Business / Economy Apr 24, 2014

Apple loses iPod patent battle in high court

The Intellectual Property High Court on Thursday ordered Apple Inc. of the United States to pay some ¥330 million in damages to a Japanese inventor for infringing on a patent involving its iPod music player. The ruling follows a Tokyo District Court order last September ...

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Business / Corporate Jun 1, 2013

Apple raises product prices amid weakening yen

Apple Inc. has raised the prices of its iPad tablet computers and iPod music players here after a weaker yen boosted import costs. Finding itself in the same situation, Toshiba Corp. and Fujitsu Ltd. are considering following suit. Apple now sells the iPad Wi-Fi model with ...

Editorials Jan 28, 2009

China's ambitious defense plan

China has made public a white paper titled "China's National Defense in 2008." For the first time, China has acknowledged its policy of improving the operational capabilities of its navy on the open seas, although its move in this direction has been obvious in ...