Yoni Bloch's latest project began with a flash of inspiration in the recording studio. Bloch, an Israeli rock star and former host of the local version of "American Idol," couldn't come to an agreement with his band mates over who would get to play a particular solo.
The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.
China ITS (Holdings) Co. , part-owned by Temasek Holdings Pte and Intel Capital, and shareholders may raise as much as HK$923.7 million ($119 million) from a Hong Kong initial public offering, according to a share sale document sent to fund managers today.
Trigence Semiconductor Inc., a Japanese chip designer part-owned by Intel Corp.’s venture- capital arm, agreed to sell a minority stake to state-run Innovation Network Corp. of Japan, three people with knowledge of the matter said.
Instagram, the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook Inc. last year, offers special effects that can give pictures a weathered black-and-white cast or retro tints. In Beijing, Xu Chaojun’s PaPa app does that, too. In addition, it lets users attach voice messages that can sound like robots or cats.