Seattle startup Latchel applies Amazon delivery strategies to building maintenance

Latchel co-founders from left to right: Will Gordon, Ethan Lieber and Jullian Chavez, (Latchel Photo) The challenge of fixing a leaky sink and delivering groceries might sound like two very different problems, but Will Gordon would tell you that’s wrong. For close to three years, Gordon worked at Amazon, focused on product delivery and leading an international expert team that was tackling last mile planning and execution. In any logistics or fulfillment process, he said, “it’s all about getting the right information to the right people at the right time.” That’s true whether it’s an Amazon delivery or property management emergency. Latchel CEO Ethan Lieber. (Latchel Photo) Now Gordon is… Read More

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Larry Ellison says Oracle’s new database is pulling companies away from Amazon Web Services (ORCL)

Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison said Oracle’s new cloud database has nearly 1,000 paying customers. The company also said there are nearly 4,000 trials of it going on at other companies. Ellison said that the all-important product, representing the tech titan’s cloud ambitions, was “the most successful introduction of a new product in Oracle’s forty year history.” And he discussed one customer that ditched arch-rival Amazon Web Services in favor of Oracle. Oracle founder and CTO Larry Ellison has been talking up his latest, greatest database for a couple of years now — but on Thursday the company gave an update as to how well the recently introduced cloud… Read More

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Vandals deface Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster in New York City with Nazi symbols

The New York City Police Department’s hate crimes unit is investigating after a poster of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was defaced with a swastika, a sexist epithet, and an anti-Semitic insult. “DIE, JEW B—-” was written across the image of Ginsburg. There was a swastika over her mouth. “We regret that our customers were exposed to this hate speech, and thank you for notifying us,” the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Twitter. “We’ll find whoever is responsible for this anti-Semitic trash and ensure they face consequences for trying to spread hate in New York City,” de Blasio said in a tweet. The New York City Police Department’s… Read More

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Félicité Tomlinson, 18-Year Old Sister of Louis Tomlinson, Dead at 18

Tragedy has struck Louis Tomlinson and his family. Félicité Tomlinson, the 18-year old sister of this beloved artist, collapsed on Wednesday at her apartment in London. Someone reportedly found her body and called the paramedics, who attempted to revive the teenager. But it was too late. She was pronounced dead at the scene. According to TMZ, Félicité showed no warning signs of any kind there was no prior history of heart trouble. She did, however, suffer from sciatica. (This a type of to back pain caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve, which runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. To be clear, however, there’s… Read More

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Phil Mickelson hired tutoring firm in college admissions scandal for his children

PGA Tour pro Phil Mickelson said on Thursday that his family hired the tutoring company at the center of the college admissions scandal that has wrapped up Hollywood actors Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman to help his children in the college admissions process. Mickelson ‘shocked’ by college fraud scandalMickelson: Singer came ‘highly recommended’Singer pleaded guilty to multiple felonies … …read more Source:: AOL.com       

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Looks like Google’s thinking about a folding screen of its own

A recent patent application filed by Google suggests the search giant is experimenting with foldable display technology, similar to the panels seen on the Huawei Mate X and Samsung Galaxy Fold. The filing, spotted by Patently Mobile, describes a method for constructing an OLED panel that can be bent repeatedly and used in a “modern computing device.” What’s interesting here is that Google doesn’t produce any displays of its own, and isn’t the kind of company that manufacturers its own handsets. Like Apple with its iPhones, Google reportedly outsources manufacturing of the Pixel 3 to Foxconn, and both HTC and LG shared manufacturing duties on the Pixel 2 phones. That… Read More

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Ian Mulgrew: Victims of children’s ministry scandal step forward

The civil cases are piling up like cordwood against the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development over an Okanagan social worker’s misconduct. In a scandal that could involve as many as 90 vulnerable youths and hundreds of thousands of dollars, four new suits were filed alleging the ministry was aware of previous misconduct by Robert Riley Saunders, that his supervisors failed to detect his misdeeds in a timely fashion, and that the ministry maintained inadequate safeguards. The actions follow class-action litigation filed in B.C. Supreme Court in November by the Public Guardian and Trustee who claimed that Saunders manipulated numerous teenagers in care, mostly Aboriginal youth, into an “independent… Read More

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Photos: 22-year-old man critically injured in Salt Lake City crash

Emergency responders work at the scene of an accident near 900 South and West Temple in Salt Lake City on Thursday that critically injured a 22-year-old man. Salt Lake police detective Robert Ungricht said the man was coming off the I-15 exit at 900 South and West Temple at a high speed when he crossed three or four northbound lanes of traffic before hitting an empty building, a tree and a power pole. The cause of the crash remains under investigation, Ungricht said. It was not clear if the man was wearing a seat belt, or if impairment was a factor in the accident. Ungricht also did not know if… Read More

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It took 10 minutes for Adidas’ new Ultra Boost 19 to sell out in February — but these 7 colors are available again right now

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Adidas’ most popular running sneaker ever, the Ultra Boost, just got a major update. Compared to the original design, which features 17 pieces, the new Ultra Boost 19 is made up of four key pieces — a one-piece Primeknit 360 upper, torsion spring, a 3D-printed heel frame for stability, and a midsole with 20% more Boost. The new design is intended to be lighter, more comfortable, and better performing — at… Read More

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A photographer captured the last ten years his parents spent together, and the heartbreaking photos provide an intimate look at enduring love and loss

Fine Arts photographer Paddy Summerfield took photos of his aging parents over the course of ten years. Toward the end of their 60-year marriage, his mother developed Alzheimer’s, and his father took on the role of caretaker for his wife. He compiled the images into a personal and touching photo essay called “Mother and Father.” The heart-wrenching collection showcases his parents’ unwavering devotion to each other and provides an intimate look at enduring love and loss. The resulting images may break your heart. Summerfield told Business Insider that he and his parents lived in their North Oxford England home throughout the series. The garden in the backyard was where the… Read More

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