Report: Apple may build a FeliCa chip into next-gen Japanese iPhones

Report: Apple may build a FeliCa chip into next-gen Japanese iPhones

Bloomberg has revealed in recently released report that tech biggie Apple is apparently introducing a new feature in its much-rumored next-generation iPhone -- most likely to be called the iPhone 7 -- which would bring the tap-to-pay mechanism to transit systems in Japan.

According to the report, the forthcoming new iPhone for the Japanese market will probably come with a built-in FeliCa chip, which will enable the handset’s users to access public transit simply by waving their handsets in front of a payment terminal.

World’s first self-driving taxis launched by nuTonomy in Singapore

World’s first self-driving taxis launched by nuTonomy in Singapore

Autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy said on Thursday that it has started running road tests of the world's first self-driving taxis in Singapore.

With nuTonomy announcing that it has started picking up passengers in its self-driving taxis -- equipped with high-tech computers -- in Singapore with effect from Thursday, a free ride in the taxis can now be hailed by some select members of the public via their smartphones.

Unconventional natural gas enhances migraine, fatigue: Study

Unconventional natural gas enhances migraine, fatigue: Study

Washington D.C., Aug. 25 : A new research says that Pennsylvania residents with the highest exposure to active natural gas wells operated by the hydraulic fracturing industry are nearly twice as likely to suffer from a combination of migraine headaches, chronic nasal and sinus symptoms and severe fatigue.

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health said that their findings add to a growing body of evidence linking the fracking industry to health problems.

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New leaked photos hint at ‘iPhone SE’ moniker for next-gen iPhone

New leaked photos hint at ‘iPhone SE’ moniker for next-gen iPhone

In what apparently marks the latest leak related to Apple’s much-anticipated next-generation iPhones, a China-based leaker has recently posted the supposed images of the new iPhone.

Rumors and reports, as well as leaked images of Apple’s new iPhone – scheduled for release in September – have been making rounds on the Internet for the past several months. According to most of the rumors, the forthcoming new models of the iPhone will likely be called iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Microsoft sheds a little light on its secretive Holographic Processing Unit

Microsoft sheds a little light on its secretive Holographic Processing Unit

At the annual Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, California, on Tuesday, software giant Microsoft shared some information about its custom Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) --- the company’s mysterious chip which marks one of the key details to its HoloLens augmented reality (AR) headset, which is already shipping to enthusiasts.

About the secretive Microsoft HoloLens HPU, The Register has revealed in a recent report that the special chip is a custom 28nm coprocessor which has been designed by TSMC.

Apple has quietly acquired health data startup Gliimpse

Apple has quietly acquired health data startup Gliimpse

In a recently released report, fast Company has revealed that tech biggie Apple has quietly acquired health data startup Gliimpse --- a company which was founded in 2013 by former Apple engineer Anil Sethi.

According to the Fast Company report, the acquisition of Gliimpse by Apple has not been publicly announced, even though the takeover apparently took place earlier this year.

Anthony Delmedico Launches Book to Transform Insurance Restoration Industry

Storm Ventures Group founder and CEO Anthony Delmedico

Storm Ventures Group founder and CEO Anthony Delmedico recently published Win the Game, a 350-page comprehensive book to help construction and restoration industry owners scale and succeed in the insurance restoration industry. Win the Game is the first book of its kind for contractors and industry entrepreneurs who want to get started and scale their company in the explosive $100 billion dollar industry and help property owners recover after major storm events such as hurricane, tornado, hail, wind, water, fire, flood.

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AssuredPartners, Inc. Announces Partnership with Redmond General Insurance Agency, Inc.

AssuredPartners, Inc. Announces Partnership with Redmond General Insurance Agency, Inc.

AssuredPartners, Inc. has announced that Redmond General Insurance Agency, Inc. (RGIA) of Redmond, Washington has joined the organization. The agency was formed in 1966 and offers a broad range of commercial and personal insurance including a focus on local trucking. The RGIA team of 28 will maintain its culture, identity and presence in Redmond WA., as well as continuing to work under the leadership of Keith Brewe and Robb Bell. RGIA reports approximately $4.6 million in revenues.

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Largest Study to Date Examining Social Media Trends Within Financial Services – Over 1,100 Financial Professionals Share How They Use Social Media in Their Practice

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The WealthVest study and full findings have been released in the January 2016 Issue of FA Magazine and reveal that the vast majority of financial professionals (90%) believe that social media is or could be valuable to their business. And they’re right. Over 50% of advisors are actively using social media. Most tellingly, of advisors in excess of $1 mm in annual revenue, 69% use social media marketing in their practice. Click here to view the full article in FA Magazine.

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Debut of the Certified Personal Retirement Specialist™ Professional Designation

Mike Jenkins

Greene Consulting, a leading financial services education and consulting firm, and the University of Georgia's Terry College of Business, one of the top business schools in the country, unveiled the Certified Personal Retirement Specialist™ (CPRS™) designation. This comprehensive professional designation is designed to equip financial professionals looking to compete in the $25 trillion U.S. retirement market.

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