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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 …

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 …

How Big Tech is Helping Transform Cars into Smartphones

LAS VEGAS — Technology companies transformed smartphones and televisions into continuous fountains of revenue. Now, big tech wants to work with automakers to do the same thing for your car. With the widespread rollout of autonomous vehicles still years away, …

Amazon To Showcase Its Transportation Drive at World’s Largest Tech Show

From making cars talk using Alexa’s voice to managing data from factories full of robots, Amazon.com Inc wants a big piece of the action in transportation, and this week at CES will unveil more about its strategy to achieve that …

Warehouses Are Tracking Workers’ Every Muscle Movement

Every morning when he goes to work in the freezer room of a warehouse in eastern Pennsylvania, Jack Westley throws on a hooded sweatshirt to keep warm and grabs a radio to talk to his coworkers. He was recently given …

Viewpoint: Streamlining Claims Processing with Intelligent Process Automation

In recent years, the insurance industry has seen an influx of new market entrants seeking to disrupt and reinvent specific business segments by launching new products and services free of the expense and overhead of “traditional” players. These digital “InsureTechs” …

How The World’s Most Valuable Resource is Changing Insurance

This post is part of series sponsored by CoreLogic | Symbility. Oil was once the most valuable resource in the world. Today though, some would say that data is. Data is changing the way business is done everywhere, including the …

Report Outlines Ways OSHA Enforcement Could Be Enhanced

A recent report analyzing the effectiveness OSHA enforcement activities by the Government Accountability Office found that OSHA’s lack of consistent guidance for audits of state-run programs may allow enforcement deficiencies to go undetected, increasing the risk of worker injuries, illnesses …

Home Insurance Claims Increase During the Holidays

Christmas is almost here again, bringing with it all the usual parties, presents, food and drink. But according to data supplied by London-based John Lewis Specialist Home Insurance, the number of home insurance claims increases during the festive period. From …

U.S. Report Blasts China, Russia for Cybercrime

Cyber-attacks by Chinese and Russian intelligence services, as well corporate hackers in those countries, have swallowed up large amounts of high-tech American research and development data, and that stolen information has helped build their economies, U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded. …