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What Silicon Valley Says on Insurance Disruption

<i>Originally published in</i> <i>Insurance Thought Leadership</i> <i>and</i> <i>Huffington Post</i><i>.</i><p>Overheard at “Insurance Disrupted 2015,” held Nov. 18 and 19 in Palo Alto, CA, …

Innovation

2016 predictions for IoT and smart homes

Every day, various aspects of our lives are becoming easier — and more connected — through the Internet of Things and smart home technology.<p>We are constantly generating data, receiving information, and in real-time communication with our devices and each other – from anywhere, at any time. And this …

45K+ Register Their Drones With The FAA In First 2 Days

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) drone registry went online on Monday. As the agency announced this morning, more than 45,000 people have now used the online service to register their drones.<p>If you own a drone (or really any model aircraft) that weighs between 0.55 pounds and 55 …

Christmas Trees

Microinsurance Is The Answer To The Insurance Industry

Let’s be real. The insurance industry has barely evolved since Benjamin Franklin introduced the concept in the late 1700s.<p>You’d think after three hundred years and a market size of $1 trillion in the United States alone, insurance companies like MetLife and AIG would have nailed it. But they …

Insurance

Farmer's Insurance eyes drones, Internet of Things

Farmer's Insurance may test drones that detect wildfire hazards and sensors to detect motor vehicle damage, says new CIO Ron Guerrier. The concepts …

News and Analysis of the Life and Health Insurance Industry | ThinkAdvisor

Zachary Tracer | April 05, 2018<p>The effort with Berkshire and Amazon will ‘start very small,’ Jamie Dimon says.<p>Jason Wellmann | April 05, 2018<p>Sure, …

Health Care

Insurer uses drones to inspect bushfire damage in Australian first

They may one day deliver books and diapers to your front door, but for now, drones are being useful helping people rebuild after a traumatic start to …

PushDoctor, The U.K. Video-Based Doctor Service, Scores $8.2M Series A

PushDoctor, the U.K. ‘on-demand’ service that enables you to have a video consultation with a doctor, has raised $8.2 million in funding — money it plans to use to develop the data side of its offering to improve the way it integrates with other healthcare providers and to significantly bolster …

Digital Health

Commercial drones capture the attention of insurance industry

Companies across Canada are turning to drones to monitor crops, snap pictures for real estate listings and map the oil sands – and insurers are swooping in to cover the risk of hard landings and injuries.<p>Intact Financial Corp. is the latest to attempt to tap the market for insuring drones, or …

Unmanned Aircraft

Drone Accidents Could Cause Insurance Hassles

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a bird. It’s a plane. Actually these days it might be neither. It could be a drone.<p>These unmanned aircraft with their ability to …

Capital Markets

Opportunities In The Risk Business Abound As Insurance Is Ready For Disruption

Spencer Lazar Contributor<p>Spencer Lazar is a partner at General Catalyst.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Examining the NYC footprints of global tech titans<br>• Netflix and the creation of global monoculture<p>We take it for granted, but insurance is an incredible financial instrument for consumers and …

Innovation

Insurance Gets a Mobile Makeover: 22 Startups Providing Mobile-Centric Insurance Tech

A growing set of startups are offering mobile-first products to re-imagine the insurance distribution, management, and claims processes.<p>Amid the …

Venture Capital

Gamified Driving Apps : driver's insurance

Flo is a Dutch company that's simplifying the process of getting reduced premiums on driver's insurance. To do this, Flo gamifies the experience, …

Beating Silicon Valley to the Punch

The digital revolution of the $4 trillion insurance industry is finally gathering pace – yet Silicon Valley has still not taken an interest. That …

AI Auto Insurance Platforms : insurify

Insurify is an insurance start-up that sets itself apart by making recommendations for car insurance coverage using artificial intelligence.<p>To begin …

Artificial Intelligence

P2P Insurance Start-Ups : insurance carrier

Lemonade is a new type of insurance carrier that takes inspiration from peer lending services.<p>Dan Ariely is a professor of professor at Duke …

Startups

80 Hottest InsuranceTech Companies Shaking up the Trillion-Dollar Insurance Industry

Knip is an innovative digital insurance manager that provides users with an easy-to-understand overview and analysis of existing insurance policies, …

Health Care

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Insurance 2.0: P2P and Structural Innovation

<i>This post is the second in a three-part series on insurance transformation. The</i> <i>first post</i> <i>introduced the concept of “Insurance 2.0” and discussed new</i> …

Profit

IDC: Cyber Insurance Will Be Commonplace In The Future

IDC is advising insurers faced with a mature market to consider offering cyber insurance. Cybercrimes, it says, have cost the global economy $445 …

Business Technology

Mind the Cyber Insurance Gaps

Nothing makes headlines like stolen credit card information, yet a potential breach of customer information is just one of many cyber risks companies …

Novelty Lamps

<i>StyleNest have rounded up the best novelty lamps to add a playful statement to your home.</i><p>Lighting can make or break a home, but it should be fun and …

Oxygen Boutique Launch Own Label

<i>London based and online womenswear boutique, Oxygen launch own label, Related for Autumn Winter 13.</i><p>Oxygen Boutique on London’s Eastcastle Street is …

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Paris Haute Couture Fall 2013 Street Style: Day 3

Can Australia's struggling fashion industry support its new stars?

At its peak it boasted three boutiques and more than 70 wholesale accounts and David Jones concessions. But savvy and talented designer Kirrily …

Best Summer Salad Recipes

<i>Easy on the eye and the stomach, enjoy these delicious, light summer salad recipes for a light lunch or a tasty side dish.</i><p>Whether you prefer this …

Flaked Almond and Chickpea Couscous Salad with Pomegranate Seeds, Olives and Feta

<i>Domestic goddess Cherry Menlove shows us how to make a house a home with this recipe for flaked almond and chickpea couscous salad. Serve at the</i> …