Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank fund to support tech

Jan 5, 2017

Apple to invest $1 billion in SoftBank fund to support tech

Apple Inc. is planning to invest $1 billion (about ¥117 billion) in SoftBank Group Corp.’s giant new technology fund, adding its name to a growing list of interested parties and giving the iPhone maker a new avenue to tap up-and-coming technologies. Qualcomm Inc. also ...

Dec 19, 2016

Ireland to appeal EU's record $14 billion tax order on Apple

Ireland will appeal the European Union’s landmark order to collect a record €13 billion ($14 billion) in taxes from Apple, the Irish Department of Finance announced Monday. The Irish countermove comes nearly four months after EU competition authorities hit Apple with the back-tax bill ...

Dec 4, 2016

Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions

Apple has revealed it is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles in a letter asking the government to make it easier to develop self-driving cars. The company is “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation,” Apple said in a November ...

Nov 25, 2016

Japan Display said close to securing ¥100 billion bailout

Japan Display Inc. may issue preferred shares to raise as much as ¥100 billion from a government-backed fund, people familiar with the matter said, a deal that amounts to a bailout of the struggling display maker. The Tokyo-based supplier of screens to Apple Inc. ...

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Oct 27, 2016

Microsoft challenges Apple with high-end PC lineup boasting 3-D software

Microsoft has launched a new consumer offensive, unveiling a high-end computer that challenges the Apple iMac along with an updated Windows operating system that showcases three-dimensional content and “mixed reality.” The U.S. tech giant on Wednesday announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, ...