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Continental teams up with IBM in automated driving

German auto parts maker Continental announced Tuesday that it is teaming up with US software giant IBM to develop systems that will eventually enable cars to drive by themselves.

Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same instruments have ...

Ancient mound in Greece fuels heady speculation

Greece's Culture Ministry has warned against "overbold" speculation that an ancient artificial mound being excavated could contain a royal Macedonian grave or even Alexander the Great.

Speculation about new Apple products kicks into overdrive

For Apple Inc. fans and investors, the future can't get here fast enough. Chatter about what revolutionary products the company has cooking in its laboratories is incessant and often overblown. But anticipation that, finally, ...

Japan broadcasters ban Panasonic 'smart' TV commercial

Japanese broadcasters are refusing to air commercials for Panasonic's new "smart" television, the manufacturer said, amid speculation they feel threatened by its combined TV-Internet function.

Rumours intensify of a bid for Nokia

Rumours that struggling Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia may be up for sale have intensified this week, with analysts seeing three potential buyers who could be even more interested if the company undergoes a restructuring.

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