SEATTLE (AP) — Personal computer maker Dell Inc. said Thursday that its net income for the latest quarter more than doubled as companies spent more to replace aging technology. Dell's earnings topped Wall Street's expectations, and investors drove its shares up almost 5 percent after the results were announced.
NEW YORK (AP) — Cox Communications, the country's third-largest cable company, is launching its long-planned cellular network in three scattered areas on Friday, taking on cell phone companies on its home turf. It's a rare new entrant in the wireless market, but one that's available only in Orange County, Calif.
NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors stock began trading on Wall Street again Thursday, signaling the rebirth of an American corporate icon that collapsed into bankruptcy and was rescued with a $50 billion infusion from taxpayers. The stock rose sharply in its first minutes of buying and selling, going for nearly $36 per share — almost $3 more than the price GM set for the initial public offering.
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Boeing Co. is hiring more machinists as it starts ramping up commercial jet production. The Daily Herald of Everett reported Thursday that Boeing has added nearly 1,000 production workers in the past eight weeks, including about 193 it plans to hire Friday. Based on information from the Machinists union, that would be the highest number of new machinists hired by Boeing in a single week since 2005, the newspaper said.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A malicious computer attack that appears to target Iran's nuclear plants can be modified to wreak havoc on industrial control systems around the world, and represents the most dire cyberthreat known to industry, government officials and experts said Wednesday. They warned that industries are becoming increasingly vulnerable to the so-called Stuxnet worm as they merge networks and computer systems to increase efficiency.
Will 2010 be the year of inflation? According to Rob Subbaraman of Nomura, there is little concern over inflation in the United States, but overseas markets need to be greatly concerned -- specifically in Asia. What effects does this have on global economies and global business? Here is a breakdown of "the inflation effect.
Tablets are all the rage these days, and that has resulted in escalated tensions between Apple founder Steve Jobs and those companies that are manufacturing seven-inch tablets. On one hand, Jobs says the tablets are simply too small, while the companies that will produce the smaller tablets feel they are the perfect blend of convenience and performance.
As investors await GM's initial public offering, many will be taking a hard look at the overall health of the U.S. auto giant. Now 16 months removed from the brink of collapse, GM looks to move forward and return to prominence in the post-recession world after posting three straight profitable quarters.
If you took a standard pickup truck, stripped away all of the parts that weren't an incubator, would you have an incubator? Apparently, the answer to that question is "Yes." Tim Prestero, CEO of Design That Matters, explains how car parts are being used to save the lives of premature babies in poor countries.
In case you were wondering which of the following smart phones would grill the fastest, the Android G2, the Windows Phone 7 HTC Surround, or the iPhone 4, this video should provide the answer. Frankly, I was a bit surprised how long each of them sat on the grill before their respective screens went blank.
MTI Systems (West Springfield, MA) recently unveiled the Costimator, Version 11.0, the company’s latest cost estimating solution for manufacturing. There are a number of new features contained in Version 11. They include: An enhanced user interface for greater ease of use Expanded drag and drop functionality More than 1100 new cost models Improved systems management New product/pricing matrix Check out www.
When a recurring deviation and obviously ineffective corrective and protective action happens the third time, you no longer own the deviation/ investigation/ corrective and protective action —your boss does . Here I am at a foreign airport with time on my hands due to a significantly delayed flight.
General Electric set to lead the charge in the electric vehicle industry with its charging station set to release next year. by Meaghan Ziemba, Associate Editor, Product Design and Development We’ve seen the commercials, concepts, prototypes, and actual products. Yes, the electrical vehicle has entered the market, and as gas prices continue to climb, battery-power transportation is becoming more popular among consumers.
Caroline Lace, Director of Business Systems TDP Corp., which offers complete product realization services, discusses how her company leverages PLM software to improve product quality. According to Lace, Omify's PLM software has allowed her company to expedite some of its tasks and speed up design efforts.
AutomationDirect (Atlanta, GA) recently added a 4-inch TFT color touch screen HMI panel to its C-more Micro-Graphic family of operator interfaces. The panel features a 320 x 240 dot display; 32,768 colors are designed t provide clear and colorful graphics for vibrant and intuitive screens.