Saturday, August 29, 2015
Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day.
An American business group urged China on Friday to allow more access to its insurance and other service industries, saying foreign skills could help develop its volatile stock markets and cope with disasters like the recent chemical explosion in Tianjin.
Twitter's most urgent task is naming a new CEO. But the most formidable one is convincing more people that its service is essential, easy to use and not just meant for celebrities, 16-year-olds and news junkies.
Instagram on Thursday broke its square mold with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application.
Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia.
Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company's new owner, AT&T.
The business climate in Vietnam suffered from many inadequacies and shortcomings that hindered development and global integration of Vietnam-ese businesses, said Nguyen Dinh Cung, director of the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM).
The Agricultural Bank of China, one of the country's "Big Four" state-owned banks, said its net profit for the first half of 2015 rose only 0.3 percent year-on-year, citing the slowing domestic economy and growing bad loans.
Air China, the country's flag carrier, said its net profit surged more than 720 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2015, supported by lower fuel prices.
Google rejected on Thursday a complaint by Europe's competition watchdog that the Internet giant is abusing its dominance in Web searches to promote its own products.