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GE Ramps Up Industrial Base, Looks To Sell Appliance Unit

August 20, 2014 12:16 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | Blogs | Comments

For more than 100 years, General Electric has been a staple consumer appliance brand in American homes. Necessities like the electric toaster, refrigerator, and washer & dryer, helped make GE the conglomerate it is today.        

Apple's Stock Bounces Back To Hit a New High

August 20, 2014 10:10 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's stock touched a new high Wednesday, reflecting investors' renewed faith in CEO Tim Cook'...

Preventing Critters From Damaging Critical Electrical Equipment

August 14, 2014 2:16 pm | by Roxtec | Articles | Comments

Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitoes, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is...

iPad Production Reportedly Underway

August 14, 2014 1:42 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Apple has reportedly started mass production of its next-generation iPads. The new iPad Air...

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Cisco To Lay Off up to 6,000 Workers

August 14, 2014 1:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco said Wednesday that it will lay off up to 6,000 workers, or 8 percent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring.                                     

Apple Bans Use of 2 Chemicals in iPhone Assembly

August 14, 2014 10:00 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is banning the use of two potentially hazardous chemicals during the final assembly of iPhones and iPads as part of the company's latest commitment to protect the factory workers who build its trendy devices.           

CEO: Glass-Making Plant for Apple Nears Production

August 12, 2014 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A large factory in the Phoenix metro area is reportedly close to starting production of scratch-resistant sapphire glass for Apple cameras and other devices.                            

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Officials: Corporate Tax Case Could Cost Michigan

August 8, 2014 3:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling in favor of IBM in a corporate tax case could cost the state more than $1 billion — an amount that could have a "budget-busting" impact, according to the state's attorney general.         

An Apple and Samsung Truce? Almost.

August 7, 2014 1:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Apple and Samsung call a partial truce in their patent battle. But the war still rages on in the United States — just as rumors swirl about an iPhone 6 launch date.                         

Apple This Close to New All-Time High

August 5, 2014 10:04 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Remember when everyone hated Tim Cook and Apple's stock was in the iDoldrums? Apple's shares have come roaring back and a new record of above $100 is in reach.                           

Samsung Phone Shipments Falter

July 30, 2014 1:13 pm | by Peter Svensson - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Korean phone giant lost ground to upstart Chinese manufacturers after several years of headlong growth, according to figures from IDC.                                 

Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen

July 28, 2014 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.             

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EU Antitrust Body Clears $3B Apple-Beats Deal

July 28, 2014 9:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's antitrust authority has cleared Apple's $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services.                         

China Expected To Declare Qualcomm a Monopoly

July 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly, a government newspaper reported Friday.                          

Larson Electronics Lights Up 'Batman v Superman' Blockbuster

July 22, 2014 11:28 am | by Larson Electronics | News | Comments

Larson Electronics lighting equipment heads back to the big screen for another grand appearance in the new “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” film.                                 

Design Will Be Central to Microsoft's Future

July 22, 2014 9:51 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is putting an emphasis on design excellence more than ever — to make its products more competitive with offerings from rivals Apple, Google and Amazon and to prod its hardware making partners to dream up new, more innovative devices. 

Apple-IBM Deal Weighs on BlackBerry Shares

July 17, 2014 9:39 am | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — aimed at business customers.                     

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Microsoft To Cut up to 18,000 Jobs

July 17, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.                               

Apple, IBM To Team Up on Mobile Devices

July 16, 2014 9:29 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple is teaming up with former nemesis IBM in an attempt to sell more iPhones and iPads to corporate customers and government agencies.                                 

HP Loses Interim Chairman Whitworth

July 15, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard's interim chairman, Ralph Whitworth, has resigned from the company's board to concentrate on personal health issues.                                  

Novartis, Google To Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease.                    

Duracell To Launch New Quantum Batteries

July 15, 2014 9:50 am | by Duracell Professional | News | Comments

With less time spent worrying about or changing the batteries in their devices, professionals can save time and money and focus on doing the jobs they do best.                          

Sharp May Buy Apple's LCD Production Facility

July 15, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling electronics maker Sharp Corp. is in talks to buy out Apple Inc.'s liquid crystal display production facility at a Sharp plant in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, industry source said Saturday.                

Samsung Suspends Chinese Supplier

July 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean company, which is the world's biggest smartphone maker, said in its blog Monday that it had found possible evidence of child labor and illegal hiring at Dongguan Shinyang Electronics Co.              

Whirlpool Buys $1B Stake in Italy's Indesit

July 11, 2014 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Whirlpool will pay more than $1 billion for a controlling stake in Indesit, the appliance maker's counterpart in Italy.                                     

LED High Bay and LED Wall Pack

July 10, 2014 10:46 am | by Shat-R-Shield | Product Releases | Comments

Both fixtures serve as high efficiency direct retrofits for their outdated, inefficient counterparts and are eligible for utility rebates where offered.  

Apple Wins Court Case on Store Design Trademark

July 10, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union's highest court says Apple's characteristic retail store layout may be registered as a trademark.                                       

Robbers Raid Samsung Plant in Brazil

July 8, 2014 9:39 am | by Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press | News | Comments

Thieves raided a Samsung electronics factory in Brazil during the night shift early Monday, subdued workers and guards, and made off with at least $6 million worth of cellphones and computers.                 

Smart Grill Texts When Burgers Are Done

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Lynx Grills has developed a prototype grill where you can control everything from your smartphone, including temperature and text alerts.                                 

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