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Friday, August 29, 2014

Project Wing: Google Testing Drone Delivery - Here's How It Works

Inside Google's Secret Drone-Delivery Program

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"...Now, Google will begin growing the program in an ultimate push to create a service that will deliver things people want quickly via small, fast “self-flying vehicles,” as they like to call them. ..."    

This Article is From: www.theatlantic.com
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Postmaster General Donahoe Wants To Cut Postal Services, Like Residential Mailboxes and Saturday Delivery

Postal Service Changes Coming to Neighborhoods

"...“Eventually we will go to five-day mail delivery,” said Donahoe. He says by cutting back on one day of delivery, the Postal Service can save billions of dollars, but that’s not all. “We’re looking at changes with mailboxes,” said Donahoe, “some more flexibility in terms of what we do with centralized boxes.” Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Postal-Service-Changes-Coming-to-Neighborhoods-272963671.html#ixzz3BfRGp3pA Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook ..."    

This Article is From: www.nbcsandiego.com
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Friday, August 22, 2014

UPS data breach compromises credit, debit cards used in 51 stores

UPS data breach compromises credit, debit cards used in 51 stores

"...A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes names, card numbers and postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions..."    

This Article is From: www.oregonlive.com
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Thursday, August 21, 2014

USPS delivery management system (DMS): Keeping Postal Delivery Employees Fenced-In

Postal Service geo-fence tech promising, but not quite ready

"...Geo-fence technology leverages global positioning system signals to create virtual geographic zones that ensure delivery personnel stay on schedule and on their routes...."    

This Article is From: fedscoop.com
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mail processing facility consolidation schedule released (phase-two)

Postal Service releases schedule of plant consolidations set for 2015

"...The Postal Service has released a schedule showing when the phase-two mail processing plants will be consolidated next year. The spreadsheet shows the date on which each type of mail will be relocated from a closing facility to a gaining facility...."    

This Article is From: www.savethepostoffice.com
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

20Stamps will turn your photos into real postage stamps

20Stamps App Will Turn Photos Into Real US Postage Stamps

20Stamps app
20Stamps app
"...20Stamps - the world’s first app to turn your favorite photos into real US postage stamps...."    

This Article is From: Android and iPhone Apps and News
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Postal Shooting: Albuquerque co-workers wrestle the shooter to the ground when the gun was fired.

Albuquerque postal service employee fires gun at work, arrested

"...One employee who contacted News 13 on Monday says he saw it all happen and watched his co-workers wrestle the shooter to the ground when the gun was fired. Customers say the news is disturbing. “There’s some kind of an dynamic that’s happening within the U.S. Postal Service that leads people to that,” said Rush...."    

This Article is From: krqe.com
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Monday, August 18, 2014

Alleged post office delays draw attention; Postal Service says its not so

Alleged post office delays draw attention; local facility to receive cuts after Jan.

"...Allegations of intentional delays at the Cape Girardeau mail processing facility prompted a letter from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Thursday to postmaster general Patrick Donahoe. ..."    

This Article is From: www.semissourian.com
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Don’t buy school supplies at Staples!

Don’t buy school supplies at Staples

Don't Buy From Staples
"...If it is allowed to continue, the Staples deal will replace public post offices with private, for-profit companies whose decisions will be motivated solely by the bottom line. And it will replace good, stable jobs our communities need with low-pay, high-turnover, part-time positions that hurt our economy. That would be bad news for workers, consumers and the American people. ..."    

This Article is From: The American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Postal Service would have posted a net income of $10 million in quarter ending June, 30 2014 if not for...

Postal Service reports $2 billion loss

"...The USPS' financial filings said the adjustment to workers' compensation expense -- an exercise that is on paper rather than a reflection of actual costs -- counted as a $540 million expense. The agency's retiree commitments for the quarter totaled $1.43 billion. Without those two expenses the agency would have posted a net income of $10 million. ..."    

This Article is From: www.timesdispatch.com
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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Joan Tittle: Stamp Collector

Meet a Postal Service groupie, the woman who will collect every stamp

"...Tittle is a stamp collector, though collector is too dull a word to describe her pursuit. A few years after she retired from being a high school gym teacher in 1993, she began traveling around the country attending as many “first day of issue” ceremonies as possible. Civil War stamps, Kwanzaa stamps, Joe DiMaggio stamps — she wants them all. And not just the stamps. Tittle collects the souvenir envelopes the stamps come in..."    

This Article is From: www.washingtonpost.com
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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is Your State Senator Stepping Up To Save Your Postal Infrastructure or Silently Allowing Its Destruction?

The Senate Can Help Stop Service Cuts and Plant Closures
"...A move by the USPS that will slow America’s mail service and that threatens tens of thousands of jobs requires an urgent response, said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. On June 30, the USPS announced its intention to close and consolidate 82 mail processing facilities in 37 states throughout the country beginning in January 2015. On Aug. 1, the USPS posted a notice in Federal Register announcing that the consolidations will eliminate overnight mail delivery..."    

This Article is From: www.apwu.org
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Help!! Send this message NOW to stop the slowing of the mail and the destruction of the Postal Service. We need your help please.

Send your senators a message now to help save the Postal Service

"...While the Postmaster moves forward with his disastrous scheme to dismantle the postal network, Congress has the power to undo his plans -- but they need to hear from us!

Work is underway in the Senate to prevent USPS from going forward with its decision to close and consolidate 82 mail processing facilities nationwide. Send your senators a message today in support of Senator Tester's letter urging swift action on postal closures!..."    

This Article is From: capwiz.com
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