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Thursday, November 19, 2015
MediaTek Inc. (聯發科), Taiwan's leading integrated circuit designer, is expected to see its position in the world's IC industry fall in 2015 from a year earlier in terms of sales, in the wake of slowing global demand for smartphones, according to market information advisory IC Insights.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. (宏達電) offered a one-day promotion for a "buy one, get one free" deal in the United States Tuesday as part of its weekly incentives targeting the Thanksgiving shopping season.
Mainland search giant Baidu planning to open online bank
China's main search engine Baidu plans to launch an online bank with financial services group Citic, the two companies said on Wednesday, as the Internet firm seeks to compete with rivals moving into banking.
Troubled South Korean retail giant Lotte, already struggling with a prolonged founder-family feud, has seen its business woes deepen with the loss of the state license for one of its biggest duty-free shops ahead of a key IPO.
U.S. Internet giant Alphabet on Tuesday revamped Google+ online social network focused on people's interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets.
French industrial gas producer Air Liquide will buy U.S. counterpart Airgas in deal valued at about US$10.3 billion.
Pennsylvania state judges propose a record US$50 mil. fine against controversial Uber
Judges for the agency in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania that regulates buses and taxis recommended on Tuesday a record US$50 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber for operating in the state without approval.
A Norwegian low-cost airline has been dubbed a champion of fuel efficiency in a new study released Tuesday, in marked contrast to British Airways and Lufthansa which have been labeled as among the worst.
Shares of nutritional supplement companies tumbled Tuesday as the U.S. Justice Department announced civil and criminal charges against a number of smaller, unlisted producers.
Google coddles its employees with free food, massages and other lavish perks, yet some of its best engineers still grouse about their jobs and bosses as they struggle to get assignments done.
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