Want to get a CEO's dander up? Say his company could be sold to a competitor. The dander is up at UGS PLM Solutions, which parent company EDS is considering selling. There was an initial public offering last October. But since then, there have been rumors that a competitor would buy the company. Not so, says John J. Clendening, the company's senior vice president of marketing communications. EDS is only talking to private equity firms and IPO underwriters, not competitors. Expected price EDS expects to get: more than two times the subsidiary's 2003 revenues of approximately $900 million.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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