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Health concerns swirl around electronic cigarettes

With sales of electronic cigarettes, or "e-cigarettes," on the rise and expected to hit $1.5 billion this year, concerns over potential health risks of using the trendy devices are also gaining momentum and political clout. ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Other
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Low-cost smartphones boost Android

A surge in low-cost smartphone sales, notably in emerging markets, helped the Google Android platform extend its dominance in the second quarter, a survey showed Thursday.

dateAug 14, 2014 in Business
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Dutch hi-tech group ASML profits leap 18 percent

Dutch company ASML, which makes computer chip-making systems and is seen as a global hi-tech bellwether, on Wednesday announced a 2014 profit leap of 18 percent to 1.2 billion euros, driven by sales in the memory sector.

dateJan 21, 2015 in Business
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Dutch telecom KPN to cut 1,500 jobs

Royal KPN NV, the Dutch telecom company partly owned by Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, says it will cut at least 1,500 jobs—5 percent of staff—by 2016 as its fourth quarter sales fell and losses worsened.

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Business
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