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Digital Factories: The Fourth Industrial Revolution?

April 15, 2015 11:21 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

One vision of the future of industry could mean fewer workers, more machines and full automation. 

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Welcome To The World Of Wireless Charging

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ramy Inocencio visits Witricity, a company that's making breakthroughs in wireless charging.

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How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam | Articles | Comments

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.

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GM Drops Price Of The Electric Chevrolet Spark

April 15, 2015 10:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Motors is the latest automaker to drop the price of an electric car in the face of slow sales.

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EU Raises Stakes In Google Battle With Antitrust Charges

April 15, 2015 10:08 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing its overwhelming dominance in Internet searches and opened a probe into its Android mobile system.

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Tobacco Companies Sue FDA To Block Guidelines

April 15, 2015 10:04 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

The nation's largest tobacco companies are suing the FDA over recent guidelines that they claim overstep the agency's authority over packaging for cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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U.S. Probes Complaints About Subaru Airbag Seat Sensors

April 15, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. safety regulators are investigating problems with the airbag sensors in the seats of Subaru Impreza compact cars.

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Only Small Number Of Jeeps Fixed 2 Years After Recall Began

April 15, 2015 9:56 am | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly two years after agreeing to recall 1.56 million older Jeeps that could catch fire in rear-end crashes, Fiat-Chrysler has repaired only a fraction of the Jeeps covered by the recall.

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Federal Report Attributes Nine Worker Deaths To Oilfield Vapors

April 15, 2015 9:46 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Nine oilfield workers over the last five years died on the job after inhaling deadly vapors near oil or gas wells, according to a federal investigation.

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Report: Nestlé Expected To Sell Frozen Foods Unit

April 15, 2015 9:30 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Swiss multinational Nestlé is reportedly close to an agreement that would sell its Davigel frozen foods unit to Brakes Group.

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U.S. Manufacturing Tech Orders Dropped In February

April 14, 2015 11:18 am | by Jacob Meister, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

“U.S. manufacturing is facing some pressure in terms of a stronger dollar and lower capital expenditures from the energy industry, but in taking the long view, we’re still in a good position overall,” said AMT President Douglas K. Woods.

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3D Printing 'Will Bring Mass Customization'

April 14, 2015 10:48 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

3D printing pioneers say their technology can return us to our pre-industrial roots, where customized designs trump mass production.

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A Beer That Is Literally Out Of This World

April 14, 2015 10:45 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Oregon-based Ninkasi Brewing Company just released 'Ground Control,' a beer made with yeast that's been sent to space and back.

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Manufactured Wood Made Without Trees

April 14, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

After disrupting the packaging industry with a line of fully biodegradable mushroom packaging, Ecovative Design is now setting their sights on replacing manufactured wood products.

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How Product Lifecycle Management Serves Up Your Chicken Sandwich

April 14, 2015 10:31 am | by John Kelley & Kerrie Jordan | Articles | Comments

Ever wonder how your lunch was made? Given all the ingredients, equipment, data, processes and players involved, few can tell the whole story. But one type of enterprise software has recorded every detail – product lifecycle management.  

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Nokia In Advanced Talks To Buy Alcatel-Lucent

April 14, 2015 10:05 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia said Tuesday it's in advanced talks to buy the ailing French telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent, but that there was no certainty about the outcome of the discussions.

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GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises To 84

April 14, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Families of at least 84 people killed in crashes caused by defective General Motors ignition switches will get compensation from the company.

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German Automaker BMW Has Best March Sales Ever

April 14, 2015 9:58 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Munich-based maker of the 3-Series sedan and X5 sport-utility said Tuesday it sold 195,593 vehicles worldwide under the BMW brand.

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Amazon Announces Analytics Service

April 14, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The predictive technology Amazon.com uses to pitch products to online shoppers will soon be available to almost everyone else, the e-commerce giant said last week.

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Skilled Foreign Worker Program Quickly Hits Cap

April 14, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The U.S. visa program for skilled foreign workers again saw applications exceed its annual quota in less than a week as debate over the H-1B program swirls in Washington.

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