Geek on the Street: Would you want to live to 200, and would do you anything differently?

Health technology is hot. But there are mixed feelings about aging a century or more beyond the typical current human lifespan. Our Geek on the Street question for this episode was inspired by T.A. McCann, the managing partner of Pioneer Square Labs and host of the podcast How to Live to 200. The title of McCann’s podcast led us to ask, “If technology could increase our life spans to 200 years, would you even want to live that long?” Responses ranged from, “That’s a bit much,” to, “As long as I’m healthy, have a sound mind, yes, I’m going for it.” So we followed up and asked if people would… Read More

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These founders left Google to chase a vision of healthier screen time for their kids — and their flagship product has become a hit in classrooms and homes (GOOGL, GOOG)

Pramod Sharma worked at Google in Sunnyvale, California and noticed when he dropped off his daughter at the company’s daycare facility, there were no tech products allowed. Sharma and his co-founder Jerome Scholler created Osmo in 2013 to create a positive and educational screen time experience for kids. Osmo’s magic lies in its proprietary hardware piece that snaps onto a tablet, using mirrors to connect the movements a child makes on a physical game board with animations on the screen. Osmo has raised over $38 million, has more than 60 employees, and can be found in a half-million households worldwide. Circa 2012, Pramod Sharma was working on a Google project… Read More

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A Deutsche Bank exec says he travels up to 10 days every month — and he’s been able to keep doing it for over 20 years because of a ‘magic combination’

A Deutsche Bank executive says he does eight triathlons a year — even while traveling 10 days a month for work. Piers Constable, a managing director based in New York City, says that he’s found exercising and traveling to be a “magic combination.” Constable said that he wakes up at 5 a.m. every day to work out, no matter where he is. Piers Constable, a managing director at Deutsche Bank based in New York City, says he competes in seven or eight triathlons a year — as well as multiple marathons and other races — even while traveling the world for typically 10 days out of a month for work.… Read More

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Surprisingly Few Canadian Companies Give A Damn About Gender Equality: Report

Fewer than 40 per cent of companies in Canada and the U.S. look at pay by gender, making it difficult to make progress on advancing women to leadership and management roles, according to a report from the Canada-U.S. group created by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ivanka Trump. The fifth and final report from the Canada-U.S. Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders also showed that nearly half (48 per cent) of Canadian companies don’t even have an accurate picture of the number of women at the management level. Watch: Justin Trudeau urges gender equality beyond pay parity. Story continues below. Just over a third of Canadian companies… Read More

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Americans are pumping the brakes on home remodeling, and that might spell bad news for Home Depot and Lowe’s (LOW, HD)

Home Depot and Lowe’s may be facing a decline in the home-improvement boom that has boosted sales over the last several years. Remodeling expenditures in the United States are set to rise over the course of 2019 — but the rate of growth is expected to decline between quarters. A Lowe’s spokesperson told Business Insider that the company was heartened by “rising residential investment and home prices.” It’s looking like the remodeling boom is starting to fade in the United States — and that slowdown may have implications for home-improvement retailers like Home Depot and Lowe’s. Over the last several years, home-improvement sales have soared. The good times even seeped… Read More

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2 killed in Camden crash were young women from Sicklerville

Five people were in the car when it crashed Saturday night, cops said. The two people who died in a single-vehicle crash in Camden County on Saturday have been identified as two women from Sicklerville, New Jersey State Police said Sunday. The accident was reported at 9:23 p.m. on Route 42 in Gloucester Township. Police said a Cadillac veered off the right side of the road and flipped over. The driver, 20-year-old Lonae Moore, and a passenger, Aniyah Gillespie, 21, both died from their injures. Police say they were both from Sicklerville. Route 42 near Coles Road in Gloucester Township where a car flipped and killed two Saturday. Google Maps… Read More

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