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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.
Apple shares slid 3.6% after reports that Chinese government agencies will ban iPhones and other foreign-branded devices in workplaces.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 7, 2023
Apple falls on report that China agencies are barring iPhone use
The company enjoys widespread popularity in China, its largest international market.
A customer browses iPhone cases at an Apple store in India.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2023
Apple trials making devices with 3D printers
The move could reduce the time it takes to build devices while also helping the environment by using less material, according to the sources.
The European Union has named 19 platforms that face stricter rules on policing online content and transparency.
Aug 23, 2023
Big tech to face full force of new EU law
The landmark law is part of the EU's legal arsenal deployed to bring tech companies to heel and enforce order.
Lionel Messi has been a major draw for Inter Miami and MLS during his short time with the team.
Aug 11, 2023
Lionel Messi poised to take Major League Soccer to 'new level'
With the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner as the new face of its top league, soccer in the U.S. is heading for new heights.
Sony, a key supplier of image sensors to Apple and other device-makers, has said it doesn’t expect demand in the mobile phone market to bounce back until next year at the earliest.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 10, 2023
Sony falls most in a year as smartphone demand fails to recover
The Tokyo-based company’s operating income fell 31% in the first fiscal quarter because of sharp declines in the movie and sensor groups.
Though Apple’s overall revenue of $81.8 billion came in just above Wall Street estimates last quarter, iPhone demand was weaker than predicted.
Aug 4, 2023
Apple faces longest sales slowdown in decades as iPhone slumps
The company reported a revenue decline of 1.4% in the fiscal third quarter, hurt by an industrywide slump that has sapped demand.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2023
Former Trump national security adviser concerned over Japan app market expansion
Robert O'Brien voiced concern over Tokyo's plan to require major app store operators such as Apple Inc. and Google to allow users to download apps outside of their selling platforms.
Japan Times
Jul 1, 2023
Apple hits historic $3 trillion milestone
The iPhone-maker gained 2.3% on Friday, adding to a rally that’s added more than $983 billion to its size this year.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2023
Japan to open up Apple and Google app stores to competition
The regulations will oblige Apple and Google to allow users to download from app stores other than the ones on their proprietary platforms.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2023
Apple likely to find a receptive market for its Vision Pro in Asia
VR has found greater favor in the region, with Japan, South Korea and China ranking among the most advanced markets for headset adoption.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2023
Apple’s $3,499 Vision Pro headset will test marketing might
The wearable device mixes virtual and augmented reality, meaning it can fully engross a user in content with high-resolution displays or overlay apps on top of the wearer’s field of view.
Japan Times
May 12, 2023
Foxconn profits plunge due to investment loss from Sharp’s write-down
Foxconn, which assembles around 70% of iPhones, has been diversifying production away from China, whose strict COVID-19 restrictions disrupted its biggest iPhone plant last year.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on