LOS ANGELES (AP) — Search giant Google Inc. says it has bought Metaweb Inc., a company that helps connect Internet search words to real-world things. Terms were not disclosed. Google director of product management, Jack Menzel, said in a blog post Friday that the acquisition will help "improve search and make the Web richer and more meaningful.
by Patrick Michel, Vice President, of Dassault Systèmes It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and that a movie is worth a thousand pictures, but what is less often realized is the fact that pictures and moving images are not bound by language barriers at all.
Schätti AG metalwork was founded 1934, as a family-owned Swiss company where the third generation is now in charge: brothers Jos Schätti, Thomas Schätti and Stefan Schätti. The company, which has 160 employees, specializes in forming metal components and subassemblies.
Among technology experts, it's been said that "voice" is the new "touch." A wealth of advancements have been made in voice recognition technology over the course of the past few years. Some are more useful than others. But there's no doubt voice recognition technology and software will become more prevalent in our lives in the not-to-distant future.
Fluke (Everett, WA) has introduced COMPASS for Pressure 3.0, a universal platform for pressure calibration needs. It is designed to help calibration professionals organize and accelerate the task of calibrating pressure devices. COMPASS for Pressure 3.0 enables calibration professionals to advance from individual automated hardware components to a fully automated calibration system quickly, without consuming internal engineering resources.
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T Inc. said Thursday that it's deploying a new, but long-promised, technology to reach more homes with its U-Verse service, which provides cable TV and higher Internet speeds. The Dallas-based phone company said it's deploying "pair bonding" — effectively sending the signal over two phone lines at once — to extend the reach of U-Verse another 1,000 to 2,000 feet from neighborhood nodes, starting Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc. is doing its part to stimulate the economy and hurting its stock in the process. With its payroll swelling at the fastest rate in four years, some of Google's expenses are climbing faster than its revenue. That's creating a drag on its earnings, which is pulling down the Internet search leader's stock price.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Inc. will hold a press conference on Friday to discuss the latest iPhone model amid complaints about its antenna and Consumer Reports magazine's refusal to endorse it until the problems get fixed. Apple would not provide details on the nature of the event at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
WASHINGTON (AP) — New evidence of a slowing economic rebound emerged Thursday in reports that manufacturing activity is slowing after helping drive the early stages of the recovery. Factory output fell in June, according to a government report on industrial production. It was the sharpest monthly drop in a year.
Cost cuts and an improved financial business helped General Electric Co. post its first increase in quarterly profit since 2007, but sales remained sluggish for the industrial giant. The second-quarter results showed that challenges remain for the economy and GE, one of the world's largest industrial and financial companies.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer prices fell for the third straight month, providing some bargains to American shoppers. The Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watch inflation barometer, dipped 0.1 percent in June, the Labor Department reported Friday. Less expensive energy bills were a big factor behind the drop.
I wasn’t familiar with the term “jump the shark” until just a few years ago. For those of you not “in the know,” jumping the shark is when something hits a point past its prime culturally, and anyone with a hipster bone in their body becomes collectively “over it.
Late last month, Microsoft announced it is selling approximately seven copies of Windows 7 every second. This is good news for architectural, engineering and construction firms looking to work faster and more efficiently through AutoCAD LT 2011 and Windows 7 compatibility. For folks who have already updated to AutoCAD LT 2011 and Windows 7, here are seven tips for making the most of their smart upgrade.
Just about every business in the United States has at least one copy machine that’s used on a day-to-day basis. However, few, if any, are aware the copy machines store every document ever scanned, printed, and faxed on hard drives within the machinery. Once the company disposes of the copy machine, that hard drive becomes a target for identity thieves.
Software Toolbox (Charlotte, NC) recently announced the release of an update to its FactoryWidgets™ software. The Version 3.1.1 update is designed to streamline management and configuration of data display objects usable by personnel anywhere in a company to monitor key performance indicators.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Companies finally appear to be muscling up their spending on the most expensive kinds of computers after slashing budgets during the recession, but fears of more economic uncertainty are proving tough for the technology industry to shake. Intel Corp., which makes the brains for 80 percent of the world's personal computers, turned in blowout quarterly financial numbers on Tuesday, a sign to the rest of the industry that better times are on the way.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Thursday it has commissioned an independent health and safety review of its semiconductor factories in South Korea after employee illnesses and deaths raised fears of cancer risks. The yearlong investigation will be carried out by a team of leading occupational health and safety experts "who will be given complete access to Samsung's semiconductor manufacturing facilities," the company said in a statement.
NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola Inc. is in talks with Nokia Siemens Networks to sell off its telecommunication equipment business, according to a report citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. A Motorola spokeswoman declined to comment Wednesday morning. The Wall Street Journal said the companies are discussing terms, and citing an unnamed source, said a deal could be worth between $1.
SEATTLE (AP) — Market research group IDC said Wednesday that worldwide shipments of personal computers climbed 22.4 percent in the second quarter as businesses replaced aging computers and consumers continued to show interest in inexpensive laptops. The growth was half a percentage point less than IDC predicted because of slightly lower PC shipments in the U.
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Officials of IBM say the company is well on its way to filling the promised 1,300 jobs at its new Dubuque global delivery service center. IBM vice president Joe Dzaluk says the firm has had some "growing pains" in its first months in Dubuque. He pointed to some of the difficulties with the area housing shortage, but he said the ramp-up has mostly been going well.