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23 May 2018
21 May 2018
This year Apple AAPL -0.18% will change its iPhone line-up dramatically. There will be three new models in three new sizes and - perhaps most surprisingly - some major price cuts. And now even Apple is giving us clues about this...
The chairman of South Korea's LG Group, Koo Bon-moo, instrumental to transforming the country's fourth-largest conglomerate into a global brand, passed away on Sunday after a year-long battle with brain disease.
Families of terrorism victims are warning the Trump administration may negotiate away US$150 million ZTE was expected to pay for violating US sanctions - a move that they say would send a terrible message to global firms thinking of doing business with rogue regimes.
16 May 2018
China and the US say they will halt imposing punitive import tariffs, putting a possible trade war "on hold." The deal came after talks in the US aimed at persuading China to buy US$200 billin of US goods and services and thereby reduce the trade imbalance.
15 May 2018
Samsung Electronics is in talks with several smartphone makers including China's ZTE to supply mobile processor chips, a senior executive said, a move that will bring it in more direct competition with larger rival Qualcomm.
14 May 2018
This follows news that the social network created a blockchain division.
7 May 2018
US President Donald Trump has said he wants to help save ZTE, one of China's biggest telecoms companies.
3 May 2018
China's antitrust regulator has approved Qualcomm's joint venture with a unit of China's state-owned Datang Telecom Technologyto design smartphone chipsets, people familiar with the matter said, a win for the US chip maker amid escalating US-China trade friction.
Wall Street Journal
The Department of Defense is concerned that the phones pose a security threat to "personnel, information and mission."
It's a time of optimism and transition at Nintendo, where brisk sales of the Switch have bolstered its bottom line and new leadership signals a fresh approach to the market. Shuntaro Furukawa, the new president, told the Nikkei that one of his plans is to pursue mobile gaming with more vigor, aiming to build it into a billion-dollar business.
30 Apr 2018
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has filed to list on Hong Kong stock market, in a move that is expected to raise up to US$10 billion. The stock market flotation will be the world's biggest debut in 2018, and the largest since fellow China tech giant Alibaba's raised US$25 billion in 2014.
27 Apr 2018
Sprint and T-Mobile announced on Sunday that they had reached a deal to merge, moving to create a new telecommunications giant - and betting that regulators will finally allow the American wireless market to shrink to just three national players.
The New York Times
Samsung Electronics said weakness in the global smartphone market would slow earnings growth, as it reported record quarterly profit on Thursday thanks to strong demand for semiconductors used in servers.
Apple is expecting Intel to supply 70% of the modem chips inside the new iPhone models, which will debut this fall, and-if all goes well-plans to rely on the company for 100% of the modems in next year's iPhones, a source with knowledge of Apple's plans says.
Sharp earned a net profit of JPY70.2 billion (US$642 million) for the year ended last month, it said Thursday, as robust profits from LCDs helped break a three-year run of losses despite weak orders related to Apple's iPhone X. The Osaka-based electronics maker booked a net loss of JPY24.8 billion a year earlier.
Nikkei Asian Review