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Volvo V60 Plug-In Hybrid Production

December 5, 2012 3:22 pm | by EuropeanMotorNews | Videos

Volvo Car Corporation is now ramping up production of the new Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid ahead of first customer deliveries in early 2013. After the initial batch of 1,000 model year 2013 cars, production will increase to 4,000-6,000 cars from model year 2014.

Robotic B.A.R.Tender

December 5, 2012 3:14 pm | by MAKE Magazine, Blue Atom Robotics | Videos

Jason Gouw’s prototype of the Robotic B.A.R.Tender is intended to aid a human bartender in the mixing of standard drinks. This robot holds bottles of liquor upside down and pours the proper amounts based on which drink is inputted by the user.

Another View Of Patents

December 5, 2012 3:05 pm | by The New York Times | Videos

James Dyson, inventor and founder of the Dyson company, discusses patent infringements with New York Times reporter Steve Lohr. The Dyson company works diligently to not only innovate, but protect that innovation patent infringement. It's an issue that is as prevalent as its ever been.

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An Exclusive Look Inside Israel's Drones

December 5, 2012 10:02 am | by CNN Money | Videos

CNNMoney visits Israel's biggest defense manufacturer, Israel Aerospace Industries, and gets special access to the drones of today and the future. Owned by the Israeli government, the company does over $3.5 billion in annual sales. Of that, about a quarter goes to the Israeli Ministry of Defense, which makes one of Israel's most valuable tools.

How Airbus Makes The A380

December 3, 2012 4:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Just a glimpse of the 1,500 engineers working are enough to give you an idea of the size and scale of the super jumbo A380. Each part requires precision and patience - 4,000 rivets alone are used to attach the wings to the body. CNN's Ayesha Durgahee looks at how Airbus assembles and tests the largest passenger jet in the world.

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Corning Sales Shatter Expectations

December 3, 2012 8:54 am | by CNN Money | Videos

If you saw any of the highlights of Black Friday sales, you probably witnessed a lot of people buying flatscreen TVs - and that is great news for Corning, which owns the Gorilla Glass unit making glass for LCD screens. While the glass manufacturer has been struggling this year, Corning said that LCD shipments should be better than forecasts.

How Private Are Text Messages, Emails?

November 30, 2012 9:17 am | by CBS News | Videos

It doesn't take much for forensic experts to find all of your digital information on a computer or electronic device. Just how private are your text messages, phone calls and emails? KEYE-TV's Karen Kiley reports on a bill in the U.S. Senate that would add some uniformity to the issue of your digital privacy.

Autodesk Ushers In New Era Of Cloud Based Design

November 29, 2012 9:55 am | by Autodesk, Inc. | Videos

Autodesk Fusion 360 will give designers and engineers the first powerful, easy-to-use and complete cloud-based design solution. Autodesk Fusion 360 will also be available on a term basis making it cost-effective for businesses of all sizes. 

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Why Austin's Tech CEOs Are Optimistic

November 29, 2012 9:40 am | by CNN Money | Videos

Austin, Texas, is a growing hub for technology startups, and these companies' leaders see a bright future. Mobile software, cloud computing, 3D printing and greentech businesses are just some of the areas that these CEOs feel will continue to move forward in the coming year. 

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Rattunde Tube Making Machinery

November 29, 2012 9:25 am | by Rattunde Corporation | Videos

A walking tour of Rattunde Corporation's unique tubemaking machinery at IMTS 2012, provided by company president for North America, Rick Stadler. Included is a full demonstration of the ACS CFM Curve's capabilities that delivers ready to install products to the assembly line for Rattunde customers.

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In Eurozone Crisis, Germany Benefits From Its Apprentices

November 29, 2012 9:13 am | by Andy Eckardt , NBC News | Videos

Germany's apprentice program is called a "dual system" — split into 60 percent workplace training and 40 percent classroom-based education — and is widely regarded as a model of business investment in social mobility and in Germany's skilled workforce of the future.

Yes, Some TVs Are Made In The USA

November 28, 2012 9:27 am | by CNN Money | Videos

An electronics manufacturer in Michigan says the cost of hiring American workers can be offset by cheaper shipping fees and taxes. This manufacturer did just that by moving production back to the U.S. as the demand for flat screen televisions increased.  

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Olympus Scandal Just Tip Of Iceberg

November 26, 2012 5:21 pm | by Reuters | Videos

Corporate Japan has many more skeletons in its closet, says ousted Olympus chief Michael Woodford as he publishes his account of the company's accounting scandal. Woodford, who was fired in October 2011 after he highlighted irregular payments made by the firm, said a poor business attitude and ethos is endemic throughout Japan.

Kindle Phone? Amazon CEO: 'Stay Tuned'

November 26, 2012 9:53 am | by CNN Money | Videos

With Kindle HD being the best selling product globally for Amazon and Kindle Paperwhite having trouble staying in stock, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos discusses how Amazon makes money off of Kindles and whether a phone and physical stores are in its future.

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Cisco's Head Is In The Clouds

November 21, 2012 9:53 am | by CNN Money | Videos

The tech giant is spending more than $1.2 billion in cash to buy cloud networking company Meraki. Cisco investors like the deal.Meraki Inc. is based in San Francisco and also has offices in New York, London and Mexico. The privately held company was founded in 2006 by members of MIT's Laboratory for Computer Science.

HP May Have To Split Up

November 20, 2012 5:11 pm | by CNN Money | Videos

Once the pride of Silicon Valley, HP's write-down and sales woes could force the company to make drastic changes to stay competitive. Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that a British company it bought for $10 billion last year lied about its finances, resulting in a massive write-down of the value of the business. Shares dropped on pace toward a 10-year low.

Is Apple's Rise Over?

November 19, 2012 4:46 pm | by CBS News | Videos

Since the launch of the iPhone 5, Apple's stock prices have gone down, and there's been strong competition by Samsung and an internal executive shakeup. Anthony Mason and Rebecca Jarvis ask tech journalist David Kirkpatrick and Reuters Mediafile columnist John Abell if Apple's best days are over.

Acumatica Cloud Distribution Software

November 19, 2012 10:09 am | by Acumatica | Videos

Use cloud distribution software to coordinate information among order entry, sales, shipping, and finance personnel. Information is passed seamlessly through real-time dashboards. The software is inexpensive to maintain because all functions are centralized and delivered in a web browser.

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Insights For Midsize Businesses

November 15, 2012 3:06 pm | by Midmarket IBM | Videos

Revelwood is a performance management company that provides technology solutions that help companies move forward. Ken Wolf, CEO of Revelwood, discusses how working with IBM enables them to drive business performance for their customers with analytics solutions.

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Recycled Glass Pays Off For Designer Furniture Maker

November 15, 2012 10:42 am | by CBS News | Videos

Brooklyn based IceStone utilizes sustainable materials like recycled glass mixed with concrete and pigment in their production of counter tops, desks, and vanities. Randall Pinkston reports how manufacturers are incorporating recycled materials back into the economy.

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