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Lexington Police Post Videos on Social Media to Solve Crimes

Hours after video showing a woman’s wallet being stolen at a store was posted on YouTube, the suspect came forward and was identified, Lexington police said. The video taken in February showed the woman leaving her wallet on the counter …

Social Media Can Warn of Impending Natural Catastrophes

Social media can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen – such as hurricanes, storms and floods – according to new research by the University of Warwick. Nataliya Tkachenko, with her supervisors in the Department of Computer Science, …

QBE Reports on Using Social Media to Boost Service, Fight Insurance Fraud

Social media data mining offers insurers an opportunity to combat fraud and improve underwriting, according to a recently issued white paper by QBE North America, an operating division of global insurer QBE Insurance Group Limited. The white paper titled “Innovations …

Social Media: Good and Bad for Insurers, Claims

A blessing and a curse is how one industry expert described social media in relation to claims handling. While another said it offered a way for insurers and claims departments to voice accomplishments. Social media has benefits for the industry, …

Social Media Boosts Collector Car Values

David Beckham may have more of an influence on you than you think. According to analysis by Black Book, the prevalence of modern and classic luxury cars on social media platforms like Instagram directly influences their resale value. So when …

Class Action Suits Question Who Owns Pics Posted on Social Media

Facebook’s handling of your headshot is now the subject of class action lawsuits that pose the question: When someone turns your mug into data, are those digits theirs or yours? The lawsuits claim that when Facebook started converting the geometry …

How Social Media Savvy Can Help You Investigate Claims

There is no denying that social media is all around us, so deeply integrated into our society that individuals and businesses alike are using these applications to connect. From following celebrities to scoring deals from your favorite stores, the use …

GM Uses Social Media, Phone Calls to Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Eight months after General Motors began recalling more than 2 million cars because of a deadly ignition-switch defect, less than half the owners have gotten their vehicles fixed. At first, the problem was a shortage of parts. But now the …

Thinking About Usage Based Insurance? Get Real Life Experience Advice in Boston and Los Angeles

Seminar for insurance carrier professionals will offer frank insights and experiences on developing a successful UBI program Scottsdale, AZ, October 6, 2014: We’ve all seen the statistics. Telematics and UBI are exploding at an exponential rate. From 1.85 million insured …

Social Media a Factor in Georgia Jury Selection Process

Some Georgia lawyers say the social media presences of potential jurors may factor into the jury selection process. The American Bar Association has said it’s ethical for lawyers to scan publicly available social media accounts for information on potential jurors. …