Saturday, November 1, 2014
Taiwanese computer maker Acer Inc. (宏碁) on Friday said it plans to begin selling its laptops and desktop computers running Google's Web-based Chrome OS in Taiwan next week to strengthen product offering for education and business markets.
Vice Finance Minister Wu Tang-chieh (吳當傑) yesterday organized a meeting with leaders of the nation's nine foremost state-run banks, establishing an accord to diminish the sources of credit available to edible oil scandal-embroiled Ting Hsin International Group (頂新).
Boosted by strong growth in subscriptions, Chunghwa Telecom Co. (CHT,中華電信) recently said it will readily achieve its goal of acquiring 40 percent of the fourth generation (4G) market for 2014.
Sony said Thursday its net loss for the April-September period ballooned to nearly US$1.0 billion, as the embattled electronics firm continues to struggle in the cutthroat smartphone business.
The New York Times Co. said Thursday it narrowed its losses from the same period a year ago, while touting progress in its transition to a digital news operation.
Japan Airlines (JAL) said Friday its net profit for the April-September period slipped 2.0 percent to US$724 million as a weak yen pushed up fuel costs, but the carrier also revised up its full-year earnings forecast.
Friday, October 31, 2014
AU Optronics Corp.'s (AUO, 友達) better-than-expected results for the third quarter of this year reflected the flat panel maker's efforts to adjust its product portfolio by producing high-end products, an analyst said Thursday.
Samsung Electronics Co. admitted erring in its smartphone strategy and vowed Thursday to overhaul its handset lineup after profit from those devices tumbled last quarter to the lowest in more than three years.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced Wednesday it will spin off sports car maker Ferrari into a separate company, a move to unlock the luxury brand's value and distinguish it from its mass-market parent.
Twitter on Wednesday announced a partnership to let computing powerhouse IBM dip into the public stream of tweets to provide businesses with insights for making decisions.