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Net Neutrality: Steve Wozniak Calls FCC Decision A Victory For Consumers

February 27, 2015 11:01 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak discusses the FCC approving Net Neutrality Internet rules with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook 

Sweden's Ericsson Sues Apple In Patent Dispute

February 27, 2015 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.

Happening Today: FCC Votes On Net Neutrality

February 26, 2015 1:09 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) finally votes on its controversial proposal to...

Goldman CEO On Hacking: 'Certainty Is Unavailable'

February 26, 2015 12:40 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein says securing the bank's technology is "anxiety producing" and...

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Arizona House OKs Credits, Exemptions For Apple Data Center

February 25, 2015 9:34 am | by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Arizona Legislature wants to help Apple Inc. by extending renewable energy tax credits and exemptions to cover the 1.3-million-square-foot data center it plans to open in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

Why Manufacturers Need To Do Their Duty To Protect Core Applications

February 24, 2015 11:17 am | by Mariano Nunez | Articles | Comments

In 2014, organizations were caught off guard by the increase in advanced threats targeting vulnerabilities within business-critical applications. In order to ensure that this information is secured, manufacturing organizations must implement measures that eliminate any and all threats to the business before they evolve.

Apple To Set Up High-Tech Data Hubs In Northern Europe

February 24, 2015 10:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in high-tech data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, in its largest such project in Europe to date, the company said Monday.

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M&A In Manufacturing - Top 3 Data Lessons Learned

February 23, 2015 11:05 am | by Eric Stout | Articles | Comments

As manufacturing companies look toward the fast-growth areas of their business in favor of reducing non-core assets, M&A has become an effective strategy. However, from a data perspective, manufacturers must take the right steps to ensure proper quality and migration for all enterprise data involved. 

Superfish Points Fingers Over Ad Software Security Flaws

February 23, 2015 10:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

 A little-known Silicon Valley startup was caught in a firestorm of criticism this week for making software that exposed Lenovo laptop users to hackers bent on stealing personal information. But Superfish Inc. has also won praise for producing visual search technology that many see as the next big thing in online shopping.

Lenovo Shipped Laptops With Security Flaw, Experts Say

February 20, 2015 9:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Experts say the world's biggest computer maker shipped laptops with pre-installed software that could let hackers steal passwords or other sensitive information when you use the web to shop, pay bills or check email.

Thought Leaders: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 19, 2015 11:09 am | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a very specific product. Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in this process.

Samsung Buying Mobile-Pay Co. In Bid To Challenge Apple Pay

February 19, 2015 10:40 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is buying mobile-payment startup LoopPay as the Korean phone maker steps up to challenge Apple and its payment system on iPhones.

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Report: Apple Has Hundreds Working On Electric Car Project

February 17, 2015 9:33 am | by Bernard Condon, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Apple has hired hundreds of people to work on a secret project — code name "Titan" — to develop an electric vehicle.

Manufacturing Group Backs Overseas Email Privacy Bill

February 13, 2015 11:56 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A national manufacturing group is calling for congressional passage of an overseas email privacy bill, arguing it would help protect American business relationships abroad.

Obama To Focus On Cybersecurity In Heart Of Silicon Valley

February 13, 2015 11:17 am | by Darlene Superville and Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Responding to unprecedented data breaches and cyberattacks, President Barack Obama is trying to spark alliances between policymakers who want to regulate the online world and tech innovators who traditionally shun Beltway bureaucracies.

Three-Sided Screen Could Make Samsung Hot Again

February 12, 2015 12:20 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Rosenblatt Securities' Brian Blair comments on Samsung's plans to release two new versions of its top-tier Galaxy smartphone next month, including a model with a display covering three sides. 

Is It Time To Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

February 12, 2015 12:03 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.

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Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen? Your Boss Wants To Know

February 12, 2015 11:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

A growing number of companies, including Twitter Inc., are giving their workers' a pop quiz, testing security savvy by sending spoof phishing emails to see who bites.

Report: Third Industrial Revolution Led By Device Manufacturers

February 11, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week, IDC and Flexera Software released a new survey report that provides unique insights into how the third industrial revolution, currently sweeping the global economy, is being fueled by device manufacturers.

Competing For The World’s Customers Calls For Managing Content Wisely

February 11, 2015 11:40 am | by Robert Bredlau | Articles | Comments

No matter how long they’ve been in business, global manufacturers for B2B and B2C goods must face the reality of a digital world in which customers expect a company’s website to provide them with all the information they need, and quickly, on whatever platform they’re using. 

Let Hackers In: Experts Say Traps Might Be Better Than Walls

February 10, 2015 9:43 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Ever since the Internet blossomed in the 1990s, cybersecurity was built on the idea that computers could be protected by a digital quarantine. Now, as hackers routinely overwhelm such defenses, experts say cybersecurity is beyond due an overhaul. 

Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking

February 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.

Are Americans Less Concerned About Cybersecurity?

February 6, 2015 11:59 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg discusses the lack of concern about cybersecurity in the U.S.                                             

FCC’s Net Neutrality Proposal Keeps Internet Open For Businesses

February 5, 2015 1:00 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Later this month, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote on a proposal to reclassify the Internet as a utility and critical to the functioning of the nation, in turn, maintaining “net neutrality.” So what does that all mean?   

Samsung Launches Tizen-Powered TVs In Home Market

February 5, 2015 9:49 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

South Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics Co. has started domestic sales of high-end televisions powered by its Tizen operating system and plans to add washing machines, fridges and other appliances to the range of products that use the software.

No Fast Or Slow Lanes For Internet? New Rules Proposed

February 5, 2015 9:45 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

Declaring the Internet critical for the nation, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed an unprecedented expansion of federal power to ensure providers don't block or slow web traffic for America's countless users.         

Drone Maker Plans Software Update To Block Washington Flights

February 4, 2015 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Chinese maker of a drone that a hobbyist crashed at the White House says it is taking steps to ensure that cannot happen again.                                  

Survey: Majority Of Manufacturers Plan To Bolster Mobile App Use

February 2, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

A poll conducted by business mobility firm Catavolt found a majority of manufacturers plan to increase their use of mobile apps this year.                                

5 Ways The Cloud Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operations

January 30, 2015 11:12 am | by Doug Fair | Articles | Comments

There is no need to fear — transitioning to cloud-based technology is actually a huge step towards improving manufacturing operations not only at the plant level, but also throughout the entire enterprise.             

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