BEIJING— China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Officials said earlier that Mercedes Benz, Audi and Chrysler also violated the law.» Read More
BEIJING— China's government said Monday it has concluded Mercedes-Benz violated anti-monopoly law and charged excessive prices for parts, adding to a growing number of global automakers snared in an investigation of the industry.
The trend is fueling mobile developers' concerns that their best days of growth are coming to an end.
Aug 15- International Business Machines Corp said on Friday that U.S. regulators had approved the $2.3 billion sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd, as the company continues its shift to more profitable software and services like cloud computing and data analytics.
Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc's Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned, citing family reasons, amid a buyout offer and a delay in filing its annual report. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.
Aug 15- Chinese mobile-security software maker NQ Mobile Inc said Chief Financial Officer KB Teo resigned for family reasons, sending its shares down 33 percent in premarket trading. NQ Mobile said Teo's resignation, effective Aug. 22, was not related to the company's operations, policies or accounting practices.
*Chinese academic took "huge rewards" from Qualcomm- Xinhua. BEIJING, Aug 14- Qualcomm Inc, under investigation for possible monopolistic practices in China, said it had no direct financial links with an antitrust expert sacked from a government advisory post after state media reported he had received payments from the firm.
NEW YORK— Matt Cottle is one of a few known small business owners with autism, a brain disorder that affects a person's ability to comprehend, communicate and interact socially. NEW YORK— Amazon's new credit-card processing device and mobile app is designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas visitors can now hail a ride from a taxi or limo company using their smartphone, even if they can't use the popular ridesharing apps available in many other U.S. cities. It also adds a $5 fee to each ride hailed through the app; that money goes to Ride Genie. The vehicles typically cost about $50 an hour, including a $5 fuel surcharge.
BEIJING, Aug 13- A Chinese academic who sat on a government anti-monopoly advisory committee has been sacked, official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, saying he had taken payments from U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc..
BEIJING, Aug 13- The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China on Wednesday expressed concern over a recent series of antitrust investigations, saying China was using strong-arm tactics and appeared to be unfairly targeting foreign firms.
NEW YORK— Amazon is taking direct aim at mobile payment systems such as Square by introducing the Amazon Local Register, a credit-card processing device and mobile app designed to help small business owners accept payments through their smartphones and tablets.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Kate Spade& Co., down $9.87 to $29. Flowers Foods Inc., down 91 cents to $19.10.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- An Activision Blizzard executive said on Tuesday the company's upcoming "Destiny" shooter game has set a video game industry record as the most pre-ordered new title.
Activision Publishing Chief Executive Eric Hirshberg, speaking at the Gamescom video game conference in Cologne, Germany, said the game is "the most pre-ordered new IP in history," according to video game retailer GameStop.
NEW YORK— NEW YORK— Wal-Mart thought shoppers would like the opportunity to use a smartphone app to scan items they want to buy as they walk through store aisles. But customers couldn't figure out how to work the "Scan& Go" app during tests in 200 stores, so Wal-Mart nixed it.
Aug 11- Speech recognition software maker Nuance Communications Inc forecast current-quarter adjusted revenue and profit below expectations as the company continues to struggle from its transition to a subscription-based business model.
Aug 11- Speech recognition software maker Nuance Communications Inc reported a bigger third-quarter loss as costs rose.
NEW YORK— Smartphones and tablets would be much more useful if they allowed us to multitask the way desktop and laptop computers do. When I'm watching video, for instance, I have to pause it to read an email or text that comes in. When I'm composing a message to make plans, I have to leave the app to check the weather forecast.
HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Aug 11- In the early afternoon of Monday, Aug. 4, ten men in suits and casual business wear barged into a busy office at Mercedes-Benz's east China sales office, near Shanghai's Hongqiao international airport.
Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.
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