Delphi Automotive (DLPH) Acquires Autonomous Vehicle Technology Firm Ottomatika Aug 4, 2015 01:00PM

Ottomatika Inc., a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company that provides software and systems development for self-driving vehicles, has been acquired by the global vehicle technology company Delphi Automotive PLC.

Led by Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Raj Rajkumar, Ottomatika spun off from Carnegie Mellon in 2013 and received an investment from Delphi in November 2014.

The Ottomatika deal highlights Carnegie Mellon's advanced expertise in complex... (continue reading...)

Google (GOOG) Announces New Settings on YouTube App to Restrict Content Aug 4, 2015 12:22PM

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) posted the following to its Apps Updates blog on Tuesday:

Today we’re introducing YouTube settings, available to Google Apps admins as an Additional Service, that will allow admins to restrict YouTube content on managed networks. This feature is integrated directly into the Google Apps Admin console under YouTube settings [Apps Additional Google services YouTube]. In addition to restricting video content, admins will be able to delegate... (continue reading...)

Kellogg's (K) To Stop Using Artificial Ingredients in Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies and All Other Cereals and Snacks Aug 4, 2015 12:05PM

By Sruthi Ramakrishnan

(Reuters) - Kellogg Co's (NYSE: K) Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies are set to turn all-natural soon.

The 109-year old company, whose cereals have been a popular breakfast choice for decades, said on Tuesday it was aiming to stop using artificial colors and flavors in its cereal and snack brands by the end of 2018.

The world's biggest breakfast cereal maker is the latest in a string of U.S. food companies to bow to growing pressure to remove synthetic... (continue reading...)

Pfizer (PFE) Announces Receipt of European Approval for Pending Hospira (HSP) Acquisition Aug 4, 2015 11:37AM

Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) announced that the European Commission (EC) has approved under the European Union (EU) Merger Regulation the company’s pending acquisition of Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP). The Commission's decision includes Pfizer’s commitment to divest certain assets.

“We are pleased to have achieved a significant milestone for Pfizer’s pending acquisition of Hospira with the EC’s approval of the transaction,” said Ian Read, chairman and chief executive... (continue reading...)

Windstream (WIN) Announces Contract with US Department of Veterans Affairs Aug 4, 2015 11:34AM

Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN) announced today that it is one of three awardees of a contract to provide voice, data and Internet services for the federal government's Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OIT) under the National Consolidation of Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services Contract. This award, with a ceiling of over $450M over the next five years, provides Windstream's comprehensive solutions portfolio to 2,100 VA facilities... (continue reading...)

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