- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications (NFC) technology into the next iPhone, which would enable smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.
BEIJING - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said on Friday it will open a fifth data centre in Shenzhen to service AliCloud, the latest sign of its growing investment in the small but potentially lucrative cloud computing business.
TOKYO - Japan's Fujitsu Ltd said on Friday that United Microelectronics Corp of Taiwan would make an initial investment of 5 billion yen (28.93 million pounds) for a 9.3 percent stake in its new foundry venture in central Japan.
BOSTON - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any "significant" cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks. | Video
SAN FRANCISCO - Google Inc is developing airborne drones capable of flying on their own and delivering anything from candy to medicine, the Internet company said on Thursday.
- Longtime Google Inc executive Megan Smith is a top candidate for the role of United States' chief technology officer, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
SINGAPORE - Shares in Singapore's STATS ChipPAC Ltd jumped as much as 17 percent to S$0.775 (0.37 pounds) on Friday, the highest since March 2011, on course for their biggest weekly rally in nearly three months.
LONDON - Online gambling company Bwin.Party said it planned further cost cuts and a new programme to boost its commercial focus after a further decline in profits.
SAN FRANCISCO - For a growing U.S. ageing population, tracking heart health via a smartphone can mean the difference between life and death.
BEIJING - China's Dalian Wanda group and Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday they would set up a 5 billion yuan (490.84 million pound) e-commerce joint venture with Baidu Inc, as the firms push into the high-growth e-commerce sector.
The headline - 0.8 percent second-quarter growth - sounds good. But construction shrank and industrial production was weak. Only services were strong. It sounds like a warning of future problems. Expectations of a UK interest rate rise may be delayed, leading the pound down.