Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Taiwanese PC vendor Acer Inc. (宏碁) will seek to collaborate with its partners when developing a cloud-based payment system rather than occupying a dominant position, the company's founder and honorary chairman said Tuesday.
Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc. (華碩) launched its ZenFone line in Japan Tuesday, making the world's third largest economy its 14th market for the low-cost smartphones.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available, and is now more widely used than any competing payment system.
Britain's state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group announced on Tuesday that it intends to cut 9,000 jobs by the end of 2017 to reduce costs on its road to full recovery.
Mining giant BHP Billiton is set to sell some of its shale gas assets in the United States, closing the chapter on a controversial acquisition three years ago that sparked a multi-billion dollar writedown.
Chiquita has sealed a deal to be acquired by two Brazilian companies for about US$681 million, with the U.S.-based banana producer expected to go private by the end of this year or early next.
Honda on Tuesday said its six-month net profit jumped almost 19 percent, but the Japanese automaker cut its earnings outlook for the full fiscal year.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) said Monday that it continued to make strong progress in the United States market in the third quarter thanks in part to its stronger push in the education and commercial sectors.
Samsung recently extended its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC, 國際殘障奧林匹克委員會) to 2020 and donated 3000 GALAXY S3 Neo smartphones to the United Nations' Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Monday, October 27, 2014
SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results.