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Fact box on GM plants being idled

DETROIT — General Motors’ plan to close three North American assembly plants and two transmission plants next year could directly affect nearly 6,000 hourly Read More

Logitech to buy Plantronics

The Swiss key board and webcam manufacturer is reported to have offered $2.2 billion to buy the US headset specialist.Plantronics’ market cap is $2 Read More

Apple acquires IoT startup Silk Labs

Apple acquired a developer of artificially intelligent software for connected devices earlier this year, according to a report.The startup, Silk Labs, still maintains its Read More

Formlabs Competitor DWS Systems Sues in Latest 3D Printing Patent Fight

Italian 3D printing technology firm DWS Systems is suing Formlabs for infringing its stereolithography patent, marking the Somerville, MA-based company’s latest legal battle over Read More

Boston Scientific to buy BTG plc for $4.2B

One of the state’s biggest medical device companies is getting even bigger through a global acquisition. Marlborough-based Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) announced Tuesday that Read More

Teradyne robotics firm Universal Robots to hire Rethink Robotics employees

By Kelly J. O’Brien  – Technology Reporter, Boston Business JournalNov 13, 2018, 6:15amMore than 20 former employees of Boston-based Rethink Robotics Inc., which shut down Read More

The Future is Now for 5G

5G cellular telephony is rapidly approaching.  Industry watchers predict that mobile routers, home routers and other initial 5G products will be launched by the Read More

Apple has $62.9bn Q3

Services revenue reached an all-time high of $10 billion.“We’re thrilled to report another record-breaking quarter that caps a tremendous fiscal 2018, the year in Read More

Amazon in advanced talks to put HQ2 in VA

Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) has held advanced discussions about establishing its second headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, according to The Washington Post. Source: Amazon Read More

Ford buys electric scooter company

Ford Smart Mobility, says it is acquiring Spin, a San Francisco-based electric scooter-sharing company that provides customers an alternative for first- and last-mile transportation Read More

Insulet inks deal with Samsung to develop smartphone-controlled Omnipod 

Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) said this week that it inked a deal with Samsung to develop an Omnipod insulin delivery system that would allow users to control Read More

GE to sell Current to private equity firm

General Electric Co. has agreed to sell Current, its Boston-based smart-lighting subsidiary, to a New York private equity firm for an undisclosed amount, the Read More


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