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Apple Stops Sales In Russia

December 17, 2014 3:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country's currency. The ruble plunged by as much as 20 percent Tuesday, even after Russia's central bank increased interest rates sharply in an attempt to shore up the...

A Lawsuit Won & A Tarnished CEO Fired

December 17, 2014 2:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

In the last 24 hours Apple was victorious in fighting the class-action lawsuit over its iPod...

Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Trial

December 16, 2014 1:58 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California has found in favor of Apple in a...

Holiday Shopping Boosts U.S. Retail Sales

December 12, 2014 10:06 am | by Josh Boak, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. retail sales perked up in November, as cheaper gas and an improving job market fueled a...

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Tech Summit Addresses Industry's Lack Of Diversity

December 10, 2014 10:22 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson spent most of this year pressuring the technology industry into facing up to the glaring scarcity of women, blacks and Latinos at companies renowned as great places to work. Now comes Diversity 2.0 — finding ways to reverse a deep-rooted problem that isn't going to be as...

New ND Refinery Gets First Crude Shipment

December 8, 2014 10:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new oil refinery near Dickinson, ND is preparing to begin producing diesel fuel. The $350 million Dakota Prairie Refinery received its first shipment of 27,000 barrels of crude last week, KXMB-TV reported. Once the plant is fully operational, it will process 20,000 barrels of...

Jurors To Hear Steve Jobs Testimony At Apple Trial

December 1, 2014 12:51 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

After nearly a decade in legal wrangling, a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over Apple's iPod music players heads to trial on Tuesday in a California federal court. Attorneys for consumers and electronics retailers claim Apple Inc. used software in its iTunes store that forced would-be song...

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5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones To Drive Profit

November 25, 2014 11:39 am | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. And, there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically...

Steve Wozniak: Change Comes Quickly In Tech Industry

November 24, 2014 2:14 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the rapid pace of technology changes on “Bloomberg West.” Wozniak discusses the new Apple wearables, the change in the way companies like Apple makes new products, and the production of custom data solutions...

Berkshire Buying Duracell From P&G

November 14, 2014 10:08 am | by Josh Funk, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is buying the Duracell battery business from Procter & Gamble Co. in a deal valued at approximately $3 billion.                

Smart Home Tech No Longer Just A Luxury

November 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Initiatives like the Quirky + GE partnership between GE and the collaborative invention company Quirky are making  smart light bulbs, air conditioners and home monitors more affordable for any homeowner or renter. Today, Quirky + GE launched Wink.com, a place where...

Learning From Apple’s Strained Supply Chain

November 12, 2014 3:06 pm | by Paul Noël | Articles | Comments

Like many of its predecessors, Apple’s latest iPhone iteration is facing supply shortages amid enormous demand. Even as Foxconn churns out 400,000 iPhone 6 and 140,000 iPhone 6 Plus phones daily, volume remains below expectations. Apple’s struggles with supplier consolidation...

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U.S, China Deal Could End Fees On $1T In Tech Sales

November 11, 2014 5:19 pm | by Marley Jay, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

A trade deal between the U.S. and China could end tariffs on $1 trillion in global sales of semiconductors, MRI machines, GPS devices, printer ink cartridges, video game consoles, and other high-tech items. President Obama, in Beijing for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Pros & Cons Of Mobile-Payment Systems

November 11, 2014 11:41 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone? Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC...

Are Apple Devices At Risk?

November 10, 2014 2:42 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Security researchers say they've discovered a vulnerability in Apple's software, called "Masque Attack," that hackers could use to steal sensitive information from iPhones or iPads by tricking device owners into downloading a malicious app. The app can be designed to look like an update...

OtterBox Names New CEO

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

Smartphone case maker OtterBox is replacing its CEO following the global expansion of the Fort Collins, Colorado-based company. OtterBox announced the departure of CEO Brian Thomas on Friday as well as the appointment of his replacement, company President and Chief Operating...

Dispute Heats Up Over Failed Factory For Apple

November 7, 2014 4:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The feud between Apple Inc. and the operator of a failed sapphire glass factory in metro Phoenix is growing more intense. Bankruptcy court filings released Friday provide new detail about the dispute between the two companies in a deal that was once hailed as success story in Arizona's effort to...

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Electronic Parts Company Closes Facility, Costing 300 Jobs

November 6, 2014 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A communications electronics parts company has announced that it will close its Lowell engineering and manufacturing facility, costing the city about 300 jobs. Cobham announced Wednesday that the jobs done in Lowell will be shifted to other company locations to maintain efficiency...

Cybersecurity Firm IDs New Apple-Targeting Malware

November 6, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Palo Alto Networks has discovered a new form of malware that may have affected hundreds of thousands of Apple mobile device users, largely in China. The cybersecurity provider has named the malware WireLurker and said it monitors devices connected by a USB cable to an infected computer and...

Russia iPhone Statue Dismantled After Apple CEO Comes Out

November 3, 2014 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A two-meter statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St. Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay.In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in...

Exxon, Chevron Shrug Off Effect Of Low Oil Prices

October 31, 2014 4:46 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Falling oil prices hardly seem to be bothering the two biggest U.S. oil companies, but things could get tougher in the coming months. Exxon and Chevron leaned on strong performances from their refining operations to increase profits in the third quarter despite plummeting global oil...

Samsung Vows Changes After Disappointing Mobile Profits

October 31, 2014 9:45 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years. The South Korean company, which climbed from smartphone laggard to top seller in the past...

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget

October 30, 2014 1:14 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data...

Apple CEO Says Apple Pay A Success

October 28, 2014 1:39 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system. "We're already No. 1. We're more than the total of the other guys," Cook boasted Monday...

Apple CEO Challenges Home State On LGBT Rights

October 28, 2014 1:35 pm | by Jay Reeves, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it's too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better. Cook's comments came as he,...

Softbank Ready To Splash $10B On India Investments

October 28, 2014 1:35 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade. Softbank, which sells the iPhone in Japan, is investing $627 million and becoming the biggest...

Will Apple Pay Be The Next iRevolution?

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet. The service, which goes...

IBM To Pay $1.5B to Shed its Costly Chip Division

October 20, 2014 8:35 am | by Michelle Chapman - AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM will pay $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to grow faster, while IBM continues to invest in and expand its...

Throwing Star, Brass Knuckle Beer Glass Holder, Among Finalists

October 17, 2014 2:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Earlier this summer, PD&D started a 3D-printing competition when we asked “What Would You Print?” Now, we have our finalists and we took the opportunity to flesh out their designs on our Uprint from Stratasys. Stay tuned as we announce the grand prize winner, who will win an Afinia H480 3D printer, on...

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