by Thom Forbes on Sep 17, 7:45 AM
Primarily blaming the "competitive environment" in the mobile phone business, Sony this morning said it may lose upwards of $2 billion this year - five times more than it anticipated just a couple of months ago. It also will pay no dividend for the first time since the company went public in 1958.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 16, 7:39 AM
Microsoft has agreed to pay $2.5 billion for the Swedish game-development company Mojang and its "iconic Minecraft franchise" although its three founders - creator Markus Persson, CEO Carl Manneh and game designer Jakob Porser - are leaving to pursue other opportunities.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 15, 7:50 AM
Heineken really knows how to spurn a suitor, telling the world in a statement yesterday that SABMiller's advances to acquire it recently were "nonactionable." It went on to state, "the Heineken family has informed SABMiller ... of its intention to preserve the heritage and identity of Heineken as an independent company" and said it "does not intend to make any further public statements in relation to this announcement."
by Thom Forbes on Sep 12, 8:01 AM
As disenchanted fans and committed critics alike excoriate the National Football League on social media, and media outlets continue to probe what its officials knew when about the elevator tapes of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancee in an elevator, the enterprise's billion-dollar question is what will the advertisers do.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 11, 8:01 AM
What will be next? McMidnight Craving?
by Thom Forbes on Sep 10, 8:02 AM
As expected, Apple showed off two new iPhones yesterday with decidedly larger screens, enticed the audience at Cupertino's Flint Center for the Performing Arts with a preview of three smartwatches that will be available next year, and had a reveal or two up its sleeve.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 9, 7:53 AM
Very few of the good things that General Electric has brought to life for more than a century will be for everyday consumers any more if yesterday's deal to sell off its appliance business to Sweden's Electrolux for $3.3 billion passes regulatory oversight, as is expected, and closes next year.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 8, 7:52 AM
Whether it's a main feature of Apple's press event tomorrow or an off-the-cuff glance at work in progress that most reports say won't ship until next year, a wrist device that does a lot more than track time is poised to become the next-generation market disruptor from Cupertino.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 5, 7:59 AM
Thanks to savvy product tie-ins with the hit computer-animated movie, "Everything Is Awesome" at Team Lego, which yesterday announced $2.03 billion in revenues for the first half of the year - up 11% over 2013 - moving it ahead of Mattel as the world's No. 1 toymaker.
by Thom Forbes on Sep 4, 8:04 AM
Samsung showed off two new Android-powered phablets and a co-branded Oculus virtual reality headset at simultaneous events in New York City, Beijing and Berlin yesterday, hoping to create a stir in advance of the expected rollout of the iPhone 6 Tuesday, which sources say will have 4.7" and 5.5" diagonal screens, up from 4" on the iPhone5.