• GM's plan to make your car a rolling data hot spot -- is it worth the money?

    Posted May 13, 2014 - 2:27 pm

    General Motors just announced a plan that will make its cars into rolling data hot spots, allowing passengers to browse the Web, send and receive email, watch movies, listen to streaming music -- the whole nine yards. Is it worth it, or are there better ways to give you car data access?
  • 20 cars that drive themselves

    Posted October 21, 2012 - 8:00 am

    These vehicles may make the leap from science fiction to reality sooner than previously thought.
  • Google, GM may let cars drive themselves by 2020

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 10:56 am

    In an April Fool's joke that gets less phony the more you look into it, Google announced its self-driving car would soon be entering NASCAR races. Google is trying to develop, and patent, real-world versions, but GM may beat it to the punch, with semi-auto autos by 2015.
  • GM's OnStar Family Link – private detective for pennies per day

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 10:53 am

    Rolling out now, new Family Link alert system lets you track OnStar vehicles for $3.99 per month.
  • Ford and GM develop hands-free office apps for cars

    Posted January 31, 2011 - 9:49 pm

    Using tech to work while you drive is a great concept. But for the time being, it's widely accepted that sending and checking e-mail or texting while behind the wheel is very unsafe.
  • Former AT&T leader to be next GM chairman

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:21 am

    The former head of AT&T Inc. will become chairman of General Motors Co. when the auto maker leaves bankruptcy later this summer, GM announced today.
  • Cisco added to Dow

    Posted June 1, 2009 - 3:16 pm

    Cisco has been added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, replacing GM. Travelers has also been added to the stock index, replacing Citigroup.
  • A GM bankruptcy could leave IT vendors with unpaid bills

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 9:40 am

    If GM files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as expected IT vendors may be left with unpaid bills and smaller contracts. But the automaker may be able to better position itself to adopt new technologies.
  • Eric Schmidt Interview: Google Buys Microsoft AND General Motors

    Posted April 1, 2009 - 10:59 am

    As a followup to Google's announcement of their Venture Capital department last week, Google CEO Eric Schmidt announced today the acquisition by Google of Microsoft in a stock swap of 10 percent of Google stock for all of Microsoft. In a separate release, Google detailed their purchase of General Motors.
  • Why US Taxpayers Will Bail Out Foreign Auto Suppliers

    Posted March 30, 2009 - 10:36 am

    When news broke last week that the U.S. would provide $5 billion in financing to cash-strapped automotive suppliers, the overall message was clear: The government is trying to prevent the collapse of the domestic auto industry and the Big Three automakers (GM, Ford and Chrysler) by ensuring that their top (or Tier 1) suppliers will receive the billions in payments owed to them by the Big Three. But the American public should remember that in this globalized economy, some of these TARP funds will eventually wind up at auto-parts suppliers in China, Europe, Indonesia, Thailand and elsewhere.

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