CVS and IBM have announced partnership that aims to identify bad health outcomes of pharmacy customers using Watson’s “cognitive computing” capabilities. CVS joins health insurance companies in using Big Data and predictive analytics to manage patient populations and keep people healthy.

Forbes

Time recently released a list of 10 things Millennials buy far more often than other generations. Among the top 10 items are “Gas Station Food,” “Hot Sauce,” “Energy Drinks,” and (take note!) “Donations at the Cash Register.”

Time

Reporter Margit Detweiler writes an essay about her neglected generation, Generation X, and how others see it as small and hard to market to. She argues that, although Gen X is getting older, they have as much to offer as the much-discussed Millennials and should get more attention.

Redbook

Following the release of a new GAO report on facial recognition technology, Senator Al Franken calls for Congress to create strict regulations regarding how facial recognition can be used. The technology has advanced far quicker than the regulations governing it, which has Boomer privacy crusaders worried about how companies like Facebook could one day use all the image data they’ve gathered.

TechCrunch

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