HONG KONG—Hong Kong’s Umbrella Movement protesters have been demanding that the city’s top official, CY Leung, step down for weeks now.
Apple’s iPad business was the lone drag in its otherwise strong earnings report today. iPad sales last quarter dropped 13% from the previous year, to 12.3 million, their third straight quarter of decline.
Music was the first corner of the entertainment business to be truly disrupted by the internet. And this relentless disruption has come in multiple waves that have pounded revenues for labels and artists.
The numbers: Good and improving. Apple’s September-quarter results were better than expected—showing overall strong performance, except for the already struggling iPad business.
The numbers: Pretty darn good. Chipotle’s shares were already up more than 40% for the year, and the company just delivered another huge quarter.
The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is forcing businesses worldwide to assess the disease’s impact on their bottom lines.
Apple launched its mobile payments service, Apple Pay, today in the US. It has the chance—if successful—to become the first mainstream mobile payments service in many markets.
Academic papers are often long, tedious and impossible to read, as Steven Pinker pointed out last month.
This new research will be music to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s ears: It turns out that taxi drivers are exactly the income-maximizing, labor-optimizing robots that neoclassical economics expects them to be.
Share Tap image to zoom Apple’s omnipresent position in the American psyche extends far beyond consumer devices: America’s biggest company by market value is also it’s most widely held stock.Or at least that’s theOr at least that’s Or at least that’s the conclusion to be drawn from the result of a survey of 161,000 Americans released last week by FutureAdvisor, a San Francisco wealth advisory firm.
Perhaps it was too good to be true. And indeed many thought, prayed, and hoped it wouldn’t be. When the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan announced last week that the government had reached an agreement with the militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, to free the 219 kidnapped schoolgirls, their parents rejoiced.
Amid the usual hysteria surrounding Apple’s latest slate of multifunctional products—the iPad Air 2, the Apple Watch, the iPhone 6—tech writers are collectively lauding a single-task device that’s not from Apple but from Amazon: the new Kindle Voyage e-reader.
The Harvard Business Review just bestowed the title of best-performing CEO in the world on Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who last year tied with late Steve Jobs for the honor.
In September 2014, Yemen entered into a new political era. The Houthis, a Zaidi Shia revivalist group with a militant wing ended their month-long demonstrations in Sana’a after government forces killed nine peaceful protesters.
Last week, earnings from Google, one of the biggest and most important companies in Silicon Valley, slipped by without much fanfare; the news was buried in headlines about convulsing financial markets, new Apple gadgets, and Ebola.
If this tweet by Indonesian president Joko Widodo graced your Twitter feed as it did ours, you may have glazed over the smiling faces, assuming it was just another group hug staged for social media.
For me Zelda La Grange’s Good Morning, Mr. Mandela, long and repetitive, was a labor to read. But it’s been called a great success for good reason: it’s an important edition to the Nelson Mandela canon.
A series of large tech companies recently revealed disappointing gender and diversity statistics, sparking discussion over whether there’s something fundamentally wrong with hiring practices in Silicon Valley.
Good news for the steak-and-red-wine guys: moderate drinking and meat consumption may increase male fertility, according t0 studies presented this morning at a meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
In Iraq and Afghanistan, interpreters working for the US military and other American organizations automatically become targets for terrorist groups.