For STMicro, wireless business may be hidden key to reach margin goalTue, 03 Mar 2015 18:16:55 GMT BARCELONA (Reuters) - STMicroelectronics said on Tuesday it expected a second year of growth in its wireless business in 2015, following years of losses, a resurgence that eventually could help Europe's largest semiconductor maker hit overall profit margin improvement goals.
EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology raceTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:55:47 GMT BRUSSELS/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Union is looking to sign agreements with China and Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband as it seeks to help its companies catch up in the race to develop such technologies.
GM's Opel to offer cars with free Wi-Fi for one yearTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:53:23 GMT FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors is launching its digital Onstar connection service in Europe this year, offering Opel and Vauxhall buyers free car connectivity for the first year after purchase.
Indian taxi group Ola steps up expansion driveTue, 03 Mar 2015 14:17:13 GMT MUMBAI (Reuters) - Ola, India's largest online taxi business, will more than double its reach by expanding into 200 cities after this week's acquisition of rival TaxiForSure handed it control of more than 80 percent of the country's organized cab market.
EU's antitrust chief has met Google's SchmidtTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:36:20 GMT BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's antitrust chief has met Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt as she seeks to resolve a four-year investigation into complaints that the Internet search giant abuses its dominance.
BlackBerry unveils new mid-market Leap smartphoneTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:25:39 GMT BARCELONA/TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry unveiled a new mid-market smartphone on Tuesday dubbed the BlackBerry Leap that is set to replace the Z3 device launched a year ago, in a move to woo buyers in certain emerging markets where BlackBerry still has a fairly large client base.
Forensic holodeck creates 3D crime scenesTue, 03 Mar 2015 12:19:37 GMT ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - Star Trek's virtual reality 'holodeck' has come a step closer to reality, thanks to researchers from the University of Zurich.
JD.com tops expectations with 73 percent rise in quarterly revenueTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:58:21 GMT BEIJING (Reuters) - China's JD.com Inc, the biggest e-commerce rival to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, posted a 73 percent rise in revenue for the three months through December, topping estimates as it expanded sales across more consumer goods categories.
Are Border Patrol agents threatening to go rogue? The union representing US Border Patrol agents is on the attack against President Obama for, as they put it, "threatening" agents, claiming that he's trying to force them to implement his executive actions on immigration even after a federal ruling blocking those actions from going into effect.
Former CIA director Petraeus pleads guilty to federal charge <p>Former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to plead guilty to a single charge relating to mishandling classified information in a case arising from the ex-U.S. Army General's extramarital affair with a female Army Reserve officer, the Justice Department said on Tuesday.</p>
Top Ten Richest Cities in the U.S. Forget sports rivalries. We're taking a look at the 10 richest U.S. cities. Each city's wealth was calculated by the percentage of residents earning more than $150,000 in cities with more than 500,000 residents. Is your city on the list?
Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.
These twins can teach us a lot about racial identity "There's a set of biracial twins in the UK who are turning heads because one is black and the other is white." That's how the New York Post introduced a profile of Lucy and Maria Aylmer, 18-year-olds whose father identifies as white and whose mother is "half-Jamaican" (and, we're to assume, thinks of herself as black).