Friday, August 28, 2015
Mainland Chinese property and cinema giant Dalian Wanda Group said Thursday that it is buying the company that owns the Ironman triathlon brand and race series as it forecasts explosive demand in China for the sport.
Taiwan's Acer Inc. (宏碁) is aiming to triple the number of its cloud users in 2015 as the world's fifth-largest PC maker responds to a shrinking PC industry by making software and offering online cloud services.
Schlumberger is buying Cameron in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about US$12.71 billion that would create an oilfield equipment and service powerhouse.
A staffer at a Chinese finance company named Goldman Sachs said any similarity to the multi-billion-dollar U.S. investment giant was unintentional Thursday, weeks after a Chinese man was arrested for setting up a fake bank branch.
YouTube on Wednesday strode into an arena dominated by Amazon-owned Twitch, with the launch of a service tailored for the hot trend of video game play as a spectator sport.
Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Those looking for a luxury-branded convertible with a low price tag should turn toward Audi's A3 Cabriolet.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Shares of Taiwan-based smartphone vendor HTC Corp. (宏達電) extended gains Wednesday morning from a session earlier after the company retained the title of top smartphone supplier in terms of sales volume in Taiwan last month, dealers said.
A 6th-generation small screen joint venture between flat panel supplier Innolux Corp. (群創) and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. (鴻海), the world's largest contract electronics maker, will begin mass production in the first quarter of next year.
The Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) said Tuesday that it has approved CTBC Bank's (中國信託) application to buy a 100-percent stake in China CITIC Bank International (China) Ltd. (中信銀行國際中國) for NT$11.67 billion.