Japan online retailer Rakuten to launch e-reader
Online retailer Rakuten said Monday it would launch a $100 e-reader into Japan's largely untapped digital book market, as rivals including US online giant Amazon eye the reading-mad nation.
The boys are bad: Older male ants single out younger rivals for death squad
Male Cardiocondyla obscurior ants are diphenic (either winged or wingless). New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology demonstrates that the dominant wingless (ergatoid) ma ...
Taiwan's HTC denies Microsoft snub over Windows 8
Taiwan's leading smartphone maker HTC on Thursday denied reports that it would be excluded by Microsoft from adopting the new operating system Windows 8 in its products.
Social networks play emerging role in Mexico election
Online social networks, a newcomer in Mexican elections, are making a mark on the country's presidential campaign, forcing candidates to respond to issues and protests enabled by the Internet.
Dell profit plunges on disappointing sales
US computer maker Dell on Tuesday reported a 33 percent drop in profits in a disappointing quarterly report for former market leader.
Kodak patent deemed invalid in fight with Apple-RIM
A US judge on Monday said a Kodak patent allegedly infringed upon by Apple and Blackberry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) was not valid, dealing another blow to the struggling photography pioneer.
Sony, Panasonic eye next generation TV tie up
Japan's cash-bleeding electronics giants Sony and Panasonic are looking to join forces to produce next generation televisions in a bid to claw back market from South Korean rivals, according to a report.
India launches anti-trust probe into Google
The Competition Commission of India said Monday it had launched an anti-trust probe into Google's online advertising practices, deepening the Internet giant's legal woes in the country.
India's TCS shares surge on upbeat earnings
Shares in India's biggest outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services jumped more than 10 percent in early trade on Tuesday after it reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings.
Ariz. bill against 'annoying' online to get change
(AP) -- Arizonans venturing online may have to think twice before leaving a comment on a website.
Developing countries face digital divide: study
The World Economic Forum said Wednesday that the BRICS countries, despite their booming economies, are lagging behind their rivals when it comes to capitalizing on Internet technologies.
BlackBerry maker out to capitalize on rivals
Research In Motion launched a new software platform Tuesday that lets businesses manage smartphones made by rivals that have been devouring the BlackBerry maker's market share.
Taiwan's HTC unveils smartphone with powerful camera
Taiwan's HTC on Monday unveiled the smartphones that it said would allow users to "retire" their digital cameras, as it sought to fight back against rivals Apple and Samsung.
Contact with 'rivals' changes male behavior
Males consistently change their mating behaviour depending on whether they have spent time with other males before mating, according to new findings by scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).