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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, tags with bar codes hang at a facility in Flandreau, S.D. George J. Laurer, whose invention of the Universal Product Code at IBM transformed retail and other industries around the world, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at his home in Wendell, N.C. He was 94. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn, File)
George Laurer, inventor of ubiquitous UPC, dies at 94The inventor of the Universal Product Code has died
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo snow covers the perimeter of the General Motors' Lordstown plant in Lordstown, Ohio. General Motors is selling the Ohio assembly plant it closed in March to a new company that plans to begin making electric trucks in late 2020. The company called Lordstown Motors Corp. said Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, that it initially intends to hire 400 production workers but still needs more money from investors. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
GM lending $40M to startup company buying closed Ohio plantGeneral Motors has agreed to loan $40 million to a newly formed company that wants to make electric pickup trucks at a massive Ohio assembly plant GM shut down earlier this year
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Amazon Claims It Lost $10B Contract Due to TrumpAmazon claims it missed out on a potentially $10 billion contract because of President Trump. That's the assertion in a lawsuit by Amazon Web Services unsealed Monday. The Department of Defense ended up handing the JEDI (Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure) contract to Microsoft in late October, a move that AWS...
Newser12 hours ago
Census Bureau head says IT concerns are being remedied The U.S. Census Bureau’s director says information technology problems have been fixed or are in the process of being remedied, despite recent reports raising concerns about the bureau’s preparedness for the 2020 Census
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China Bans Foreign ComputersWithin three years, there won't be a Dell or a Microsoft to be found inside China's government offices. Beijing has ordered all foreign computer equipment and software be eliminated from government offices and public institutions by 2022, reports the Guardian , which notes the move will likely be "a blow to...
Newser15 hours ago
FBI: No link found between cyberattack and Navy base attackThe FBI said it has found no signs of any link between a cyberattack on computer systems of a Florida Panhandle city and the recent attack at the naval air station there in which a Saudi flight student killed three sailors and wounded eight others
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Broadcast TV shut out of Globe nods, Netflix edges HBOIn the Golden Globe TV nominations, the broadcast networks were completely shut out for what is believed to be the first time
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo people stand in the lobby for Amazon offices in New York. Amazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract. Amazon argues in a lawsuit unsealed Monday, Dec. 9, that the decision should be revisited because of “substantial and pervasive errors" and Trump's interference. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Amazon says Trump's 'improper pressure' doomed Pentagon bidAmazon says President Donald Trump's “improper pressure" and behind-the-scenes attacks harmed its chances of winning a $10 billion Pentagon contract
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this April 27, 2010 file photo, a woman using a cell phone walks past T-Mobile and Sprint stores in New York. T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, shrinking the major wireless companies to three from four and creating another phone giant to rival AT&T and Verizon, has already notched approvals from federal national-security, telecommunications and antitrust regulators. Now it must convince a federal court judge in New York that the 14 state attorneys general suing to stop its deal are wrong. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Sprint exec messages suggest T-Mobile deal may boost pricesA Sprint executive's messages revealed in court Monday may undercut one of T-Mobile's arguments supporting its $26.5 billion merger
The Associated Press1 day ago
4-year-old twins free selves, climb to safety after crashWashington state authorities say 4-year-old twins freed themselves from car seats and climbed an embankment following car crash that killed father
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