US provides ZTE temporary authorization through August 1 to continue supporting equipment and consumer devices already deployed (Jacob Kastrenakes/The Verge)

July 3, 2018

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge: US provides ZTE temporary authorization through August 1 to continue supporting equipment and consumer devices already deployed  —  So it can update phones and other equipment  —  The US Commerce Department has temporarily lifted a portion of the ban on ZTE that all-but shut down the company almost three months ago. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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South Korea Cuts Its Work Limit From 68 Hours a Week To 52

An anonymous reader shares a report: South Korea has lowered its maximum working hours from 68 hours a week to 52 hours. The legislation, which went into effect Sunday, received overwhelming support in the National Assembly in an effort to limit the time employees spend on the job. South Korea has the third highest number of hours worked of 37 countries tracked by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development,…

July 3, 2018
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Repairmen shortage exacerbates US chassis scarcity

Although intermodal traffic has increased 26 percent in five years, chassis repair companies can’t hire people fast enough to keep pace, due to the US labor shortage, job hopping in the sector, and candidates simply seeking easier work. Shippers will ultimately see the problem in the form of chassis shortages…. Source: http://www.joc.com

July 3, 2018
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Source: Uber looked at buying bike-rental startup Motivate before Lyft did but walked away over union issues and the risk city contracts could be in jeopardy (Sara Salinas/CNBC)

July 3, 2018

Sara Salinas / CNBC: Source: Uber looked at buying bike-rental startup Motivate before Lyft did but walked away over union issues and the risk city contracts could be in jeopardy  —  – An Uber-Motivate deal could have locked in a considerable bike-sharing advantage over Lyft for the ride-hailing pioneer. Source: http://www.techmeme.com

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Copying Photos Found on Internet is Fair Use, Virginia Federal Court Rules

Michael Zhang, reporting for PetaPixel: A Virginia federal court has made a decision that photographers won’t be happy to hear: the court ruled that finding a photo on the Internet and then using it without permission on a commercial website can be considered fair use. The copyright battle started when photographer Russell Brammer found one of his long-exposure photos of a Washington, D.C. neighborhood cropped and used by the website…

July 3, 2018
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