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From The Top: Why Applying Big Data Techniques Doesn't Mean Big Bucks

August 3, 2015 12:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor

Companies are gathering huge amounts of data about their production, processes and customers to become more connected. In this episode, we chat with Colin Masson, global industry director of manufacturing at Microsoft, on what should we know about big data management.


Manufacturing Minute: The Hyperloop Moves Closer To Reality

July 30, 2015 2:35 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Editor

In this episode, the Hyperloop moves closer to reality, unions may get overhauled, and self-driving taxis are coming.


Method CEO Bets On Chicago's South Side

July 29, 2015 10:56 am | by CNNMoney

A new plant hasn't been built on the South Side of Chicago for 30 years — until now. Poppy Harlow finds out why Method bet big on this community.


Manufacturing Minute: Record Auto Recall Fine

July 28, 2015 2:11 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, the cities driving industrial growth, an electric flying car and a record recall fine.


3D Printed Milk Cap Indicates When Milk Has Spoiled

July 28, 2015 1:59 pm | by Wall Street Journal

A milk cap developed by scientists at the Univ. of Calif., Berkeley, and National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan demonstrates the potential of 3D printing for creating electronics. 


Jonathan Downey Navigates Future Of Drones

July 27, 2015 2:55 pm | by USA TODAY

Jonathan Downey, founder and CEO of Airware, is focusing his startup on designing hardware, software and data storage for commercial drones.


From The Top: Microsoft's Colin Masson On Cloud Computing

July 27, 2015 10:54 am | by Jon Minnick, Editor

Tomorrow's successful manufacturing business will be utilizing cloud computing to manage at least some aspects of their business. Colin Masson, global industry director of manufacturing at Microsoft, discusses why cloud computing and manufacturing go great together. 


Levi's Jeans: Yoga Pants Are Killing Their Business

July 24, 2015 1:37 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Tim Higgins reports on Levi's attempt to adapt to the yoga pants era.


Manufacturing Minute: Protecting Your Car From Cyberattacks

July 23, 2015 2:32 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

In this episode, designing “smart” factories of the future, indestructible tablets and securing your car from hackers.


Solar Company Plans To Light Up The World

July 23, 2015 2:17 pm | by Bloomberg Business

All Solar Lights CEO Paul Hitchens discusses bringing solar lighting solutions to some of the poorest and most remote communities on Earth. 


Accessible 3D Printing And Digital Piracy

July 22, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Thanks to accessible 3D printing companies like Shapeways, DIY hobbyists can turn their designs into 3D objects and sell them online. And that’s raising serious questions about intellectual property rights for some companies.


Manufacturing Minute: Competition For Tesla

July 21, 2015 1:56 pm | by Jon Minnick, Editor

In this episode, Tesla may be facing serious competition soon, a hitchhiking robot and the latest on rail safety. 


The 10 Ways Driverless Cars Will Redefine The Future

July 21, 2015 1:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business

McKinsey & Co Principal Dominik Wee discusses the future for driverless cars.


From The Top: A Conversation With Trek Executive Scott Forest

July 20, 2015 3:04 pm | by Abbey Dean, Editor

Trek’s Global Director of Continuous Improvement discusses trends within the industry. 


In Hawaii, Spam Goes With Everything

July 20, 2015 3:01 pm | by CBS News

The often-maligned canned meat, a staple for GIs during World War II, has become a beloved part of the Hawaiian diet, from burgers to sushi.


Electrolux CEO: U.S. Competitive Intensity Is Increasing

July 17, 2015 2:51 pm | by Bloomberg Business

Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin discusses the economic outlook in various regions impacting sales and U.S. regulators looking at a possible acquisition of GE appliances. 


Mobileye Muscles In On Google's Driverless Future

July 15, 2015 2:44 pm | by Bloomberg Business

What do Audi, Volvo, Tesla and GM have in common? Yes, they all make cars. But they're also all customers of Israel's Mobileye.


Audi Shows Off Its Self-Driving Race Car

July 14, 2015 2:41 pm | by USA TODAY

The German automaker Audi brought an RS7 to Sonoma Raceway to show just how far autonomous driving has come, lapping the track solo at upwards of 150 mph.


The Keurig For Cocktails

July 13, 2015 3:13 pm | by CNNMoney

Bartesian is just like a Keurig, but for mixed drinks. Can it compete with a real bartender?


Airbus' First Electric Plane Crosses English Channel

July 10, 2015 2:20 pm | by Wall Street Journal

Airbus Group SE completed its first-ever flight of an electric plane across the English Channel as the European plane maker seeks to spark interest in less polluting aircraft.



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