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Report: Customer Experience Gains Prominence Among B2B eCommerce Projects

July 31, 2014 4:57 pm | by IDC Manufacturing Insights | News | Comments

In the new report, IDC Manufacturing Insights looks at the subject of supporting the customer lifecycle in manufacturing value chains with software applications and processes.                     

Hosting QuickBooks: It All Adds Up For Manufacturers — And Their Accounting Firms

July 31, 2014 4:40 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

Rather than restricting access to an office computer, or taking a laptop on the road to visit...

Could Brooklyn Hipsters Help Save The Middle Class?

July 31, 2014 4:09 pm | by PBS NewsHour | Videos | Comments

As popular as these start-ups may be, are they generating more jobs? Economics correspondent...

Bringing 3D Printing To Your Hand

July 31, 2014 4:03 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

3D printing is a cool technology, but it's not exactly a hands-on way to make things. Enter the...

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Escaping Email: Inspired Vision Or Hallucination?

July 31, 2014 3:42 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Asana hopes that its software that combines the elements of a communal notebook, social network, instant messaging application and online calendar will enable teams of employees to share information and do most of their jobs without relying on email.

HP: Most IoT Devices Lack Security, Open To Attack

July 31, 2014 3:29 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

A recent study from Hewlett-Packard reveals that 70 percent of Internet of Things (IoT) devices — including sensors and connected infrastructure — are seriously vulnerable to attack.                   

Engineering Newswire: Darth Vader Car Built On A Corvette Chassis

July 31, 2014 3:15 pm | by Product Design & Development | Videos | Comments

Today's Engineering Newswire looks at building the world’s largest 3D printer, making eSkin digital tattoos, using your car to track your heart and turning Darth Vader’s mask into a Corvette.                 

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Exxon Profit Surges, But Production Slips

July 31, 2014 3:01 pm | by Jonathan Fahey, AP Energy Writer | News | Comments

Exxon Mobil's net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent.                       

Ethical Practices Take Back Seat To Price, Say Purchasers

July 31, 2014 2:51 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Eighty percent of consumers believe it is important for companies and brands to behave ethically, however the most significant factors when shopping are price, value and quality.                     

Target Names Pepsi's Cornell As Chairman, CEO

July 31, 2014 2:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Target is bringing in an outsider as its CEO for the first time as the retailer fights to redefine itself to American shoppers.                                    

Hyundai Recalls 883K Sonatas

July 30, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.                                           

A More Vigorous U.S. Economy Is Emerging

July 30, 2014 1:12 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.                   

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GM Sued By Lawyer Representing 658 Plaintiffs

July 30, 2014 1:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Texas lawyer has filed a lawsuit against General Motors on behalf of 658 people who were injured or killed in crashes allegedly caused by faulty ignition switches.                         

Microsoft Spreads Cortana Abroad

July 30, 2014 12:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft is spreading its Cortana digital assistant abroad, starting with China and the U.K.                                             

Electric Cars Put To The (Crash) Test

July 30, 2014 12:46 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take a look at which vehicles experience their toughest front-end crash test to date.                                               

Cloud Applications, A Challenge For Both User And Access Control

July 30, 2014 12:40 pm | by Dean Wiech | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role, it is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.

Appeals Court Upholds Meat Labels

July 30, 2014 9:42 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.                  

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Consumer Confidence Jumps In July

July 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

U.S. consumers are more confident about the economy than they have been in nearly seven years.                                             

Samsung Phone Shipments Falter

July 30, 2014 9:37 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's biggest maker of smartphones, saw its sales drop in the second quarter, a research firm said Tuesday.                                

Corning Donates $1.8M In Parts For Space Telescope

July 30, 2014 9:34 am | by Michael Hill, Associated Press | News | Comments

Corning Inc. has donated $1.8 million in high-tech components for a telescope a private group wants to launch into space.                                     

Kellogg Plans To Close Georgia Plant

July 30, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A food manufacturing company has announced plans to close a plant in western Georgia by the end of next year.                                         

Small Cars Fare Poorly In Crash Tests

July 30, 2014 9:29 am | by Dee-Ann Durbin, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests.                                     

Amazon To Invest $2B To Expand In India

July 30, 2014 9:24 am | by Kay Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.                                 

Lawmakers Push For Airline Safety Devices

July 29, 2014 1:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two U.S. legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.         

Fed Weighing Key Issues But May Reveal Little

July 29, 2014 1:18 pm | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

The Federal Reserve will make another cut this week in its monthly bond purchases, which have been aimed at keeping long-term loan rates low, but questions about some of the Fed policies remain.                

Suzuki Recalling Nearly 26K Cars

July 29, 2014 1:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.                                 

Amazon Now Offers 3D Printed Products

July 29, 2014 1:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Amazon said Monday that it has started selling 3D printed customizable objects like iPhone cases, jewelry and figurines on the online retailer's website.                           

Providing 3D Printing To The Masses

July 29, 2014 12:55 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Peter Weijmarshausen, CEO of Shapeways, a 3D printing company that lets consumers dream up products and sell them on-demand, says that a manufacturing revolution is coming.                       

Smoothing The Transition To ISO 9000 With Effective File Control

July 29, 2014 11:27 am | by Greg Milliken | Articles | Comments

Moving a library of ISO compliance documents, instrument design drawings and product manuals into a cloud-based, single virtual file repository helped Bentley Instruments find a simple way to store, share and retrieve standards documents with all of its locations. 

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