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Ford CEO Alan Mulally to retire on July 1; to be succeeded by Mark Fields

Ford CEO Alan Mulally to retire on July 1; to be succeeded by Mark FieldsIn an official announcement made on Thursday, bigwig automaker Ford Motor said that the company's CEO, Alan R. Mulally, would retire July 1, 2014. Mulally's retirement, which was expected this year, would end the executive's spectacular stint as the CEO since joining Ford in 2006, when the automaker was struggling for survival.

Beats Music launches a native iPad app

Beats Music launches a native iPad appClose on the heels of teasing the launch of a native iPad application - via Twitter - on Wednesday, on-demand music streaming service Beats Music released version 2.0 of its app on the App Store on Thursday.

Although the app is now available as a free download, Beats Music itself requires a monthly subscription fee of $9.99.

3D Systems is exploring ‘conductive ink’ to create circuitry for Google’s Project Ara smartphone

3D Systems is exploring ‘conductive ink’ to create circuitry for Google’s Project Ara smartphoneIn an earlier-this-week statement via a blog post, 3D Systems said that it is, in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, exploring 'conductive ink' to print electric circuits for Google's Project Ara modular smartphone. 3D Systems is the company which Google has enlisted for printing the modules for its Project Ara smartphone.

BMW recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs for engine stall problems

BMW recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs for engine stall problemsAccording to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), bigwig German automaker BMW is recalling over 156,000 cars and SUVs in the US due to engine stall issues.

The problem which has prompted the recall by BMW either causes the engine of the affected vehicles to lose power or stops the engine completely.

Acer unveils its first wearable --- a fitness-tracking smartband

Acer unveils its first wearable --- a fitness-tracking smartband Device maker Acer has recently marked its foray into the burgeoning wearable devices arena with a fitness-tracking smartband - called the Liquid Leap smartband - which can be used with mobile devices. The smartband captures fitness information and is equipped with sensors to track a wide range of health-related activities.

Microsoft's research division has developed gesture-sensing prototype keyboard

Microsoft's research division has developed gesture-sensing prototype keyboardAt the Computer Human Interaction (CHI) conference held in Toronto, the research division of US software giant Microsoft presented a prototype keyboard which has the capability to interpret basic hand gestures.

AOL investigating security incident involving unauthorized access to its network and systems

AOL investigating security incident involving unauthorized access to its network and systems According to an announcement made by AOL on Monday, the company is investigating into a security incident which involved unauthorized access to its network and systems.

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