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How Wearable Devices Are Disrupting the Insurance Industry

Nearly 50 years after Captain Kirk began using his wrist communicator and hand-held tricorder on the television show Star Trek, wearable technology is taking hold. From Fitbit and Nike Fuelbands to Google Glass and Golden-I, wearables are influencing not only …

2013 Will Be Tough for Insurance Sector: Ovum

Continued economic pressure will force the insurance industry to take a more innovative approach to the role technology plays in their decision-making and operations, according to a new report from Ovum. A focus on mobile solutions, advanced analytics and near-realtime …

How High-Tech Use by Young Agents Is Changing the Way the Insurance Industry Operates

San Diego, CA, 05/23/12 – Tech-savvy young independent insurance agents are changing how the property/casualty insurance industry operates, a new survey reveals. Jason D. Cass, owner of the JDC Insurance Group based in Centralia, Ill., who also serves as chair …

Report: In 2012 Insurance Industry Focus is on the Customer

If 2011 was the year of retrenchment, then 2012 is the year of the customer, finds PwC’s “Top Issues: The Insurance Industry in 2012.” Leading insurers are keenly focusing on improving the customer experience to differentiate themselves from competitors and …

How to Save Valuable Time and Money – Take the Virtual Tradeshow Route

Fairfield, CA, 01/24/12 – Savvy business owners have grown their businesses by always seeking out ways to expand their contact base, bring information to their staff and themselves, and stay on the cutting edge in their industry – in the …

Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation Harnesses New Technology to Reach Independent Agents

Walnut Creek, CA, 12/08/11 – The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) will make use of the new technologies available through the Virtual Insurance Marketplace to bring the organization’s philanthropic message to independent agents. Hank Haldeman, Executive Vice President and IICF …

Technology Brings Headaches, Help to Washington Courtrooms

New technology is bringing both headaches and help to Washington courtrooms. The Tri-City Herald reports jurors are repeatedly reminded not to do any research on their smartphones or computers in the middle of a trial. But that hasn’t stopped some …

FAA’s New Air Traffic System Hits Turbulence

The government’s program to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system has run into serious problems that threaten to increase its cost and delay its completion, a government watchdog said. The Federal Aviation Administration’s program to replace the current air …

Driverless Car Navigates the Streets of Germany’s Capital

It can talk, see, drive and no longer needs a human being to control it by remote. The car of the future – completely computer-controlled – is on the streets of Berlin. All summer, researchers from the city’s Free University …

Toyota’s New Pre-Crash Technology Directs Steering

Toyota is developing a safety technology that takes control of the steering so the vehicle can veer away when it isn’t able to stop before impact. Toyota Motor Corp. showed some of its up and coming safety innovations in a …