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Sony Forecasts $2B Annual Loss

September 17, 2014 4:45 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to more than $2 billion after writing down the value of its troubled mobile business as phone sales were battered by brutal competition. The Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate said Wednesday it anticipates a net loss of 230 billion yen...

Samsung Accuses LG Execs Of Damaging Products

September 14, 2014 11:42 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has accused senior executives from rival LG Electronics Inc. of...

Top 10 From IMTS 2014

September 13, 2014 11:15 pm | by Chris Fox, Editor | Blogs | Comments

This year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2014) has shown optimistic numbers...

Tech Giants Struggle With FDA Regulations

September 11, 2014 10:00 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar,...

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BlackBerry Acquires Movirtu, Allows Multiple Numbers On One Device

September 11, 2014 9:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, announced today that it has acquired Movirtu, a provider of virtual identity solutions for mobile operators that allows multiple numbers to be active on a single device. This improves device management in...

Adobe's Mobile Benchmark Report Predicts Features Of Next Generation iPhone

September 8, 2014 2:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adobe today released its 2014 Mobile Benchmark Report, which analyzes the latest mobile trends including Wi-Fi versus cellular usage, the correlation of screen size and browser market share, the role of social networks across smartphones and tablets, content sharing across devices, and more. Key findings of the Adobe Digital Index report show that...

Global Consumer Electronics Manufacturer Haier Opening Tech Center In IN

September 8, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Haier America, a division of the multi-national home appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Haier Group, announced plans today to locate its North American Tech Center in Evansville, IN, creating 50 new high-wage jobs by 2015. Headquartered in New Jersey, Haier America will initially establish a new...

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Elextrolux To Buy GE Appliances In $3.3B Deal

September 8, 2014 10:16 am | by Karl Ritter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Sweden's Electrolux is buying the appliances business of General Electric for $3.3 billion, and boosting its presence on the North American market, the companies said Monday. The acquisition is the largest ever for Stockholm-based Electrolux, ranked as the...

Belkin Partners With OSRAM SYLVANIA For Smart Connected Lighting Ecosystems

September 5, 2014 12:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Belkin International, a leading Internet of Things company, and OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading global lighting manufacturer, today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic partnership to collaborate on residential solutions with the...

SiliconExpert Announces Major Data Release

September 4, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SiliconExpert Technologies, the leading provider of electronic component management tools and solutions announces its largest data release yet, increasing the number of electronic components it carries, the number of engineers behind the data, and the number of total manufacturers...

Sutherland Global Services’ CloudSource Solution Selected to Support Video Gaming Console Company

September 4, 2014 11:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sutherland Global Services, the global provider of world-class innovative, analytics-driven business solutions and services, today launched an aggressive recruiting and hiring campaign seeking intermediate to experienced video game enthusiasts with strong customer service skills to provide...

iPhone And iPad Supplier Exploits and Endangers Safety of 20,000 Workers

September 4, 2014 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A factory in Suqian, China that makes iPhone and iPad parts was found to have a number of serious health and safety, environmental, and human rights violations, as was revealed in a new investigative report.  The investigation was conducted in August 2014 and released...

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Moleskine And Livescribe Partnership Suggests New Trend In Manufacturing?

September 3, 2014 6:02 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this week, Moleskine notebooks announced a partnership with the Livescribe smartpen to create a notebook that features the classic aesthetic of a Moleskine notebook alongside the technology of a smartpen. Livescribe paper technology hides within the iconic heavy, ivory sheets of Moleskine notebooks, giving...

Amazon Announces KDP Kids

September 3, 2014 5:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon today announced KDP Kids, designed to help children’s book authors prepare, publish, and promote both illustrated and chapter books in Kindle Stores worldwide. Children’s book authors can use Amazon’s new Kindle Kids’ Book Creator tool to easily...

Black Duck Raises $20M To Advance Leadership In Open Source Software Logistics

September 3, 2014 9:47 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Black Duck Software, an OSS Logistics solutions provider enabling the deployment and management of open source software (OSS), today announced that it has closed a $20 million investment round led by General Catalyst Venture Partners with all ...

ETECTURE@Ogilvy Selects Magnolia CMS For Advanced Digital Campaigns

September 3, 2014 9:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Magnolia CMS has officially announced a partnership with ETECTURE@Ogilvy, the technology arm of Ogilvy & Mather UK. The new partners have developed a dynamically scalable cloud implementation of Magnolia’s open source content management platform. This delivers a flexible technology base for newer, more advanced digital marketing...

Highpower Announces Shipment of Advanced Rechargeable Lithium Battery Solutions

September 3, 2014 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Highpower International, Inc. , a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, has announced that it has started shipping its 4600 mAh lithium battery product developed for...

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4 Factors Driving The Emergence Of Digital Manufacturing

August 28, 2014 2:47 pm | by Maria Montenegro, Verizon Enterprise Solutions | News | Comments

The powerhouse combination of mobility, cloud computing, security, and predictive analytics is becoming the ‘holy grail’ across the manufacturing industry, according to Kevin Martin and Michael Kotelec with Verizon’s manufacturing practice. With an empowered consumer base now dictating supply and demand, manufacturers need...

FBI Investigating Reports Of Cyber Attacks

August 28, 2014 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyber attacks against several U.S. financial institutions. A report on Bloomberg.com said Wednesday that the FBI is ...     

Apple Loses Bid To Block Sales Of 9 Samsung Phones

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge has rejected Apple's attempt to block the sale of several older Samsung smartphones that copied features in the iPhone. Wednesday's rebuff comes nearly four months after ...          

Hewlett-Packard Recalls 5 Million AC Power Cords

August 26, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of ...  

Semiconductor Company Cutting 1,350 Jobs

August 26, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Chip supplier Fairchild Semiconductor is eliminating about 1,350 jobs in the U.S. and Asia — about 15 percent of its total workforce — to reduce costs. The company said Monday that it will close facilities in ...       

U.S. Durable Goods Orders Surge To Record High

August 26, 2014 9:29 am | by Martin Crutsinger - AP Economics Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Business orders for long-lasting manufactured goods shot up by the largest amount on record in July but much of the strength came from a huge surge in demand for commercial aircraft. Outside of transportation, orders actually fell. Orders for durable goods ...

LG Bets On Pricey OLED Technology For TVs

August 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Electronics Inc. announced two new giant OLED TVs with ultra-high definition screens Monday, sticking with its strategy of using the exceptionally expensive OLED display technology. The South Korean company said it will ...    

Branstad Will Again Seek Broadband Legislation

August 24, 2014 11:30 am | by Catherine Lucey - Associated Press | News | Comments

An effort to improve access to broadband Internet in rural Iowa failed in the Legislature this spring, but Gov. Terry Branstad is optimistic that a revised proposal can succeed next year. Branstad, who is running for a sixth non-consecutive term, has ...

Kenya Recycles Global E-Waste

August 22, 2014 11:51 am | by Corinne Chin, Associated Press | News | Comments

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of ...

An $800,000 Watch That Tells Near-Perfect Time

August 22, 2014 10:09 am | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Greubel Forsey, a Swiss watchmaking startup, is pushing the boundaries of precision. For $800,000, you can buy a mechanical watch that tells near-perfect time ...               

Chip Maker Infineon To Buy California Firm For $3B

August 20, 2014 2:31 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German chip maker Infineon Technologies AG says it has agreed to pay $3 billion in cash for California-based semiconductor firm International Rectifier, which produces power-management components used in everything from ...     

GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 20, 2014 12:49 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

For more than 100 years, General Electric has been a staple consumer appliance brand in American homes. Necessities like the electric toaster, refrigerator, and washer & dryer, helped make GE the conglomerate it is today. That's why eyebrows were raised ...

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