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Google's IPO Launched A Decade Of Big Bets

August 20, 2014 9:53 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google's IPO, a decade ago this week, launched the company on a trajectory that continues to reshape its business and much of the world in its orbit. And CEO Larry Page is determined to push even further. Page's vision is that ...    

The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things

August 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Andrew Dugenske and Alain Louchez, Georgia Institute of Technology | Articles | Comments

The Factories of the Future (FoF) multi-annual roadmap for the years 2014-2020 under Horizon...

U.S. Wants To Make Cars Talk To Each Other

August 19, 2014 10:01 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Obama administration said Monday it is taking a first step toward requiring that future cars...

5 Tips For Manufacturers To Protect Against IP Theft

August 19, 2014 9:24 am | by Salo Faker, CTO, Digital Guardian by Verdasys | Blogs | Comments

When the Justice Department issued indictments for five Chinese military officers in May it only...

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Senator Calls For Surveillance Policy Shift

August 18, 2014 1:15 pm | by Nigel Duara, Associated Press | News | Comments

When it comes to searches by law enforcement, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden believes people's online communication should have just as much protection as their homes and property. In a speech Friday at a Portland tech conference ...     

Chinese Man Accused Of Hacking For Defense Data

August 15, 2014 7:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles has charged a Chinese businessman with a computer hacking scheme to steal information on military projects, including fighter jets, to sell to Chinese companies. City News Service says Su Bin was indicted Thursday on charges of conspiracy and unauthorized...

Report Shows Adoption Of M2M On The Rise

August 15, 2014 12:57 pm | by Vodafone | News | Comments

Vodafone has announced findings for the Americas from its second annual ‘M2M Adoption Barometer’, a global survey of the machine-to-machine (M2M) market. The study finds that M2M adoption has increased by more than 80 percent globally in the last year and predicts that ...

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Survey: One In Five Manufacturers Have Lost IP To Security Breaches

August 15, 2014 12:28 pm | by Kaspersky Lab | News | Comments

According to a survey of businesses IT managers worldwide, 21 percent of manufacturers suffered a loss of intellectual property (IP) within the past year. Malware was the most common cause of data loss incidents for manufactures, although other types ...

GM Manufacturing Integrates Laser Scanning, Google Glass

August 12, 2014 1:41 pm | by Autoline Network | Videos | Comments

Cathy Clegg, vice president of North American GM Manufacturing, talks to John McElroy about some of the innovative processes GM is using to improve its manufacturing operations.           

GE & Pivotal Pioneer New Approach To Industrial Data

August 11, 2014 12:18 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE and Pivotal said they built the first industrial-scale “data lake” system that could supercharge how companies store, manage and glean insight from information harvested from machines connected to ...         

Software Worth Its Value In Platinum: South African Smelter Embraces Big Data

August 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Africa’s economic expansion was largely driven by commodities over the last decade. But today, satisfying demand involves more than just pulling ore and minerals from the ground faster. Companies like South Africa’s platinum producer Lonmin are ...

Four Manufacturing Software Applications That Support Operational Agility

June 27, 2014 11:54 am | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

When it comes to increased agility, it’s hard to argue there’s such a thing as too fast, and even small improvements in the ability to quickly ramp production up or down can translate to significant long-term bottom-line gains.        

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Philips, Salesforce Cooperating On Medical Platform

June 27, 2014 7:53 am | News | Comments

Philips is a major maker of medical devices and medical information systems, while San Francisco-based Salesforce.com Inc. operates an Internet-based system that helps companies keep track of their customers.              

The IoT Uplink, Ep. 2: How Secure Are Our 14 Billion Connected Devices?

June 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This episode examines the growing concerns manufacturers face in keeping connected devices secure, with projections taking machine-to-machine communication platforms impacting as many as 18 billion devices within the next five years.        

Oracle To Buy Micros Systems For About $5.3B

June 23, 2014 8:47 am | News | Comments

Software maker Oracle is buying Micros Systems Inc., which provides software and hardware to the hospitality and retail industries, for about $5.3 billion.                 

Supreme Court Tosses Software Patent

June 20, 2014 8:50 am | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a decision that clarifies standards for awarding patents, but not as much as some firms had hoped.          

Manufacturing.net Rewind: Workers Kill CEO; Chinese Spyware Phone

June 19, 2014 2:16 pm | News | Comments

Check out some of this week's top headlines from across Manufacturing.net, from Indian factory workers killing the CEO over a dispute about work hours to a Chinese-made phone that comes with spyware.          

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Report: Chinese Smartphone Comes Preloaded With Spyware

June 17, 2014 12:57 pm | by Raphael Satter and Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

A cheap brand of Chinese-made smartphones carried by major online retailers comes preinstalled with espionage software, a German security firm said Tuesday.                 

5 Trends Expected At E3

June 9, 2014 8:20 am | News | Comments

From online-only titles to virtual reality experiences, about 200 exhibitors will hype their latest software in hopes of becoming The Next Big Thing.                  

3 Misconceptions That Keep Small Manufacturers From Embracing New Technology

June 5, 2014 3:50 pm | by Steve Leavitt, GM of U.S. Cloud Solutions for Exact | Articles | Comments

Many small manufacturers believe that business technology is something for larger companies only — it has a reputation of being too costly and disruptive. This simply isn’t true.              

Why You Can’t Afford To Not Integrate PLM Into Supply Chain Orchestration

June 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Hari Menon, CEO, Serus | Articles | Comments

With the increasing frequency of product recalls and production delays, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that these have become an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of today’s outsourcing practices. But think again: they should be unacceptable to any manufacturing executive. After all, do you want to be the next Apple or another GM footing the bill for a recall?

Siemens Donates $2B In Software To Va. Colleges

June 5, 2014 8:02 am | News | Comments

Siemens, based in Germany, is donating the same software the company and its clients use in the automotive, aerospace, consumer products, medical device, electronics, shipbuilding and apparel industries.            

Samsung To Sell First Tizen Phone In 3Q

June 3, 2014 7:57 am | News | Comments

Samsung said it will begin selling a smartphone that runs on its Tizen operating system in the third quarter of this year, advancing the company's plans to reduce dependence on Google's Android software.            

Boeing Buys AerData

May 27, 2014 11:27 am | News | Comments

Boeing said Tuesday that it bought airplane software company AerData Group to offer its customers a way to manage maintenance records.                    

Boeing Buys Fuel-Saving Software Maker

May 23, 2014 8:49 am | News | Comments

The Boeing Co. said Friday that it has agreed to buy British aviation software maker ETS Aviation to offer its customers a way to manage how much fuel it uses.               

Germany Clamps Down On Spy Tech Exports

May 20, 2014 12:59 pm | News | Comments

Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says the move is designed to prevent spy software 'Made in Germany' from being used for internal repression by autocratic regimes.               

The Sudden Death Of Windows XP

May 19, 2014 4:15 pm | by Karl Stephan, Consulting Engineer, Texas State University, San Marcos | Blogs | Comments

The whole episode has occasioned some thoughts on planned obsolescence, and how different computer technology is from other kinds of technology.                        

GM Recalls Another 2.7M Vehicles

May 15, 2014 7:48 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

General Motors recalled another 2.7 million cars Thursday, sending the company's total of recalled vehicles in the U.S. this year above 11 million and putting the auto industry on track to set a record for recalls in 2014.           

Oracle Wants Court To Reinstate $1.3B SAP Verdict

May 13, 2014 8:06 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker Oracle Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to reinstate a $1.3 billion jury verdict against SAP for copyright infringement.                  

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