Saturday, August 29, 2015
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.
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 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.
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.