Friday, May 24, 2013
Online retail titan Amazon announced Thursday it is expanding sales of its Kindle tablet computers to “over 170 countries and territories around the world,” and its Appstore in nearly 200 countries.
Japan's number two carmaker Nissan said Thursday it would recall some 841,000 compact cars worldwide due to a steering wheel problem.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Apple chief executive Tim Cook denied Tuesday using “gimmicks” to dodge corporate taxes as the tech giant came under attack from U.S. lawmakers for using “sham” subsidiaries and “convoluted” strategies to shift profits offshore.
Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai says the electronics giant's board will discuss a proposal by U.S. hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division.
Sprint Nextel Corp. is offering 14 percent more than before for the stake in wireless data network operator Clearwire Corp. it does not already own, but a large shareholder said the offer was still inadequate.
U.S. online giant Amazon has unveiled plans for a futuristic greenhouse-style headquarters “where employees can work and socialize in a more natural, park-like setting.”
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Everest Textile Co. (宏遠興業) yesterday announced that C4, a carboxylic acid-based water resistance additive created through collaboration with the U.S.-based 3M, will be adopted into its own Taiwan-based clothing line.
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科技), Taiwan's largest handset chip designer, is expected to post stronger revenue growth in the third quarter thanks to lower-priced chips and improving production capacity, a Hong Kong-based brokerage said Monday.
Using an unusual global tax structure, Apple Inc. has kept billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries to pay little or no taxes to any government, a U.S. Senate report on the company's offshore tax structure said on Monday.
A group of ex-Nokia employees who quit over the company's decision to abandon the planned MeeGo operating system in favor of Windows presented their own smartphone on Monday, hoping to rival the sector's giants.