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The Unique Innovations Of CES 2012

January 11, 2012 4:28 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Thousands of people packed into the Las Vegas convention center to check out the latest and greatest in technology at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. Patranya Bhoolsuwan reports on the latest innovations on and off the show floor.


To Be Or To Do

January 11, 2012 10:12 am | by Mike Collins, Author, Saving American Manufacturing | Blogs | Comments

When you come to the Y in the road in your career, remember this one question: Do you want to be somebody or to do something?


Companies Can Bid For New Internet Addresses

January 11, 2012 9:56 am | News | Comments

Companies will be among those eligible to claim Internet address suffixes with brand names and other words.


Motorola Pledges To Use Intel Chips In Smartphones

January 11, 2012 9:54 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Intel Corp. has struggled to bring down the power consumption of its chips so that they can be used in phones without draining the battery in a matter of hours.


Kodak Sues Apple, HTC

January 11, 2012 9:51 am | by Ben Dobbin, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Eastman Kodak claims Apple and HTC products infringe several of its digital-imaging patents.


Apple's Stock Hits Record-High Closing

January 11, 2012 9:46 am | News | Comments

Apple Inc. shares posted a record-high closing price on Tuesday, hitting $423.24, almost three months after marking their last peak.


HP Turns To Ex-eBay Exec For Help

January 11, 2012 9:44 am | News | Comments

Henry Gomez, a 48-year-old former eBay Inc. executive, will become HP's chief communications officer.


Google's Search Gets More Personal

January 11, 2012 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is sifting through the photos and commentary on its blossoming social network so its Internet search results can include more personal information.


Top 10 Process Safety Management Tidbits

January 10, 2012 4:52 pm | by Eric Conn, Head of the OSHA Practice Group, Epstein Becker & Green | Articles | Comments

This is a list of the 10 most important things that chemical plant operators need to know about the new nationwide Chem NEP.


Innovative Jobs: What's Missing?

January 10, 2012 4:21 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Goldman Sachs Partner Abby Joseph Cohen talks about her work as a member of the government's new Innovation Advisory Board. She and her board are trying to determine whether the United States is as innovative as it could be. Also, the board is trying to determine how to turn that innovation into actual jobs.

Thin Is In At 2012 CES

January 10, 2012 10:05 am | by Associated Press | Videos | Comments

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show is set to kick off in Las Vegas with Microsoft announcing this will be its last year at the annual gadget fest.


Apple's Secretive Side

January 10, 2012 10:00 am | by Mike Schmidt, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

I find it interesting that arguably the most successful company in the world operates in such an unconventional and secretive way.


Top 10 Project Management Trends For 2012

January 10, 2012 9:46 am | Articles | Comments

As the project environment grows in complexity, project management will require team, stakeholder, and executive collaboration in 2012 like never before.


Intel Bets Big On 'Ultrabook' Concept

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Intel hasn't planned a launch this big since the company introduced Centrino chips for Wi-fi-capable laptops eight years ago.


The International Consumer Electronics Show Opens Today

January 10, 2012 9:24 am | News | Comments

The show floor is open until Friday and spans some 1.8 million square feet, which is equivalent to 31 football fields.


Apple CEO Could Top 2011 Pay List

January 10, 2012 9:18 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

An Associated Press review of a securities filing shows Apple CEO Tim Cook's pay package was valued at $378 million.


Nissan Chief: Leaf Sales Will Double In 2012

January 10, 2012 9:15 am | News | Comments

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn expects U.S. sales of the electric Nissan Leaf will double to at least 20,000 this year as the car goes on sale in more states.


Olympus Sues 19 Former And Current Execs

January 10, 2012 9:12 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Financially battered Olympus Corp. is suing 19 former and current executives for damages following a massive cover-up of investment losses.


Troubled Kodak Tries To Reinvent Itself

January 10, 2012 9:09 am | News | Comments

Kodak is seeking to simplify its structure and cut costs by reducing the number of its business segments from three to two.


Social Cues Simplify ERP

January 9, 2012 3:32 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

 The infusion of a social manufacturing provision means ERP data and functionality is tailored to what the individual user needs and wants.



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