On the basketball court of Rome’s Liceo Massimo high school about five decades ago, Mario Draghi modeled his playing on that of future Hall of Fame hoopster and U.S. Senator Bill Bradley , then shooting for Olimpia Milano.
When Mario Monti was appointed -- not elected -- prime minister of Italy in November, most Italians saw him as a welcome respite from the flamboyant, bankrupt leadership of Silvio Berlusconi. With the economy headed for collapse, technocratic leadership and a break from politics as usual were exactly what they wanted. So they thought.
Nintendo Co. President Satoru Iwata is convinced the future of gaming still centers on handheld and TV-based machines. He’ll get his answer by Christmas, in the number of new Wii U consoles that get bought.
Nintendo Co. is under pressure to consider ending production of video-game machines after reporting disappointing sales of its Wii U console and forecasting a surprise loss, prompting its stock to tumble.
Facing slower demand for its smartphones, Samsung Electronics plans to release a new device with a larger 5.2-inch screen and sharper display than the current Galaxy S4, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.