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Business / Corporate Dec 13, 2016

Apple mulling $1 billion investment in SoftBank's tech fund

Apple Inc. and SoftBank Group have held talks about Apple investing up to $1 billion in a $100 billion fund being raised by SoftBank, U.S. media reported Monday. By investing in potentially the world's largest technology fund, Apple hopes to gain insight into emerging technologies ...

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

Business / Corporate Oct 13, 2016

Apple CEO Cook visits Nintendo headquarters in Kyoto

Tim Cook seems to be enjoying his visit to Kyoto. Apple Inc.'s chief executive officer was in Japan's ancient capital on Thursday, meeting with Nintendo Co. executives at the gaming company's headquarters. Cook's visit follows last month's unveiling of "Super Mario Run" for Apple devices, the ...

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to battle Apple

Business / Tech Mar 3, 2015

Samsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to battle Apple

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone leader from Apple Inc. Designed from scratch in an operation dubbed Project Zero, the ...

Apple's iPad Air tablet greeted by long store lines

Business Nov 1, 2013

Apple's iPad Air tablet greeted by long store lines

Apple Inc.'s iPad Air tablet computer hit the shelves Friday in Japan, where Apple products are proving extremely popular, with more than 300 fans lining up in front of an Apple store in central Tokyo. The fifth model of the iPad series, offered at retail ...

Business Dec 1, 2012

KDDI, Softbank release iPad mini cellular model

KDDI Corp. and Softbank Mobile Corp. began selling Apple Inc.'s iPad mini Friday with cellular connectivity compatible with high-speed data communications using the LTE network service. KDDI, provider of au mobile communications services, is adding the tablet computer to its lineup in addition to the ...