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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak First In Line For iPhone

October 14, 2011 9:50 am | Videos

Apple Inc's new iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe prompting thousands to queue around city blocks for the new gadget, even Apple co-founder Wozniak. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Cyber Attacks Up 650 Percent

October 13, 2011 6:36 am | Videos

There's no doubt about it, cyber attacks are on the rise. According to research conducted by the Government Accountability Office, cyber attacks against the United States are up 650 percent in the past five years. This should be a major concern for corporations. Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.

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Behold, The Cheapest Computer In The World

October 12, 2011 9:32 am | Videos

India's Ministry of Education has announced it has come up with the world' cheapest computer. The 7-inch device is smaller than Apple's iPad, features two USB ports, as well as a HD screen. Perhaps more importantly, it costs only $50. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Robot Composed Of Parts That Learn

October 12, 2011 9:30 am | Videos

Information technology specialists in Berlin are bringing one of the world's first truly humanoid robots to life. What is even more unique is that the individual parts of "Myon" can learn independently of each other. German Robot Composed of Parts that Learn... by NewsLook If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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What's Behind U.S. Auto Market Growth?

October 12, 2011 9:25 am | Videos

Ali Velshi sits down with Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Company, and asks him about the strongest influences in the American car market right now. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Is Technology Killing Jobs?

October 12, 2011 9:22 am | Videos

Anthony DeRosa speaks with Jeff Jarvis about the impact of new technologies on job creation...and extinction. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Is A Double-Dip Recession Imminent?

October 12, 2011 8:41 am | Videos

Just about everyone has an opinion on the current state of the U.S. economy and its prospects for the near future. In this video, ECRI managing director Lakshman Achuthan says the U.S. is heading into a 'mild' recession due to a slowdown in manufacturing and exports. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Cadillac Goes Hybrid

October 10, 2011 10:45 am | Videos

GM introduces a prototype Cadillac--The Ciel, complete with suicide doors, a lithium-ion hybrid system, and even a humidor. It marks a new direction for the Cadillac brand. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Tricked-Out Golf Carts In Action

October 7, 2011 9:18 am | Videos

Cool Carts of Texas wants to build you your own tricked-out golf cart. Whatever you can imagine, they'll build it for you. Take a look at some of what the Austin-based maker and seller of custom golf carts has put together so far in this video. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Steve Jobs Leaves Lasting Legacy

October 6, 2011 6:07 am | Videos

Apple founder and former CEO Steve Jobs passed away Wednesday evening at the age of 56. Here is a look back at the life and legacy of one of America's most recognized and celebrated innovators. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Bill Clinton: How To Create Jobs Now

October 5, 2011 9:40 am | Videos

Getting companies to invest cash, flushing out foreclosures, and promoting budding industries are the keys to creating jobs now, says former President Bill Clinton. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Root Cause Analysis: Haul Truck Fire

October 5, 2011 9:36 am | Videos

Follow Ron as he examines this accident and uses PROACT RCA to facilitate this Root Cause Analysis. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Young Adults Face Major Jobs Crisis

October 5, 2011 9:34 am | Videos

Record numbers of young adults are struggling to find regular employment. As NBC's Brian Williams states in this video, it is perhaps the greatest generational struggle in decades. What are the prospects for the future? Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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CEO In The Pilot's Seat

October 5, 2011 9:32 am | Videos

Andrew Davidson says he saves his company time and money by piloting a small plane for most of his business trips. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Talking Employment With 'The Jobs Czar'

October 5, 2011 9:29 am | Videos

Jeff Immelt is a pretty busy guy these days. His day job is that of CEO of General Electric. But he's also the Chairman of President Barack Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. There aren't many people better qualified to speak on the employment situation in the United States today.

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Heathrow Moves Forward With Pod Cars

October 4, 2011 10:59 am | Videos

Laser-guided pods land at London's Heathrow Airport, allowing travellers to shuttle between terminals in futuristic fashion. Reuter's Ruairidh Villar reports. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Chinese Environmentalists Target Apple

October 4, 2011 10:12 am | Videos

A Chinese environmental group is concerned about fumes coming from a factory in Suzhou, China. This factory is an alleged supplier to United States tech giant Apple. Residents living in the area of the factory have complained of a strong odor that makes them feel sick. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Bringing Production Jobs Back 'Home'

September 30, 2011 11:23 am | Videos

This is the story of one manufacturer that spent several years chasing cheaper costs by sending production to China. Now he's doing his best to bring some of that work back to the United States. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.

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Durable Robots Tackle Triathlon

September 29, 2011 11:31 am | Videos

Panasonic's battery-powered robots gear up for the Ironman triathlon challenge in Hawaii. Reuter's Tara Cleary reports. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department. Have any comments or questions about our video editions of IMPO? Or do you have a video you'd like to see featured in one of our deployments? Email me at Rachel.

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Meet The Leader Of The Bionic Age

September 28, 2011 10:19 am | Videos

At the MIT Biomechatronics lab, professor Hugh Herr is creating robotic prosthetics that mimic the functions of real limbs, leading to a new bionic age. A mountaineering accident that cost Herr both of his legs served as the inspiration behind his work. Now he's trying to advance technology not only for himself, but for the benefit of others.

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