Small to medium-sized manufacturers must understand how to capitalize on foreign demand for clean technology products. Between the U.S. Recovery Act, which included funding to stimulate training for high, tech, green manufacturing jobs and the National Export Initiative, the U.S. government has a strong interest in companies looking to export clean technology products to India and China.
Is the United States doomed to experience a double-dip recession? One expert, Fortune editor Shawn Tully, believes it's very unlikely. He states that the economy will recover, but that the recovery process is going to be very slow. Furthermore, some economists are worried whether a tremendous buildup of U.
Pepperl+Fuchs (Twinsburg, OH) introduces the VAN-KE2-2PE two-network AS-Interface power conditioner. A panel-mount power conditioner, it can enable two AS-Interface networks to be operated from a single DC power supply. That enables users to power a dual network gateway, both segments before and after a repeater, and both segments after a set of two repeaters.
NEW YORK (AP) — Intel Corp. said Thursday it is buying computer-security software maker McAfee Inc. for $7.68 billion as the chip-maker adds to its arsenal of tools to serve an increasing array of Internet-connected devices, including mobile phones. The $48-per-share price represents a 60 percent premium over McAfee's Wednesday close of $29.
LONDON (AP) — European and U.S. stock markets slid Thursday after another batch of disappointing U.S. economic data stoked fears that the world's largest economy could be heading back into recession. The dollar was back under pressure and heading towards a fresh 15-year low against the Japanese yen.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co. says it has hired executive-search firm Spencer Stuart to lead the hunt for a new CEO to replace Mark Hurd. The job is coveted because of HP's role as the world's largest technology company. It is also troubled: Hurd and his predecessor, Carly Fiorina, were both forced out in public dispute with the board of directors.
Google and Verizon have long desired to agree on a network neutraility deal that would dictate how broadband providers treat Internet traffic flowing over their lines. The issue of network neutrality is just part of a number of proposed changes and rules for Internet services that has some tech insiders very upset.
Is technology making us dumber? This video explains the results of what happened when a group of neuroscientists "unplugged" from technology for five days. The scientists cite research that states that there's some restorative power that comes from taking a break from technology. The scientists also seem to think technology doesn't necessarily make us dumber, but the way we use technology may not always be good for us.
Advancements in technology have led to the design of trains that are powered by magnetic levitation. The magnets are supposed to replace the standard transportation tools such as wheels and gearboxes, so as to allow for transportation with a smart-growth twist. Because they have shown the capability to travel at speeds of 260 miles per hour ore more, the trains may one day be a viable mode of travel in the United States.
As smartphones increase in popularity, they have become an enticing target for hackers looking to steal personal information. If smartphone users pay their bills or send sensitive information via their devices, it's important for them to learn how to protect themselves from identity theft and other malicious threats.
Imagine you’ve just started production in your newly remodeled assembly plant, and news comes that production of the existing models will be cut 30 percent and another completely different variant will need to be accommodated. Scenarios like this are a nightmare for the facilitation of lean principals, but a common occurrence in the automotive industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Industrial production rose in July on the strength of U.S. manufacturing, as auto factories stayed open and businesses replaced worn-out equipment. Output at America's factories, mines and utilities increased 1.0 percent last month, the Federal Reserve reported Tuesday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The woman whose sexual harassment allegations led to the ouster of former Hewlett-Packard Co. CEO Mark Hurd claimed her work with the company dried up because she rebuffed Hurd's advances, a person close to the investigation told The Associated Press. The substance of the complaint that led to Hurd's resignation from the world's largest technology company had not been publicly known until late Tuesday.
GENEVA (AP) — The European Union is weighing whether to appeal a World Trade Organization ruling that condemned the bloc for illegally collecting tariffs on billions of dollars worth of high-tech goods from the U.S., Japan and Taiwan. EU spokesman Patrizio Fiorilli said officials were still studying the decision, even though they've had weeks to read through the 444-page confidential report.
MADRID (AP) — Spain is investigating Google over its "Street View" mapping feature, becoming the latest country to tangle with the Internet search giant over concerns it violated people's privacy while taking shots of city streets. Madrid Judge Raquel Fernandino has issued a subpoena for an Oct.