Afternoon Coffee: SAP Industry 4.0, Gibson Imports Illegal Wood, “Fine” Dining, Apple Pulls YouTube

"...allowing machines and products to communicate with each other in the Internet of Things."
A Revolution In Production -- Processes that manage themselves. Products that tell machines what to do next: the next industrial revolution will open up completely new possibilities for the manufacturing industry. A new type of production is about to turn the industrial world on its head. In fact, such is its potential impact that industry experts are already talking about the next industrial revolution, calling it Industry 4.0. Central to this revolution are cyber-physical production systems that synergize conventional production technology and IT, allowing machines and products to communicate with each other in the Internet of Things.

Due diligence.
Gibson Guitar to Pay Fine Over Wood Imports -- Gibson Guitar Corp. agreed to pay a $300,000 fine to resolve a federal criminal investigation into allegations that it illegally imported wood from Madagascar and India, in a case that has fanned debate about whether the strict enforcement of a century-old conservation law poses a threat to jobs. The case grabbed national attention nearly a year ago after agents from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service raided Gibson, seizing raw materials and nearly 100 guitars and shutting down production at the Nashville, Tenn.-based company, whose guitars are used by musicians including B.B. King and AC/DC's Angus Young.

Can't finish your meal? Get out your wallet (and not to pay the tab).
Saudi restaurant fines diners who do not finish their food -- Dammam - The restaurant is charging customers who fail to eat everything on their plates, claiming that wasting food is contrary to the principles of Islam. Not everyone sees it that way. Many children have been told that they have to clean their plates because people in other parts of the world go to bed hungry. But a restaurant in Dammam, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, has taken action against those who do not completely finish their meal. Customers who order more than they can eat are fined.

Google makes its OWN YouTube app.
Apple to Pull YouTube App From Devices -- The Cupertino, Calif., company said Monday that its license for YouTube has expired, meaning the app will no longer be included in the next version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. That version is expected to be released to the public this fall and developers are already using it. Apple's app, which it built with a license from Google's YouTube unit and offered since the iPhone went on sale 2007, has long been pre-installed on the company's mobile devices. Google is working on its own YouTube app that will be available through Apple's app store, Apple said in a statement, adding that users will also be able to reach YouTube through Apple's Safari browser.

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