Five Across Inc. recently launched an instant messaging service for businesses, which can be downloaded for free off of their network, according to IDG News Service. This free service is an alternative to the pricey business services already on the market and the free models not tailored to business. This instant messaging system is geared towards the workgroup, with features such as the ability to send a message to multiple recipients, sharing of documents in a central server, and scheduling meetings at an online calendar. For more info or to download the service, go to www.fiveacross.com.
Sales of semiconductors, interconnects, and other electronic components in North America were flat through the second quarter of 2015, reflecting a pattern that’s been repeating itself for several years.
An in-depth survey of 700 current and future users of 3D printing holds few surprises, but results emphasize some major trends already in progress. Two standouts are the big growth in end-use parts and metal additive manufacturing (AM) most respondents expect.
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