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Twins Who Built $1.3 Billion Marshmallow App Take on Insurers

For three centuries, a handful of insurers have dominated the market from the City of London. The upstart intent on challenging them rents two floors just outside the district in an area known as Silicon Roundabout, where its employees work …

Wisconsin Backs Down on Regulating Swimming Pool Rental App

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin regulators have backed down on demands that operators of a startup that allows private homeowners to rent their swimming pools by the hour said would kill their business. The regulators told Swimply in April that …

No Arbitration for OfferUp Vendor Accused of Violating Biometric Privacy Law

A London-based technology vendor that supplied face-recognition software to the OfferUp app cannot force a plaintiff to arbitrate his claim that the technology violated Illinois’ biometric privacy law, a federal appellate court ruled. A panel of the 7th Circuit Court …

Share of Auto Claims Using Photo Estimates Doubles During the Pandemic

Social distancing has been a boon for the use of photo estimates after auto collisions. CCC Information Services said that the share of claims processed through its Quick Estimate product increased 125 percent from January to April. “Based on our …

Business News: LexisNexis, Mercury, Clearcover and Snapsheet, Tower and myMatrixx

LexisNexis Gives Thumbs Up to Water Leak Detectors A study by analytics provider LexisNexis Risk Solutions found that in-line water shutoff systems correlate with a decrease in water claims by 96 percent, confirming the value of smart home technology to …

Whisper Users Sue Over Exposure of Almost 900 Million Records

The maker of an app that allows people to anonymously post everything from family secrets to stories of infidelity was sued for exposing almost 900 million user records on the internet. Three women — who said they started using the …

Business News: Pacesetter, Agero, Mitchell

Pacesetter Teams with OnSeen and Hover Pacesetter Claims Service, OnSeen Inc. and Hover have teamed up to launch a claims management system that virtually connects all parties involved in the claim adjustment workflow through smartphones. The LiveClaims Solution will become …

BP Invests in App Maker Aimed at Killing Private Car Ownership

BP Plc is investing 10 million euros ($11.1 million) in the makers of the app Whim, which allows users to pay a monthly fee to access both public and private transport in their city. The company that owns Whim, MaaS …

Supreme Court Rejects Domino’s on Blind Man’s Website Lawsuit

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Domino’s Pizza Inc., leaving the company to face a lawsuit by a blind man who says its website and mobile-phone app don’t comply with a federal disabilities law. Corporate trade groups had …

Crime App Citizen Draws 1 Million New Yorkers and Some Controversy

One afternoon in late October 2017, hundreds of students from the elite Avenues private school in Manhattan were loaded onto buses, ready to head home. Suddenly, school principal Abby Brody got a disturbing smartphone alert. The crime-tracking app Citizen buzzed …