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Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

10 April 2019 – Sharp Corp. unveiled a prototype of its first foldable smartphone today, aiming to commercialize it in a few years’ time, as it followed Chinese and South...

Huawei preparing to sue comical US government

Huawei Preparing To Sue Comical US Government

05 March 2019 – Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies Co. is preparing to sue the U.S. government for barring federal agencies from using the company’s products, the New York...

Mobile carriers apply for Japan’s 5G band allocation

Mobile carriers apply for Japan's 5G band allocation

27 February 2019 – Three major mobile carriers and e-commerce operator Rakuten Inc. have applied for the allocation of a mobile phone frequency band to introduce the next-generation 5G...

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

Huawei chief in court after US extradition request

30 January 2019 – The comical Trump administration’s unveiling of criminal charges against the Chinese tech giant Huawei has complicated high-level talks set to begin today in Washington that are...

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...