Paper receipts are choking the planet. With Foreceipt, you can ditch ‘em once and for all

TLDR: Foreceipt Receipt Tracker eliminates the need for paper receipts, handling all your expense report and tax-filing receipt work automatically. The world is moving away from paper receipts. And while that’s good news, the bad news is that that transition isn’t happening fast enough. We already know 90 percent of those inconvenient printed receipts don’t usually find their way into someone’s records — they actually just get sorted into the circular file. Of course, that’s more than just a waste of time and effort. Paper receipts make up 1.5 billion pounds of environmental waste every year. That’s 10 million trees… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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These two deals on prime VPN services will make the rest of 2020 a safer year indeed

TLDR: These two VPN deals will assure your 4th of July — not to mention the coming year are completely safe and secure online. Is there anything more obvious than writing a post about some huge VPN deals on July 4th and drawing the line about independence? Independence from online terrorists? Independence from governmental oversight? Independence from throttled bandwidth and streaming service edicts? Yeah, we thought so too. Anyway, none of that changes the fact that it is July 4th…and there is a big sale on two of the top VPN services around. And since they’re all over $50, you… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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How researchers analyzed Allstate’s car insurance algorithm

State regulators and consumer advocacy groups have scrutinized Allstate Corporation’s use of big data and personalized pricing in the way it calculates how much the company charges its private auto insurance customers. We tested whether Allstate’s personalized pricing algorithm treated customers differently based on non-risk factors by analyzing rare customer-level data we found in documents that were part of a 2013 rate filing submitted for approval and subsequently disapproved by Maryland regulators. This filing provides the most insight into Allstate’s retention model available to the public, with a level of detail that is typically shielded from public view by Allstate… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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How Ford is making sure its F150 remains the most popular truck ever

This article was originally published by Michael Coates on Clean Fleet Report, a publication that gives its readers the information they need to move to cars and trucks with best fuel economy, including electric cars, fuel cells, plug-in hybrids, hybrids and advanced diesel and gasoline engines. It’s only been five years since the last major redesign of the Ford F-150, not a long time historically in the truck world, but with competition heating up both in the traditional competitors and newcomers, Ford is pushing forward with the introduction of the all-new 2021 F-150, a remake of its best-selling and most… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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GeekWire Podcast: What pandemic? Tech funding stays strong; Accolade’s IPO; Future of sports

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. Despite the pandemic, funding for Pacific Northwest tech startups remains robust in the first half of 2020. In fact, funding is ahead of last year. What gives? We consider whether COVID-19 is accelerating some companies into the new economy of remote working, online shopping and heightened awareness of health and life sciences. Check out our list of startup fundings. Story: Pacific NW startup funding totals for first half of 2020 may surprise you — in fact, they shocked us Health benefits platform Accolade became Seattle’s first IPO of the year, with an initial valuation of $1.2 billion. Headed by… Read More

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5 ways to be a better ally in the office, according to psychology

In recent interviews, the American soccer player Crystal Dunn expressed the joy and fear she felt when her teammate Megan Rapinoe decided to take a knee against police brutality and racism in 2016. While Dunn wanted to join her teammate she worried “they could rip up [her] contract” and as a result chose not to. The fact that Rapinoe felt she could take a knee while Dunn could not speaks volumes. The US Soccer Federation did condemn Rapinoe’s kneeling. However, Dunn was worried the repercussion would be worse for her as a black player. Psychologists have found that when a… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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