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umf Corporation develops Micrillon

umf Corporation has developed Micrillon, the first rechargeable broad-spectrum antimicrobial polymer additive that will have a significant impact on the spread of drug-resistant infections and preventable hospital associated infections (pHAIs), now considered the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. 

By |2018-08-12T15:03:37-05:00June 28th, 2018|Technology|

Potential robotic vacuum cleaner spy

Vulnerability in LG SmartThinQ app leaves homes and offices open to hackers. Consumers who own LG Hom-Bot vacuum cleaners or other smart devices, and also use the LG SmartThinQ app, may be open to hackers spying on their homes or offices. Researchers at IT security firm Check Point Software Technologies discovered a back [...]

By |2020-06-15T08:55:24-05:00November 22nd, 2017|Technology|

The future of the home services industry, part 3

Ahead: a massive change in how services will be delivered to consumers In parts 1 and 2 of The Future of the Home Services Industry, I explained how two giants of technology—Google and Amazon—have moved from their original marketplaces of data and physical products to home services. I limited that discussion to how [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:37:04-05:00October 25th, 2017|Technology|

The future of the home services industry, part 2

Amazon and Google are using very different approaches as they battle to dominate the home services market In part 1 of this series I explained that there is an ongoing battle between tech giants to control the home services marketplace. The two big entries into this battle so far are Amazon and Google [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:41:01-05:00October 4th, 2017|Technology|

The future of the home services industry, part 1

How Google, Amazon, and others are battling it out to control our marketplace There is a battle taking place that will have huge effects on the  future of home services industry and the future of cleaning. This battle is taking place on two seemingly unrelated fronts, but the trends are coming together in [...]

By |2020-07-06T09:19:32-05:00September 19th, 2017|Technology|

Trophies presented at the 2017 ISSA Innovation Awards

The program features new products and services from top manufacturers and suppliers throughout the cleaning industry. Northbrook, IL, USA—September 14, 2017—ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, recognized industry advances by presenting its annual Innovation Visitors’ Choice Awards and overall ISSA Innovation of the Year Award on September 14, 2017, at the conclusion of [...]

By |2018-07-27T13:42:58-05:00September 18th, 2017|Technology|

NLRB charges Handy with misclassification of workers

Workers allege Handy violated wage and hour laws The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against the on-demand maid service Handy, charging that the company's workers are employees and not independent contractors. The company may settle with employees, as Uber and Lyft have done, or the case could eventually end up in [...]

By |2020-07-06T09:48:12-05:00September 15th, 2017|News, Technology|

Google is getting into the job listing business.

New tool for job seekers and employers set to roll out in the next few weeks Google is set to launch a jobs search engine in the US in the coming weeks. CEO Sundar Pichai gave a glimpse of the new tool in the company's recent developers conference, I/O. Job seekers will be able [...]

By |2020-07-30T13:09:34-05:00May 23rd, 2017|Technology|

Augmented Reality (AR) and other innovations aim to transform the cleaning industry.

From robotics to the Internet of Things to augmented reality, high-tech innovations are poised to take cleaning to a whole new level of efficiency. From robotic machinery to augmented reality-driven services, emerging technologies are helping to standardize the industry while making a positive impact on best practices, quality and operational efficiencies. The Internet of [...]

By |2020-07-30T14:12:14-05:00May 11th, 2017|Technology|
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