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American Airlines splits their order; energy efficiency important.
Jet Order by American Is a Coup for Boeing's Rival -- American Airlines announced a record order for 460 new single-aisle planes from Airbus and Boeing on Wednesday, a deal worth more than $38 billion that breaks the longstanding monopoly that Boeing has had with the fourth-largest U.S. carrier and forced a significant shift in strategy for the U.S. jet maker.

A sparky debate!
The e-invoicing interoperability debate -- Start a conversation with an e-invoicing solution provider about interoperability and they're almost guaranteed to get animated and jump on the nearest soapbox. So when we announced a panel debate at e-Invoicing Europe 2011 on this topic with the industry's most prominent technology providers, we shouldn't have been surprised that it drew a standing-room-only crowd.

Road trips just got a huge upgrade.
Toyota offers back-seat passengers a new Window to the World -- Engineers and designers from Toyota Motor Europe and the Copenhagen Instituted of Interaction Design have begun thinking about the future, and it could feature a rather unique option for the rear windows. Touch-screen glass would allow one to see how far objects lie in the distance, pinch to zoom on an area outside and to generally learn more about what's going on outside.

More fake stuff in China.
Attention, Steve Jobs: In China, Fake Apple Stores Where Staffers Think They Work For Apple? -- Counterfeit electronics are nothing new in China, where knock-off cell phones that look just like Nokias or Motorolas are sold at markets. But what about an entire Apple store, cropping up out of nowhere in the provincial southwest of the country, complete with a Genius Bar, blue t-shirts, and staffers who actually believe they work for Steve Jobs?

- Sheena Moore

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