Monthly Archives: April 2014

Intuitive Surgical Earnings Fall


Intuitive Surgical forecast that sales of its da Vinci surgical robots would show a first-quarter decline of 59%, citing weaker demand for some minimally invasive procedures.

GM to Invest $449 Million in Electric-Car Development


General Motors Co. on Tuesday announced a $449 million investment in two Michigan plants to bolster the development and production of its Chevrolet Volt and Cadillac ELR hybrid-electric vehicles.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Watertight Yet Still Not Quite Right


Samsung’s newest version of its top-selling Android phone is best considered a refinement to the year-old Galaxy S4 and raises the question: Has smartphone evolution stalled?

Young Teachers Stick Around, Bringing Tech Savvy


Some 200,000 new teachers entered the classroom in 2007, one of the largest contingents ever. Now, research shows a big chunk of them remain, bringing fresh ideas to students, despite one of the most tumultuous periods in U.S. education.

Microsoft Employee: Ballmer Gets Some Office for iPad Credit Too


Satya Nadella is collecting many kudos for delivering a shiny new Microsoft in his first 60 days as chief executive. But not every new path was necessarily set by the new boss.

How Upstart Opower Bested Google


While Web-based, electricity-conservation products from Google and Microsoft have failed, upstart Opower has succeeded by relying on the U.S. mail.

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