Target launches its own in-app mobile payments system on iOS and Android with debut of Wallet feature (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

December 4, 2017

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: Target launches its own in-app mobile payments system on iOS and Android with debut of Wallet feature  —  As promisedearlier, Target today launched its own mobile payments system with the introduction of “Wallet” in the Target app.  Wallet, as the name implies, allows Target shoppers in-store … Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Nations Agree To Ban Fishing in Arctic Ocean For At Least 16 Years

Several readers share a report: Nine nations and the European Union have reached a deal to place the central Arctic Ocean (CAO) off-limits to commercial fishers for at least the next 16 years. The pact, announced last week, will give scientists time to understand the region’s marine ecology — and the potential impacts of climate change — before fishing becomes widespread. “There is no other high seas area where we’ve…

December 4, 2017
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Brexit adds to UK logistics talent woes

Immigration was one of the main motivations — with sovereignty — to vote Leave. The British government is therefore committed to implement more restrictive post-Brexit immigration policies especially regarding low-skilled workers, while taking care of the status of around 3 million EU citizens currently working in the UK as part… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 4, 2017
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Analysis: Brexit to worsen UK logistics talent shortage

The problem is growing especially now because logistics is changing. Photo credit: Shutterstock. Editor’s note: While a new round of Brexit negotiations resumed this week, several signals are turning to red in Europe as a “Hard Brexit” is anticipated from talks between Britain and the European Union. Pierre Liguori, director of… Source: http://www.joc.com

December 4, 2017
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Fitness app Aaptiv says it raised $26M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners and has reached $20M+ in annual revenue with 200K paying subscribers (Alex Konrad/Forbes)

December 4, 2017

Alex Konrad / Forbes: Fitness app Aaptiv says it raised $26M Series B led by Insight Venture Partners and has reached $20M+ in annual revenue with 200K paying subscribers  —  If Ethan Agarwal gets his way, joggers will go for runs with virtual help that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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NYTimes Editorial Board: The FCC Wants To Let Telecoms Cash In on the Internet

The New York Times’ Editorial Board writes: The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission wants to let Comcast, Verizon and other broadband companies turn the internet into a latter-day version of cable TV, in which they decide what customers can watch and how much they pay for that content. That’s essentially what would happen under the proposal by the chairman, Ajit Pai, to abandon the commission’s network neutrality rules, which…

December 4, 2017
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5 Ways to Get Developers and Your AppSec Program Ready for DevSecOps in 2018

The importance of application security has increased dramatically over the past couple of years in the face of rising threats. Meanwhile, software development is changing fast, with continuous delivery and DevOps adoption continuing to grow. It seems inevitable that the we’ll be talking more and more in the coming year about securing DevOps and DevSecOps. As we enter 2018, it’s a good time to talk about what security professionals and developers need…

December 4, 2017
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The top 10 IT outsourcing service providers of the year

The top six outsourcers on Everest Group’s second annual ranking of the best IT service providers of the year remained unchanged since 2016. But Accenture rose to the top of the list in 2017, besting last year’s No. 1 Cognizant. “Both are largely neck to neck,” says Abhishek Singh, IT services practice director at Everest Group. “However, this time, Accenture broke away from the pack because of what they achieved on…

December 4, 2017
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