An Acer Inc. spokesman and a stockbroker were detained as part of an investigation into alleged insider trading at the computer maker before it announced a record loss last year, Taiwanese authorities said.
Acer Inc., the Taiwanese personal computer maker that is set to post a third-straight annual loss, plans to build on its hardware background to turn the company around, Chief Executive Officer Jason Chen said.
Gizmodo.com, the technology blog, said law enforcement officials seized computers from the home of Jason Chen, a staff editor who wrote about a prototype for an Apple Inc. iPhone that had been left behind in a bar.
Steve Jobs asked technology blog Gizmodo.com to return a secret iPhone prototype that Apple Inc. says was stolen after a company engineer lost it in a bar, according to court documents released yesterday.
Asian stocks rose for a second straight week with Japan’s Topix reaching its highest since 2008 as the yen weakened to a five-year low and as U.S. data added to evidence the world’s largest economy is strengthening.