• Dispensed: A $74 billion mega-merger starts 2019 off with a bang and how a health system plans to disrupt itself before it's disrupted

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    And Happy New Year!
    Hope you all had a restful end to 2018, because 2019's here and it's hitting the ground running. I guess I should've known that the week before a major healthcare conference would not necessarily be a slow week for news, even with a holiday on a Tuesday to divide up the week.
    With the full Business Insider healthcare team back online this week, and a mega-merger and $1 billion funding round on the same day , there was plenty to keep us busy.
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    To start, the healthcare and finance teams at BI were all over the...
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  • Fulton County unveils new logo

    Fulton County unveils new logo

    13 days ago - By Biz Journals

    Fulton County has kicked off 2019 with its first new logo in 30 years.
    The logo, adopted by Fulton commissioners in October, retains the county's oak tree brand symbolizing strength, growth and dependability. However, the redesign is colored blue and orange.
    "Fulton County is a big deal," commission Chairman Robb Pitts said. "It's important that our logo reflects a community that is a leader in the region nationally and internationally.... It's time for a fresh image."
    The oak tree symbol dates...
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  • Sweetgreen, Just Salad, and Chopt are being swarmed with customers - and people are blaming New Year's resolutions

    Sweetgreen, Just Salad, and Chopt are being swarmed with customers - and people are blaming New Year's resolutions

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Salad chains including Sweetgreen , Just Salad, and Chopt are seeing long lines in January as some customers work towards New Year's resolutions to eat healthily.
    Sweetgreen, which is known for drawing long lines on any day, has been mentioned in a string of complaints on Twitter from customers who say that have had to wait for as much as an hour to pick up a pre-ordered salad.
    It's the first week of 2019, and for many, this means an abrupt start to the New Year's diet. As a result, many health-conscious customers are heading to salad joints in droves, causing massive bottlenecks and...
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  • Amazon debuts Showroom, a visual shopping experience for home furnishings

    Amazon debuts Showroom, a visual shopping experience for home furnishings

    13 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Amazon just over a year ago launched its first in-home furniture brands, with private labels Rivet and Stone & Beam. This past fall, it began experimenting with a new, more visual way to shop for furniture and other merchandise with its Pinterest-like recommendation service Scout. Now, Amazon is venturing further into home furnishings with the debut of Amazon Showroom , a visual design tool that allows you to place furniture into a virtual living room, customize the décor, then shop the look.
    The retailer didn't formally announce the launch of Amazon Showroom, but a spokesperson confirmed...
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  • A woman is selling her cheating husband's jewelry gift in a super sassy online ad

    A woman is selling her cheating husband's jewelry gift in a super sassy online ad

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    An anonymous Australian woman is kicking off her new year by getting rid of jewelry from her cheating husband.
    AM, as she calls herself, posted an ad for a $350 Pandora bracelet on UK resale website Gumtree.com.
    The woman describes each of the charms on the bracelet by exposing her ex-husband's behavior during their marriage.
    There's no better time for a fresh start than the beginning of a new year-a sentiment one Australian woman embraced wholeheartedly. Rather than dragging a souvenir from her toxic relationship into 2019, she decided to sell it.
    On New Year's Eve, an anonymous woman...
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  • An 11-year-old boy may have died because of an allergic reaction to the smell of cooked fish, according to police

    An 11-year-old boy may have died because of an allergic reaction to the smell of cooked fish, according to police

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    An 11-year-old boy died Tuesday after entering a home where fish was being cooked.
    Police believe an allergic reaction to the smell may have been the cause of death.
    Camron Jean-Pierre, a New Jersey resident, was in Brooklyn when he had the possible allergic reaction on New Year's Day.
    Steven Jean-Pierre, his father, said that the boy did not eat the fish, but only smelled it.
    The American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology suggests that those with fish allergy "stay out of areas where fish is being cooked, as proteins may be released into the air during cooking."
    An 11-year-old boy...
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  • Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch

    Trading app Robinhood is stealthily recruiting ahead of planned UK launch

    13 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Robinhood , the U.S.-based “zero-fee” stock trading app and cryptocurrency exchange, is stealthily recruiting for a new London office ahead of plans to eventually launch in the U.K., TechCrunch has learned.
    According to sources within London's thriving fintech industry, Robinhood is hiring for multiple U.K. positions. These span recruitment, operations, marketing and PR, and customer support. Notably, the company is also seeking people in compliance, and product , including product design.
    In other words, significant localisation and local product market fit appears to be the intention...
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  • Eleanor Ringel-Cater: Who will vs. who should win Golden Globes

    Eleanor Ringel-Cater: Who will vs. who should win Golden Globes

    13 days ago - By Biz Journals

    We've barely finished the last of the New Year's Eve champagne and Movie Awards Season is already upon us.
    The majority of critics groups have weighed in (including the Atlanta Critics Circle; they're new and I promised I would plug us whenever I could). Then again, nobody much pays attention to critics groups - any critics groups - except other critics.
    For the most part, the group that gives out the Golden Globes doesn't really count as critics...
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  • Tenshin Nasukawa says he didn't earn the right to fight Floyd Mayweather and underestimated the unbeaten boxer

    Tenshin Nasukawa says he didn't earn the right to fight Floyd Mayweather and underestimated the unbeaten boxer

    13 days ago - By Business Insider

    Tenshin Nasukawa admits he did not earn the right to fight Floyd Mayweather at Rizin 14's New Year's Eve show in Japan.
    The 20-year-old was blown away in just 139 seconds by Mayweather, who dropped him three times in a one-sided rout.
    Regardless, the Japanese kickboxer has "no regrets" about the event and is still determined to emulate Mayweather and "haul the industry" on his shoulders in the years ahead.
    Tenshin Nasukawa has "no regrets" over his first round knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather and said he simply underestimated the unbeaten fighter.
    The 20-year-old Japanese kickboxer was...
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  • Zero-Based Sales Planning

    Zero-Based Sales Planning

    13 days ago - By Business 2 Community

    As we start a new year, perhaps your plans are locked in. But perhaps there is an opportunity to rethink or, even to reinvent what we think about the sales function and how we sell.
    So much of what we do is done just because, “That's the way we've always done things.” We think we may have evolved, but in reality we've just applied a layer of technology and updated language and jargon. For example rather than being customer focused and consultative, we are insight driven.
    But fundamentally, we are doing the things we have always done, but perhaps at a faster rate. We become prisoners of our...
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  • New Year - New Congress - New Opportunity to Support Trade

    13 days ago - By AG Web

    Congress should make a New Year's resolution to support free trade in 2019.
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