Can apps help veterans suffering from PTSD?

Nov 12, 2018
Experts, and vets themselves, say yes.
Robert Wake, an Iraq war veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, talks to physical therapist Nicole Bormann before a session in the VA Medical Center August 10, 2009 in St Louis, Missouri. 
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Americans, including tech insiders, are using less social media

Aug 17, 2018
People are gradually setting boundaries with social media.
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Why did the Avengers partner with a mortgage lender?

Apr 27, 2018
App-based lenders, like Rocket Mortgage, are getting more and more powerful.

Using smart thermometers to track flu ... and advertise

Jan 19, 2018
The United States is experiencing an especially bad flu season this winter. So grab your hand sanitizer, because we’re taking on the topic with a look a smart thermometers, like the ones made by KinsaHealth. The company’s thermometers connect to an app to give users medical advice and to track the spread of fevers (and, […]

New blow for Uber as top European Union court says it’s a taxi company

Dec 20, 2017
The decision reflects a larger dilemma about how governments should treat companies that operate online.
A view of someone using the Uber app in London.
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Why it's so hard to qualify as a dog walker

Oct 13, 2017
Laine Higgins wanted to earn some extra cash. So she applied for a job as a dog walker in New York City with one of the many on-demand dog-walking services. And was denied. “I got one question wrong on the safety test, and I think what did me in was all of the questions they […]

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Could this app bring together the next Sonny and Cher?

Jul 24, 2017
Treble is like LinkedIn for musicians, CEO Matt Bond says.
Cher and Sonny on a visit to London in August 1965.
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Teenage girls who code get encouragement from U.S. Bank

May 9, 2017
Teams of girls are coming up with financial apps as part of a global tech competition.
U.S. Bank Chief Innovation Officer Dominic Venturo and Chief Executive Andy Cecere pose with teenage girls the bank sponsored as part of Technovation, a global app-building competition.
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Would teens be willing to open up to a therapy app, and should they?

May 1, 2017
Artificial intelligence may not pick up on subtle language, which is important in a therapeutic relationship.
The app Wysa is designed to respond to users by delivering cognitive behavior techniques. 
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