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The fusion of robotization and human work, a great challenge for the supply chain

The logistics and transport sector will face innumerable challenges this year, as analyzed by the experts from the Generix Group, a company specialized in technological solutions for the management of B2B and B2C exchanges in the supply chain. Among them, stands out the challenge of merging collaboration between human teams and robotics to optimize work processes.

“Logistics is going to need personnel, but not so much to move products within the warehouse, or to prepare shipments or do picking, but rather to control the increasingly automated activities and for tasks that provide added value. There’s a long way to go but the robotization train is already running”, says Ignacio García, commercial director of Generix Group in Spain.

Another challenge is for logistics companies to be aware of the value of working with data as part of the digitization process and the consequent control, management, savings and improvement possibilities that this process provides. Digitize and integrate operations as much as possible It will not only be a challenge, but also the gateway to the new management methods, as well as the other challenges that will have to be faced and whose success will depend on being able to count on the greatest amount of information possible.

These data will be key to facing another of this year’s challenges: advance in the implementation of Artificial Intelligence, something especially relevant considering that it is estimated that this year it will be adopted, to a greater or lesser extent, by 75% of logistics companies. With the information collected, predictive analytics can be fed that allows inventory management and route optimization through algorithms that learn from data integration. In this way, you can be prepared in advance with finished products and optimized routes before customers place their orders.

An environment full of uncertainty

This 2023 the logistics and distribution sector will have to face challenges in a context marked by uncertainty based on three concrete realities. The first of these is related to the situation that China is going through in reference to the spread of covid-19.

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Some sources estimate that 80% of the population of the Asian country could be infected in the month of January alone, which It represents about 1,130 million people. In Europe and other countries around the world, urgent restrictive measures have been taken for travelers from China, which is not only gigantic in size, but also logistically. So much so that it is a key country in global supply chains. Therefore, this new situation could give way to a new stage of problems in the global Supply Chain, similar to those experienced in the midst of a pandemic.

Another great uncertainty is closely linked to the war in *text muted*, which is dragging on with no immediate end in sight. Beyond the consequences at the human level, there are those related to the energy crisis, which has been aggravated by the armed conflict with the consequent repercussion on the price of fuel and, therefore, on raw materials and first-class goods. need.

Precisely the costs of energy for consumers and companies, as well as the pricing structure itself, were seriously altered by the excessive price of gas. The urgent measures taken by the European Union to guarantee supply, diversify sources and limit prices have increased business uncertainty. The Iberian exception has created a special situation in Spain and Portugal, but the energy futures markets for 2023 maintain a high degree of mistrust and, today, continue with high prices.

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EMINeM, the cybercriminal behind the alliance between the ‘malware’ GuLoader and Remcos

MADRID, September 23 (Portaltic/EP) –

Researchers at Check Point Research have identified a relationship between the GuLoader and Remcos malicious programs, which are sold as legitimate tools, behind which lies the same cybercriminal, EMINeM.

Remcos Remote Access Trojan and GuLoader (also known as CloudEyE and TheProtect) are advertised as legitimate tools, but are used in cyberattacks and are among the most common malicious programs.

Although its sellers They claim that its use is legalCheck Point Research has detected a connection between these tools and cybercrime: while Remcos struggles to evade antivirus detection, GuLoader acts as your ally, helping you bypass protection measuresas detailed in a press release.

Researchers have discovered that GuLoader is rebranded and sold as a crypter, ensuring that the Remcos payload remains completely undetectable to antiviruses. AND the same administrator manages the platformselling both tools at the same time operates the official website and Telegram channels for Remcos.

As Check Point Research points out, compelling evidence has been found that this individual also uses GuLoader to protect himself from detection. Domain names and IP addresses associated with the Remcos and GuLoader vendor appear in malware analyst reports.

Going deeper into this, Check Point Research researchers have discovered a clear connection between a individual known as EMINeM and two websites: BreakingSecurity and VgoStore. Remcos and GuLoader, rebranded as TheProtect, are openly sold there.

Likewise, they assure that there is evidence of the involvement of EMINeM in the distribution of harmful ‘malware’, such as FormBook info stealer and Amadey Loader. This cybercriminal leverages TheProtect to evade antivirus detection for its own malicious activities.


According to intelligence from Check Point ThreatCloud AI, GuLoader directs its threat mainly against organizations in the finance and banking sector. According to their data, an average of 2.4 percent of companies globally were affected monthly (equivalent to one in every 41 organizations).

Its most substantial impact has been in the EMEA region, with an average monthly impact of 4.7 percent (equivalent to one in every 21 companies).

For its part, Remcos targets the education and research sectorwith an average of 2.8 percent of organizations globally affected monthly (equivalent to one in 35 organizations).

In this case, they point out that it has the greatest impact in the APAC region, with a monthly average of 2 percent (one in every 50 organizations).

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Spotify plans to offer 24-bit lossless music and advanced mixing tools in future ‘Supremium’ version

MADRID, September 22 (Portaltic/EP) –

The Spotify version with high quality audio ‘Supremium’which the company has planned launch in the futurewill include 24-bit lossless music, plus advanced mixing toolsamong other new features, for a price of around $20.

The music platform has been working since 2021 on a version with high quality audio initially known as HiFi, in which a CD-quality, lossless audio format. During this time, said feature has been delayed indefinitely, however, the Spotify co-president Gustav Söderströmassured in March that “it will come at some point.”

Likewise, as was learned last June, this high-quality version will arrive in a new subscription level called ‘Supremium’ –leaving behind the term HiFi– and it will be he more expensive than the company will offer.

Now, as Reddit user hiplixeli has discovered, Spotify app internal code sample some specific features that the company plans to introduce with the ‘Supremium’ version, such as the 24 bit lossless music and advanced mixing tools. In addition, it will have a price of $19.99 (approximately 18.77 euros at the exchange rate).

As specified, in addition to the high quality, this version will allow users automatically create playlists powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Following this line, users will be able to enjoy 30 hours of listening to audiobooks every month and you can also filter through the music stored in your library, choosing tags depending on your mood, activity or musical genre.

On the other hand, as for advanced mixing tools, the Spotify code reveals that it is allowed customize the order of a playlist in relation to the beats per minute of a song or its danceability. Another option is enable ‘Smart Order’ mode with which the most appropriate song sequence will be created based on the time of each song.

Likewise, other functions will also enable a “smooth transitions” mode between songswith which reference points established between the end of one song and the beginning of the next are chosen to establish transitions.

In addition to all this, the ‘Supremium’ version will integrate sound tests to inform users about their listening habits and help discover which sound mix works best for each user.

The code notes that Spotify plans to release this version with a price of 19.99 eurosalthough the Reddit user has pointed out that this figure could be “just a placeholder.”

For the moment, as transmitted by the Spotify spokesperson CJ Stanley to The Verge, the company does not comment on “speculation of possible new features.” “We have nothing new to share at this time”it is finished.

Spotify currently has a subscription service, Spotify Premium which can be purchased depending on the number of accounts to be created or if you are a student, with prices ranging from 4.99 euros up to 15.99 euros, and with different additional functions.

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Amazon will also have a subscription with ads on Prime Video

MADRID, September 22 (Portaltic/EP) –

Amazon plans to incorporate the advertisements in its streaming content service Prime Video, a change that is expected at the beginning of next year, following the example of platforms such as Netflix and Disney+.

The subscription plans of services like Netflix and Disney+ They have been expanded with a more economical modality supported by advertising, since it shows advertisements between the reproduction of its content to reduce the price that users pay.

Netflix introduced a standard ad-supported plan in November last year, removing some of the most viewed titles from its catalogue. Initially it offered a lower playback quality but in April they decided to raise the resolution to 1,080p to include support for two simultaneous broadcasts.

This summer, Disney shared its plans to introduce a similar ad-based subscription to its Disney+ platform. This is expected to be available from November 1 in several countries in Europe and Canada, for about 5.99 euros per month (compared to the 8.99 euros it currently costs).

This trend of incorporating ads has also caught the attention of Amazon, which plans to launch it early 2024 on Prime Video, as reported in Variety. He would initially arrive at United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Canada and at the end of the year to other countries, among which would be Spain.

The company has explained to this medium that it will show fewer ads than traditional channels and other rival streaming platforms. He has also noted that he has chosen this option to “continue investing in attractive content and continue increasing that investment over a long period of time.”

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