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Report: IoT Presents New Opportunities For Manufacturers’ Post-Sale Revenue

June 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new report expects that the increase in Internet-connected devices over the next several years will also spark substantial growth in manufacturers' service-related revenue.

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Justices Won't Hear Google Appeal In Dispute With Oracle

June 30, 2015 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court is staying out of a long-running legal battle between technology giants Oracle and Google over copyright protection for a computer program that powers most of the world's smartphones and computer tablets.

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Report: Blue Bell Pulled Products Weeks Before Listeria Recall

June 30, 2015 9:40 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries quietly pulled the company's ice cream from retailers and large institutions weeks before issuing a recall over listeria contamination, according to a report.

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The 300hp Superbike Like No Other

June 29, 2015 11:45 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Meet the Bienville Legacy, an all new American superbike that debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.

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Unmanned SpaceX Rocket Explodes After Liftoff

June 29, 2015 11:40 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

SpaceX rocket headed to the International Space Station on a resupply mission fails after launch.

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Takata President Apologizes For Airbags

June 29, 2015 11:29 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Takata President Shigehisa Takada made his first public apology for the eight deaths and hundreds of injuries related to the company’s airbags dating back more than a decade. 

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5 Project Management Lessons For Manufacturing

June 29, 2015 11:25 am | by Andreas Tremel | Articles | Comments

Staying focused on how best to execute project management tactics is often hard and overlooked, especially when pressured for time and/or funds. Here's a look at 5 project management lessons worth remembering. 

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Survey: Consumer Sentiment Up To Highest Level Since January

June 29, 2015 9:47 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.

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Hyundai Sees Green Future In Hydrogen-Powered Cars

June 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Hyundai Motor Co. said Monday it believes hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are the future for eco-friendly cars despite challenges of limited infrastructure and slow sales.

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TPP Fight To Continue Despite Talk Of Democratic Reconciliation

June 29, 2015 9:38 am | News | Comments

Last week's passage of legislation granting Trade Promotion Authority to the Obama administration cleared a major hurdle to the U.S. joining the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Sysco Pulling Out Of US Foods Buyout After FTC Move

June 29, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sysco is scrapping its proposed $3.5 billion buyout of US Foods after a Federal Trade Commission legal victory that temporarily blocked the deal to combine the two food-service companies.

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Study: Fracking Doesn't Have To Be Rough On The Environment

June 29, 2015 9:27 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Researchers at Northwestern University believe that improving the operational efficiency of natural gas fracking could produce a "win-win" for both the U.S. energy sector and the environment.

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GE Selling Some Fleet Businesses To Element For $6.9B

June 29, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

General Electric Co. is selling its U.S., Mexico, Australia and New Zealand fleet businesses to Element Financial Corp. for $6.9 billion.

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Tech News Of The Week: Ford’s High-Tech Bike

June 26, 2015 12:17 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at Microsoft’s new mission, Google’s “Undo Send” option and a high-tech bicycle from Ford.

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Engineering Newswire: Powering Engines With Evaporation

June 26, 2015 11:50 am | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

This Engineering Newswire looks at using light to safely drive battery power, developing a Hoverbike for the military and powering engines with evaporation.

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How A Legendary Bourbon Beer Is Made

June 26, 2015 11:38 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Chicago-based Goose Island is one of the most well-known and respected craft beer companies in the U.S., and their signature product is the limited edition Bourbon County Stout.

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3D Printing Cafe Brews Creativity

June 26, 2015 11:34 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

3D printers are still too expensive for most people to own. A number of cafes, like this one in London, now offer 3D printing and design classes along with the caffeinated beverages on the menu.

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In The Driver's Seat

June 26, 2015 11:21 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Chicago-area technology manufacturer MBX Systems saved more than $700,000 and increased net profit 23 percent by soliciting employee ideas for working smarter. 

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Google's New Self-Driving Cars Cruising Silicon Valley Roads

June 26, 2015 10:14 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The latest models of Google's self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company's Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase.

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Study Aims To Predict Environmental Impact Of GMO Salmon

June 26, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A recent study of genetically modified salmon led scientists to conclude that commercializing the altered fish would inherently pose some risk to the environment.

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