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Online Retailer JD.com Is Developing Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones

Online Retailer JD.com Is Developing Heavy-Duty Delivery Drones

China's Shaanxi province is famous for being the start of the Silk Road, an ancient trade network where silk and spices were transported by camel across the Asian continent. »


Canada-European Union Pact Worries U.S. Lobster Industry

Members of the U.S. seafood industry are fearful that Canada's approval of a new trade deal with the European Union will cause big problems for the American lobster business, just as the catch is hitting historic highs. »


California Expects Lag Time for Testing, Distributing Newly Legal Weed

California Expects Lag Time for Testing, Distributing Newly Legal Weed

With businesses expected to get state licenses in January to sell marijuana in California, the top regulator says that they will be given up to six months to comply with a requirement the pot be thoroughly tested by a licensed laboratory. »


Security Experts Predicted WannaCry Attack - Why Did No One Listen?

Security Experts Predicted WannaCry Attack  Why Did No One Listen?

Misha Govshteyn and his colleagues at the cybersecurity startup Alert Logic dropped all their projects about a month ago, except for one they deemed a graver threat than the rest. »


Hybrid Airship Returns to the Skies After Crash

UK-based Hybrid Air Vehicles has resumed test flights of its Airlander 10 hybrid airship after a nine-month hiatus. The program suffered a setback last year after the test aircraft took a nosedive while attempting to land. »


Waste Material Could Lead to U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Waste Material Could Lead to U.S. Manufacturing Jobs

Waste material from the paper and pulp industry soon could be made into anything from tennis rackets to cars, according to Texas A&M AgriLife. »


Wal-Mart Sees Strong Growth in U.S. E-Commerce

As its Jet.com acquisition continues to pay out, Wal-Mart is seeing hyper growth in e-commerce, with U.S. online sales up 63 percent in the first quarter. On the physical side of things, Wal-Mart's store traffic and same-store sales were both up in an extremely challenging retail environment,... »


Uber Launches Freight Service to Meet On-Demand Trucking Needs

Uber Launches Freight Service to Meet On-Demand Trucking Needs

Uber Technologies inched closer to becoming a logistics company last week with the launch of Uber Freight, an on-demand freight service for trucking carriers. »


Web-Retail Startups Turn for Growth to Bricks and Mortar

Web-Retail Startups Turn for Growth to Bricks and Mortar

Casper Sleep Inc. rattled the mattress industry with a bed-in-a-box that is sold only online, shipped free and comes with a 100-night guarantee. »


GE's Immelt Bets Big on Digital Factories, But Shareholders Are Wary

At a General Electric Co factory in this rural town, Keith Spahn, 60, used to take measurements of parts from railroad locomotives that are in for repair by hand. »


A Third of Factories Are 'Critically Non Compliant'

Almost a third of factories worldwide were rated as "critically non compliant" with ethical and sustainability standards in the first quarter of 2017, according to a supplier audit company. »


Google Is the Latest to Take on IoT Management Headaches

Google Is the Latest to Take on IoT Management Headaches

Google wants to take on what may become one of the biggest cloud-computing needs of the next few years with a service that will manage IoT devices and help developers bring the data they generate into applications that use Google's analytics platforms. »


UPS to Charge for Peak Season Volume Shortfalls

In a move designed to capture network costs associated with retailers who fail to meet peak volume commitments, UPS is looking to charge them for shortfalls this year, CEO David Abney told the Wall Street Journal. »


Smart Factories Could Add $500Bn to Global Economy in Five Years

Smart Factories Could Add $500Bn to Global Economy in Five Years

It's becoming clear that digital technologies like IoT, big data analytics, AI, advanced robotics and 3D printing are helping manufacturers to increase not only efficiency and productivity - but revenues, too. »


International Chamber of Commerce Has Concerns Over Return-Refill Packaging

Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies, yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental for business, says the International Chamber of Commerce. »


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