Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

Could Amazon be forced to sell its logistics arm and Facebook part ways with Instagram?

The US Government has taken an important step towards ending ‘big tech’ firms’ monopolies. Six new bills could result in Amazon being forced to sell off its logistics arm and AWS services, while Facebook would have to part with Instagram and WhatsApp.  Controversial plans to break up ‘big tech’ monopolies, which could force e-commerce giants to sell off services such as Amazon Logistics, Google Maps, YouTube and WhatsApp, have been given the green light. The…

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Start-up makes solar modules ‘smart’ with intelligent sticker

Start-up makes solar modules ‘smart’ with intelligent sticker

Three German start-ups have come together in a consortium led by authentic.network to make efficient solar panels ‘intelligent’ with the affixing of a sticker – an innovative symbiosis that is unique worldwide. A sticker sporting a green tick is all it takes to turn a solar panel into a smart module. A digital twin of the system is encoded in the sticker, which delivers personalised value-added services via the customer’s smartphone – all without complicated…

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Revolutionising the Recruitment and Onboarding Process Through Technology

Revolutionising the Recruitment and Onboarding Process Through Technology

Courier and logistics businesses of all sizes can face the same recurring issues when it comes to recruiting and retaining self-employed subcontractors. However, a new technology firm is revolutionising this experience for delivery firms across the UK by providing them with a brand new digital platform to manage these self-employment processes. Based in London and Birmingham, Wise is a technology company that specialises in solutions for the self-employment sector and logistics in particular. Its new…

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Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

Tech Firm, Wise Launches New Platform To Revolutionise How Companies Engage A Self Employed Workforce

A fast-growing UK based technology firm is celebrating following the launch of its brand new digital platform. The cross-device platform will transform the way logistics companies engage a self-employed workforce. Wise, who creates technology for the self-employment industry and specialises in logistics has now launched its new revolutionary platform and accompanying mobile app to provide a solution for an array of long-term issues affecting the logistics industry. These issues include recruiting, onboarding and retaining staff…

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UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

UK Business Has Proven Solution For Planned Vaccination Passport

Any Universal Vaccination Passport solution will need to have both a digital and physical element or it will not be fully accessible according to Martin Ruda, Group MD at the TALL Group of Companies. His warnings follow the announcement of a number of trials of domestic and international digital solutions which are mainly focussed on proprietary apps and smart phone technology. Martin explains: “The key to having a Universal Passport Solution is that is can…

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Brexit-effect sees surge in demand for express break bulk services

Brexit-effect sees surge in demand for express break bulk services

Break bulk services are not a new phenomenon in the express delivery industry, but since the UK announced it would leave the European Union and its single customs union, there has been a significant upswing in interest.  Where speed of cross-border delivery is key, break bulk can reduce paperwork and potential delays at the border as well as cut shipping costs. At Logistyx Technologies, we have seen a 250% increase in customers using or close…

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Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

Data security may be at risk because of accelerated growth

The headline figures for the Courier, Express Delivery and Parcel (CEP) sector are impressive. There’s no doubt that the market has grown dramatically over the last 12 months and that businesses have done an incredible job of meeting demand under challenging conditions. But here’s why 2021 needs to be about tackling risk and ensuring that quick gains translate into long-term success, according to the cyber security experts at Security Risk Management. Rapid growth often leads to…

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SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s ‘Off-the-Shelf’ Vision System is Super Versatile

SICK’s newly-developed MQCS (Modular Quality Control System) is an “off the shelf”, multifunctional machine vision system, delivered as a ready-to-use package of hardware and pre-written software.  Suitable for code reading, 2D or 3D inspection duties, the MQCS significantly reduces cost and development time needed to set up warehousing and parcel handling applications. Originally, developed as a solution for non-contact 3D inspection in the confectionery industry, the MQCS soon demonstrated its versatility to be adapted for…

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Sendcloud E-Commerce Shipping Platform Launches In The UK

Sendcloud E-Commerce Shipping Platform Launches In The UK

Sendcloud, an all-in-one shipping platform for e-commerce businesses, has today announced its launch into the UK market. From today, Sendcloud’s all-in-one shipping platform will enable British online retailers to scale their business across Europe.  Online sales in the UK have skyrocketed lately, showing year-on-year growth of 51.6%, with further growth set to come in from demand outside the UK in the coming years.  According to Sendcloud’s recently commissioned e-commerce report, 53% of European shoppers regularly order from…

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Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts go the distance with TruTac’s compliance software

Lucketts Travel, based on the south coast and part of National Express, have been using TruTac compliance control software for over 10 years and in recent times, TruTac’s TruLinks API suite has enabled the company to automatically integrate verified vehicle and driver tachograph data direct into other systems. For example, the powerful vehicle distance data is used in systems such as planning maintenance schedules, fuel usage and vehicle utilisation. Live, verified data is vital for…

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