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Jun 4, 2012

Factory orders fell 0.6 percent in April

WASHINGTON — Companies placed fewer orders to U.S. factories for the second straight month and a key measure that tracks business investment plans fell, adding to evidence that the economy is weakening. The Commerce Department said Monday that orders for factory goods fell 0.6 percent in April from March. Demand for so-called core capital goods, […]

May 9, 2012

How to avoid a Carrie Bradshaw moment

I was sitting comfortably on the couch in front of the TV a few weeks ago, adding new contacts to the J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association‘s email list when suddenly my Mac started moving at a snail’s pace. I didn’t panic — I just simply closed all of my open applications and clicked restart, a […]

Apr 16, 2012

‘Shrek’ studio joins Wal-Mart disc-to-digital plan

LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., the maker of “Shrek,” ”Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda,” is teaming up with Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to help people convert their old DVDs into an online movie library. Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks’ chief executive, says that the new “Disc to Digital” service will help consumers adapt to technological[...]

Apr 11, 2012

Effective communication is more than just speaking

The definition of effective communication is dependent on the response you receive from others. At entreQuest, we’ve found that the dynamics of communication are about truly listening and being flexible and thoughtful in how you intend to communicate. We must also realize that communication is about a connection, an emotional connection. Emotion conveys the urgency […]

Mar 28, 2012

U.S. orders for long-lasting goods rise 2.2 percent

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies ordered more long-lasting goods last month, showing businesses are willing to buy equipment and machinery even after an investment tax credit was halved. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that orders for durable goods rose 2.2 percent in February after a steep drop in January. Greater demand for machinery, computers, autos and […]

Mar 13, 2012

Research group raises 2012 forecast for tablet computers

NEW YORK — Research group IDC is increasing its forecast for tablet computer shipments this year after seeing 2011 end stronger than anticipated. IDC said Tuesday that it now expects worldwide shipments of 106 million in 2012, up from the previous forecast of nearly 88 million. IDC says growth in 2011 was helped by the […]

Mar 5, 2012

Using Word 2010 to redline documents for amended pleadings

Technology should make our lives easier. Properly harnessed, it can do just that. Left to its own devices, however, it’s less “Star Trek” and more like the worst parts of “The Matrix” — you remember, the scary part with computers and machines taking over our lives. Here’s one Word 2010 tip that will make your […]

Feb 24, 2012

Company claiming iPad trademark sues Apple in U.S.

SHANGHAI — Apple Inc. is facing yet another challenge to its use of the iPad trademark in China — this time in a court in California. Proview Electronics Co., a unit of Proview International Holdings, which claims it owns the iPad name, filed a lawsuit against Apple’s use of the trademark in mainland China at […]

Feb 16, 2012

Experts urge stronger cyber regulation bill

WASHINGTON — Cybersecurity experts are urging senators to close loopholes in legislation to give the government more power to force critical industries to make their computer networks more secure. Two experts are saying the bill could allow many companies to avoid regulation entirely or drag out the process for up to eight years before they […]

Feb 13, 2012

Law blog roundup

It’s Monday,  and you know what that means. No, Adele didn’t just win another Grammy. It’s time for the ol’ roundup. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Music-industry lawyers do not whistle to Spotify’s tune — Los Angeles Times finds a lawyer to top its story on “workaholism” — Disbarment […]

Jan 19, 2012

Apple starts selling interactive iPad textbooks

NEW YORK — Apple Inc. on Thursday launched its attempt to make the iPad a replacement for a satchel full of textbooks by starting to sell electronic versions of a handful of standard high-school books. The electronic textbooks, which include “Biology” and “Environmental Science” from Pearson and “Algebra 1” and “Chemistry” from McGraw-Hill, contain[...]

Jan 9, 2012

Analysts: Gadget sales to top $1 trillion in 2012

LAS VEGAS — Developing countries like China and India will drive global sales of consumer electronics above $1 trillion this year for the first time, even as cash-strapped shoppers in the U.S. and Western Europe ease off spending for high-tech gear, industry analysts said Sunday. Developing countries will account for 46 percent of global gadget […]

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