iPhone manufacturer Foxconn to buy Sharp

Mar 30, 2016
Foxconn, the Taiwan-based contract manufacturer of iPhones, is buying the financially troubled Japanese electronics brand.
Chinese workers assemble electronic components at the Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn's factory in Shenzhen, in the southern Guangzhou province.
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Japanese electronic brands lose luster

Dec 21, 2012
How many Sony, Panasonic or Sharp gadgets did you buy this year? Japan’s electronics giants have lost their competitiveness -- and perhaps creativity.

Japan, Inc.'s long year

Mar 9, 2012
On the anniversary of the Fukushima quake and tsunami, Japan, Inc. faces two possible futures.

iTV gesture enabled?

Nov 28, 2011
Prepare to gesticulate madly at your television. Hooray progress!

Teaching climate change or a Sharp sales technique?

Feb 3, 2009
(Photo credit: Jared Flesher, New York Times' Green Inc. blog) As a former teacher, this Green Inc. article caught my interest and raised a red ...

Start your engines -- with a cell phone

Sep 24, 2008
Japan has a new mobile phone that can automatically open your car door and start the engine. Just point and click. It was developed jointly by...

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