Easyship, a logistics startup that allows e-commerce sellers to add multiple carriers to their stores, announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Easyship is headquartered in Hong Kong and New York. Co-founder Tommaso Tamburnotti told TechCrunch it is the only shipping app in Asia for Shopify Plus, the e-commerce platform’s solution for large companies and high-volume shippers.
Founded in 2015 by Tamburnotti and Augustin Ceyrac, both veterans of Southeast Asia e-commerce giant Lazada, and former banker Paul Lugagne Delpon, Easyship’s platform is includes more than 250 shipping options from carriers including UPS, FedEx and DHL, pre-negotiated discounted rates and the automation of tasks like taxes and duty charges. So far, Easyship says it has served more than 100,000 clients.
According to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), volumes of international postal packages dispatched have grown during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially for things like electrical machinery, pharmaceutical products, mechanical appliances and accessories. At the same time, customs and movement restrictions, as well as a drop in air traffic, have created new challenges for cross-border sellers.
Tamburnotti told TechCrunch that COVID “has been a big shock to the logistics industry,” starting with manufacturers shutting down in China, which resulted in delays for many e-commerce consumer brands.
After factories in China reopened, however, Tamburnotti said there was a surge in production, and about an 80% increase in e-commerce orders worldwide. But the drop in the number of commercial passenger flights, which typically also carry small parcels, resulted longer delivery wait times, and additional courier fees.
In addition to its headquarters in Hong Kong and New York, Easyship also has offices in Singapore, London and Australia, and Tamburnotti said “being a truly global company helps us provide shipping solutions to our clients that need to reach
The appointment will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution for its customers.
smartTrade Technologies today announces that Ludovic Blanquet has joined as Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer. Ludovic will support smartTrade to deliver world class integrated eTrading solutions.
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Ludovic Blanquet – Chief Product and Strategic Planning Officer smartTrade Technologies (Photo: smartTrade Technologies)
Ludovic brings 20 years of industry experience to the role. He joins from Finastra where he was the Global Head of Product Strategy across its five lines of business. Prior to this, he built Credit Agricole APAC’s global equities trading platform and was APAC regional director for SmartStream, a corporate banking software vendor. Ludovic has experience working across multiple international markets having lived in Tokyo, London and Singapore during his career.
Ludovic will help shape smartTrade’s vision to deliver the leading cross-asset eTrading solution, capitalising on its market leading eFX LiquidityFX (LFX) cloud offering. Now based in London, Ludovic will lead a team of strategy and product managers responsible for designing and delivering on the future product roadmap in collaboration with smartTrade’s ecosystem of customers, partners, and liquidity providers.
David Vincent, CEO, smartTrade said, “Drawing on his business leadership experience, Ludovic will provide fresh insights to our product priorities as we help our clients and the wider industry to further modernise capital markets technology. In this new era, staying ahead of the market structure and technology evolution is more important than ever to help market participants seeking higher returns.”
Ludovic Blanquet said, “smartTrade is uniquely positioned to support the digitisation of trading across all asset classes. LFX end-to-end solution is a reliable, recognised leader delivering peace of mind to its clients – and this has certainly been tested in recent
Apple’s Apple TV+ division has joined the Motion Picture Association of America’s Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE), an anti-piracy group committed to “supporting the legal marketplace for video content and addressing the challenge of online piracy.”
ACE first launched in June 2017 with Netflix and Amazon as founding members, and dozens of movie and content studios have joined like Comcast, Disney, NBC, BBC, AMC, MGM, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Fox, and others.
Apple TV+ will join the ACE governing board, which includes Amazon, Disney, NBCUniversal, Netflix, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., in addition to Apple.
ACE’s goal is to disrupt the piracy ecosystem that harms creators, with streaming piracy representing 80 percent of all piracy today, costing companies as much as $71 billion annually. As noted by Axios, streaming piracy is a greater concern to Apple now that it has original streaming content to protect.
Streaming piracy is a growing problem representing 80% of all piracy today. Unlawful piracy operations put incredible innovation, creativity and investment at risk, to the detriment of creators, innovators and consumers alike. According to the Global Innovation Policy Center, piracy costs as much as $71 billion annually in lost domestic revenues. Additionally, consumers are harmed when accessing illegal content – one-third of pirate sites target consumers with malware that can lead to a range of problems, including identify theft and financial loss, according to a report by Digital Citizens Alliance.
An estimated 23 million individuals across nine million U.S. households use a pirate subscription IPTV service. Since it was founded, ACE has “achieved many successful global enforcement actions” against illegal streaming services and sources of unauthorized content.
Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson Joins Nickelodeon as Vice President of News Programming and Executive Producer of Net’s Rebooted Nick News
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Nickelodeon has named CBS News’ 60 Minutes veteran producer and Emmy and Peabody Award-winner Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson as Vice President of News Programming for the leading kids’ network, as well as Executive Producer of the recently rebooted Nick News series. In her newly created role, Laguerre-Wilkinson will spearhead Nick’s commitment of speaking to kids about the news and issues of the day they care about most, overseeing all aspects of research, development and execution of news segments across Nickelodeon’s platforms. For long-form news content, she will serve as Executive Producer of the net’s heralded Nick News series, which was recently rebooted in June with the acclaimed Kids Race and Unity special, hosted by Alicia Keys and which Laguerre-Wilkinson co-executive produced. Based in New York, she will report to Brian Robbins, President of ViacomCBS Kids & Family Entertainment.
Said Robbins, “Magalie is a gifted journalist and producer with a long-proven ability to communicate the news of the day with compassion, empathy and precision. Kids are well aware of the issues that affect their families and the world, and the talent and experience Magalie brings will serve as the foundation for how we aid or spark important conversations for our audience.”
Laguerre-Wilkinson joins Nickelodeon from CBS News’ 60 Minutes, America’s most watched news program, where she served for over 15 years as an Associate Producer and Producer on stories for Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl, Bob Simon, Steve Kroft, Anderson Cooper, and more. She was the key producer on one of the broadcast’s most memorable and inspiring stories about the Kimbanguist Symphony Orchestra in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which won Peabody and Emmy accolades.
She has reported from far corners of the world, while also covering domestic stories including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Sandy in
CyberSaint Security, developer of the leading solution for cybersecurity program management, today announced that it has joined the Google Cloud Partner Advantage Program as a Build Partner, giving customers the ability to dynamically empower, automate, and elevate their integrated risk management (IRM) strategy and execution.
As a Google Cloud Partner, CyberSaint offers customers the ability to leverage data from disparate applications to automate continuous compliance and dynamically manage risk across cloud workloads and beyond. Key use cases for the CyberStrong platform include:
Providing a single source of truth platform for all risk and compliance management initiatives, tracking, and reporting
Leveraging data coming from the security tech stack to automate compliance and manage risk, via integrations with vulnerability management platforms, threat intelligence platforms, SIEM, IAM, Cloud Workload Protection Platforms, and more
Automating metrics such as Return on Security Investment (ROSI), and reports such as Plan of Action and Milestones (POAM), System Security Plan (SSP), Risk Assessment (RA), and NIST Scorecards among others
Illustrating compliance and risk posture, gaps, and initiatives for improvement with fully customizable Governance Dashboards and drill-down capabilities
Operationalizing the Shared Responsibility Model
CyberSaint’s cutting-edge approach to cybersecurity and IT risk management, cyber governance, as well as privacy and compliance automation, is why CyberSaint is cited as a key competitor in the integrated risk management solutions market, according to a recent Gartner report. The CyberStrong platform’s ability to support a robust feature set and deliver advanced compliance and risk automation while maintaining scalability, flexibility, and real-time reporting capabilities has put CyberSaint at an advantage in the competitive risk and compliance market. A wide array of organizations, from first-time buyers to those with multiple GRC platforms in place, partner with CyberSaint to increase maturity, drive cyber risk and compliance automation and accelerate digital transformation initiatives.
“As an organization