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Sep 02, 2014

Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn’t imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA. Despite war, the r...

Sep 01, 2014

At IFA, spotlight will shine on smartwatches with better looks and connectivity

Smartwatches will be in the spotlight at the IFA trade show in Berlin, with LG, Motorola, Samsung, and Sony all keen to demonstrate their new products are what consumers want. Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics announced their upcoming smartwatch... #Sony #Samsung #Samsung Electronics #LG Electronics #Motorola, Inc.

Sep 01, 2014

European 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, report says

Europe’s 700MHz band should be freed for mobile broadband by 2020, a report to the European Commission recommends. The extra spectrum is needed to meet increasing demand for video on tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. The 700MHz Ultra Hig... #Europe #European Commission #Pascal Lamy

Sep 02, 2014

Best Consumer Stocks For Emerging Market Investors

If that sounds about right to you, then there is no place better to crank up the riskometer than in emerging market consumer stocks.  That's been the investment narrative now since the commodity bubble burst right around the same time the housing mar... #Europe #European Commission #Pascal Lamy

Aug 29, 2014

China Weighs Gas Tax to Aid Electric-Car Effort

China is weighing a new tax on gasoline to fund efforts to make electric cars more palatable to consumers, according to the chairman of electric-car maker BYD... #Europe #European Commission #Pascal Lamy

Aug 29, 2014

How Spacecraft Use the Force (of Gravity)

Rosetta mission illustrates how probes use gravitational forces from celestial bodies to alter the course and velocity of their journey, without having to fire fuel-consuming rocket thrusters... #Europe #European Commission #Pascal Lamy

Aug 28, 2014

Microsoft finally cracks down on deceptive Windows Store 'crap apps'

So-called deceptive “crap apps” have always plagued the Windows Store. But now, Microsoft appears to be finally ready to do something about them. In a blog post late Wednesday, Microsoft said that it had removed 1,500 deceptively named apps as part o... #Europe #European Commission #Pascal Lamy

Aug 28, 2014

Thursday Sector Laggards: Financial, Consumer Products

In afternoon trading on Thursday, Financial stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.2% loss. Within that group, Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) and Legg Mason (NYSE: LM) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.5% and 1... #Prudential Financial #Legg Mason, Inc. #NYSE

Aug 28, 2014

At least 300,000 risk losing insurance due to Healthcare.gov glitches

Consumers must send their information multiple times, and many can't access their accounts... #Prudential Financial #Legg Mason, Inc. #NYSE

Sep 01, 2014

Five Open Enrollment Tips To Cope With Obamacare, Employer Cost-Shifting

As the Affordable Care Act and moves by employers and private insurers emphasize lower cost medical care and increased quality, consumers need to closely examine their open enrollment information this fall for myriad changes... #Prudential Financial #Legg Mason, Inc. #NYSE