Record US imports forecast for peak season

US importers plan to bring in record container volume this peak season, which will translate into an impressive 2018 year-end gain compared to 2017. (Above: the Port of Long Beach.) Photo credit: Shutterstock.com. US importers plan to bring in record container volume this peak season, bringing year-end growth over 2017 to… Source: http://www.joc.com

July 9, 2018
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Hackers Steal Personal Information of 21 Million Timehop Users

21 million users of Timehop, an app that reminds people about their social media posts on that day, are at risk after hackers breached the company servers on July 4. From a report: The company, in a blog post, says the security breach not only resulted in personal data (including names, addresses and, for some accounts, phone numbers) being stolen, but the hackers were also able to secure tokens allowing…

July 9, 2018
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Top Communications Union Joins Group Pushing for Facebook’s Breakup

The top U.S. communications union is joining a coalition calling for the Federal Trade Commission to break up Facebook, as the social media company faces growing government scrutiny and public pressure. From a report: “We should all be deeply concerned by Facebook’s power over our lives and democracy,” said Brian Thorn, a researcher for the 700,000-member Communications Workers of America, the newest member of the Freedom From Facebook coalition. For…

July 9, 2018
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India’s minor ports increase pressure on major, public rivals

New provisional port statistics show total freight handled at minor ports during the revenue/accounting year, which ended March 31, increased 9.2 percent year over year. (Above: Mundra port.) Photo credit: DP World Subcontinent. India’s minor ports, which are mostly privately owned and operated, bounced back with gusto in fiscal 2017-2018, after… Source: http://www.joc.com

July 9, 2018
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IDG Contributor Network: 3 enterprise tech trends to digitize your operations

1. Mobile and remote workforces will be necessary to access global talent The overall tech industry is already seeing talent gaps, especially when it comes to data scientists and data engineers. These advanced professionals go above and beyond programming, coding, and running analytics software but maintain strategic experience and expertise to evaluate overall business processes and operations, and know how to use the right tools, collate the most relevant data,…

July 9, 2018
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Google May Have To Make Major Changes To Android in Response To a Forthcoming Fine in Europe

Google could face a new record penalty this month from European regulators for forcing its search and Web-browsing tools on the makers of Android-equipped smartphones and other devices, potentially resulting in major changes to the world’s most widely deployed mobile operating system. From a report: The punishment from Margrethe Vestager, the European Union’s competition chief, is expected to include a fine raging into the billions of dollars, according to people…

July 9, 2018
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