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How to Measure Blockchain’s Value in Four Steps, Released by World Economic Forum

States News Service July 17, 2019 To help organizations identify the value of blockchain technology and build a corresponding business case, the World Economic Forum, the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, has released the Blockchain Value Framework as part of the white paper, Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchains Benefits. Co-designed […]

Blockchain to Enhance Drug and Seafood Supply Chains, Energy and Insurance Sectors

Mondaq Business Briefing July 2, 2019 By Panida Pollawit This week, Forbes reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a partnership between a drug company, its distributor and others to undergo a pilot project using blockchain to track prescription drugs and vaccines from production to purchase in order to prevent counterfeit, […]

Automakers Face ‘Profit Desert’ as EVs, Self-Driving Vehicles Ramp Up

Missoulian July 2, 2019 By Daniel Howes The auto industrys profit party is winding down, imperiling jobs, plants and products in a scramble to embrace electrified and self-driving vehicles. In a sobering new report, industry consultant AlixPartners LLP describes a looming profit desert. Crossing it over the next few years could have profound […]

BMW Group Uses Artificial Intelligence in Series Production

Just-Auto July 16, 2019 By Dave Leggett BMW says it is using artificial intelligence (AI) in its quality control and monitoring systems in automotive production. Since 2018, the BMW Group says it has been using various AI applications in series production. One focus is automated image recognition. In these processes, artificial intelligence evaluates […]

Apple Recalls Some MacBook Pro Laptops Due to Fire Hazard

Press of Atlantic City July 1, 2019 Apple is recalling some MacBook Pro laptops due to a fire hazard. The batteries in the laptops can overheat, posing a safety risk. The recalled MacBook Pros have a screen that measures 15-inches diagonally and were sold between September 2015 through February 2017 in the U.S. and […]

Boeing’s Dreamliner Plant Is Said to Face Federal Inquiry

New York Times July 1, 2019 By Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg The Department of Justice, which has been looking into problems with Boeings 737 Max jet, has broadened its investigation to include the production of the companys 787 Dreamliner, according to two people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors recently subpoenaed Boeing […]

FDA Warns Patients and Healthcare Providers About Potential Cybersecurity Concerns With Certain Medtronic Insulin Pumps

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Government of Canada Requires Manufacturers to Provide Canadians With More Information on Vehicle Defects

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Sales Down for Detroit Three, But Prices Rising

The Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL) July 15, 2019 By Jamie L. Lareau Auto sales slowed in the first half of 2019 compared with a year earlier and industry experts say the back half of the year could be bumpy and unpredictable. The good news for automakers is their new vehicles are commanding higher […]

Could 3D Printing Lead to Distributed Manufacturing?

States News Service July 15, 2019 By Emily Durham and Lucas Grasha Additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, is a game-changer for the field of manufacturing, enabling significant savings of cost, time and materials. In traditional manufacturing, parts are manufactured in large quantities at centralized factories, then shipped out to consumers. But […]