Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Irish carrier Aer Lingus on Tuesday backed a 1.35-billion-euro (US$1.51-billion) takeover bid from International Airlines Group (IAG), parent of British Airways and Iberia, in a deal aimed at slashing costs.
Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, says its net profit slumped in 2014's fourth quarter to 134 million euros (US$ 151 million) from 412 million euros a year earlier as sales declined and restructuring costs hit earnings.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The non-profit Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) was presented with the Top 100 Global Innovators Award by Thomson Reuters yesterday.
Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) yesterday announced the launch of its traditional Chinese-language website to enable more local developers and businesses in Taiwan to easily learn and access the most up-to-date information in their local language, according to an AWS press release.
Aer Lingus announced Monday that British Airways parent IAG has made an improved takeover offer of 2.55 euros (US$2.85) per share, and the board of the Irish airline says it is considering the proposal.
Monday, January 26, 2015
MediaTek Inc., Taiwan's leading fabless semiconductor company, announced Sunday that its MT6975 smartphone chip has received certification in record time by China Mobile.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
McDonald's isn't lovin' it, and it's going to do something about it.
A poll among cellphone users in the United States found that Apple Inc. had the largest share of that market in the fourth quarter of last year, way ahead of Android phone makers like South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. and Taiwan's HTC Corp.
Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Shares of Wei Chuan Foods Corp. (味全) moved sharply higher Friday after its beleaguered parent company, Ting Hsin International Group, repaid an overdue loan for the group's property development unit, in which Wei Chuan has a 51 percent stake, dealers said.