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TSMC’s surge propelled Taiwan’s benchmark index to a record high, as expectations of booming demand for artificial intelligence technology drove investor sentiment.
Feb 15, 2024
TSMC soars most since 2020, lifting Taiwan on AI optimism
The company’s surge propelled Taiwan’s benchmark index to a record high, as expectations of booming demand for AI technology drove investor sentiment.
Bart Andre, who joined Apple in 1992, told colleagues this month that he is retiring. He helped create the aesthetic for Apple products released over the past three decades.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 14, 2024
Apple’s longest-serving designer to depart, adding to exodus
Bart Andre, who joined Apple in 1992 alongside Jony Ive, told colleagues this month that he is retiring.
A customer tries his Vision Pro at the launch of the product at a store in Los Angeles on Friday.
Feb 4, 2024
Vision Pro headset is Apple's next Mac and TV combined
The $3,500 headset, which blends 3D content with a view of the outside world, landed in the company’s physical U.S. stores on Friday.
Apple is entering its first major new product category since the company began selling smartwatches in 2015, and the Vision Pro may take years to catch on.
Jan 22, 2024
Apple Vision Pro deliveries delayed to March in sign of early demand
The device is also sold out for Day 1 in-store pickup at many locations despite preorders having just begun on Friday ahead of its Feb. 2 rollout.
While Apple has dominated the holiday quarter in recent years, its surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Apple passed Samsung as world’s top phone-maker in 2023
Apple's surge ahead of Samsung over a full year is unprecedented and suggests Apple is weathering an industrywide slump better than its rivals.
Media tycoon Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong on June 16, 2020. Lai pleaded not guilty to "sedition" and "collusion" charges on Tuesday in a high-profile national security trial that could see him jailed for life.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
Jan 2, 2024
Hong Kong tycoon Lai pleads not guilty in landmark security trial
Jimmy Lai, a leading critic of the Chinese Communist Party, faces two counts of conspiracy to collude with foreign forces.
Masimo's headquarters in Irvine, California. The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled earlier this year that the Apple Watch violates two Masimo patents related to blood-oxygen sensing and imposed an import ban on the Ultra 2 and Series 9 models.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 28, 2023
The email to Tim Cook that set the Apple watch saga in motion
Masimo, based in Irvine, California, is the rare company to wound Apple in a patent dispute.
Apple Watch Ultra 2 devices displayed in Los Angeles. Apple said on Dec. 18 it will stop selling some of its smartwatch models in the United States while it fights a patent battle over technology for detecting blood oxygen levels.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 19, 2023
Apple plans rescue for $17 billion watch biz in face of U.S. ban
If the ban holds, Apple is working on a range of legal and technical options.
A security personnel stops a supporter during the national security trial of media mogul Jimmy Lai in Hong Kong on Monday.
Dec 18, 2023
Security tight ahead of landmark Hong Kong trial for Jimmy Lai
Now jailed for over 1000 days, one of Hong Kong's biggest critics of China has faced Beijing's wrath since the pro-democracy protests in 2019.
Sundar Pichai, Google's chief executive (right), arrives to testify at an antitrust case against Google in Washington on Oct. 30. A trio of antitrust cases on the docket threaten to reshape Google’s business and sap its profits.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 13, 2023
Google’s antitrust loss to Epic could preview its legal fate in 2024
The San Francisco case was the first test of how Google might fare in the antitrust gauntlet it faces in the United States — and the company was routed.
An attendee plays Fortnite, made by Epic Games, during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles in 2019.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 12, 2023
Legal defeat for Google threatens $200 billion app store industry
Until now, Google and Apple have charged commissions of as much as 30% to software developers who typically have had few other options.
Users often do not realize that almost all app notifications travel over Google and Apple's servers, giving the two companies unique insight into the traffic flowing from those apps to their users.
Dec 8, 2023
Smartphone users' push notifications spied on, U.S. senator warns
Users often do not realize that almost all notifications for incoming messages, breaking news and other updates travel over Google and Apple's servers.
Steve Jobs, Apple's former chief executive, speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 6, 2011. Sam Altman, the most prominent promoter of artificial intelligence, learned that it’s hard to be a visionary founder like the Apple legend.
Nov 21, 2023
The long shadow of Steve Jobs looms over the turmoil at OpenAI
The sudden firing and bid to reinstate OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has deepened the parallels to Jobs, who was marginalized by the board of Apple in 1985.
Executives were scrambling for seats for dinner with Xi or to be put on a waiting list, according to people familiar with the situation.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2023
Elon Musk among cadre of CEOs hoping to woo China’s Xi
CEO summit on the sidelines of APEC will coincide with the most challenging trade climate in a generation.
People stand outside an Apple Store in Shanghai as the new iPhone 15 officially goes on sale across China on Sept. 22.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 8, 2023
Apple postpones next year's iPhone and Mac software to fix bugs
Rather than adding new features, company engineers have now been tasked with fixing flaws and improving software performance, sources have said.
Taiwan Vice President and presidential candidate Lai Ching-te
Oct 24, 2023
Taiwan presidential front-runner assails China's Foxconn probe
The major Apple supplier is facing a tax probe in China, two sources close to the company said Monday, confirming a report in Chinese state-run media.
The Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. headquarters in New Taipei City, Taiwan
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 23, 2023
Beijing probes Foxconn amid spate of arrests at foreign firms
China often does not explain publicly the actions taken by its regulators, leaving companies guessing at the ultimate goals of the government.
West Kowloon Magistrates’ Courts, in Hong Kong. A man in Hong Kong was sentenced to jail for importing children's books that portrayed the city's democracy supporters as sheep defending their village from wolves.
Oct 6, 2023
Hong Kong man jailed for importing 'seditious' children's books
Beijing has revived a colonial-era sedition offense to jail dozens of residents, which critics have decried as political suppression.
An Apple store in Beijing. The iPhone has increased its percentage of total smartphones sold around the world while expanding its share of sales in four of the world’s largest regions: China, Japan, Europe and India.
Sep 12, 2023
As smartphone industry sputters, the iPhone expands its dominance
The iPhone has about one-fifth of the world’s smartphone sales, up from a low of 13% in 2019.
An Apple store in the Huangpu district in Shanghai
Sep 8, 2023
Apple grapples with turmoil in China days before iPhone 15 launch
The bans may just be part of a longstanding trend.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves