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Taiwan iPhone Chipmaker Scrambles to Recover After Debilitating Computer Virus

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), which makes chips for the iPhone and other devices, is recovering from a debilitating computer virus but warned of delayed shipments and reduced revenue because of the impact on its factories. TSMC said that 80 …

Hawaii Governor Signs Smartphone Proof of Insurance Bill

Hawaii Gov. David Ige approved a bill allowing Hawaii drivers to show proof of insurance with their cellphone in a traffic stop. The decision to sign the bill met with the approval of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America. …

Industry Chasing Mobile Customers with Ads, Apps, Self-Service Options: NAMIC Convention

Carriers are spending big on advertising, and agencies are working to become increasingly more sophisticated and reach out to more and more people. In the world of insurance, that’s just doing business as usual. But the efforts seem to be …

Global Car Insurers Offer Discounts – If They Can Monitor Driving Data

Insurance companies around the world are promising lower rates on car coverage. The catch is they want to install the equivalent of an airplane’s black box to track how and where you drive. Smartphone applications and devices that record trip …

Ridesharing Uber Halted in Nevada For Now

It didn’t take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is …

Wyoming Offers Drive Sober App

A new smartphone app gives people who have had too much to drink in Wyoming another way to find a ride home. The Governor’s Council on Impaired Driving announced the launch of the Drive Sober Wyoming app this past week. …

Alaska City Asks Court To Halt Uber

Anchorage, Alaska is taking court action to stop ride-sharing company Uber from operating in the city. The city requested an injunction and a temporary restraining order against Uber Technologies Inc. in civil superior court on Friday, KTUU reported. Uber provides …

Red Cross App Helps Colorado, Wyoming Citizens Affected By Floods

Red Cross officials have announced the release of a smartphone application they hope will save lives if Colorado and Wyoming experience floods from runoff this spring. Gino Greco, CEO of the Red Cross Colorado & Wyoming Region, says “the floods …

Mobile Compatible Insurance License Search Launched in Hawaii

Hawaii’s Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Insurance Division has launched a mobile device-compatible “Insurance Licensing Search.” The webpage is redesigned to be “mobile-first responsive” and accessible to with an Internet browser on their mobile device, according to the department. …

Driveway Software Launches Smartphone Platform for Usage-Based Insurance Market

San Francisco-based , a provider of smartphone-based telematics products for the usage-based insurance market, has introduced its SmartUBI Platform, a complete insurance telematics platform which includes a smartphone usage-based insurance (UBI) application, and cloud based analytics and portals. Driveway’s SmartUBI …