New Executive Leadership Team Announced For Covetrus To Advance the World of Veterinary MedicineMELVILLE, N.Y. & PORTLAND, Maine--(Antara/BUSINESS WIRE)-- Henry Schein, Inc. (Nasdaq: HSIC) and Vets First Choice today announced that the new standalone public company that will result from the planned spin-off of the Henry Schein Animal Health business and the subsequent merger with Vets First Choice will be named Covetrus.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20181220005954/en/The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.The new company, Covetrus, will be a global, technology-enabled animal health business supporting the companion, equine and large-animal veterinary markets. Covetrus will combine leading practice management software, prescription management, multi-channel client engagement services, and supply chain infrastructure to promote connectivity between veterinarians and their … [Read more...] about Henry Schein and Vets First Choice announce new name of the planned new company: Covetrus
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Campaign 2018: Election Hacking is a weekly series from CBS News & CNET about the cyber-threats and vulnerabilities of the 2018 midterm election. Part 1: Phishing attacks. Part 2: Influence campaigns. Part 3: Voting machines. Next week: Hacking hardware and software. Voter data and the digital weapons hackers use to subvert elections are bought and sold daily on a corner of the internet known as the dark web. It is a network of websites that is tough to access but functions much like the internet we use every day. You can buy everything from guns and drugs to botnets and ransomware. And cyber-criminals can purchase voter records and hacking tools. The dark web is not accessible using typical web browsers like Chrome or Safari. Instead, you are required to log on using a virtual private network, or VPN, and the Tor web browser. Tor is an acronym for "the onion router." Every computer has an identifying IP address, and the Tor browser can help shield your machine's location by … [Read more...] about The dark web is where hackers buy the tools to subvert elections
Amazon has become America's second $1 trillion company.Amazon's total market value passed $1 trillion on Tuesday, following Apple's ascent into 13-digit territory at the beginning of August. Amazon and Apple now make up more than 8% of the entire value of the S&P 500, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst for S&P.A trillion dollars may be an arbitrary threshold, but it's still a remarkable statement of how quickly the 24-year-old company has grown, and the boundless confidence investors have in its future.Just contrast Amazon with the brick and mortar sector, where 90% of American retail spending still takes place. In order to get to a $1 trillion market cap, you'd have to add up the valuations of the 14 largest big box retailers ranked by 2017 revenues, from Walmart to Autonation.Investors are also way more excited about Amazon than other grocery, building supply, and general retail stocks, which have an average price-to-earnings ratio of between about 20 and … [Read more...] about Amazon becomes second $1 trillion company in U.S.
Sep 04, 7:34 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ranjitha Shastry 09/04/18 AT 5:31 AM Mozilla Foundation, the nonprofit parent company of popular web browser Firefox, announced late last week the browser was being upgraded, and new releases of the product would automatically block malware scripts and other related “harmful practices.”Nick Nguyen, Mozilla's vice president of product, said in a blog post Aug. 30 illegal practices that inconspicuously collect identifiable user information or degrade user experience were becoming more common.“For example, some trackers fingerprint users — a technique that allows them to invisibly identify users by their device properties, and which users are unable to control. Other sites have deployed cryptomining scripts that silently mine cryptocurrencies on the user’s device. Practices like these make the web a more hostile place to be. … [Read more...] about Mozilla Firefox Will Block Cryptocurrency Mining Malware Scripts From Web Browser
This morning’s key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com U.S. imposes new North Korea sanctions on Chinese and Russian shipping companies Profound connection between the sanctions on Turkey and North Korea U.S. imposes North Korea sanctions on Chinese and Russian shipping companies As the weeks and months go by with no progress on North Korean denuclearization, harsh sanctions imposed by the United Nations and the United States remain imposed on North Korea. These sanctions were imposed months and years ago, and remain in effect because of North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. However, these sanctions have been weakened in the last couple of months because China, Russia, and other countries have clandestine ways to conduct trade with North Korea in violation of the sanctions. The U.S. on Thursday announced new sanctions targeting shipping and trading firms based in China, Russia, and Singapore. These firms have been active in … [Read more...] about World View: U.S. Imposes North Korea Sanctions on Chinese and Russian Shipping Companies