Dan NystedtIDG News Service

Wall Street Beat: Markets Recover From Japanese Temblor

Global stock markets and industry supply chains have started recovering after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan and sent a massive tsunami...

Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci Resigns From Company

Acer President and CEO Gianfranco Lanci has resigned from the company, Acer said Thursday, without saying why.

Japanese DRAM Makers' Woes Echo Rest of Industry After Quake

Japanese DRAM maker Elpida Memory on Monday said its factories are operating "at close to normal levels" two weeks after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake in Japan...

Google: Android 3.0 Needs More Work to Be Smartphone Ready

Google will not release the source code for Honeycomb, the version of its Android mobile OS optimized for tablets, until it completes work to make the software better for smartphones

Google Launches Online Magazine, Think Quarterly

Google has launched its own quarterly online magazine, Think Quarterly, out of its operations in the U.K. and Ireland, saying that "in a world of accelerating...

Samsung Apps Store Hits 100 Million Downloads

Over 100 million apps have been downloaded from Samsung Electronics' mobile and TV app store in less than a year after its launch, the company said Thursday.

Oracle Stops Developing Software for Intel's Itanium Chips

Oracle on Tuesday became the latest software maker to say it will stop developing applications for Intel Itanium microprocessors, following a similar...

Apple Sues Amazon Over App Store Name

Apple sued Amazon.com on Friday, claiming rights to the name App Store, which Amazon tagged on its new application store.

Japanese Chip Makers Begin Recovery After Devastation

Some Japanese chip makers are starting to pick themselves up and resume operations in the earthquake and tsunami-torn northeast.

Asian Tech Companies Chip in Relief to Japan Quake Victims

Technology companies across Asia have found ways to help people in Japan left devastated by the 9.0-magnitude earthquake last Friday, the 7-meter tsunami it...

Flash, DRAM Prices Spike on Worries Over Supplies from Japan

Prices of widely used chips, including NAND flash memory and DRAM, have both risen sharply since the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan.

Rolling Blackouts, Tsunami Damage Try Japanese Companies

A day after Japan's biggest earthquake ever caused widespread destruction, the country's biggest electronics companies are trying to ensure safety of staff and facilities.

Sony Airlifts Supplies to Tsunami-stricken Factory

Japanese electronics giant Sony airlifted emergency supplies by helicopter to hundreds of employees stuck at a Blu-ray Disc factory in Miyagi, Japan, on...

HP CEO Apotheker Gets Heat for Board Involvement

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker broke internal policy by being directly involved in the selection process of new directors to the company's board, an investor...

PlayStation Chief Hirai Tipped as Next Head of Sony

The Sony executive credited with turning the PlayStation into a money-maker, Kazuo Hirai, is in the lead to take over from Howard Stringer after he retires, the...