supply chain

Some low-cost Android phones shipped with malware built in

Avast has found that many low-cost, non-Google-certifed Android phones shipped with a strain of malware built in that could send users to download apps they didn’t intend to access. The malware,

To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation

The world of consumer goods is changing. Consumer tastes are becoming more and more fragmented and big incumbents continue to lose market share to upstart brands. It’s often difficult for these incu

Ethereum falls after rumors of a powerful mining chip surface

Rumors of a new ASIC mining rig from Bitmain have driven Ethereum prices well below their one-week high of $585. An ASIC – or Application-specific integrated circuit – in the cryptocurrenc

Helix holds first close on a planned $200 million investment in its genetic services marketplace

Welcome to the future… where startups are willing to customize everything from a diet regimen to a workout plan, or family planning to personal fashion based on an individual’s genetic c

Samsung changes migrant worker guidelines after finding abuses in its supply chain

Samsung has said it has terminated the contract of one of the labor supply companies it works with in Malaysia following an investigation after media reports last month alleged serious abuses of worki

From Food To Flowers: The Push For Supply Chain Transparency

Try to figure out exactly where fresh products come from in a grocery store. The stickers may say “Mexico” or “Colombia,” but those are big places, and labels like this don’t give much insig

What Happened To The Food Industry Last Year?

By the time you read this, you will be aware of the U-turn our food system is making to find new, personalized, localized ways to your plate. Last year was a bellwether year for food systems, specific

The Marijuana Industry And Its First Crossroads

Marijuana has come a long way in the United States since California launched its first-in-the-nation medical program 19 years ago. Today, 23 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis

Kano Co-Founder To Talk Building A Coding Kit Business At Disrupt NY

Sales pitches for products that aim to teach a new generation to learn to code arrive thick and fast in the inbox, these days. But one of the most polished entrants in this burgeoning space remains U.

Initial Apple Watch Orders Pegged At Between 5 And 6 Million

The Apple Watch is coming very soon, with a launch date of April offered by none other than Apple CEO Tim Cook, so understandably, the supply chain is moving to meet initial demand. Apple has ordered

Apple Spent Over $3B With 7,000 U.S. Small Business Suppliers In 2013

Today, Apple SVP of Operations Jeff Williams attended a meeting with President Obama following the company's adoption of the White House's 'SupplierPay' initiative. The program, which also includes a

Apple’s 2014 Supplier Responsibility Report Earns Greenpeace Praise On Conflict Materials

Apple has released its annual Supplier Responsibility report, detailing its monitoring of supply partner labor practices, compliance with regulations and Apple’s standards of business, the envir

Gadget Maker PCH International’s 2011 FY Results: Revenue Up 72% To $720M, Driven By Smartphone, Tablet Demand

Chinese manufacturing company PCH International has announced its 2011 full year results -- reporting a big rise in revenue and record profits off the back of strong demand for smartphones, tablets an