Covering the Nobels—is it worth the bother?

Enlarge / The tail side of the Jean Dausset’s Nobel Medal. Dausset received the prize in 1980. One thing we do regularly at Ars is try out new types of content. We can make some pretty informed guesses as to what our readers will want to see but still find …

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Improving Customer Loyalty with 3 Easy Steps

Did you know that it costs five times more to acquire a new customer than it does to retain a returning one? The importance of customer loyalty is enormous. Focusing on improving your brand image to increasing cross and up-selling opportunities — the loyalty business strategy will increase your profitability …

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Visa, Mastercard, Stripe, and eBay all quit Facebook’s Libra in one day

Getty / Aurich Lawson Facebook’s embattled Libra project suffered a major blow on Friday as four payment processors—Stripe, Visa, Mastercard, and Mercado Pago—withdrew from participation in the Libra Association, the Geneva-based group Facebook created to develop the virtual currency. eBay also announced its resignation Friday. eBay’s former subsidiary, PayPal, quit …

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Google Maps Now Offers Detailed Voice Guidance

Google is rolling out a new feature designed to help people with visual impairments get around. The feature provides detailed voice guidance to those who need it, helping them get from A to B on foot. While it’s aimed at the visually impaired, anyone can use it. While people with …

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The future is connected and it’s on us to secure it

The Internet of Things is celebrating a milestone birthday this year, says Charles Eagan, CTO at BlackBerry. Back in 1999, British technologist Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things (IoT) while developing sensor and identification technologies at MIT. Today, as the now-ubiquitous term turns 20 years old, I can’t …

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