Google will buy phone hardware maker Motorola Mobility Holdings for $12.5-billion to bolster adoption of its Android mobile software.
Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan was called on to quit over his handling of the country’s natural calamities and a nuclear crisis on Thursday.
Japan raised the severity of its nuclear crisis to the highest level on Tuesday, putting it on a par with the world’s worst nuclear disaster.
Engineers had to pull out of some parts of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant on Thursday when three workers were exposed to high contamination.
Japan estimated the cost of the damage from its devastating earthquake and tsunami could top $300-billion.
Smoke and steam rose from two of the most threatening reactors at Japan’s quake-crippled nuclear plant on Tuesday.
Manufacturers are banking on 3D TVs for their next sales boost, with sets expected to hit US shelves in force by the middle of 2010.
The Constitutional Court has refused Hugh Glenister leave to appeal against a Pretoria High Court decision regarding the fate of the Scorpions.
Wal-Mart Stores, the world’s largest retailer, says it will crack down on its Chinese suppliers by enforcing stricter quality standards.
Toshiba said on Sunday its HD DVD high-definition video format is not dead despite being dealt a big setback by Warner’s decision to exclusively back Sony rival Blu-ray technology. Akiyo Ozaka, president of Toshiba America Consumer Products, told a briefing at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that HD DVD "has not lost".