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TECH 15 May 2017 | 10:00 PM

Desperately short of labour, mid-sized Japanese firms plan to buy robots

Desperate to overcome Japan's growing shortage of labour, mid-sized companies are planning to buy robots and other equipment to automate a wide range of tasks, including manufacturing, earthmoving and hotel room service.

TECH 17 Jan 2017 | 8:41 AM

Taxi-sharing services app to be tested in Tokyo

According to sources, Japan's transportation ministry plans to create a system utilising a smartphone app to match customers looking for a taxi around the same time, whose points of departure and destination are both close.

Technology 16 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dell profit falls 47% hurt by slow tech spending

Dell Inc hurt by lower PC sales and weaker demand from large corporations.

Technology 28 Sep 2012 | 12:00 AM

RIM lives to fight again

RIM reported a narrower-than-expected loss and the struggling BlackBerry maker bolstered its cash reserves.

Technology 20 Feb 2013 | 12:00 AM

Dell profit plummets 31% as investors ponder RM73bil buyout

Dell Inc on Tuesday reported a 31% drop in profit, hurt by a shrinking consumer business.

TECH 23 Oct 2018 | 10:30 PM

The Rockstar effect: How mega-budget games change release dates for everyone else

The fall videogame release schedule is usually a non-stop sprint from late August until the first week in December. Titles large and small crowd into the busy holiday shopping season, fighting for a piece of the pie.

TECH 31 Jan 2018 | 8:26 AM

Apple’s iPhone X super cycle in doubt as earnings approach

Apple Inc shares surged by almost half last year on predictions that Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone would be a runaway hit. But demand for the flagship handset, the iPhone X, hasn’t met the most optimistic expectations.

TECH 03 Nov 2017 | 6:30 AM

Apple tackles iPhone X production woes to buoy holiday sales

Apple Inc is fixing supply problems with the iPhone X, its most important device in years, setting the company up for a better-than-expected holiday period.

Technology 26 Apr 2012 | 12:00 AM

Apple growth hinges on China, new devices

b>SAN FRANCISCO/b>: Sometimes even eye-popping results are not enough. Apple Inc's shares may have risen 9% on the back of another spectacular quarter that included soaring iPhone sales in China, but the naysayers are still asking if the most valuable US company might need yet another revolutionary product in the next year to sustain its sizzling growth.

Technology 28 Oct 2015 | 10:23 AM

Apple investors focus on iPhone sales for the holiday quarter

Apple Inc painted a rosy picture for its new iPhones as it reported quarterly results, but investors were more focused on the company's next test: topping last year's record holiday sales.