Alstom Battle Intensifies as Siemens Plans Offer to Counter GE – Businessweek

Immelt is looking to build on a plan to reorient GE toward manufacturing.

Its finance division, GE Capital, imperiled the company during the global financial crisis,

and since then he has sought to build up divisions that make capital goods like jet engines, locomotives and power equipment.

via Alstom Battle Intensifies as Siemens Plans Offer to Counter GE – Businessweek.

FCC’s net neutrality proposal dampens streaming shares | America’s Markets

If such arrangements become the norm, “sites that stream video content (particularly in high definition) will potentially feel the most significant impact”

via FCC’s net neutrality proposal dampens streaming shares | America's Markets.

Japan to keep its share of production of Boeing’s new 777X aircraft | Reuters

Boeing Co has lined up Japanese companies, including Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries,

to build one-fifth of its latest plane, the 777X

via UPDATE 2-Japan to keep its share of production of Boeing's new 777X aircraft | Reuters.

Air Force tests new surveillance capability | U.S. Air Force

“This capability will augment the MP-RTIP’s existing ground surveillance and provide the warfighter with a complete ground, coastal and open seas picture.”

“The system will be able to detect, track, classify and build a profile from where the vessel came from as well as have the ability to see much smaller marine vehicles.”

via Air Force tests new surveillance capability > U.S. Air Force > Article Display.

Phones are giving away your location, regardless of your privacy settings – Quartz

Tiny imperfections during the manufacturing process make a unique fingerprint on your accelerometer data.

When that data is sent to the cloud for processing, your phone’s particular signal can be used to identify you.

via Phones are giving away your location, regardless of your privacy settings – Quartz.

Pfizer’s $100 billion deal shows pharma patents’ perverse incentives – Quartz

Pfizer, the US pharmaceutical giant, has made a $100 billion cash-and-stock offer to purchase Anglo-Swedish rival AstraZeneca.

Is this the best use for that much money?

via Pfizer’s $100 billion deal shows pharma patents’ perverse incentives – Quartz.

Alstom suspends shares as Siemens, GE gear up for takeover tussle | Navégalo.com

Analysts at Societe Generale noted that a “counter offer from Siemens looks unlikely given the competition problems that it would present in Europe”.

via Alstom suspends shares as Siemens, GE gear up for takeover tussle | Navégalo.com.

General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by U.S. Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines – MarketWatch

Virginia-class submarines displace 7,800 tons, with a hull length of 377 feet and a diameter of 34 feet.

They are capable of speeds in excess of 25 knots and can dive to a depth greater than 800 feet,

while carrying Mark 48 advanced capability torpedoes,

Tomahawk land-attack missiles and unmanned underwater vehicles.

via General Dynamics Awarded $18 Billion by U.S. Navy for 10 Virginia-Class Submarines – MarketWatch.

10 users IT hates to support – Network World

10 users IT hates to support – Network World.

Telekom Austria buys half of Slovenia’s spectrum sale | Reuters

Telekom Slovenia, the country’s biggest operator, which Slovenia is trying to privatize, bought almost as much spectrum as Telekom Austria.

via Telekom Austria buys half of Slovenia's spectrum sale | Reuters.