Thursday, August 28, 2014
Google on Tuesday announced that it had bought Zync Render, a service that trims costs of special effects by pushing the work into the Internet “cloud.”
Two of Canada's largest cable companies teamed up Tuesday to launch an online television service to compete with Netflix, amid fears of dwindling traditional television viewership.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) expanded its mid tier Desire family Wednesday with the launch in Taiwan of the Desire 510, a model targeted at budget consumers in the fourth generation (4G) mobile market.
Shares of Lextar Electronics Corp. (隆達電), one of Taiwan's leading light-emitting diode chip suppliers, soared Wednesday morning after the company announced that U.S.-based Cree Inc. had agreed to acquire a stake in the Taiwanese company, dealers said.
Burger King is buying Canada's Tim Hortons coffee-and-donuts chain in an US$11.4 billion deal that raised concerns about another U.S. company moving abroad for tax advantages.
The corporate parent of CNN, TNT and TBS on Tuesday offered voluntary buyouts to 600 veteran employees, part of an overall cost-cutting effort at the Atlanta-based broadcasting company founded by Ted Turner.
Bank of New York Mellon, which has played a central role in the legal dispute that pushed Argentina into default last month, is no longer authorized to operate in the South American country, the government said Tuesday.
New Zealand's national airline on Wednesday posted a 45-percent increase in annual profit and said it expects to benefit from the fuel efficiency of 787-9 Dreamliners it is adding to its fleet.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The head of the Chinese government agency investigating Microsoft for alleged monopoly actions said Tuesday the probe includes the way the U.S. technology giant distributes its media player and browser.
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) plans to release a variant of its first smartband, designed specially for Asian markets, according to an anonymous source familiar with the matter.