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Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen? Your Boss Wants To Know

February 12, 2015 11:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

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AstraZeneca To Pay $7.9 Million Over Kickback Allegations

February 12, 2015 11:03 am | by Randall Chase, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Pharmaceutical manufacturer AstraZeneca LP will pay $7.9 million to settle allegations that it engaged in a kickback scheme involving the heartburn medicine Nexium, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.

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Toyota, Nissan And Honda To Jointly Support Hydrogen Station Infrastructure Development

February 12, 2015 10:52 am | by Toyota Motor Corporation | News | Comments

Toyota, Nissan and Honda have agreed to work together to help accelerate the development of hydrogen station infrastructure for fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).

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3D Printing Aims To Rewrite The Script On Cooking And Tech

February 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Michelle Locke, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A fresh meeting of taste and technology has chefs exploring what 3-D printing might mean for the future of food.

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Boeing Announces Additional Work For SC Propulsion Plant

February 12, 2015 10:42 am | by Bruce Smith, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Even as Boeing opened a large new propulsion plant in South Carolina on Wednesday, the aeronautics giant announced the facility has already been assigned additional work.

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Kidde Recalling Nearly 5M Disposable Fire Extinguishers

February 12, 2015 10:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kidde is recalling nearly 5 million disposable fire extinguishers because they may not discharge properly, posing a risk of injury.

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Report: Third Industrial Revolution Led By Device Manufacturers

February 11, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers.

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Report: Children's Product Manufacturers Largely Don't Report Recalls On Social Media

February 11, 2015 1:04 pm | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Manufacturers who produce children's products that have been placed under recall largely aren't using social media to inform consumers about those safety issues, a consumer watchdog group has found.

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Hertz Used To Make Cars?

February 11, 2015 12:19 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Hertz may be synonymous with car rentals today, but it began as a manufacturer. Peter Valdes-Dapena drives a car that Hertz manufactured in the early 1900s.

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Police Testing New, Less Lethal Gun Technology

February 11, 2015 11:52 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

The police department in Ferguson, Missouri, is among many experimenting with the Alternative, a new technology that its creators say makes bullets less deadly. It's become more relevant in the wake of high-profile police shooting cases. Mark Strassmann reports on how it's meant to save lives on both sides of the gun.

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Competing For The World’s Customers Calls For Managing Content Wisely

February 11, 2015 11:40 am | by Robert Bredlau | Articles | Comments

No matter how long they’ve been in business, global manufacturers for B2B and B2C goods must face the reality of a digital world in which customers expect a company’s website to provide them with all the information they need, and quickly, on whatever platform they’re using. 

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Apple Building Big Solar Energy Project In California

February 11, 2015 11:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California.

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Britain Starts Public Trial Of Driverless Cars

February 11, 2015 11:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Britain has begun testing driverless cars in four cities, launching the first official trials ahead of a series of planned rule reviews to accommodate the new technology.

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Halliburton Says It Will Eliminate At Least 5,000 Jobs

February 11, 2015 11:08 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oil and gas drilling services company Halliburton said Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 5,000 jobs in response to falling oil prices.

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Kraft's Capri Sun To Drop High-Fructose Corn Syrup

February 11, 2015 11:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

 Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.

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Sansa Security Joins The Industrial Internet Consortium

February 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Sansa Security | News | Comments

Sansa Security, a provider of embedded security technologies, today announced that it has joined the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) in the hopes of accelerating the growth of the industrial Internet and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

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Investor Seeks $8B GM Stock Buyback

February 10, 2015 12:20 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

A General Motors stockholder representing four investment funds has told the company he'll seek a seat on its board at the annual meeting this summer and will push for an $8 billion stock buyback to take place by next year.       

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New Agency Designed To Fight Cyber Threats

February 10, 2015 12:12 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Today, the White House will announce the creation of a new agency named the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) — which will be tasked with thwarting cyberattacks by sharing intelligence across other agencies in the event of a crisis.

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The Small Town Behind The Biggest Scoreboards

February 10, 2015 12:04 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Brookings, South Dakota, is the home of Daktronics, a company that manufactures those immense video screens so popular at sports stadiums across the country. Lee Cowan checks out how these massive LED displays are made.         

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Heinz Releasing Sriracha Ketchup

February 10, 2015 11:59 am | by Buzz60 | Videos | Comments

Heinz is coming out with a new ketchup that will have Sriracha mixed in. It's about to make breakfast, lunch, dinner and life better for some.                               

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