Jul 2, 2014

Microsoft Japan says it can get 50 percent of tablet market

Microsoft Japan Co. President Yasuyuki Higuchi said Wednesday the company believes it can corner 50 percent of the Japanese market for tablet computers. The company recorded a 30.1 percent share of the market in the first three months of this year, up from 10.1 ...

Apple expanding into health and home with interchangeable network

Jun 3, 2014

Apple expanding into health and home with interchangeable network

Apple is expanding into home and health management as the company tries to turn its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers into an interchangeable network of devices that serve as a hub of people’s increasingly digital lives. The new tools for tracking health and controlling ...

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

May 12, 2014

Samsung chairman stable after hospitalization for heart attack

Samsung Electronics Co. Chairman Lee Kun-hee was hospitalized in stable condition at a Seoul hospital Sunday after suffering a heart attack, the company said in a statement. Lee, 72, was rushed to a hospital near his home in central Seoul late Saturday after experiencing ...

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

May 6, 2014

Tablet computer: the new, improved dressing room mirror

Whether it’s getting a wedding dress, makeup or a haircut, more shops are using tablet computers to help customers visualize what they would look like before actually taking the plunge. One dress rental company centered in eastern Japan has been using an application it ...

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Mar 17, 2014

Impoverished Haiti manufacturing its own Android tablet

Better known for producing poverty and political mayhem, the Western Hemisphere’s least developed country has made a surprising entry into the high-tech world with its own Android tablet. Sandwiched between textile factories in a Port-au-Prince industrial park next to a slum, a Haitian-founded company ...

Satya Nadella must restore world's faith in Microsoft

Feb 5, 2014

Satya Nadella must restore world's faith in Microsoft

Satya Nadella must renew the world’s faith in Microsoft and then deliver on his promises if the aging technology giant is to flourish anew. Luckily for Nadella, it appears that analysts at Microsoft believe their newly minted chief executive has the skill and resources ...

2013 was an amazing year in tech

Dec 31, 2013

2013 was an amazing year in tech

by Vivek Wadhwa

If you go by the headlines, the iPhone 5S and Google Glass were the big technology stories of 2013, and Twitter’s IPO was the event of the year. The coverage of Glass focused mostly on its privacy implications — not its ability to change ...