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TECH 17 Nov 2015 | 2:30 PM

Fairphone answers call for more ethical electronics

Few brands would risk showing the reality of the complex supply chains behind their products, but Fairphone has staked its reputation on being transparent in an industry often accused of prolonging wars, harming the environment and using child labour.

TECH 26 Aug 2015 | 9:30 AM

Mapping Malaysia’s manufacturing future

To remain competitive, manufacturers in Malaysia need to move towards automating its workflows through digitisation.

Technology 28 Jul 2015 | 12:11 PM

Google, Apple joining US private sector push on climate finance

Some of the biggest US corporate names offered their support – and billions of dollars in green financing pledges – to buttress the Obama administration's quest for a global agreement on combating climate change.

Technology 08 May 2015 | 2:08 PM

Taiwan’s Acer holds on to fifth profitable quarter

Taiwan’s struggling personal computer maker Acer said it remained profitable in the three months to March despite a decline of 11.4% in revenues.

Technology 29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM

Snapdeal founder eyes Alibaba playbook with funding deal

Kunal Bahl, co-founder of online marketplace Snapdeal, has come a long way from his days as a business school student selling detergent in US supermarkets.

TECH 19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 AM

Startups go Dutch for new era in manufacturing

Beneath the low beams of a converted warehouse in Amsterdam lives a company with many of the attributes of a Silicon Valley startup, except that at less than a year old it has zero venture capital and says it is already making enough money to sustain itself.

Samsung 28 Aug 2014 | 1:15 PM

China supplier of Samsung, Lenovo denies using child workers

A China-based supplier for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Lenovo Group Ltd said on Thursday it had never hired child labourers, denying allegations by a US-based activist group.

TECH 14 Aug 2014 | 5:51 PM

Taiwan's Hon Hai Q2 net profit up 19%

Taiwan's tech giant Hon Hai Precision Industry, a major supplier to Apple, said Wednesday that its net profit in the three months to June rose almost 19%.

TECH 01 Jul 2014 | 3:11 PM

Food makers feel their way towards online future

Grocery manufacturers are struggling to adapt to the online world and need to invest in smarter packaging, presentation and supply chains to reap the long term benefits.

TECH 07 May 2014 | 7:00 AM

What’s Big Data?

What does “Big Data” mean? Is there a “Small Data?” Don’t they mean “Lots of Data” rather than “Big Data?” And where’s it all coming from? (I tell you, these IT folks are just plain weird sometimes…)