Leap Motion has uploaded a video demo of its gesture control device working with Microsoft's Windows 8 and bringing its touch features to life. More »Leap Motion opens new Windows of opportunity
Guests staying at the iconic, sail-shaped luxury hotel the Burj Al Arab in Dubai are being given 24-carat gold-plated iPads which will serve as their personal virtual concierge for the duration of their stay. More »Dubai hotel hands out gold-plated iPads to guests
REMOND, Wash. (AP) — Will Xbox mark the spot once again for Microsoft? More »Microsoft expected to reveal next-generation Xbox
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Ericsson announced on Tuesday plans to shut its telecom cable manufacturing facility in Sweden and would take a 500 million Swedish crown ($75 million) charge as a result. The company said it had given notice of a reduction of 354 positions. It said the market for copper cable had declined while fiber cable demand had grown over the last years, with production shifting towards Asia. "There is overproduction on the cable market in Europe," Tomas Qvist, head of Special Products in business unit Networks, said in a statement. ... More »Ericsson closes telecom cable manufacturing facility
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland does not have a deal with Apple Inc or any other company to tax their profits at a special 2 percent rate instead of the normal 12.5 percent, Ireland's European Affairs minister told Reuters on Tuesday. Ireland has been defending its corporate tax rate after the U.S. Senate said on Monday that Apple paid little or no tax on tens of billions of dollars in profits in Irish subsidiaries and that Dublin had handed the company a favorable rate. ... More »Ireland says has no special tax deal with Apple
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Tainted cricketer S. Sreesanth went on a shopping spree with the money he earned from spot-fixing, buying apparel worth Rs.1.95 lakh for himself and a mobile phone costing over Rs.40,000 for his girlfriend, Delhi Police said Tuesday. More »Sreesanth used spot-fixing money on branded apparel
Credit: TheGlobeandMail.com Path, a social network that is only accessible through iPhone and Android devices, has been growing in popularity in Indonesia for its more-private circle of friends (unlike ... More »Does Path Have a Future in Indonesia?
Yonhap reports today that Indonesian telco XL and South Korean mobile carrier service provider SK Planet have signed a joint venture project in Indonesia with each having 50 percent stakes. It still remain ... More »Indonesia’s XL Plans Joint Venture Project With Major South Korean Telco
By Yeganeh Torbati DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranians are struggling with slower Internet speeds and limited access ahead of an unpredictable presidential election that has put hardline Islamist authorities on alert for possible unrest. Experts and web users say they believe the Internet obstacles are related to the June 14 presidential vote, the first since 2009 polls in which accusations of fraud - denied by the government - kindled months of protests organised in part via social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. ... More »Iranians face new Internet curbs before presidential election
LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone said on Tuesday that it was very comfortable with its successful U.S. joint venture Verizon Wireless, but if an offer materialized that would benefit it more than the status quo, it would consider it. Vodafone's partner Verizon Communications has made little secret of its desire to buy out Vodafone in a multi-billion dollar deal that would be one of the largest of all time. Vodafone chief executive Vittorio Colao told journalists at a briefing that if an offer came in that was more advantageous than the current joint venture situation, the company would consider it. ... More »Vodafone says comfortable with Verizon Wireless status quo
By Conor Humphries DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland said on Tuesday it was not to blame for Apple Inc's low global tax payments after the U.S. Senate said the company paid little or nothing on tens of billions of dollars in profits stashed in Irish subsidiaries. The Irish government, which has seen the luring of U.S. multinationals with low taxes as a key part of its economic policy since the 1960s, said its system was transparent and other countries were responsible if the tax rate paid by Apple was too low. ... More »Ireland says not to blame for Apple's low tax rate
Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma singing at Taobao’s 10th anniversary celebration With founder Jack Ma stepping down from the role of CEO , skeptics will doubt whether Alibaba can continue to grow strongly without ... More »Why Alibaba's Future Looks Bright
A few months ago we spotted that Tencent’s WeChat app was censoring certain ‘sensitive’ political words. That turned out to be temporary , but the company was clearly capable and ready to implement such ... More »Line App is Primed and Ready to Censor Politically Sensitive Chinese Words
Japanese mobile operator Softbank said Tuesday it planned to raise $3.9 billion through a record bond issuance in June to finance its proposed takeover of US firm Sprint Nextel. More »Softbank to issue record bonds for Sprint takeover
Izak Jenie (right) with other Nexian Selular Group Directors At 43 years old, Izak Jenie is still talking about new business ideas and starting projects. He just can’t stop. This is a man who has started ... More »Indonesia Jatis Group Co-founder Shares His Two-Decade-Long Startup Journey
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's estate has made $600 million since his death in 2009. It is more money than the "Thriller" star ever minted while he was alive. More »MJ's estate mints $600 million since his death
On Tuesday, May 21, Google+ users are discussing Yahoo!'s makeover of photo-sharing site Flickr and the possibility of Google's music streaming service coming to iOS. More »Google+ trends: Flickr makeover, Play Music All Access
Sogou , the search subsidiary of Sohu , has been a player in China's search engine market for a long time, but it has never achieved any kind of dominance. Right now, according to Bloomberg, it has about ... More »Can Charles Zhang Conquer His Demons and Make Sogou a Serious Search Challenger in China?
Cannes, May 21 (IANS) Riding on its extensive cinema industry, which produces one of the largest number of films in India, the government of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh is keen to use the latest technological innovations in the industry to create skill development and employment opportunities for its youth. More »Andhra markets GAME city at Cannes
It's an issue that seems to pop up for every developing social platform that doesn't spell things out clearly at first: who owns all the content that's posted to the platform? That's a question that Chinese ... More »Who Owns Your WeChat Posts?
Taipei (The China Post/ANN) - An engineer may have to pay his former employer up to NT$400 million (US$13.32 million) in compensation after leaking photos of the Samsung Galaxy S III before its release last year. More »Taiwan engineer could pay US$13m for Samsung phone leak
Marissa Mayer has made her boldest move to date as chief of Yahoo! with the billion-dollar purchase of Tumblr, a popular blogging platform she vowed not to ruin after protests from youthful users. More »Yahoo! vows not to ruin Tumblr after $1.1 bn takeover
Tumblr lovers were quick to express ire in trademark sassy posts after news that Yahoo! is buying the blogging platform in a $1.1 billion deal. More »Tumblr fans get sassy on Yahoo! takeover news