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Emails: Jobs Determined To Keep iPod Apple-Only

December 3, 2014 11:01 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.         


U.S. Productivity Grew In Q3

December 3, 2014 10:57 am | by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. workers' productivity increased in the July-September quarter at a slightly faster pace than previously estimated while labor costs declined for a second straight quarter.                     


Hershey Explores Removal Of Corn Syrup

December 3, 2014 10:52 am | by Candice Choi, AP Food Industry Writer | News | Comments

Hershey is looking at replacing the high-fructose corn syrup in some of its products with sugar.                                            


Promotions, Gas Prices Boost U.S. Auto sales

December 3, 2014 10:49 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.                                           


Survey: U.S. Companies Add 208K Jobs Last Month

December 3, 2014 10:45 am | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. businesses hired at a solid pace last month, according to a private survey, a signal that Friday's November jobs report from the government will likely also show strength.                     


2015 Design For Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition Seeks Submissions

December 3, 2014 10:28 am | by SME | News | Comments

SME’s annual Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing Competition is calling for high school and college student designers to submit custom designs featuring additive manufacturing.                    


Open-Architecture Key Management Solution

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, is now offering an open-architecture Key Management Solution to provide users with greater flexibility and customization options for issuing and collecting keys more quickly and efficiently.


Connecting Devices – Wirelessly

December 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Anybus | Product Releases | Comments

Depending on architectural needs, the Anybus Wireless Bridges can be used for point-to-point cable replacement as well as for connecting several wireless nodes.


3D Printing Materials Market To Increase Ten-Fold By 2025

December 3, 2014 10:08 am | by IDTechEx | News | Comments

A massive increase in the use and applications of 3D printers is encouraging huge growth in the market for 3D printing materials. The total consumable market in in 2013 was $800m and is expected to reach $8bn by 2025, according to IDTechEx's new report.


Develop Design And Implementation Guide For Deploying Wireless Enterprise Equipment

December 3, 2014 9:28 am | by Rockwell Automation & Cisco | News | Comments

Rockwell Automation and Cisco announced the release of a white paper and design and implementation guide. The detailed design guidance will help control system engineers, IT network engineers, and system integrators implement standard, IP-based wireless networks in a more robust, secure and scalable way.


PowerUp App For iOS

December 3, 2014 9:23 am | by Devbridge Group | Product Releases | Comments

Devbridge Group has unveiled PowerUp, a project management app for the iPhone that provides the company’s clients with  key, up-to-the-minute insights on projects’ financial status, team member activities and time sheet details. It also enables communication with fellow project participants with a single tap.


More U.S. CEOs Plan To Increase Hiring In Next 6 Months

December 2, 2014 1:05 pm | by Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Chief executives at the largest U.S. companies expect sales to keep growing in the next six months and also plan to step up hiring.                                  


Takata Panel To Audit Air Bag Inflator Production

December 2, 2014 1:01 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. is forming a panel to audit its manufacturing and come up with ways to make safe air bag inflators, but the company's response to a U.S. demand for a national inflator recall remains unclear.     


Flavor On Tap With Personalized Beer

December 2, 2014 12:57 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Beer-drinkers could have the opportunity to personalize the taste of their favorite brew if bars and taverns adopt new technology at the pump.                               


The Supersonic Jets Of Tomorrow

December 2, 2014 12:53 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Companies are working on building supersonic jets that can fly twice as fast as today's commercial planes.                                         


Cocoa Supply And Demand: Cheap Chocolate Is Over

December 2, 2014 12:49 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

Todd Masonis, co-founder at Dandelion Chocolate, discusses the factors impacting chocolate supplies as prices climb to meet growing demand.                               


ISM: Manufacturing Slows Slightly, Remains Strong

December 2, 2014 12:44 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November for the 18th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 66th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.


Jurors To Hear Steve Jobs Testimony At Apple Trial

December 2, 2014 10:00 am | 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. A key witness will be none other than the company's legendary late founder Steve Jobs, who will be heard in a videotaped deposition.


Automakers Expand Passenger Air Bag Recalls

December 2, 2014 9:57 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, automakers are expanding recalls or adding them to fix potentially faulty passenger air bags in high-humidity states.                         


Chrysler U.S. Sales Up In November

December 2, 2014 9:54 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin & Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writers | News | Comments

Chrysler's U.S. sales rose 20 percent last month a sign that Black Friday promotions and falling gas prices drove U.S. auto sales higher in November.                             



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