Mintek brings you the latest in EAM/CMMS systems and news in the major cable industries each week from around the globe. Learn how these new developments in EAM/CMMS and cable can affect your business or home.
EAM/CMMS news in the U.S.
This week’s news focuses on preventive ways to help reduce mechanical errors and Automotive errors.
- Samsung Recall Highlights Challenges Companies Face Shipping Defective, Damaged Lithium Batteries by Label Master, The transportation of lithium ion batteries continues to garner significant attention, especially with recent reports of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s batteries overheating, catching fire and even exploding. The company is now recalling 2.5 million smartphones due to this flaw in the battery system.
- Ford’s 3Q Profit Falls On Recall, Truck Launch by Dee-Ann Durbin, Troubles in Ford Motor Co.’s home market — including a massive recall and the difficult launch of new heavy-duty pickups — are hurting the company’s bottom line.
Cable News around the Globe
This week’s cable updates focus on AT&T’s media expansion plan, FCC rulings, and new apps coming to a viewer near you.
- New Apple TV App Looks a Lot Like… Comcast? by Mari Silbey, The vision that Apple introduced with its new app, simply and aptly called “TV,” is remarkably similar to one that Comcast Corp. has also embraced: a single, unified guide for everything you watch.
- FCC Dems Pass Broadband Privacy Rules by Mari Silbey, Once again the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted three to two to pass a controversial new telecom policy proposal.
- AT&T Bleeding Video, Data, Mobile Subs by Alan Breznick, With its proposed $85.4 billion purchase of Time Warner, AT&T is seeking to turn itself into a video, broadband and mobile juggernaut that keeps extending its reach on every distribution platform. But, if last year’s $48.5 billion acquisition of DirecTV is any guide, that task may be even harder than expected.
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