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TECH 06 Mar 2015 | 8:17 AM

Pentagon to focus more on hack-proofing weapons

Cyber attacks on US weapons programs and manufacturers are a "pervasive" problem that requires greater attention, the top US arms buyer said, saying that he would add cyber security to the Pentagon's guidelines for buying weapons.

Technology 17 Mar 2015 | 6:55 PM

Super Mario to go mobile as Nintendo ventures into smartphone games

Japanese videogame maker Nintendo Co Ltd will venture into smartphone games, heeding calls from investors to boost revenue by taking iconic characters like Super Mario to players increasingly shunning its consoles.

Technology 23 Mar 2015 | 3:53 PM

China to reap Alibaba windfall as tightens up on tax

China could make billions of dollars from taxing gains made by employees of e-commerce giant Alibaba Group who are free to sell their shares for the first time since its IPO, as the country tightens up its leaky mechanisms for tax collection.

Technology 27 May 2015 | 3:58 PM

Sony mobile executive: pricing tweaks, cost cuts to cope with dollar's rise

The head of Japanese electronics maker Sony Corp's mobile business said he plans to deal with the effects of a stronger dollar versus the yen by tweaking the pricing of its handsets and by cutting costs.

TECH 27 May 2015 | 12:28 PM

Amazon starts declaring sales to pay taxes in four European countries

Online retail giant Amazon said it has started declaring sales in four European countries which would now be subject to local taxes, a move that could affect other multinationals under EU investigation for possible tax avoidance.

TECH 08 Jun 2015 | 2:30 PM

Big US data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers

A massive breach of US federal computer networks disclosed this week is the latest in a flood of attacks by suspected Chinese hackers aimed at grabbing personal data, industrial secrets and weapons plans from government and private computers.

Microsoft 30 Jun 2015 | 12:22 PM

Microsoft hands display ads to AOL, maps to Uber

Microsoft Corp said it will hand over its display advertising business to AOL Inc and sell some map-generating technology to ride-hailing app company Uber, as it slims down its money-losing online operations.

TECH 31 Jul 2015 | 12:32 PM

FBI pay too low to attract cybercrime fighters

The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity programme mainly due to low pay, a report by the US Department of Justice showed, highlighting weaknesses in a flagship initiative to tackle growing cyber threats.

Technology 30 Jul 2015 | 6:14 PM

Sony books highest Q1 profit since 2007 on strong sensor sales

Sony Corp reported its highest first-quarter profit since 2007 due to strong sales of camera sensors and PlayStation 4 videogames, beating analyst estimates.

TECH 07 Jul 2015 | 10:34 AM

China economic uncertainty a potential risk for US chipmakers

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy.