C.H. Robinson earnings show broad increases in shipping costs

Truckload volumes at C.H. Robinson were flat year over year in the third quarter. Photo credit: Shutterstock The current US trucking market, defined by tight capacity and surging volume following a devastating storm is reminiscent of 2014, when winter storms kinked supply chains and sent rates rocketing, according to the CEO… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 1, 2017
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A Japanese Company Is Giving Nonsmokers Longer Vacations

An anonymous reader shares a report: Marketing firm Piala introduced the new policy in September after nonsmokers complained that they were working more than their colleagues who smoked. The company’s offices are reportedly on the 29th floor, meaning that popping out for a smoke break meant a solid 15 minutes away from work. Multiply that by several smoke breaks a day, and the hours start to add up, which began…

November 1, 2017
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Facebook now has 1.37B DAUs, vs. 1.18B a year ago, average revenue per user climbs to $7.54, up from $5.95 a year ago (Kurt Wagner/Recode)

November 1, 2017

Kurt Wagner / Recode: Facebook now has 1.37B DAUs, vs. 1.18B a year ago, average revenue per user climbs to $7.54, up from $5.95 a year ago  —  Facebook reported $10.3 billion in revenue last quarter, more than analysts expected.  —  Facebook’s Russia problem isn’t affecting the company’s business.  At least not yet. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Ex-Im Bank nominee grilled in Senate hearing

The US Chamber of Commerce has come out unequivocally against President Trump’s nomination of Scott Garrett to the Export-Import Bank. Photo credit: Shutterstock President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the US Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im)  was grilled Wednesday by Senate Democrats who suggested he had a hidden agenda to sabotage the export… Source: http://www.joc.com

November 1, 2017
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Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results (Facebook)

November 1, 2017

Facebook: Facebook Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results  —  Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  —  “Our community continues to grow and our business is doing well,” said Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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IDG Contributor Network: 4 things about cryptocurrencies and blockchains you need to know right now

While I normally like to focus this blog on M&A IT, there are profound developments in the blockchain technology and cryptocurrency markets that are important to explore.  While most readers should be familiar with the changes in this arena, some of the recent events and results are truly incredible, particularly with the returns being generated and the funds flowing into this emerging area. In the near future, this sector will…

November 1, 2017
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LastPass Reveals the Threats Posed By Passwords in the Workplace

A reader shares a BetaNews report: A new report by LastPass — The Password Expose — reveals the threats posed, and the opportunities presented, by employee passwords. The report starts by pointing out that while nearly everyone (91 percent) knows that it is dangerous to reuse passwords — with 81 percent of data breaches attributable to “weak, reused, or stolen passwords,” more than half (61 percent) do reuse passwords. But…

November 1, 2017
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