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 amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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