Nissan pledges self-driving cars in Japan in 2016
The boss of Nissan wants to put self-driving cars on Japan's roads next year, and says they will be able to navigate busy urban environments on their own by 2020.
Alibaba deploys drones to deliver tea in China
Echoing US online retailer Amazon, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday tested a drone delivery service, promising to whisk ginger tea to customers within an hour despite close controls on airspace.
Ethnic diversity reduces risk of market bubbles
If they consider it at all, investors likely regard ethnic diversity as a matter of social policy. But new research by an MIT Sloan professor suggests a much more practical reason to consider diversity: compared ...
Alibaba seeks to raise up to $24.3B in IPO record
China's Alibaba Group is seeking to raise up to $24.3 billion in its upcoming IPO—an amount that would be the most raised by a company in a stock market debut.
Stock split could cost Google over $500 million
An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.
Intel says world's smallest 3G modem has been launched
Stock market models help researchers predict animal behavior
In an unexpected mashup of financial and mechanical engineering, researchers have discovered that the same modeling used to forecast fluctuations in the stock market can be used to predict aspects of animal ...
Maker of $33 smartphone hails 'new era' for India
The maker of a new $33 smartphone billed as India's cheapest said Wednesday it aims to sell half a million in the next three months in what it called a "new era" for the market.
Google searches hold key to future market crashes
A team of researchers from Warwick Business School and Boston University have developed a method to automatically identify topics that people search for on Google before subsequent stock market falls.
You don't need a fast car to rob a bank any more, just malware
The number of physical robberies on banks has fallen dramatically in recent years, but the amount of money banks are losing through electronic methods has rocketed. In 2013 for example, the annual fraud ...
Google launches cheapest Chromebooks yet
Google is unveiling its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining an even stronger hold in school and overseas markets.
Amazon readying an attack on Google's ad business
US online giant Amazon is preparing to take on Google in one of its core businesses, Internet advertising, the Wall Street Journal said, citing sources familiar with the matter.
Ethnic diversity can deflate stock market bubbles, study finds
Stock market bubbles have led to economic catastrophes from the Great Depression through the dot-com boom of the 1990s and up to the recent housing financial crisis. Although these episodes cause widespread ...
Apple sets Sept 9 iPhone event (Update)
Apple has scheduled a September 9 event to unveil its long-anticipated large-screen iPhone, the online news site Re/code reported Tuesday.