Google Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. joined Chinese mobile phone makers in expressing concern to China that Microsoft Corp.’s bid to take over Nokia Oyj’s phone business may result in higher patent licensing fees, two government officials familiar with the matter said.
Sina Corp.’s Weibo unit is valued at $5.1 billion by analysts after posting its first profit as China’s largest Twitter-like microblogging platform is said to seek an initial public offering in the U.S.
How do you create a $15 billion company in an industry that gives its primary product away? Line Corp. did it by getting smartphone users to pay for teddy bear icons and games with cute cookies and wicked witches.
A four-week decline in SoftBank Corp.’s bond risk is ending on concern billionaire founder Masayoshi Son will take on more debt to follow Facebook Inc. and Rakuten Inc.’s investments in mobile-messaging services.
Huawei Technologies Co., the world’s third-largest smartphone maker, forecast it will sell as many as 100 million smartphones this year, nearly twice the 2013 level, as it focuses on higher-end devices rivaling Apple Inc.’s or Samsung Electronics Co.
Line Corp. may meet its target for 500 million users by year’s end, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch saying a possible investment from SoftBank Corp. would help boost data usage at the Japanese wireless carrier.
Taiwan created a new technology ministry as part of a cabinet reorganization, appointing engineer and former Google Inc. executive Chang San-cheng to boost the economy’s technological strength and innovation.