Google Inc. has successfully wooed developers to build applications for smartphones and tablets based on its Android mobile software. Getting programmers to embrace its other offerings -- including computerized glasses and cars -- is proving a tougher sell.
Amazon.com Inc. packed its new Fire Phone with features such as an image-recognition tool so people can quickly purchase items from its online store. Jeff Bezos may need more than that to get customers to pay up for the handset.
Tesco Plc’s three-month sales and market share fell the most in at least two decades, according to research published today, adding to investor concern ahead of tomorrow’s quarterly report from the U.K. grocery leader.
Tesco Plc Chief Executive Officer Philip Clarke said he’s not ready to pledge an improvement in sales growth after the U.K.’s largest grocer reported the steepest decline in domestic revenue since he first stocked shelves as a schoolboy four decades ago.
Marks & Spencer Group Plc was the only major clothing retailer to lose U.K. sales and market share in the six months through mid-May and the price gap with rivals widened, according to Sanford C. Bernstein.