John Coleman, Co-Founder of the Weather Channel, Dies at 83

Photo John Coleman, right, a founder of the Weather Channel, in 1981 with his co-founder, Frank Batten, publisher of The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk,Va., and chairman of Landmark Communications. Credit Marty Lederhandler/Associated Press John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC’s “Good Morning America” over …

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Populism Is Waning, Which Is Reason to Party in Davos

A year later, anxieties over populism have largely subsided, and the global economy appears healthier than anytime in years. American participants will arrive only weeks after Washington showered wealthy households and corporations with generous tax cuts. And the man who bestowed that windfall, President Trump, now plans to attend Davos, …

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Inside Amazon Go, a Store of the Future

SEATTLE — The first clue that there’s something unusual about Amazon’s store of the future hits you right at the front door. It feels as if you are entering a subway station. A row of gates guard the entrance to the store, known as Amazon Go, allowing in only people …

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There Is Nothing Virtual About Bitcoin’s Energy Appetite

But many virtual currency aficionados argue that the energy consumption is worth it for the grander cause of securing the Bitcoin and Ethereum networks and making a new kind of financial infrastructure, free from the meddling of banks or governments. “The electricity usage is really essential,” said Peter Van Valkenburgh, …

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What if a Healthier Facebook Is Just … Instagram?

Research has shown that, in some cases, visual platforms can be good for us. One study, published by researchers at the University of Oregon in 2016, found that the use of image-based platforms like Instagram and Snapchat was associated with lower levels of loneliness among users, and higher levels of …

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Montana Governor’s Executive Order Would Force Net Neutrality

Photo Gov. Steve Bullock of Montana said he expected to sign an executive order on Monday that will declare that any internet service provider doing business with the state cannot block or charge more for faster delivery of websites. Credit Thom Bridge/Independent Record, via Associated Press WASHINGTON — Most efforts …

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