LAS VEGAS— Apple didn't attend last week's gadget show but its presence was felt. Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling lights and appliances through a mobile app. Apple itself isn't making an app, just a platform for integration: all the functionality will come from...» Read More
NEW YORK, Aug 4- Private equity firm GTCR LLC is looking to sell home security company Protection 1 for more than $1.5 billion and has tapped Morgan Stanley to assist with the effort, according to people familiar with the matter. Another buyout firm, Blackstone Group LP, acquired home security company Vivint Inc for more than $2 billion in 2012..
The U.K. and U.S. governments spent millions stockpiling a flu drug that is no better than paracetamol, according to a new report.
Moves by Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to put his finance minister in charge of the central bank is leading to concerns that he may be seeking someone more malleable to run the state coffers in the run up to next year's elections.
Taiwan's columbaria products and funeral services provider Lung Yen Life Service, which recently invested $40 million to set up a subsidiary in China, has an analyst bullish on its future earning prospects.