Israeli startup Otonomo provides data collection services for vehicles and reports that more than 2 million vehicles already use its platform. Otonomo intends to announce a commercial pilot program with an auto manufacturer in Japan within the next 3 months.
SK Telecom plans to offer 5G demonstrations along with an updated social virtual reality program called Oksusu Social VR at the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Spain. The company also intends to show off the results of its recent autonomous 5G car tests.
Coty's consumer beauty division booked a 19.4% increase in second-quarter profits, a jump it attributes largely to its acquisition of peer-to-peer makeup selling platform Younique. Younique has grown from about 80,000 sellers to more than 230,000 and booked double-digit sales growth since Coty bought a 60% stake in the company last year.
Givaudan's fragrance experts and flavorists have collaborated on the brand's new food-focused Delight fragrance collection. Scents in the line are made with base notes of familiar foods including beets, toasted bread and bacon.
Millennial parents will drive some toy trends this year, including a return to retro toys and board games, according to the Toy Association. Some of the hot items on display this week at the New York Toy Fair include DIY slime kits, smaller and less-expensive animatronic pets and My Little Pony toys that hark back to line's 1983 launch.
Cook's illustrated co-founder Christopher Kimball has collaborated with Regal Ware on a stainless steel collection dubbed Christopher Kimball by 1919 Cookware, which will debut at the International Home + Housewares Show. Kimball has also partnered with Switzerland-based Kuhn Rikon to produce a collection of kitchen devices that will be available exclusively at Sur La Table starting in April.
New beverageware, dinnerware and drinkware has been added to Zak Designs "Deadpool" tableware collection. New additions include a 25-ounce Tritan bottle featuring a flip-up cap, two hand-painted ceramic mugs and a 10-inch plate designed for outdoor use.
Cloud-based industrial internet of things software solutions provide security through their configurations, certificate authority and resistance to unauthorized remote access, writes Michael Bachelor of Bachelor Controls. Although nothing is 100% risk-free, "it is not unreasonable to believe that a company that embraces the cloud will on average address internal security concerns more thoroughly than a company that believes it is avoiding the risk by avoiding the cloud," Bachelor writes.
Data breaches lead to failure within six months for 60% of small and medium-sized businesses, according to the National Cyber Security Alliance, Jeff Eiserman writes. IT preparation, employee training and cyberliability insurance are all recommended steps, he writes.
Employers should be proactive as they adjust to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's two-year implementation of electronic incident reporting and the public distribution of safety data, writes Quin Rodriguez of Riskonnect. Educate workers on safety, the importance of incident reporting and how to comply with OSHA's reporting processes, Rodriguez recommends.