Woodstock Wire: Industry News

June 25, 2019

Dashboard of a Downturn: Global Recession Signals

U.S. News -- As the U.S.-China trade war erodes confidence and central banks prepare to unleash another wave...

June 25, 2019 04:42 AM

We went inside Samsung's global headquarters in South Korea. Here's what we saw

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Samsung is one of the world's largest companies, with more than 320,000 employees worldwide. CNBC gets an exclusive tour of its...

June 25, 2019 04:32 AM

Business Outlook: Global Electronics Industry (with Emphasis on Europe)

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - The European Institute of Printed Circuits trade organization (EIPC) held its summer conference in Leoben, Austria last week.

June 25, 2019 03:36 AM

Distributors Need to Retool for Relevancy with Millennials

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - Traditional industrial suppliers are losing market share as millennial buyers bring new expectations to the purchasing business....

June 25, 2019 01:53 AM

Five Things to 'Know' About Modern Executive Protection

Infosec -- RiskIQ - A business's executives, leadership, and board of directors are sources of sensitive, privileged, and confidential information, and...

June 25, 2019 01:32 AM

June 24, 2019

4 Traits of High-Performance Digital Leaders

Enterprise -- DevOps.com - Businesses that have retooled their culture, their hierarchy and their business mindset toward the use of technology are consistently...

June 24, 2019 06:23 PM

June 23, 2019

Jeff Bezos explains how going to the moon is harder now than it was for JFK in 1962

Tech -- GeekWire - Caroline Kennedy presents Jeff Bezos with a framed facsimile of a letter that was sent to her by Mercury astronauts John Glenn, Alan...

June 23, 2019 10:26 PM

June 21, 2019

High-Tech Distributors Grapple with Security & Privacy in the Digital Age

SupplyChain -- EBN Online - In the midst of the digital revolution, the stakes for electronics distributors trying to safeguard the privacy and security of...

June 21, 2019 03:24 AM

June 19, 2019

U.S. Retail Sales Rose 0.5 Percent in May, Led By Online Shopping

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The report suggests that American consumers are still spending at a healthy pace, even as the stimulus from tax...

June 19, 2019 02:45 PM

June 16, 2019

Rate your digital maturity against 7 eye-opening stats

Enterprise -- The Enterprisers Project - What kind of time, money, teams, and talent do you need to succeed with digital transformation? New Deloitte research...

June 16, 2019 04:40 AM

Jargon: Wading through the alphabet soup of the computer hardware industry

Tech -- Digital Trends - On this episode, we dive into the world of computer acronyms with Sean Cleveland, director of technical marketing at Nvidia....

June 16, 2019 01:50 AM

June 14, 2019

Too many businesses failing to properly embrace AI into processes, not reaping benefits

Life -- Phys.org - Businesses actively embracing artificial intelligence and striving to bring technological advancements into their operations are reaping...

June 14, 2019 05:24 PM

Here's Mary Meeker's 2019 internet trends report

Tech -- TechCrunch - The Internet Trends Report - everyone's favorite slide deck - is back. Bond Capital founder and former Kleiner Perkins general partner...

June 14, 2019 04:40 PM

Tariffs Trigger Working Capital Woes For Some Companies

WSJ -- "Tariffs caused a lot of confusion," Mr. Stansbury said.



And the confusion became an excuse for some customers to delay paying for their shipments, he said. "I was a little too patient and we got burned for that," Mr. Stansbury said.

June 14, 2019 04:06 PM

Weekly Global Update for June 13, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Recent Forecasts; Japan Comment; USA Comments; Global Semiconductor Sales decreased 14.6% y/y to $32.1 billion in April; World...

June 14, 2019 03:47 PM

June 13, 2019

Where China Is Leading the Mobility Revolution

Think -- MIT Sloan Management Review - For years, China has been perceived as a nation that relied more on imitation and copycatting than on innovation...

June 13, 2019 04:49 PM

Distributors are losing market share among millennial buyers

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - When it comes to marketing and selling to millennial industry buyers, many companies-distributors in particular-need to...

June 13, 2019 04:48 PM

Wholesale Prices Blip Up 0.1 Percent in May

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The small uptick is another sign that inflation remains under control.

June 13, 2019 02:48 PM

U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Slow in April

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - In the April report, sales dipped to $334.6 million.

June 13, 2019 02:48 PM

June 12, 2019

Generational Disruption Shifts Norms For Industrial Distributors

SupplyChain -- UPS - UPS report finds generational buying preferences are changing the traditional industrial model.

As the demographics of industrial buyers...

June 12, 2019 04:56 PM

President Trump compliments 'geniuses in Silicon Valley' but claims tech titans 'discriminate against me' in same interview

Tech -- GeekWire - President Donald Trump appeared this morning on CNBC's Squawk Box, talking about tariffs and trade.

But President Trump also used...

June 12, 2019 03:50 PM

U.S. Employers Hired a Record Number of People in April

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The Labor Department says that businesses filled 5.9 million jobs in April, 4.2 percent more than in March.Contributed...

June 12, 2019 03:10 PM

June 10, 2019

United Technologies and defense contractor Raytheon will officially merge

Tech -- The Verge - United Technologies aerospace division will officially merge with defense contractor Raytheon to form a new company called Raytheon...

June 10, 2019 03:30 PM

June 09, 2019

IBM Layoffs 2019: Amid Job Cuts, Staffing Transparency Improves

Enterprise -- ChannelE2E - IBM will lay off 1,700 employees as part of targeted staff cuts at the technology giant. The bigger news: IBM seems to provide context...

June 09, 2019 11:10 PM

Defense contractors United Technologies and Raytheon are reportedly in advance talks to merge

Tech -- The Verge - Defense contractor Raytheon is reportedly in advanced talks to merge with United Technologies, according to a report in The Wall...

June 09, 2019 11:05 PM

June 07, 2019

U.S. Productivity Grew at Solid 3.4 Percent Rate in Q1

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - The first quarter gain was more than double the 1.3 percent increase in the fourth quarter, though down from an...

June 07, 2019 04:12 PM

June 06, 2019

Maag Honored For Years of Service by AZ Tech Council

MaagComm+ -- Al was honored with the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Judges Award for his body of work that spans more than two decades supporting the...

June 06, 2019 05:03 AM

Robert Downey Jr. reveals group that will use robotics, nanotech and AI to clean up the environment

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Actor and producer Robert Downey Jr. launched a group Tuesday night at Amazon.com Inc.'s re:MARS conference in Las Vegas that...

June 06, 2019 03:47 AM

June 05, 2019

Weekly Global Update for June 5, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - First Quarter Global Electronic Supply Chain Growth; 1Q'19 Passive Components Growth Slowdown & Inventory Buildup; First Quarter...

June 05, 2019 03:48 AM

June 04, 2019

Trade War Is Turning Into a Technology War

Domains -- CircleID - President Trump knows that in the current trade war, the Huawei issue is perhaps one of the most important issues for the Chinese...

June 04, 2019 07:17 PM

PayPal intros B2B commerce platform for marketplaces, e-commerce providers

Enterprise -- ZDNet Blogs - The PayPal Commerce Platform bundles together PayPal's AI and machine learning-powered fraud and risk protection tools, its compliance...

June 04, 2019 04:23 PM

US/China trade uncertainty adds to global smartphone growth woes

Tech -- TechCrunch - Analyst Canalys has updated its forecast of global smartphone shipments - saying it expects just 1.35 billion units to ship in...

June 04, 2019 03:36 PM

U.S. Manufacturing Growth Dips for Second Consecutive Month

Distribution -- EPS News - Growth in U.S. manufacturing activity in May slowed to its weakest pace in more than two years as purchasing managers raised concerns...

June 04, 2019 03:59 AM

June 03, 2019

Why Search And Logistics Will Shape The Future Of Retail Payments

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The two most powerful forces shaping the future of retail payments have nothing to do with payments at all.

At least at first glance.

Ironically,...

June 03, 2019 05:04 PM

June 02, 2019

Trump's tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

ABC - Technology -- Trump's tariffs: What they are, what they're supposed to do and whether they're likely to work

June 02, 2019 06:08 AM

American Automakers Could Be a Casualty in Trump's Trade War With Mexico

Media -- Time - Business - President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on imports from Mexico could take a toll on American automakers if and when they...

June 02, 2019 05:08 AM

Ready for More Expensive Guac, Beer and Cars? How Trump's Mexico Tariffs Could Affect You

Media -- Time - Business - It's effectively a tax on partying: Just in time for summer in the U.S., the cost of chilling out with some guacamole and a...

June 02, 2019 05:07 AM

May 30, 2019

Weekly Global Update for May 29, 2019

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - May Flash PMI Leading Indicators; U.S. Durable Goods Report - April Shipments, Orders & Inventories; N American Semiconductor...

May 30, 2019 03:29 AM

Global chip market posts worst quarterly performance in 10 years, says IHS

Media -- DIGITIMES - The world's top-10 semiconductor suppliers all suffered year-over-year sales declines in the first quarter of 2019 as the global...

May 30, 2019 01:46 AM

Picky B2B buyers want more and better ecommerce

Web Marketing -- Digital Commerce 360 - More business buyers from a wide variety of industries are doing more of their purchasing online, according to a new survey...

May 30, 2019 01:31 AM

10 ways disties can stay relevant in the age of Amazon

Enterprise -- ChannelLife New Zealand - Australian distributors have nothing to fear in the Amazon economy - they simply need to understand the value they...

May 30, 2019 12:45 AM

May 28, 2019

6 Ways How Chatbots are Redefining the eCommerce Space

Code Geekz -- With the growing techniques and technology, the way of interaction is also changing. Every now and then, new technology is giving birth to another...

May 28, 2019 05:00 PM

Why An Incremental Approach May Be Key to IoT Security

Media -- PYMNTS.com - There are more than 10 billion IoT devices currently in use around the globe and 127 new ones connecting every second, giving fraudsters...

May 28, 2019 12:58 AM

May 27, 2019

Another 5 Years: What Does The ESDM Industry Want?

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Between 2014-2019, the Indian electronics industry made some crucial progress in uplifting its domestic ecosystem. But...

May 27, 2019 11:53 PM

Indiegogo hires Reddit's Andy Yang as new CEO

Tech -- TechCrunch - Indiegogo has a new chief. Andy Yang will take over for outgoing CEO David Mandelbrot who is stepping down. According to sources...

May 27, 2019 06:58 PM

Indiegogo's CEO steps down amid layoffs

Tech -- The Verge - David Mandelbrot is out as CEO of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, citing "personal reasons" in his farewell LinkedIn post. The company...

May 27, 2019 06:41 PM

His Royal Highness the Duke of York visits Raspberry Pi HQ

EE -- Raspberry Pi Blog - We welcomed a very special guest to Raspberry Pi HQ today.

Our Patron, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York,...

May 27, 2019 12:28 AM

May 26, 2019

Global Economic Growth is "Firming," but IHS Markit Issues Some Caveats

Supply Chain Management Review Features -- Early readings on first-quarter economic activity around the world point to a mild strengthening of momentum.

May 26, 2019 04:16 AM

May 25, 2019

Commerce Dept: eCommerce Sales Jump 12.4 Pct In Q1

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Sales done digitally continue to gain ground across U.S. commerce.

The Commerce Department reported Friday (May 17) that eCommerce...

May 25, 2019 09:22 PM

May 24, 2019

CX Execs Rise To Power Across B2C and B2B Industries

Think -- Forrester Blogs - Unprecedented Growth Chief Customer Officers and Chief Experience Officers were once a small community of visionaries and practitioners...

May 24, 2019 04:33 PM