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  1. News - Asia - Lifestyle

    Japan's failed gadgets paved way for innovative success

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... A string of miserable flops came way before the country became known for its innovation It gave us the Walkman, the pocket calculator and heated toilet seats, but Japan's path to innovative greatness is littered with failures such as the TV-shaped ra ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1080221/japans-failed-gadgets-paved-way-innovative-success
  2. Lifestyle - Technology - TECHNOLOGY

    Apple unveils thinner, more powerful iPhone 5

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 05:38am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Apple unveils thinner, more powerful iPhone 5 Apple on Wednesday introduced its new iPhone 5 - a lighter, thinner and more powerful version of its ... will start taking orders for the phone Friday and begin shipments September 21 in the US, Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan, and the phone will be available ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1035560/apple-unveils-thinner-more-powerful-iphone-5
  3. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Frenchman takes PCs to the lap of luxury

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Classical computers finished in brass or gold leaf are more than just work tools French entrepreneur takes PCs to the lap of luxury Does your laptop clash ... engineer who settled in France 22 years ago. "Computers used to be seen as mere work tools. But now the product has reached a kind of maturity, and it's easier to start seeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1032970/frenchman-takes-pcs-lap-luxury
  4. Business - Economy

    Trade-off between productivity gains and job losses isn't so simple

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 02:06pm by PATRICK LOW

    ... Work undertaken by three leading economists shows that in France, for example, productivity grew by about 4.75 per cent a year and unemployment averaged 2 per cent in the 15 years up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1431062/trade-between-productivity-gains-and-job-losses-isnt-so-simple
  5. Business - Companies

    Panasonic to halve chip business workforce: reports

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:36pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japanese technology giant seeks to stem losses by cutting thousands of chip-making jobs Technology multinational Panasonic is set to cut its chip division workforce in half, axing thousands of jobs as the electronics giant overhauls its battered balance sheet following record losses, Japanese media reports said on Thursday. The plan to shrink ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1338695/panasonic-halve-chip-business-workforce-reports
  6. Business - Companies - Google

    Google shares soar past US$1,000 on strong earnings

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:25pm by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Surge in stock price of internet giant Google, up 13.8 per cent on Friday, pushes S&P 500 to record highs Shares in internet search and advertising titan Google soared more than 13 per cent on Friday to pass the US$1,000 mark for the first time after a strong earnings report. The earnings demonstrated Google was smoothly building its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1335218/google-shares-soar-past-us1000-strong-earnings
  7. Business - Companies

    Google making videogame console and smart watch: report

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Google is working on a videogame console and smart watch powered by Android software that has been a hit in smartphones and tablets, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Journal cited unnamed sources as saying that the technology giant is out to expand its hardware line-up to include a new version of a Nexus Q digital media device introduced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1270953/google-making-videogame-console-and-smart-watch-report
  8. Business - Companies

    Canadians create ’most energy-efficient’ bulb

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 10:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ottawa A trio of Canadians claim to have invented the world’s most energy-efficient bulb: a 12-watt LED light that shines as bright as a 100-watt incandescent one. Product developer Gimmy Chu told AFP the NanoLight design consists of a circuit board dotted with LED lights and folded into the shape of a bulb that plugs into a regular light fixture. “We needed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1145122/canadians-create-most-energy-efficient-bulb
  9. Business - Companies

    Yahoo! buys scrapbook website Snip.it

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 01:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Yahoo! Has confirmed that it bought Snip.it, a young San Francisco startup that lets people create scrapbooks with pictures, articles, videos and other content found online. “The Snip.it team created an innovative technology that lets people share content in a social and fun way,” Yahoo! vice president of product Mike Kerns said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1134348/yahoo-buys-scrapbook-website-snipit
  10. News - World - TECHNOLOGY

    Google's 'loony' way of granting remote web access gets off ground

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Christchurch, New Zealand Bringing the internet to far-flung corners of the world is no flight of fancy after scientists link about 50 New Zealanders to giant balloons 'Loony' Google way to web gets off ground Google revealed top-secret plans yesterday to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing the internet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1261622/googles-loony-way-granting-remote-web-access-gets-ground

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