Tuesday, December 18th, 2018

Honeywell Launches an eCommerce Platform
Press Release

The commercial and consumer products conglomerate announced that it’s launching a new website that will “improve access to new and used aircraft parts for airlines, air transport and business aviation customers”.

The platform, which is called “GoDirect™ Trade”, looks to offer a unique experience in the aviation buying experience offering “transparent pricing and the option to buy inventory directly from its website.”

GoDirect will use “blockchain technology to ensure every listing includes images and quality documents for the exact part being offered for sale.” According to the company, prior to the launch of its new platform, “buyers looking for aviation parts such as avionics, auxiliary power units and more would have to call numerous companies, wait days or even weeks to price a part, and risk buying from a company that did not have the inventory immediately in stock.”

Jack in the Box Explores Strategic Financing Options
Press Release
Qdoba Sale Press Release

The American fast-food chain announced that it’s “exploring a range of strategic and financing alternatives to maximize shareholder value.”

According to a company press release, one of the options could include a potential sale.

The company stated that it has not set a timeline to close the process. The announcement comes approximately a year after it announced that it will be selling its Qdoba fast food restaurant chain.

Google Expands its Presence in New York
Company Blog Post

The technology giant announced that it’s expanding its presence in New York City “by investing over $1 billion in capital improvements to establish a new campus.”

The new campus, dubbed ‘Google Hudson Square’, will be a 1.7 million square foot location. The new location will provide Google with the resources to “double the number of Googlers in New York over the next 10 years.” Google Hudson Square is expected to open the doors to the first phase of its new location in 2020 and will be the primary location for its “New York-based Global Business Organization.”

Google currently has over 7,000 employees based in the city.