Technology Hardware

  • Marion Kujawa looks over a pond he uses to water the cattle on his farm on July 16, 2012 in Ashley, Illinois. Kujawa has been digging the pond deeper after it began to dry up during the current drought. According to the Illinois Farm Bureau the state is experiencing the sixth driest year on record.

    With severe droughts and little increase in demand, major U.S. food companies are turning to technology in order to increase their pricing power.

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    Industries across the board are embracing the idea of collecting and analyzing data to predict future outcomes as a way to enhance product quality and gain a competitive edge.

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    LifeLock’s less-than-stellar IPO is just a temporary setback, the company's CEO told CNBC on Wednesday, adding that the company still had “tremendous” growth opportunities.

  • The Oracle logo is displayed on the company's world headquarters in Redwood Shores, California.

    Oracle isn't planning on making any large acquisitions over the next couple of years and instead is focused on growing organically, CEO Larry Ellison said on CNBC on Tuesday.

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    Oracle's first-quarter earnings report showed that companies will spend on technology if it can help them cut costs and improve performance, Mark Hurd, president of the software giant, told CNBC’s "Closing Bell."

  • The Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province of China.

    Taiwan’s Foxconn, a major supplier for Apple, saw its stock price fall almost three percent on Monday after news that it was forced to shut its factory in Northern China after a brawl between workers left 40 people injured.

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    For years now, Apple has been trying to rule the smartphone market in China. Its latest iPhone offering might just do the trick.

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    Apple’s big product launch this week, expected to mark the debut of the iPhone 5, could spell good news for a host of companies way beyond the boundaries of the tech giant’s campus in Cupertino, Calif. reports.

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    The bulls had high hopes in Skyworks Solutions on Friday after fellow Apple iPhone supplier OmniVision Technologies reported strong results.

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    The bulls had their horns out for JDS Uniphase yesterday, looking for a rally.

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    Two Accenture execs write that established firms saddled with legacy systems are in danger of being outmaneuvered by emerging challengers. Armed with new and better technology, infrastructure and organizations, these companies are better positioned to meet ever-more demanding business needs. But it does not have to be this way, they caution.

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    If companies could compete for Olympic hurdles medals, Japan’s track-tested, shin-bruised manufacturing sector would have fielded some of the most hardened corporate athletes in the recent Games, The Financial Times reports.

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    For 25 years, the high-tech companies of Silicon Valley have been using Bon Appétit Food Management to serve healthy, and free, food right on the job.

  • Hillbilly Animatronics

    The seller says the band was designed and built by "someone who used to work in animatronics at Disney World.” Really? This thing isn't exactly Country Bear Jamboree quality. The seller originally purchased the contraption for around $14,000, but the asking price is now $5,000. "Faux porch included if buyer wishes to dismantle and arrange for transport."

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    Broadcom delivered stellar numbers at a time when other semiconductor makers have been hit hard, and its future appears to be bright, as well, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer said Wednesday.

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    The "Mad Money" host points to five stocks that are exacting their revenge on the market to prove that even losers get lucky once in a while.

  • Microsoft Windows 8 new interface

    PC makers, jilted of late by consumers attracted to tablets and smartphones, are pinning their hopes for a change in fortunes on the October launch of the Windows 8 operating system, announced last week. The FT reports.

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    In a word, the tech rankings this year are stunning, with a major shake-up of the top ten. California falls from the top, while two other states join the elite.

  • A crew from Alpha Oil & Gas Services Inc. constructs a 10 inch gas pipeline outside of Watford City, North Dakota, U.S

    The states  — all west of the Mississippi — can make a case for moving up in our rankings, but only one can really lay claim.

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    As orders go at air shows, the latest deal between Boeing and Air Lease Corp is not the biggest one ever done.  Still, the $7.2 Billion ALC is paying for 75 new 737 MAX airplanes is significant and highlight the continued demand for more fuel-efficient single aisle planes.

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