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BSH Touts Portfolio of Super-Efficient Home Appliances in Advance of Intl Energy Saving Day
March 5, 2013

In advance of International Energy Saving Day--March 5th, 2013--the CEO of BSH has reminded buyers how much energy can be saved by buying energy efficient appliances.

Dr. Kurt-Ludwig Gutberlet, CEO of German-based BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH has said that a European household fully equipped with super-efficient appliances can expect to save about 300 euros in electricity costs annually. He pointed out that, "Modern BSH home appliances nowadays consume up to 73% less electricity than comparable appliances 15 years ago."

Siemens to Cut 4,700 More Lighting Jobs to Save $1.3 Bln
November 30, 2012

Siemens AG (SIE) announced plans to eliminate an additional 4,700 jobs at its Osram lighting subsidiary to reap 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in cost savings as the market for traditional light bulbs shrinks. The job cuts, which are focused primarily...

Another Chinese Appliance Retailer Warns Of Profit Drop
June 16, 2012

Huiyin Household Appliances, a medium-sized Chinese electrical appliance retail chain, joined a list of similar businesses on Friday by posting a warning about the outlook for its earnings.

Net profit for the first half "is expected to be significantly lower than that of the corresponding period in 2011," the company said in a statement after the conclusion of stock trading in Hong Kong.

The fall "is mainly due to the macro policy and the increasing cost pressure in the home appliance industry in China, and may be adversely affected by provisions

Everything Everywhere, Nokia Siemens in Smart Vending Machine Push
June 15, 2012

Extending its network capabilities to more than just mobile devices, Everything Everywhere (the UK's largest operator) and Nokia Siemens have teamed up to incorporate their mobile technologies into smart vending machines.

That's right, vending machines.

Both companies are looking to offer vending machine owners a mobile-connected platform that can assist with remote stock monitoring, targeted advertising, customer initiatives and will help customers pay using a variety of different payment methods.

Nokia Siemens Networks existing 'VendMe' application will power the machines, with Everything Everywhere supplying the connectivity with embedded SIM cards, leveraging networks from both T-Mobile

Smart Grid and HAN: How Will it Work?
February 29, 2012

When smart grid services arrive from electric utilities, will home energy management products come in a package of people's choosing-or will utilities specify what home networking systems can connect to their electric meters?

Most electric utilities are still very much in the pilot phases of their smart grid rollouts and plans, testing systems and services to offer their customers ways to save energy and money. Some utilities will be happy to slap two-way-communicating smart meters on homes and be done with it, while others may offer some form of in-house electronics

New Bern Appliance Maker to Add 100 Jobs
December 13, 2011

The Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group will add 100 jobs at its growing complex in New Bern over the next four years, officials said Friday.
The company plans to start a new dishwasher line at the plant, officials said. It also recently opened a customer service call center in New Bern, where 30 factory-trained representatives provide assistance to customers across North America.

A grant from Golden LEAF, an economic development foundation, to Craven Community College will be used to purchase equipment that will train BSH employees, as well as

Siemens Buys eMeter for Smart-Grid Software
December 6, 2011

Siemens Energy announced on Monday that it has acquired California-based eMeter and that its meter data software will be integrated into Siemens's product line.

Financial terms were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close later this month. eMeter's software is designed to collect data from two-way meters and feed it into utilities' back-end business systems. The venture capital-backed company is headed by former Oracle executive and Veritas chief executive Gary Bloom.

Here's Why People Started Hammering Fridges Outside Siemens' Beijing Headquarters
November 29, 2011

Siemens has a PR problem in China. The German conglomerate allegedly ignored customer complaints over defective refrigerators, which led to people protesting by hammering these appliances outside Siemens' Beijing headquarters (via M.I.C gadget).

The tipping point came when the company ignored - and underestimated - complaints from Chinese Internet celebrity Luo Yonghao. The former English teacher says he made repeated online complaints about a lack of customer service over a refrigerator door that "does not shut tightly."

Nokia Siemens Cuts 17,000 Jobs Among Focus Shift
November 23, 2011

Nokia Siemens Networks on Wednesday started a sweeping chang of the company that will focus on mobile networks and services. As part of this, the company will undergo one of the largest job cuts for a technology firm in recent memory, cutting 17,000 jobs by 2013. This represents 23 percent of all of its employees.

The target is to cut one billion euros (about $1.34 billion) in operating expenses and overhead costs. Other than cutting jobs, this will be accomplished by reducing real estate, IT, product, and service costs along with

Nokia Says Windows Phones Get Remarkably Positive Response
November 17, 2011

Nokia Oyj Chief Executive Officer Stephen Elop said there has been a promising early response for the companys Windows Phones and predicts demand will be boosted by Microsoft Corp. spreading the tiled interface to personal computers and tablets. The reaction is remarkably positive, Elop said in Barcelona at a conference organized by Morgan Stanley yesterday.

We need to introduce the experience to consumers to get them to try it because we know once they try it they will like it.

Nokia starts selling the Lumia 800, which Elop calls the first real Windows Phone device