Businesses need to rethink where they put cell towers

"...there are ways for us to have our cell phones and minimize potential risk without waiting to find out that putting a cell tower on top of a school was a bad idea."

Allison Mills-Michigan Tech | Dec. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business communications mobile-devices radiation


Diverse corporate boards still have glass ceilings

White men still dominate leadership positions on corporate boards, research finds. "Simply adding diversity does not automatically remove the glass ceiling."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture bias business diversity gender race-and-ethnicity

What does Disney+ mean for the future of streaming?

With the launch of Disney+, how will the battle between streaming services change? An expert digs into the competition and how it affects viewers.

Julian Cardillo-Brandeis | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~1 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business consumers internet video

Big for-profit dialysis companies worsen patient care

After acquisition by for-profit dialysis chains, survival rates fell by as much as 2.9%, and patients were 8.5% less likely to get a transplant or join a transplant waiting list during their first year.

Duke University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine business health-care-costs kidneys medicare money

Extremely hot weather can hurt a company’s market value

Hot weather can ding a company's market value, which researchers say is evidence that the market recognizes climate risks, but undervalues them.

Julia Ann Easley-UC Davis | Nov. 6, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment society-and-culture business climate-change money stock-market temperature

Why companies should be open about cybersecurity

Companies that are more open about their cybersecurity risk management efforts fare better with investors than companies that keep things close to the vest.

Matt Shipman-NC State | Oct. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments money security

Exec’s words can signal red flags for investors

Machine learning can use the words that executives speak on earnings calls to flag investment risks like credit risk, future bankruptcy, and more.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business investments language machine-learning money

Online games could limit screen time while making money

The creators of online games like "World of Warcraft" can both help players cut their screen time and make more money, new research finds.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. | Oct. 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture business gaming

HubWeek panel explores ethics in the digital world

A HubWeek panel exploring ethics in the digital world featured computer scientist and entrepreneur Rana el Kaliouby and Harvard Professor Danielle Allen.

Clea Simon | Oct. 3, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology adi-ignatius danielle-allen edmond-j-safra-center-for-ethics engineering-technology harvard-business-review hubweek rana-el-kaliouby

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