Computer & Electronics

INLT Cloud-Based Application Approved by U.S. Customs and Border Protection
April 12, 2018 at 10:26 am

INLT (in·let), Los Angeles, a logistics tech start-up and licensed customs broker that develops software to simplify importing, announced final U.S. government approval and launch of its cloud-based web application. The company raised $1 million from strategic, angel and family office investors in 2017 to fund the expansion of its engineering and trade compliance teams.…

Check Your Work Email Every 45 Minutes (and Other Business Email Tips)
April 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm

No matter our job descriptions, we all undoubtedly find ourselves reading and sending (perhaps even dreading) work email. But should the inbox and outbox dominate our days? What is the proper course for handling any inundation of messages? Here are five tips from a recent, extensive research report into work email...

UC San Diego Professor Develops Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling Method
March 26, 2018 at 1:54 pm

Lithium-Ion batteries have been a focal point of the promotional products industry for years now. Their inclusion in a multitude of electronic devices has made them ubiquitous, but their volatility has made them somewhat controversial. Think of items like hoverboards and wireless headphones—both items that existed in the promotional products space and have also been…

4 Tips to Avoid Getting Hacked
March 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm

It's getting ugly out there. In the last four weeks, I've seen more successful "hacking" attacks within the promotional products industry than ever before. I am confident the attacks are 3 to 4 times more prevalent than they were just several months ago. This is creating havoc for everyone from suppliers to our buyers. The…

Ariel Premium Supply Launches New Website
March 8, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Ariel Premium Supply, St. Louis, announced the launch of an entirely new website at www.arielpremium.com. The new site features greatly enhanced product presentation, easier navigation, a more robust search tool, a Design Lab for users to create their own flyers (powered by ZOOMcatalog) and an educational Learning Lab to share detailed product knowledge. For more…

QuickBooks Training for Ad Specialty Distributors On Demand
March 6, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Harriet Gatter, founder of Accounting Support LLC, announced reduced pricing of QuickBooks Training On Demand, video instruction specifically for ad specialty distributors and bookkeepers to use QuickBooks correctly and to its full capacity. For the ad specialty distributor, there is a version of QuickBooks…

Prime Line Predicts That Augmented Reality Will Be Next Big Thing
March 5, 2018 at 2:09 pm

“Augmented reality will be the next big thing for the promotional products industry,” according to the new issue of Prime Line’s #What’s Trending Now quarterly trends report, which can be viewed here. With sales of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality…

Florida Man Says His Apple AirPods Exploded Mid-Workout
February 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm

Shopping for good headphones can be tough, and often filled with audiophile jargon that the common music listener doesn't fully understand. Do you want active noise canceling? Does it hit the highs you want? Does the driver provide enough bass? Does it explode in your ears? That last one is especially important, and you'd think…

Live From Las Vegas: Day Two at PPAI Expo
January 17, 2018 at 4:39 pm

We have all heard that what happens in Vegas should stay in the lauded resort city, but when it comes to the PPAI Expo, keeping quiet about the proceedings is akin to being a gazillionaire and not sharing a penny. Simply put, the gathering has so many enriching experiences that "mum" is definitely not the…