Technology

Sharp cut 3,000 foreign worker jobs at Kameyama plant

Sharp cut 3,000 foreign worker jobs at Kameyama plant

04 December 2018 – Nearly 3,000 foreign workers dispatched to a Sharp Corp. plant in central Japan apparently had their contracts terminated, a labor union said last night. The...

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer cutting 12,000 jobs

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer cutting 12,000 jobs

30 November 2018 – German pharmaceutical giant Bayer AG says it’s cutting 12,000 jobs worldwide as it seeks to reduce costs. The Leverkusen-based company said last night that details of...

Tokyo stocks fall as tech stocks and Nissan slide

Nikkei hits 1.5-month low amid worries over US-Saudi ties

20 November 2018 – Tokyo stocks dropped today as technology companies receded on weakness in their U.S. counterparts and Nissan Motor fell after its Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested...

Japan’s SoftBank unveils office cleaning robots

SoftBank Unveil Office Cleaning Robots

19 November 2018 – SoftBank Group Corp.’s robotics arm today unveiled a cleaning robot equipped with artificial intelligence, planning to start a rental service for offices and restaurants possibly...

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

Retailers sink as Amazon raises hourly pay

03 October 2018 – Retailers sank last night after Amazon said it will raise hourly wages for U.S. employees, and smaller companies continued to stumble. Several big industrial companies rose,...

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

Facebook unveils new virtual-reality headset Quest

27 September 2018 – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s...

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...

Russia displays its latest weapons at military show

Russia displays its latest weapons at military show

22 August 2018 – Russia displayed its latest weapons at a military show aimed at attracting more foreign customers. President Vladimir Putin said in an address to the Army 2018...

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe edges towards the sun

NASA Spacecraft Hurtles Toward The Sun’s Outer Corona

13 August 2018 – Embarking on a mission that scientists have been dreaming of since the Sputnik era, a NASA spacecraft hurtled yesterday toward the sun on a quest to...

Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company

Apple becomes first trillion-dollar company

03 August 2018 – Apple is the world’s first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion, the financial fruit of stylish technology that has redefined what we expect...