OAG: $ 1.2M cybersecurity settlement reached with real estate company

OAG: $ 1.2M cybersecurity settlement reached with real estate company

Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs announced a $ 1.2 million settlement with Morris Plains-based Weichert Co. and its affiliates on May 18 over allegations that the company’s inadequate cybersecurity safeguards allowed unauthorized access to its network. Three separate data breaches allegedly resulted from the lack of cybersecurity safeguards, compromising … Read more

‘Aimlessly throwing money’ at formula shortage will do nothing

‘Aimlessly throwing money’ at formula shortage will do nothing

Washington, Mich. (WLUC) – Rep. Jack Bergman said “aimlessly throwing money” at the infant formula shortage will not solve the issue, in a statement on Thursday afternoon. Bergman voted against the $28 million emergency spending bill for the FDA on Wednesday night. The bill is expected to boost resources for the FDA. It passed in … Read more

UM Today | Asper School of Business

UM Today |  Asper School of Business

May 19, 2022 – The Asper School of Business is proud to announce that Dr. Xiaofan (Steven) Zheng from the Asper School of Business has been selected for the Stu Clark Professorship in Financial Management. Dr. Zheng will begin the five-year Professorship term on July 1, 2022. The Stu Clark Professorship will provide leadership in … Read more

Indoor Pickleball Facility Dill Dinkers Coming to Columbia – Commercial Observer

Indoor Pickleball Facility Dill Dinkers Coming to Columbia – Commercial Observer

Entrepreneurial couple Denise and Will Richards will bring indoor pickleball to Howard County this fall. The husband and wife have teamed with a group of private investors to sign a 15,000-square-foot lease 9179 Red Branch Road in Columbia, Md., and will open Dill Dinkersa pickleball facility, in the one-story, 60,000-square-foot building. May Riegler Properties is … Read more

THG rejects takeover offer as entrepreneur Nick Candy shows interest

THG rejects takeover offer as entrepreneur Nick Candy shows interest

Health and beauty giant THG has rejected a non-binding bid from two investment groups immediately after Candy Ventures, the investment vehicle founded by London entrepreneur Nick Candy, revealed it was considering an offer for the firm. THG said it had received a ‘third unsolicited, highly preliminary and indicative non-binding proposal’ of 170p per share from … Read more

More startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

More startups push into Tampa Bay’s competitive housing market

For nearly a month, Julie Youngblood has been traveling across Florida to meet with real estate agents. She’s helping the Austin-based company Homeward – which pays cash for homes upfront while homebuyers finalize their own financing – launch into the state’s hot housing market. From city to city, Youngblood trained local Realtors on this alternative … Read more

WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App – TechCrunch

WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App – TechCrunch

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Introduced into beta testing last November, the new developer tool is a cloud-based version of the WhatsApp Business API – WhatsApp’s first revenue-generating enterprise product – but hosted on parent company Meta’s infrastructure. … Read more

Proptech Firm Enertiv Raised $ 9M to Expand Services – Commercial Observer

Proptech Firm Enertiv Raised $ 9M to Expand Services – Commercial Observer

Enertivan operational intelligence platform for reducing carbon emissions in commercial real estate assets, raised up to $ 9 million to expand the bandwidth of its service – at no extra cost to users. The Enertiv software helps clients collect information about where building resources are being spent and informs managers when, where and how to … Read more