Updated February 20 at 12:27am
Technology
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Saying casual hookups are at an “all-time high” thanks to dating apps like Tinder and Grindr, a new study released Monday said Alaska is the “most sexually diseased state” in the country, while New Hampshire is the least. more
Verizon Communications Inc., the biggest U.S. wireless provider, will start selling a package that includes unlimited data, a tacit acknowledgment that smaller competitors have struck a chord with consumers who want to stream video without worrying about exceeding a cap. more
A $2.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health will support a suicide risk study by researchers at Care New England’s Butler Hospital, Brown University and the University of Michigan. more
Shakhnoza Kayumova, an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and a researcher at its Kaput Center for Research and Innovation in STEM Education, has been awarded a $778,770 National Science Foundation grant to address the need for English language learners to study science. more
CVS Health Corp. ranked 44th on a list of the world’s most valuable brands, according to the latest Brand Finance Global 500 report released this week. more
Gracie’s, a contemporary American restaurant, is the only Rhode Island eatery to make OpenTable’s list of the 100 most romantic restaurants in the country. more
(Updated 2:15 p.m.) Datarista, a platform-as-a-service company focusing on the sales and marketing industry, received another $200,000 investment from the Slater Technology Fund. more
Rhode Island ranked 37th in the nation for its number of exits for tech startups last year, while California, Texas and Massachusetts held the top three spots for having the most, according to the 2016 Global Tech Exits Report from CB Insights. more
Rhode Island ranked third in the nation for most improved broadband affordability from 2015 to 2016, behind only South Dakota and Nevada, according to the second annual “State of the States” report on the state of broadband connectivity in America’s schools. more
The American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island has set up a hotline for residents who are having trouble applying for food stamp benefits amid a monthslong breakdown of the state’s new eligibility software system. more
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