Tree-planting to offset carbon emissions: no cure-all

A few euros, a couple of mouse clicks and a tree is planted—as air travel is increasingly becoming a source of guilt, consumers and companies are looking for other ways to ease their conscience and reduce their carbon footprint.

China's Alibaba splits online shopping unit Taobao

China's largest e-commerce company Alibaba Group announced Thursday it has split its consumer online shopping platform Taobao into three firms to adapt to an increasingly competitive landscape.

Belkin to buy Linksys router maker from Cisco

Belkin, a maker of smartphone cases and computing accessories, said Thursday that it is buying the home networking business unit of Cisco, including the Linksys router brand.

iPad challenge looms large at Asia IT show

Tablets that match the iPad but at a cheaper price. Slimmer, more powerful notebooks. At Computex, Asia's top IT fair, manufacturers are showing how they plan to face the challenge from Apple's iconic product.

How to prevent disruptions in food supply chains after COVID-19

Almost all businesses involved in the food supply chain have experienced effects ranging from a mild shock to severe disruptions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and further disruptions may be ahead during the second wave.

Ciena bids $521M for Nortel business units

(AP) -- Ciena Corp. is offering cash and stock worth $521 million to acquire some of Nortel's most-prized remaining business units as the fallen telecommunications company continues to liquidate.

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