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Can Amy Pascal's career survive the Sony cyberattack?

Amy Pascal, one of the most powerful women in the man’s world that is Hollywood and the force behind such critical and commercial hits as “The Social Network” and “American Hustle,” has had better days. The co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. and chief of its film division is under ...

Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Dec 16, 2014

Sharp to supply 'free-form' LCDs to Nintendo

Sharp Corp. is close to providing video game maker Nintendo Co. with its advanced liquid crystal displays that can be shaped freely according to user demand, sources said Tuesday. Unlike conventional LCDs, the Free-Form Display, which Sharp unveiled this year, has a bezel that ...

Dec 15, 2014

Uber in damage control mode after Sydney siege price hike

Popular web-based taxi firm Uber went into damage control mode Monday, offering free rides to passengers fleeing an armed siege in Sydney after earlier hiking prices upwards of AUS$100 ($82). The company said it would also refund fares after initially launching “surge pricing,” which ...

Dec 14, 2014

IPO tally to hit 77 for year, TSE data show

Reflecting the stock market’s climbing fortunes, initial public offerings in Japan will rise for a fifth consecutive year to 77 in 2014, up from 54 last year, according to data compiled by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. That’s the most since 121 companies went public ...

Dec 12, 2014

GE, Hitachi reactor design heads toward approval in Britain

GE and Hitachi have cleared the next regulatory hurdle toward permission for the use of their joint nuclear reactor design in Britain after the government awarded it a so-called regulatory justification. Hitachi plans to build up to five UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactors at ...

Dec 11, 2014

Spanish news to vanish from Google News globally

Google’s decision to close Google News in Spain because of a law requiring aggregators to pay news publishers for linking content also means that the publishers’ content will vanish around the world. The company said it will block reports from Spanish publishers from its ...