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Google's Privacy Policy Raises Serious Doubts

February 28, 2012 10:43 am | by Gabriele Steinhauser, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The rules regulate how the Web giant uses the enormous amounts of personal data its collects through its search engine, email and other services.

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Proview Amends Suit To Regain iPad Name

February 28, 2012 10:34 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

It also is seeking compensation, a share of Apple's profits and an order for Apple to stop using the trademarks.

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German Court Rejects Motorola Bid To Block iPhone

February 28, 2012 10:28 am | News | Comments

The court overturned a lower court's injunction, saying that Apple has now made Motorola a better offer.

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Dow Falls Short In Bid For 13,000

February 28, 2012 10:25 am | by Joshua Freed, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Dow average finished the day down a sliver, 0.01 percent, and about 19 points shy of the mark.

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Durable Goods Orders Drop By Most In 3 Years

February 28, 2012 10:21 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Businesses slashed spending on machinery and equipment in January after a tax break expired, pushing orders for long-lasting manufacturing goods down by the largest amount in three years.

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Versatile Computing Servers

February 27, 2012 3:43 pm | by Dell Manufacturing Business Technology Product Releases | Comments

Dell announces a full portfolio of new blade, rack and tower PowerEdge 12th Generation servers that cover the range of computing options from small businesses to hyper-scale data centers.

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New Ford Cars 'Connect You For Life'

February 27, 2012 2:20 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

CNNi's Jim Boulden speaks with Chairman Bill Ford   about some of the new technological features in Ford vehicles, like cloud computing, voice recognition, and even blood-pressure readings.

The Great Middle Class Squeeze

February 27, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

The increased prevalence of technology and automation in the manufacturing industry are two of the biggest contributors to the decline of good "family wage jobs" in the United States.

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Ford Leader Wants To Develop Technology To Battle Traffic

February 27, 2012 10:49 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Bill Ford Jr. says the industry should join with automakers and governments to develop technology that would solve the looming congestion problem.

Recovery Bypasses Silicon Valley Non-Tech Workers

February 27, 2012 10:42 am | by Marcus Wohlsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Money and jobs abound in Silicon Valley for people with the right high-tech or business skills. For those who don't, the Great Recession has meant the same challenge as anywhere else.

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Motorola Solutions Buying $1.17B Shares From Icahn

February 27, 2012 10:39 am | News | Comments

Motorola Solutions is purchasing approximately 23.7 million of its shares from the billionaire investor at $49.15 apiece.

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Scandal-Plagued Olympus Sees Board Resign

February 27, 2012 10:35 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The changes at Olympus, embroiled in controversy because of a cover-up of massive losses from the 1990s, will become final at the April 20 shareholders' meeting.

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Economists See more Reasons For Optimism This Year

February 27, 2012 10:32 am | by Samantha Bokamp, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Economists are increasingly confident that some pillars of the U.S. economy will improve this year, but they still remain cautious in their expectations on the overall pace of economic growth.

Nokia Pins Hopes On Cheaper Windows Smartphone

February 27, 2012 10:29 am | by Alan Clendenning, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Struggling cell phone maker Nokia Corp. has unveiled two new handsets that it hopes will revive its fortunes.

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Connectivity Options For Motor Connections

February 24, 2012 4:48 pm | by Eaton Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The new C441 Ethernet series of communications cards allows customers to select from Ethernet/IP, Modbus TCP, HTTP web services and Modbus RTU communication protocols in a single card.

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Ethernet Alliance To Host Live Webinar

February 24, 2012 4:36 pm | News | Comments

The Ethernet Alliance will be hosting a live webinar, Ethernet 102: The Physical Layer of Ethernet, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The Alliance will provide two live presentations of the webinar, once at 8:00 AM PST and again at 4:00 PM PST.

Growth And Value In A Volatile World (Part 2)

February 24, 2012 4:22 pm | Articles | Comments

To understand how businesses are preparing for growth in their priority markets, PwC surveyed 1,258 CEOs based in 60 different countries and talked to a further 38 CEOs face-to-face for its15th Annual Global CEO Survey.

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How They Make The Oscars

February 24, 2012 3:38 pm | by Time | Videos | Comments

The Oscars are synonymous with Hollywood, but the coveted gold-plated awards are made at a manufacturing facility in Chicago. This video explains "Oscar's" humble beginnings...

Six Sigma's Misunderstood Method

February 24, 2012 3:02 pm | by Alan Nicol, Executive Member, Alan Nicol Solutions | News | Comments

Improve your Six Sigma program by reflecting on how well your decision-makers understand and how skilled they are at assessing and managing variation.  Don’t let the complexity and intensity of the statistical skills deter your organization from enabling your decision-makers to be wiser.

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Improving Compliance With A Restricted Party Screening Solution

February 24, 2012 2:24 pm | by Scott Byrnes, Vice President of Marketing, Amber Road | Articles | Comments

Given the volume of restricted party entities, coupled with the fast-paced logistics processes found in most organizations, screening a customer base manually is inefficient, and may be impossible.

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