Alan Mulally, the man who has led Ford Motor Co.'s turnaround from near financial ruin, would not say Thursday if he has talked to Microsoft about the CEO job at the software giant. "We don't comment on the speculation," Mulally said in response to a question from The Associated Press on the company's third-quarter earnings conference call.
Jamaica's energy minister has opened a pilot plant where researchers will test whether rare-earth elements can be commercially extracted from bauxite waste on the Caribbean island.The small plant was opened Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the capital of Kingston, some eight months after construction started.
In a notice on its website, the consumer protection body said that Samsung had organized an Internet campaign in violation of fair trade rules to praise Samsung smartphones while slamming those of HTC. The FTC set Samsung's fine at New Taiwan dollars 10 million ($340,000).
Samsung is making a smaller version of its flagship Galaxy S4 phone available in the United States next month. The screen is 4.3 inches diagonally, compared with 5 inches for the regular S4. Nonetheless, the Mini version is still larger than the latest iPhones.
A South Korean court said studies conducted to evaluate safety at Samsung chip factories failed to fully examine workplace health hazards, undermining the electronics giant's efforts to distance itself from claims that its manufacturing plants caused fatal cancers.
Shares of Corning Inc. jumped Tuesday after it announced a new tie-up with a Samsung Electronics subsidiary that will boost the glass maker's earnings immediately and guarantees that it will supply Samsung with liquid crystal display glass through 2023.
Apple unveiled a new, thinner, lighter tablet called the "iPad Air" along with a slew of new Macs ahead of the holiday shopping season. The company also said that its latest computer operating system, Mavericks, is available free of charge.
The integration of technology into home décor has come a long way since clunky TV screens peered out of armoires and media cabinets; today's super-thin screens can come embedded in the bathroom mirror or attached to the wall like pieces of art.
Oracle President Mark Hurd says he's not planning on becoming Microsoft's next CEO. Hurd tells CNBC that he's happy at the business software maker and doesn't expect to be going anywhere.
The U.S. International Trade Commission said Monday it will launch a probe into three Japanese and four other Asian manufacturers and their local arms for alleged patent violations over optical disc drives for computers, DVDs, game condoles and other products.
The struggling cellphone maker is turning to the camera to differentiate its phones from rivals. The Lumia 1020 has a 41-megapixel camera with technology designed to produce better low-light shots and offer greater manual controls than most smartphones.
It will be a shock if Apple isn't taking the wraps off new iPads on Tuesday because it has been nearly a year since the previous generation came out. This would be the fifth generation of Apple's tablet computer.
The co-CEO of business software maker SAP AG says the company's strong growth in cloud computing remains on track — despite headwinds from a stronger euro. Bill McDermott told the Associated Press on Monday that SAP "is the fastest growing cloud story in the enterprise software world."
Shortly after the markets opened Friday, Google Inc. shares jumped more than 12 percent to $1,002. The stock had never before surpassed $928 in regular market trading since Google went public at $85 per share nine years ago.
LG says it will start selling a tablet with a high-definition screen starting Nov. 3 in the U.S. for $350, putting the price in line with Apple and Samsung tablets of similar size. The G Pad 8.3 was selling for more than $500 in South Korea.
Trident Case today announced plans to move 50 to 75 percent of its manufacturing operations from China to southern California in 2014. To that end, the company had previously acquired a 42,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Rancho Cucamonga to facilitate the expansion.
The Commission's top regulator Joaquin Almunia said Thursday enforcing patents is a legitimate business practice. But once a technology becomes an industry standard, its owner must offer others a chance to license it on reasonable terms — something Samsung failed to do.
The former chief financial officer of an Orange County technology company was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for stealing roughly $15 million from the company. Jean Joseph Ibrahim was given a 50-month sentence and ordered to pay $15 million in restitution, City News Service reported.
A Washington lawyer and former inspector general for the Justice Department has been appointed as external compliance monitor to review Apple Inc.'s antitrust and training policies. Michael R. Bromwich, managing principal of The Bromwich Group — a crisis management and strategic advisory services firm — was named Wednesday by Judge Denise Cote.
Ex-Nokia CEO Jorma Ollila says the former No. 1 mobile phone company made several mistakes at its peak, including failure to predict changing customers' needs.In his autobiography, which translates from the Finnish as 'An Impossible Success', Ollila concedes that after 2001 the Finnish company was unable to sustain its role as the main innovator in the wireless industry.
Ever suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?Turns out, there's an app or gadget to test all of that.
Increasing pressure on timescales and the relentless pace of new technology introductions can pressurise companies to reduce design testing to a minimum. Conversely, production testing can be over-engineered to no great effect, resulting in increased production costs and a false sense of security.
Short term improvements in jobs or sales are like a sick person getting some medicine from the doctor and feeling better the next day. A very thorough examination of all of the vital signs might show that the patient actually has a debilitating disease that will eventually render the patient bedridden over time.
Whether launching a new product, improving a product, entering a new market, meeting customer demands, or responding to market or technology changes, manufacturers need the ability to swiftly adapt their products to satisfy new requirements or conditions.
Sony's SmartWatch 2 hasn't gotten as much attention as Samsung Electronics Co.'s Galaxy Gear, but it's cheaper and compatible with a broader range of phones. The Gear costs $300 and currently works only with the company's Galaxy Note 3 phone.