Lightspeed Voice has been named a Technology Fast 500 award winner for 2019 by Deloitte. NORTH VENICE, Fla. (PRWEB) November 10, 2019 With a growing track record of achievement, Lightspeed Voice has been recognized by Florida Fast 100, Business Observer Top 500, Tampa Bay Business Journal (Fast 50 Fastest growing companies and Largest Software Developer) and Inc. 5000. In 2019, Trend Florida also named Lightspeed Voice one of the Best Companies to Work For in Florida. With a 98% client satisfaction rate, Lightspeed Voice makes it easy for insurance agents to optimize their performance, run their businesses and serve their clients with Lightspeed’s state-of-the-art telecommunications platform and lead management software. Lightspeed Voice is more than just talk, handling the tech so clients can focus on being and feeling awesome. The Technology Fast 500 is an award program sponsored by Deloitte that recognizes 500 of the fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life … [Read more...] about Deloitte names Lightspeed Voice among Top 500 Technology companies in U.S.
(CNN)Hiring the wrong person can be costly. Interviews are often the only way employers have to get to know a candidate personally before they offer them a job. While background and reference checks are standard for most new hires, they don't always catch behaviors that can clash with a company's culture and values and create a toxic work environment. California-based Fama Technologies is offering another layer of screening to help identify risky applicants before they get hired. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze a person's public digital footprint to find problematic behaviors like sexual harassment, bigotry and bullying. "If you make a hire and it turns out they were posting, sexist, racist and other lunacy online...that is not only a liability for an employer, it also calls into question your ability of making a hiring decision," said Alex Granovsky, an employment lawyer in New York City. More from Success What happened when these women found out what male … [Read more...] about This company uses AI to flag racist and sexist comments from potential hires
New York (CNN Business)Xcel Energy burned coal to generate nearly half its power just a few years ago. Now it's helping to lead America's clean energy revolution. The $30 billion Minneapolis-based utility has already shut down a quarter of its coal power plants. And it will soon pull the plug on another quarter. Xcel Energy (XEL)recently announced an ambitious plan to deliver zero-carbon electricity by 2050, making it the first large American power company to set that challenging goal. "We are leading the industry," Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke told CNN Business. "It's a product of what our customers and regulators want." The transformation of Xcel Energy underscores the rise of renewable energy, driven by a sharp decline in the cost of solar and wind and a desire among Americans for cleaner power. Read More Ben Fowke, chairman and chief executive officer of Xcel Energy Inc. "Technology has come so far. Wind is already beating fossil fuel alternatives -- even with low … [Read more...] about Xcel Energy was a coal-first power company. Now it’s going carbon-free
New York (CNN Business)Elon Musk has tepid optimism that his rocket company SpaceX will be the company that delivers cheap satellite-based internet to the masses — finally turning a longtime industry fantasy into reality. A major milestone will come Thursday night when SpaceX attempts to blast the first 60 satellites of its broadband megaconstellation into orbit. Liftoff is scheduled for sometime between 10:30 pm and midnight ET. The launch was supposed to happen last week, but was delayed. The project is called Starlink, and SpaceX hopes hundreds more satellites will be added in the coming years. Musk is keeping expectations in check: "There's a lot of new technology. This is very hard," he said of Starlink during a conference call with reporters last week. "This is definitely a case where good fortune is needed." SpaceX says that Starlink could offer cheap and speedy internet for a significant number of people worldwide who are still offline, and provide a competitive option … [Read more...] about Beaming cheap internet from space has bankrupted other companies. Here’s how SpaceX plans to survive
One would think in an age where everyone is required to have health insurance that we’d want to get the best information about our health as possible. Then, one would think, we could take necessary precautions. After all, information—especially genetic information—is one of the most important pieces of health care data, which is precisely why every time you join a doctor’s office they ask you for a proxy: “family health information” or when you answer if something “runs in the family.” So why then is the Food and Drug Administration shutting down the genetic testing and health information company 23andMe? The decision has touched off a debate about what are the proper limits of FDA authority with over 10,000 signing a change.gov petition telling the FDA to back off while other scientists saying that the company overstates the science underlying their business. When the FDA blocked 23andMe from marketing their Personal Genomic Service … [Read more...] about 23andMe and Me: Why Policymakers Should Set the Genetic Testing Company Free