ended without providing anything positive to hold on to.<p>I actually have …

Peer-to-peer

How some startups are trying to work around net neutrality repeal

Some startups are trying to turn existing technologies into products that could reduce consumers' reliance on major internet service providers for …

House GOP to Propose Sweeping Changes to Higher Education

Revamp would put caps on student loans, foster new paths to work force<p>The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives this week will propose sweeping legislation that aims to change where Americans go to college, how they pay for it, what they study and how their success—or failure—affects …

Higher Education

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Snapchat's status among teens appears to be making gains

That's according to Piper Jaffray , which surveyed approximately 6,100 US teens with an average age of 16 during fall 2017.<p>In fact, the number of teens preferring Snapchat grew by 8 percentage points from spring 2017.<p>And compared with a year prior, that figure was up by 12 percentage points.<p>It's …

Social Media

Google commits $1 billion in grants to train U.S. workers for high-tech jobs

The nature of work is changing on a global level at a rapid pace. Sure, it’s not the first time work has been dramatically impacted by technology, but the growth of automation, robotics, AI and the like have the potential to displace jobs at an unprecedented rate. And Google will almost certainly …

How to Make Money Self-Publishing on Amazon

Can Amazon Self-Publishing Make You Money?<p>Updated November 28, 2017<p>The Internet has revolutionized so many industries and businesses.<p>In the …

Graphene Computers Work 1000 Times Faster, Use Far Less Power

Graphene At It Again<p>The discovery of graphene in 2004 began a flurry of studies to isolate other two-dimensional materials. Graphene was found to be …

Researchers Made a Graphene Sieve That Can Make Seawater Safe to Drink

Sieving Out Salt<p>A team of researchers led by Rahul Nair of the University of Manchester have invented a graphene oxide membrane that can sieve salt …