Gary Rivlin (born June 20, 1958) is an American journalist and author. He has worked for several different papers, including the Chicago Reader, the Industry Standard, The Investigative Fund, and the New York Times.
In addition to his work in journalism, Rivlin has written several books. In 1992, he published Fire on the Prairie: Chicago's Harold Washington and the Politics of Race, a book about Chicago area politics that won the Carl Sandburg Award for best non-fiction book of the year.
His second book, Drive By, was published in 1995 while he worked for the East Bay Express, where he served as a staff writer and then executive editor. The book was inspired by the drive-by shooting of 13-year-old Kevin Reed in Oakland, California in 1990. Rivlin examined, as he put it, "the human side of this country's youth violence epidemic."
Rivlin then wrote two books about technology, The Plot to Get Bill Gates and The Godfather of Silicon Valley. He won two Gerald Loeb Awards honoring excellence in business journalism: he earned the 2001 award in the Magazines category for the story "AOL's Rough Riders", and the 2005 award in the Deadline Writing category for the story "End of an Era".
In 2010, he published Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. — How the Working Poor Became Big Business, which The New Yorker's James Surowiecki described as a "blistering new investigation of the subprime economy." In it, Rivlin explored how payday lenders, pawn shops, and check cashers exploit the impoverished in the United States. Despite attempting to remain objective, he sided with the activists who tried to rein in on the most usurious practices.
Eduardo Deluca, is an Argentinian association football administrator, the former secretary general of CONMEBOL, until he left on health grounds in 2011.In December 2015, Deluca was one of sixteen further FIFA officials indicted for with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering.In April 2016, Deluca was named in the Panama Papers.Epinions
Epinions.com was a general consumer review site established in 1999. Epinions was acquired by Shopping.com (known as DealTime at the time of the acquisition) in 2003, which in turn was acquired by eBay in 2005. At Epinions, visitors could read new and old reviews about a variety of items to help them decide on a purchase. On 25 March 2014, all community features, and features for submitting and editing reviews, were disabled. Subsequently, in May 2018, the site was fully closed down, and URLs in the epinions.com domain redirect to Shopping.com.Friendster
Friendster was a social gaming site based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was originally a social networking service website. Before Friendster was redesigned, the service allowed users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website was also used for dating and discovering new events, bands and hobbies. Users could share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via profiles and networks. It is considered one of the original social networks.After the relaunch of Friendster as a social gaming platform in June 2011, the number of registered users reached over 115 million. The company operated mainly from three Asian countries: the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore, and over 90% of the site's traffic came from Asia. As of 2008, Friendster had more monthly unique visitors than any other social network in Asia. The top 10 countries accessing Friendster, according to Alexa, as of May 7, 2009 were the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, South Korea, Bangladesh and India. Friendster remained notably popular in Indonesia through 2012.On June 14, 2015 Friendster, citing "the evolving landscape in our challenging industry" and lack of engagement by the online community, suspended their services. Three years later, on June 30, 2018 it closed down as a company and eventually dissolved.Gerald Loeb Award winners for Deadline and Beat Reporting
The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The category "Deadline and/or Beat Writing" was awarded in 1985–2000, "Beat Writing" in 2001, and "Deadline or Beat Writing" in 2002. Beginning in 2003, it was split into "Deadline Writing" (2003–2007) and "Beat Writing" (2003–2010). "Beat Writing" was replaced by "Beat Reporting" beginning in 2011.Gerald Loeb Award winners for Magazines
The Gerald Loeb Award is given annually for multiple categories of business reporting. The "Magazine" category is one of the two original categories awarded in 1958 (the other being "Newspaper"), with the last award given in 2014. The category included articles published the prior year in national and regional periodicals until 2008, when it was expanded to include magazine supplements to newspapers. Previously, newspaper magazine supplements were entered into an appropriate newspaper category.John Hammergren
John H. Hammergren is an American businessman. He is best known for being the Chairman and CEO of McKesson Corporation since 1999. On November 1, 2018 John Hammergren announced his plan to retire.LexisNexis Risk Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions, is a global data and analytics company that provides data and technology solutions, analytics, predictive insights, and fraud prevention for a wide range of industries. It is headquartered in Alpharetta, in metro Atlanta, Georgia, and has offices throughout the U.S. and in Australia, Brazil, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Israel, Philippines and the U.K. The company’s customers include businesses within the insurance, financial services, healthcare and corporate sectors as well as the local, state and federal government, law enforcement and public safety.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions operates within the Risk & Business Analytics market segment of RELX Group, a multinational information and analytics company based in London.
LexisNexis Risk Solutions operates in four market segments:
Health Care Solutions
LexisNexis Risk Solutions extensively uses HPCC Systems, also known as DAS (Data Analytics Supercomputer). HPCC Systems is an open source data-intensive computing system platform which incorporates a software architecture implemented on commodity computing clusters to provide high-performance, data-parallel processing for applications utilizing big data. The HPCC Systems platform includes a data refinery known as Thor, and a Rapid Data Delivery Engine known as ROXIE. Both the Thor and ROXIE clusters utilize the Enterprise Control Language (ECL) for implementing applications. The HPCC Systems platform is capable of processing 270+ million records per hour.
LNRS open-sourced the HPCC Systems platform in 2011, and has seen some success with the adoption of this platform by diverse entities, an example being GuardHat, which makes smart hard hats with embedded HPCC Systems technology.List of After Words interviews first aired in 2010
After Words is an American television series on the C-SPAN2 network’s weekend programming schedule known as Book TV. The program is an hour-long talk show, each week featuring an interview with the author of a new nonfiction book. The program has no regular host. Instead, each author is paired with a guest host who is familiar with the author or the subject matter of their book.List of Gerald Loeb Award winners
The Gerald Loeb Award is an annual journalism award, established in 1957 and administered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management since 1973. This is a list of winners since 2001; a list of winner during 1958-1996 is given at the web site of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Those honored receive a cash prize of USD $2,000.
Video/Audio, Audio, and Video winners
Beat Reporting, Beat Writing, Deadline and/or Beat Writing, Deadline or Beat Writing, and Deadline Writing winnersList of Jewish American businesspeople
This is a partial list of notable Jewish American business executives. For other Jewish Americans, see Lists of Jewish Americans.List of awards won by The New York Times
The New York Times has won many awards. This list is up to date as of April 2018.Max Levchin
Maksymilian Rafailovych "Max" Levchin (Ukrainian: Максиміліан Рафаїлович Левчин; born July 11, 1975) is a Ukrainian-born American computer scientist. In 1998, soon after graduating from college, he co-founded (with Peter Thiel) the company that eventually became PayPal. Levchin notably made contributions to PayPal's anti-fraud efforts and is also the co-creator of the Gausebeck-Levchin test, one of the first commercial implementations of a CAPTCHA challenge response human test.
He has also founded or co-founded the companies Slide.com, HVF and Affirm. He was an early investor in Yelp, an online social networking and review service, and was their largest shareholder as of 2012.Rivlin
Rivlin (Hebrew: ריבלין) is a primarily Jewish family with origins in Austria, which became established in the early 19th century Israel. There are also branches of the family in several other countries.Ron Conway
Ronald Crawford Conway (born March 9, 1951) is an American angel investor and philanthropist, often described as one of Silicon Valley's "super angels". Conway is recognized as a strong networker.Slide.com
Slide, Inc., operator of the Slide.com website, was a Web 2.0 company founded by Max Levchin and based in San Francisco, California. Originally formed to make photo sharing software for social networking services such as MySpace, the company achieved its greatest success as the largest developer of third-party applications for Facebook. The company was acquired by Google on August 4, 2010 and shut down on March 6, 2012.