Jan 19, 2015

Fujitsu nominates executive Tatsuya Tanaka as next president

Fujitsu Ltd. said on Monday it has nominated Tatsuya Tanaka, senior vice president in charge of Asian operations, as its new president, replacing Masami Yamamoto, who has promoted the firm’s structural reforms since taking the post in 2010. Tanaka, 58, will assume the presidency ...

Firms chase how to use mountain of health data

Jan 12, 2015

Firms chase how to use mountain of health data

It’s not just about how many steps you’ve taken or how many calories you’ve burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? “We have a ...

Nov 29, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving shopping chaos spreads to Britain

Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. The practice of offering bargain prices the day after Thanksgiving has spread across the Atlantic, with some retailers opening overnight to lure shoppers. Police were called ...

Nov 18, 2014

Engineer mobility at Samsung is a lesson for troubled Sony

Samsung Electronics Co. is giving Sony Corp. a lesson in quick decision-making by moving engineers from its smartphone unit less than a month after posting a profit slump in the business. Samsung is transferring about 500 workers from mobile phones and allocating them largely ...

Nov 12, 2014

Sharp promises world's first smartphone with 4K display

Sharp Corp. said it will develop by March 2017 an advanced smartphone panel capable of showing 4K high-quality videos using its power-saving Igzo LCD technology. The smartphone will be the world’s first to offer 4K display, as current devices allow users to only record ...

Oct 31, 2014

Sony posts wider first-half net loss on mobile phone slump

As its struggling mobile phone business bit into the bottom line, Sony Corp. on Friday reported a wider first-half group net loss of ¥109.1 billion. The loss posted for the first six months ending in September dwarfs the ¥16.5 billion loss logged in the ...