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BlackBerry Appoints New COO

July 22, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Beard starts immediately and will be responsible for such things as marketing, BlackBerry 10 app development and customer care and quality.                   

Design Will Be Central To Microsoft's Future

July 22, 2014 7:38 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever — to make its products more...

Axed Nokia Phones Suffered From Lack Of Identity

July 18, 2014 2:42 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Nokia X project is an example of clashing priorities that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is...

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Massive Layoffs At Microsoft; Wal-Mart And Obama Face Lawsuits

July 18, 2014 2:19 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Microsoft's plan...

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HP CEO Whitman Takes Chairman Post

July 18, 2014 8:22 am | News | Comments

Whitman has been CEO since 2011. She took over from Leo Apotheker, who was CEO for less than a year before being forced out.                        

Microsoft To Cut Up To 18,000 Jobs

July 17, 2014 8:35 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.                      

Apple-IBM Deal Weighs On BlackBerry Shares

July 16, 2014 3:41 pm | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — aimed at business customers.                

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Google Adds Former Ford CEO Mulally To Board

July 16, 2014 8:10 am | News | Comments

Mulally, 68, retired from Ford at the end of June. Over the winter, he was rumored to be in the running for the top job at Microsoft Corp., but it went to an internal candidate.                      

Apple, IBM To Team Up On Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 8:07 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                          

From Amoebas To Microchips: The Highs And Lows Of Contact Lenses

July 15, 2014 1:12 pm | by Amy Lawrence, Features Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

While Google and Novartis are trying to develop a "smart" contact lens, a student in Taiwan has her corneas eaten by an amoeba linked to contact lenses.                         

HP Loses Interim Chairman Whitworth

July 15, 2014 11:03 am | News | Comments

HP has been working on a turnaround of its business amid slumping PC sales in recent years, cutting expenses and focusing on more profitable areas such as software and services.            

Sharp May Buy Apple's LCD Production Facility

July 15, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is in talks to buy out Apple Inc.'s liquid crystal display production facility at a Sharp plant in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, an industry source said.                     

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Report: iPads May Cause Rashes

July 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals.                    

Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 8:12 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.              

LG Unveils 18-Inch Flexible Display

July 11, 2014 8:32 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs.              

U.S., China Tackle Cyberhacking Amid New Allegations

July 11, 2014 8:15 am | by Bradley Klapper and Louise Watt, Associated Press | News | Comments

Top American officials said Thursday they challenged their counterparts in China to rein in alleged cybersecurity infringements as a new allegation emerged of a brazen attempt by Chinese hackers to break into U.S. government personnel files.       

Samsung Faces New Child Labor Claim In China

July 10, 2014 7:35 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is facing a fresh accusation that one of its China suppliers hired children to meet production targets during a period of high demand from the South Korean electronics giant.                  

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Apple Wins Court Case On Store Design Trademark

July 10, 2014 7:30 am | News | Comments

The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.                       

Samsung Earnings Hurt By Sluggish China Sales

July 9, 2014 2:42 pm | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said operating profit declined to a two-year low in the second quarter, hit by the strong local currency and slowing demand for smartphones in China.              

Google Selects 5 Charities To Create Ideas For Glass

July 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Brett Zongker, Associated Press | News | Comments

After receiving 1,300 proposals, Google is announcing five nonprofits Wednesday that'll get a free pair of the glasses, a $25,000 grant and support from developers.                

Robbers Raid Samsung Plant In Brazil

July 8, 2014 8:18 am | by Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press | News | Comments

The gang of heavily armed men captured eight plant employees as they neared the factory in a company bus just before midnight, said civil police in Sao Paulo state.                    

Some U.S.-Bound Air Travelers Will Be Required To Turn On Phones

July 7, 2014 1:03 pm | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | News | Comments

Turning on an electronic device can show a screener that the laptop or cell phone, for instance, is a working device and that the batteries are used for operating that device and are not hidden explosives.          

5 Manufacturing Business Benefits Of Shifting Paper Forms To Mobile Apps

July 7, 2014 11:05 am | by Jason Peck | Articles | Comments

The ability to download an app in seconds, share photos and data via the Cloud in real-time, and communicate from any location at any time have evolved from “nice to have” to “need to have.”             

Audi Has Connected Car In New A3

July 2, 2014 1:09 pm | by Ann M. Job, For The Associated Press | News | Comments

The A3 can read aloud tweets, Facebook posts and even the latest Audi news in a mechanized voice. It can also display navigation routes on Google Earth maps and access more than 7,000 Internet radio stations, and even offers the first in-vehicle 4G LTE data connection.

Privacy Board Says NSA's Internet Monitoring Is Legal

July 2, 2014 7:59 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | News | Comments

An independent privacy and civil liberties board says the NSA's massive collection of internet data passes constitutional muster and employs "reasonable" protections designed to ensure that private American communications are not misused.  

Samsung: Audit Finds Labor Violations At Chinese Suppliers

July 1, 2014 7:53 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung said an external audit found labor violations at dozens of its suppliers in China including failure to provide safety gear and excessive working hours.                 

Google Glass Takes Fans Closer To The Action

June 30, 2014 12:30 pm | by Jay Cohen, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game use, and a company with a key application for the technology says it has secured a new round of financing that will help roll out its Glass program to sports, entertainment and other fields. 

Germany Mulls Axing Foreign Tech

June 27, 2014 3:30 pm | News | Comments

First Verizon got the boot, now the German government is considering pulling the plug on foreign companies that provide hardware for official communication networks.                

U.S. Wants To Resume Cyber Talks With China

June 27, 2014 10:24 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | News | Comments

Next month, the U.S. will urge China to resume discussions on cyber security that were abruptly suspended after the Americans charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into U.S. companies to steal trade secrets, officials said.    

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