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China Tech Giants Bet on Untangling Logistics of Indonesian E-Commerce

In a warehouse on the outskirts of Indonesia’s capital, supervisors at e-commerce company Lazada use bikes or electric scooters to zip around a floor the size of four soccer fields, where up to 3,000 staff pack and dispatch goods around the clock.[more]


This $2Bn AI Startup Aims to Teach Factory Robots to Think

This $2Bn AI Startup Aims to Teach Factory Robots to Think

Japan’s Preferred Networks Inc. has only one publicly available product, a whimsical application that uses artificial intelligence to automate the coloring of manga cartoons.[more]


Chinese Port Trials Autonomous Tractor-Trailers

Chinese robotics company TuSimple plans to use port automation as a proving ground for over-the-road autonomous trucks. By the end of this year, it will have 20 of its self-driving vehicles carrying containers around the port of Caofeidian, China. [more]


U.K. Anti-Slavery Tsar Steps Down

Anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland has announced he is stepping down from the job.[more]


New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

The Australian federal government will force 3,000 big companies to explain how they are stamping out modern slavery, a move welcomed by anti-slavery campaigners.[more]


Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

The U.S. Postal Service says that its large financial losses are caused by market forces and governmental constraints but not Amazon.com, in a release of its quarterly statistics that stood in contrast to pointed statements made by President Trump.[more]


2nd Procurement and Contract Management of Infrastructure Projects (24-27 July 2018, Singapore)

Singapore: Equip Global’s Leading Procurement & Contract Management of Infrastructure Projects Summit 2018 Returns in July![more]


Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs to Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50m operation has left the company.[more]


Illnesses Mount in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The nationwide outbreak of illnesses from eating romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli bacteria rose again, with 23 more cases reported in 13 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.[more]


Amazon to Open Checkout-Free Stores in Chicago and San Francisco

Amazon.com Inc is bringing its grocery store without checkout lines to Chicago and San Francisco, the company said in a statement this week, confirming reports it will expand the concept beyond its pilot in Seattle.[more]


These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic will have a swift effect on some big companies.[more]


U.S. Regulators Slam Low Takata Air Bag Recall Rate by Carmakers

Auto safety regulators are raising pressure on a dozen vehicle manufacturers that failed to meet a December deadline to replace millions of defective Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.[more]


Chart of Top 100 Influencers Aims to Raise Slavery Awareness

A list of the top 100 individuals influencing the modern slavery agenda within businesses has been drawn up.[more]


This Could Be the Biggest Advance in Aluminum Production in 130 Years

Apple, the largest publicly traded company in the world, joined a major collaboration last week that could change how it gets one of the key components that makes its ubiquitous gadgets look so sleek: aluminum.[more]


Shell Spreads Its Bets Around as It Prepares for a Greener Future

There seems to be little about the scrappy energy company in central England that would appeal to Royal Dutch Shell, the button-down oil giant.[more]


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