|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1200|
|Day's Range||250.86 - 253.18|
|52 Week Range||191.93 - 274.66|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.34|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.00 (0.81%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The FAA just approved a swath of projects to explore the potential of commercial drones, and the data they produce will be invaluable to the nascent industry.
Amazon.com Inc. ( AMZN) is known to enter a market, disrupt it and dominate it. Amazon Flex is the Seattle, Washington-based e-commerce giant’s crowdsourcing delivery program in which it will pick up third-party merchants packages from warehouses and handle delivery to customers. It's something UPS and FedEx often do for the online retailer.
At this point, it may seem that there's no industry that Amazon.com (AMZN) can't touch, so it's not surprise that logistics are worried that the e-commerce giant could turn from friend to foe for delivery companies like United Parcel Service (UPS) and FedEx (FDX). Crowdsourcing "will remain a marginal source of capacity for the e-retail industry," as there's limited risk of "full-scare diversion" of shipping from traditional carriers to crowdsourced models, simply because of the constraints and high costs required to build efficient, flexible networks and the limitations of "right-timed" labor.
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN ) investors are always on the lookout for the company’s next disruptive business, and some believe it could be parcel delivery. Amazon Flex is not a major threat to United ...
Of the companies that saw big financial benefits from tax reform, several decided to share the wealth with their employees.
United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) will begin charging an extra $150 next month to handle oversized packages and pallets, along with a new charge for packages with mislabeled dimensions, the company said on Wednesday. The new fees add to charges UPS announced last year for oversized items and come as the world's largest package delivery company is investing billions of dollars to expand and automate its U.S. sorting facilities. UPS and rival FedEx Corp (FDX.N) currently deliver parcels up to 150 pounds (68 kg) to a person's doorstep.
The original FedEx call center, located in the U of M's FedEx Institute of Technology, now employs 50 students and has a payroll of $50,000 a month.
Throughout 2018, blockchain and cryptocurrency hackathons are taking place on every continent but Antartica. In the United States alone, conferences are happening in Las Vegas, Atlanta, Berkeley, Raleigh, San Francisco, New York City, Seattle and, of course, Silicon Valley. Some conferences will be more inclined toward a particular sector like Blockchain Health in Washington D.C. Others will target a specific demographic like Women4Blockchain in New York City. Some conferences will attract thousands in attendance; others might charge thousands of dollars for attendance.In its first year, EthMemphis distinguished its place on the blockchain conference circuit for displaying an under-the-hood glimpse at what actually moves this young industry forward, specifically on the Ethereum network. Taking place at the University of Memphis’ Fedex Institute of Technology, EthMemphis focused on Ethereum-based blockchain topics and projects applied to supply chain, healthcare, tourism/hospitality, education and law.Specifically, the three-day conference consisted of a hackathon interspersed with a Saturday full of blockchain talks, technical workshops, drone racing and a collaborative effort between the Decentraland team of Buenos Aires and the Memphis Game Developers to create a game within the virtual world.FedEx: Blockchain or Be DisruptedSean Healy, senior vice president of transportation for FedEX Freight, gave a keynote address. Healy stated that FedEX Freight is the least technologically sound arm of FedEx and, therefore, presents a huge opportunity for blockchain technology to be applied to supply chain logistics. Healy explained the importance of FedEx CEO Fred Smith’s quote: “The information about the package is just as important as the package itself.” There are multiple parties involved in the cross-border shipping supply chain such as customs authorities, brokers and government agencies — all of which need information about a particular package. Maintaining a distributed ledger for package information would allow FedEx to significantly reduce operational costs by decreasing turnaround time. Healy said that with regards the current uncertainty of U.S. regulations applied to blockchain technology, FedEx is encouraging federal and state governance to help set standards. HackathonThere were five prize categories at this hackathon: legal, supply chain, healthcare, travel and innovation. In the legal category, the hackathon was won by “Blockchain of Custody.” Built on Solidity, Blockchain of Custody uses a blockchain to track the criminal evidence used during trials. The project was built by Joshua Shelton, Sam Borick (@mibzman), Christine Lee and Yucheng Zhang. Congratulations to @ETHMemphis Hackaton Winners: Joshua Shelton, Sam Borick, Christine Lee, Yucheng Zhang - Legal Category: "#Blockchain Of Custody" // @tusharsingh @TroyParkes @uofmemphis #TeamFedEx #ProudToBeFedEx—o-o-Ộ-o-o— pic.twitter.com/DAQvxf5mug— Sonia Farace (@soniafarace) May 20, 2018 In the supply chain category, “Organ Trail” won for creating a solution to accommodate fast, secure and error-free transportation of organ transplant data among multiple parties. Built using node.js/Solidity/OpenZepplin/ERC721/Ethereum, the project was built by Alex Fisher, Forest Fang, the ZhenPanda and the mysterious Nedodne. “Ethereum Insight” won in the innovation category. Built by Rahul Raina and Kiko Lam, the project creates a querying layer — a simple API structured tool to filter data of ERC20 tokens — to drive insight about user behavior of ERC20 token holders.EthKids Breeding Cryptozombies!During the weekend, Bitcoin Magazine spoke with Meka Egwuekwe, executive director of the Memphis nonprofit, Code Crew. Code Crew mentors Memphis’s underrepresented youth to be tech innovators of tomorrow by teaching them how computation and digital systems work, and how to apply those principles to programming and software development.Since 2015, Code Crew has taught more than one thousand students to code through summer camps, after-school programs and in-school electives. Of the 250 kids who participate in Code Crew weekly, 91 percent are black and Latino and 41 percent are female; 89 percent of all participants are more likely to study computer science.On Saturday, Code Crew kids wrote their first smart contracts on the Ethereum network with Solidity code using CryptoZombies. CryptoZombies is a free platform that teaches newcomers and experienced programmers alike how to build commercial scale applications, especially games, on the Ethereum blockchain. Our @_CodeCrew kids have been learning about @blockchain and @ethereum at @ETHMemphis. They’ve even written their first Solidity code using CryptoZombies! #BlockChain #GritGrindCode pic.twitter.com/k1oc07idT5— CodeCrew (@_CodeCrew) May 19, 2018 EthMemphis Does the Infamous ERC721The ERC721 token was a heavily discussed topic during EthMemphis. On Saturday, Airbnb’s Elena Nadolinski led a live coding workshop where she showed the audience how to build their own ERC721 token. The ERC721’s notoriety in the cryptocurrency and blockchain ecosystem is mostly attributed to the viral phenomenon, CryptoKitties. Here is how Nadolinski explained the significant difference between ERC20 (most commonly used to make new cryptocurrencies) and ERC721 tokens: ERC20 tokens represent fungible assets such as currency; ERC721 tokens represent non-fungible or unique assets such as the Mona Lisa, concert tickets, or collectibles such as art or Pokemon cards. DAppBoard Games, an analytics platform for tracking the use of Ethereum smart contracts, distinguishes the difference between ERC20 and ERC721 tokens another way: ERC20 is classified as a token and ERC721 is classified as some type of game.One EthMemphis sponsor uses ERC721 tokens to allow for access to hotel rooms for a predetermined amount of time. BookLocal, is a travel and hospitality company that wants to simplify hotel booking and guest management by streamlining it on the Ethereum blockchain. “Hotels will be able to mint their own ERC721 tokens based on how many rooms they have,” said Sardor Umarov, co-founder of BookLocal. “We see opportunity to empower destinations to work in partnership with local hotel operators, to lower the overall cost of distribution and to retain more revenue within local economies.”In addition, BookLocal awarded special prizes to hackathon participants Sam Steele and Aaron Anderson for their work on the BookLocal platform. This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.
Argus Research is a leading independent voice on Wall Street, offering in-depth and unbiased investment research. Stephen Biggar, senior analyst with Argus, and a frequent contributor to MoneyShow.com — notes, “A new generation of consumers – the millennials – has recently become the largest demographic cohort in the country. There are now over 92 million millennials, born between 1982 and 2000 and ranging in age from their late-teens to their mid-30s.
At approximately $2,000, Consensus 2018 was the most expensive edition in the bitcoin conference’s history. Founded by CoinDesk, Consensus 2018 drew 8,500 attendees, an all-time record. Last year’s haul topped out at 2,700 people, which was a respectable figure at that time, representing a near-doubling from Consensus 2016.
Blockchain fees are rising quite fast and the ethereum(ETH-USD) network has been quick to blame it all on the latest batch of games. It was in the previous week that the viral success of dApps such Pepe Farm, Ether Cartel and Ether Shrimp Farm were said to be clogging the ethereum blockchain. It is an issue […] The post Drugs, Frogs And Shrimp Clog The Ethereum Blockchain appeared first on Market Exclusive.
Tonight, people from across the U.S. and world will descend on Memphis to kick off a blockchain-centric weekend.
Memphis and Beijing are 7,000 miles apart. but, the two economies are closely intertwined in a number of surprising ways.
United Parcel Service’s (UPS) forward dividend yield of 3.1% is the highest in its peer group. In this series, we’re looking at US public transportation stocks operating in the LTL (less-than-truckload) sector. Apart from these companies, we’re also looking at major clearing and forwarding firms and freight brokerage companies.
In the first quarter, United Parcel Service (UPS) reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.55. With a payment of a quarterly cash dividend of $0.91 per share, UPS’s dividend payout ratio was 59.0%. Dividends are paid out of a company’s FCFs (free cash flows).
The cryptocurrency market continued its sluggish start to the week on Tuesday, with most major currencies trading down more than 3 percent. Here’s a look at some of the headlines that were moving the cryptocurrency ...