Ford to make `green drive’ affordable, especially for Asia

25 03 2010

Recently in Cologne. To woo environment-conscious drivers into its fold, Ford Motors Company has said it is looking to make green technology not just sustainable but also affordable, especially for the Asian markets. “We see climate change as an important issue. Affordable low carbon-di-oxide emission vehicles are very crucial for Europe and the rest of […]

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Congress Rebukes Microsoft’s Chinese Censorship, Microsoft Fires Back

25 03 2010

Rep. Smith, R-N.J.:”They [Microsoft] need to get on the right side of human rights rather than enabling tyranny, which they’re doing right now.” There has been much talk about Google’s decision to pull out of China while Microsoft has remained directly complicit in Chinese internet censorship.  Today a bipartisan U.S. Congressional panel praised Google’s actions, […]

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Ex-VP sues Goldman over “mommy track”

24 03 2010

Goldman Sachs Group Inc was sued for alleged bias by a former vice president, who said the Wall Street bank consigned her to a “mommy track” that led to her firing while she was on maternity leave. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court by Charlotte Hanna, who said she worked at Goldman […]

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IBM faces EU antitrust complaint over ‘tying’ claims

24 03 2010

Antitrust problems for IBM mounted yesterday when a fresh complaint about its business practices was filed with Europe’s top competition regulator. The new complaint comes from TurboHercules, a French company, which is accusing the US group of refusing to allow customers to run IBM’s mainframe operating systems on anything other than IBM mainframe hardware, an […]

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L’ITRI poursuit le projet de traà§abilité de la cassitérite provenant de la RDC

24 03 2010

L’organisation des principaux producteurs et fonderies de l’étain (ITRI), s’est dit pràªt à  débuter la seconde phase d’essai pilote au sujet de la traà§abilité de l’étain provenant des mines de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC). La plus haute autorité mondiale dans le domaine de l’étain ” va commencer à  établir une traà§abilité du minerai […]

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Chevron to test youthful solar systems at aging oil refinery

23 03 2010

In a move bound to be interpreted in some quarters as symbolic of the company’s evolving low carbon energy strategy, oil giant Chevron announced yesterday that it is to use one of its former refineries in California to host a major new research project to assess the effectiveness of competing next generation solar technologies. The […]

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U.S. alleges Daimler paid bribes

23 03 2010

Daimler AG was charged on Tuesday with violating U.S. bribery laws for a decade by showering foreign officials with millions of dollars in payments and gifts of luxury cars in hopes of winning lucrative business deals. Daimler plans to pay $185-million (U.S.) to settle charges by the U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission […]

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A new approach to China: an update

22 03 2010

On January 12, we announced on this blog that Google and more than twenty other U.S. companies had been the victims of a sophisticated cyber attack originating from China, and that during our investigation into these attacks we had uncovered evidence to suggest that the Gmail accounts of dozens of human rights activists connected with […]

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Toshiba Cuts Incandescent Bulbs From Line Up, Shaves 430,000 Tons Off Potential CO2 Emissions

20 03 2010

After shipping nearly 4.07 billion incandescent light bulbs over the last 120 years, Toshiba is cutting the product from its manufacturing line-up, focusing on greener technologies like LED lighting instead, an area in which it has been making headway. The decision to eliminate the outdated technology is expected to help cut 430,000 tons of potential […]

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Kraft to cut salt levels in many products

18 03 2010

Kraft Foods Inc. plans to reduce sodium by an average of 10 percent over the next two years for North American brands, including Oscar Mayer and Velveeta.Kraft’s move follows similar efforts by Campbell Soup Co. and ConAgra Foods Inc. Susan Davison, a spokeswoman for Kraft, said the company will cut salt levels in more than […]

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