Newsmart learn business english

Qihoo 360-Led Consortium Makes $1.2 Billion Offer for Opera Software

Qihoo 360-Led Consortium Makes $1.2 Billion Offer for Opera Software

A consortium of Chinese investors including security software firm Qihoo 360 Technology has agreed to pay $1.2 billion to buy Norwegian browser maker Opera Software.

Done
Facebook’s Global Web Goals Run Into Political Hurdles

Facebook’s Global Web Goals Run Into Political Hurdles

India’s decision to ban programs that offer access to a limited set of websites and apps, including Facebook’s Free Basics service, raises questions about the social-media site’s effort to expand Internet use in developing countries.

Done
Why Twitter Should Eyeball Yahoo’s Past

Why Twitter Should Eyeball Yahoo’s Past

As Twitter gets set to report earnings, investors hope the microblogging service can learn a thing or two from Yahoo.

Done
Read more
The Search to Fix Password Overload

The Search to Fix Password Overload

Bothersome passwords are the bane of the digital world. Technologists trying to put an end to your password problems are turning to the smartphone. Photo: iStock

Done
Google CEO Gets Equity Award of $199 Million

Google CEO Gets Equity Award of $199 Million

Alphabet Inc. granted Sundar Pichai, chief executive of the company’s main Google business, an equity award valued at $199 million, making him one of the world’s highest-paid executives.

Done
Japan Slowly Opens the Door to the Sharing Economy

Japan Slowly Opens the Door to the Sharing Economy

A country in which a premium is placed on privacy, Japan is beginning to open up to the sharing economy and its government is moving to ease home-sharing restrictions.

Done
Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

Tech Stocks: Why the Selloff Could Get Worse

The technology sector is getting buffeted on multiple fronts. Relief could be a long time coming.

Done
Eat Smart, Even if You’re Eating Late

Eat Smart, Even if You’re Eating Late

The timing of your meal is less important than maintaining a balanced diet all day long.

Done
Indian Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

Indian Regulator Effectively Bans Facebook’s Free Basics Service

India’s telecommunications regulator issued rules requiring companies to charge the same price for access to any website.

Done
Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

Corporate Credit: Less Than Angelic

Companies’ credit ratings are starting to feel the strain. Watch out for more downgrades to junk in the coming months.

Done
Slowdown in Funding Takes Bite Out of India’s Startups

Slowdown in Funding Takes Bite Out of India’s Startups

Investors in India’s tech startups are becoming more discerning and tightfisted. As a result, startups raised $959 million in the final three months of 2015, roughly half of what they raised in the last quarter of the previous year.

Done
China’s Reserves Plunge While Stresses Mount

China’s Reserves Plunge While Stresses Mount

It is hard to imagine Beijing wanting to continue this pace of reserve annihilation.

Done
Foxconn, Sharp to Sign Takeover Deal By End of February

Foxconn, Sharp to Sign Takeover Deal By End of February

Foxconn, the Taiwanese iPhone assembler, has received a personal commitment from Sharp’s chief executive Kozo Takahashi that a definitive agreement for a takeover will be signed before Feb. 29.

Done
Toyota Skids as Yen Flattens Out

Toyota Skids as Yen Flattens Out

With no more fillip from a cheapening yen, Toyota will need to show real sources of profit growth.

Done
Microsoft Acquisition Could Make Mobile Apps More Productive

Microsoft Acquisition Could Make Mobile Apps More Productive

Microsoft, struggling to stake out territory in mobile computing, on Wednesday snatched up SwiftKey, a leader in software that can make a variety of mobile applications easier to use.

Done