Holly Chavez

Holly Chavez is a News Columnist at Grit Daily. She enjoys sharing hot, trending news stories with her readers. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, she focuses her writing on travel, brands and tech. Holly's professional interests include business and entrepreneurship. 

23andMe Test Connects Two Brothers Who Chose the Same Career

The controversial DNA testing company founded by Anne Wojcicki, 23andMe, has a proven history of connecting people with long-lost relatives. In the latest example of the company’s prowess, two half-brothers who had never known about each other’s existence have now met for the first time — thanks to the 23andMe test. And, in what almost seems like a Hollywood turn of events, the siblings also learned that they both chose a career in law enforcement. 23andMe Connected the Brothers in...

This AI Chatbot Built by Morgan Stanley Could Change Wall Street

Helping employees conduct easier Wall Street data searches was the initial purpose behind Morgan Stanley’s AI chatbot, AskResearch. D’Arcy Carr, the global head of research, editorial, and publishing, says that AskResearch’s range is expanding in 2020 to include external research clients. And, with easier access to Wall Street information, courtesy of the AI chatbot, clients stand poised to make better and quicker decisions that could save them up to $8 billion annually. Training the AI...

Bumble Makes Online Dating Safer with In-App Video Chatting

Feminist dating app Bumble, created by Tinder co-founder Whitney Wolfe Herd, recently announced its latest safety feature: in-app video and voice chatting. What’s more, the options of Bumble’s dating app make it easier to connect with potential dates before meeting in person. And, unlike other dating apps out there, taking this step doesn’t require exposing either user’s phone number or any other contact details. Bumble’s entire premise came out of Herd’s negative experience with Tinder....

Amazon is taking on online pharmacies with its own PillPack

Amazon’s command of eCommerce expanded again this month with the official wide unveiling of Amazon PillPack. Founded in 2014, PillPack provided mail order medication at savings to the consumer. Amazon acquired PillPack a year ago for $753 million with the intention of disrupting the pharmacy industry. Recent lawsuits from pharmacy giants indicate that Jeff Bezos’s latest major investment stands well-poised to change the way people fill scripts forever. What consumers need to know Amazon touts...

Rolex Award Winners Include a Groundbreaking Approach to Plastic Waste

The Annual Rolex Awards honor innovative individuals who are working diligently to preserve the planet, increase the scope of human knowledge, or protect a specific cultural heritage. Unlike a normal awards ceremony, the cash prize given to each winner goes toward completing projects that will better the lives of people or animals. The judges initially narrowed the stiff competition down to 10 deserving candidates, each of whom received $200,000. The final five became this year’s Rolex Awards...

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