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EU Wants to Ease Commercial Drone Use With Future Flight Rules

The European Commission wants to make it easier for lightweight drones to fly autonomously in European airspace - with logistics, inspection services and agricultural businesses set to benefit. »


Global Shipping Industry Is Inching Toward Digitization, Study Says

Global Shipping Industry Is Inching Toward Digitization, Study Says

The maritime industry and broader ocean supply chain are suffering from major and costly inefficiencies due to ineffective data sharing and poor cross-industry collaboration, according to a report and industry survey by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network. »


Spurred by Consumer Demand, Carlsberg Pledges to Reduce Water Use, Reach Zero Emissions

Beer brewer Carlsberg Group has set a new goal of reducing water usage at its breweries by 50 percent by 2030, following an analysis of water risk in conjunction with WWF. Reaching the goal will require "technological breakthroughs at brewery level" - as well as collaborations with partners in... »


Amazon's New Wardrobe Service Is Latest Threat for Apparel Stores

Amazon's New Wardrobe Service Is Latest Threat for Apparel Stores

Amazon.com Inc. is giving shoppers another reason not to visit stores. The online giant is rolling out a free service to let its Prime members try on clothes at home, its latest attempt to crack into the fashion world. »


Trump Meets With Tech Executives on Drones, Internet of Things

Trump Meets With Tech Executives on Drones, Internet of Things

President Donald Trump met with two dozen executives from technology companies and venture capital firms on Thursday for advice on how the government can promote emerging technologies such as drones and the internet of things. »


India's GST Launch Spawns Tech Cottage Industry for Compliance

India's new Goods and Services Tax (GST), its biggest tax reform since independence, will unify a $2tr economy into a single market - and demand massive changes for small businesses that will have to go online to file their taxes. »


Plastic Pollution in the Antarctic Is 'Worse Than Expected,' Research Shows

Plastic Pollution in the Antarctic Is 'Worse Than Expected,' Research Shows

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected, according to U.K. scientists. »


IoT Solutions World Congress takes IoT to airports, commodities, and space exploration

How can Internet of Things (IoT) technologies prevent baggage loss, secure power plants or help humankind to travel and explore Mars? To answer these and other questions the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will gather over 220 companies and 250 speakers on its third edition.... »


UK Car Industry Says No Brexit Deal Would Cause Permanent Damage

Britain's thriving car industry could be permanently damaged and its supply chains crippled if the country falls out of the European Union without an interim deal, senior executives warned last week. »


UPS to Add Delivery Surcharges for Black Friday, Christmas Orders

United Parcel Service Inc. plans to charge retailers extra fees to deliver packages during the busiest weeks before Christmas, creating a new challenge for an industry already coping with a shift away from traditional stores. »


Ford Explores Bamboo Fiber for Lighter Materials, Stronger Supply Chain

Ford Motor Co. is the second major automaker in recent weeks to make the news for focusing on sustainably sourced materials for use in manufacturing. »


Stockholm Will Host The First Large Conference on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

On September 7, for the first time, the Swedish capital will host a large conference dedicated to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Stockholm. The event is a part of Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference, which is the first and the largest network of... »


Europe Research Center Tests Autopilot System for Autonomous Ships

VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland has developed an autopilot system for remotely monitored, autonomous ships that is capable of taking evasive action according to International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGS). »


Here Are 2017's Top 25 Supply Chains

Gartner, Inc. has released the findings from its annual Supply Chain Top 25, identifying supply chain leaders and highlighting their best practices. »


With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course With Wal-Mart

With Whole Foods, Amazon on Collision Course With Wal-Mart

When Wal-Mart Stores Inc bought online retailer Jet.com for $3bn last year, it marked a crucial moment - the world's largest brick-and-mortar retailer, after years of ceding e-commerce leadership to arch rival Amazon, intended to compete. »


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