Technology

Lean manufacturing transforms Wisconsin maker of U.S. Navy warships

Published 06/09/2015

MARINETTE, Wis. Big investments, lean manufacturing techniques borrowed from the automotive industry, and a more engaged workforce have revamped the Wisconsin shipyard where Italy's Fincantieri [more…]

Toyota partners with Stanford, MIT on self-driving car research

Published 04/09/2015

DETROIT Toyota Motor Corp is collaborating with two top U.S. universities on artificial intelligence and robotics research aimed at ramping up the Japanese automaker's efforts [more…]

Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology

Published 28/08/2015

SAN FRANCISCO Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing [more…]

Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech

Published 28/08/2015

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems [more…]

Local channels blacked out on Dish across 36 states

Published 26/08/2015

Dish Network Corp said subscribers have lost access to more than 100 local stations due to a distribution dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, affecting [more…]

Monsanto sweetens offer for Syngenta, values firm at $47 billion

Published 25/08/2015

NEW YORK and CHICAGO U.S.-based Monsanto Co (MON.N) sweetened its offer to buy Switzerland's Syngenta AG (SYNN.VX), valuing the company at around $47 billion as [more…]

Contract for new U.S. long-range bomber due soon: Air Force secretary

Published 25/08/2015

WASHINGTON U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James on Monday said a contract for a new long-range bomber would be awarded soon, and the project would [more…]

Apple’s Cook reassures investors on China, stock boomerangs

Published 24/08/2015

Apple Inc's Chief Executive Tim Cook took an unusual step of reassuring shareholders on Monday in comments to CNBC about the iPhone maker's business in [more…]

South Africa’s Vodacom says in talks with Naspers over content deal

Published 17/08/2015

JOHANNESBURG South African mobile phone operator Vodacom is in talks with pay-TV giant Naspers to deliver movies and television programs to mobile devices, it said [more…]

Symantec to sell Veritas for $8 billion to focus on security software

Published 12/08/2015

Norton antivirus software maker Symantec Corp has agreed to sell its data storage unit, Veritas, for $8 billion to a group led by Carlyle Group [more…]