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  • Louisiana ends insurance-related contract for cost concerns

    May 14, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Because of cost concerns, Louisiana has scrapped plans for an outside company to develop a computer platform to handle enrollment for the state employee health insurance program. Former Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration hired insurance company Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to develop the enrollment tool... more »
  • Twitter exec heading out as company falters

    November 9, 2016 8:34 PM

    NEW YORK - Twitter's chief operating officer is leaving the company, the latest high-profile departure from the troubled communication service. San Francisco-based Twitter said Wednesday that Adam Bain is stepping down and will be replaced by Chief Financial Officer Anthony Noto. It says it will now look for a new... more »
  • Audit: Corrections spent $3.6M on failed tracking system

    October 3, 2016 8:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new audit finds Louisiana's corrections department paid $3.6 million over three years for a computer system to track inmates that never functioned properly and was shut down after a month. Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office released the findings Monday, saying the contract began in July 2012,... more »
  • Delta says computer outage reduced revenue by $100 million

    September 2, 2016 2:04 PM

    ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines says last month's computer outage, which caused it to cancel 2,300 flights, cost $100 million in lost revenue. The airline also said that a key revenue-per-mile figure fell sharply in August, partly because of the outage. Delta reported that passenger revenue for every seat flown... more »
  • Southwest says technology outage fixed but more flights cut

    July 21, 2016 12:54 PM

    DALLAS - Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there could be long lines. The airline has already canceled more than 220 flights on Thursday. Several of the airline's technology... more »
  • DOTD warns of possible week-long outage of traffic data

    March 29, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A network outage will cut off traffic data along heavily congested areas of I-10 and Airline Highway, DOTD revealed Tuesday afternoon. In a tweet, state traffic officials said the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) could be down for a week starting Tuesday. The ITS is a system... more »
  • A social experiment: law enforcement dance, sing online

    July 13, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Your next encounter with a sheriff's deputy could have you face-to-face with a viral video star. For more than a month, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office has been uploading tongue-and-cheek posts in an effort to grow its presence online and help show the departments... more »
  • US: More than 21 million affected by government data breach

    July 9, 2015 3:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says hackers stole Social Security numbers from more than 21 million people and took other sensitive information when government computer systems were compromised. The Office of Personnel Management says more than 19 million who had applied for background investigations were affected. The government also said... more »
  • La. motor vehicles offices reopen day after fire disruption

    May 22, 2015 1:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers are again able to renew their licenses and handle other business at Louisiana's motor vehicles offices. A day after a fire at the state police data center shut down transaction processing, Office of Motor Vehicles locations across Louisiana reopened Friday. The Thursday morning fire... more »
  • LSP fire delaying DNA results in teacher sex case

    May 21, 2015 2:26 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Investigators said a fire at the Louisiana State Police headquarters delayed results of a DNA test in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with multiple students, possibly fathering a child with one. Deputies arrested Keavin Keith earlier this week on 37 charges of inappropriate... more »
  • Google launches cheapest computer yet

    March 31, 2015 7:56 PM

    NEW YORK- Google wants to undermine Microsoft and unveiled its cheapest Chromebook yet priced at $149. It wants to gain a stronger foothold in the school and overseas markets. There are two versions, one made by Hisense and the other by Haier. Hisence's can be ordered at Wal-Mart and... more »
  • Technology makes our attention spans shorter than a fish Play Video

    November 26, 2014 8:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - For awhile now, cell phones and people have been competing for attention. More than 85 percent of the population has a cell phone or tablet that goes with them every where they go. Kids yet to reach their teenage years may even carry a phone. ... more »

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