Microsoft to invest $2.9 bn in Japan AI push

Microsoft to invest $2.9 bn in Japan AI push

Microsoft on Tuesday announced a $2.9 billion investment over the next two years in Japan to bolster the country's push into artificial intelligence and strengthen its cyber defences in the face of threats from China and Russia.
Bitcoin world faces 'halving': what's happening?

Bitcoin world faces 'halving': what's happening?

Bitcoin miners, whose computer processors run the world's most popular virtual currency, will soon face the process of "halving" -- a quadrennial phenomenon which alters the profitability of the industry.
South Korea to invest $7 billion in AI by 2027

South Korea to invest $7 billion in AI by 2027

South Korea will invest almost $7 billion in artificial intelligence by 2027 in an effort to become a global leader in cutting-edge semiconductors, President Yoon Suk Yeol said Tuesday.
Nestle steps up monitoring of French mineral water

Nestle steps up monitoring of French mineral water

Nestle said Friday that it has stepped up monitoring after warnings by French regulators about the quality of its bottled mineral water brands including Perrier and Vittel.
Chinese sci-fi fans divided over Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

Chinese sci-fi fans divided over Netflix's '3 Body Problem'

Netflix's blockbuster "3 Body Problem", an adaptation of the crown jewel of Chinese sci-fi, has sparked passionate debate and divided opinions among fans in the country despite it not being available to watch there.
HSBC sells Argentina division for $550 million

HSBC sells Argentina division for $550 million

Global bank HSBC has agreed to sell its Argentina division to the financial services company Grupo Financiero Galicia for $550 million as it focuses on core Asia operations, it said Tuesday.
'Godzilla x Kong' dominates North American box office for a second week

'Godzilla x Kong' dominates North American box office for a second week

"Godzilla x Kong" extended its monstrous reign over the North American box office for a second weekend, according to estimates Sunday from industry watcher Exhibitor Relations.
Sanofi says to reach settlement on Zantac lawsuits in US

Sanofi says to reach settlement on Zantac lawsuits in US

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi said Thursday it had reached a preliminary agreement on settling thousands of US lawsuits concerning its heartburn drug Zantac.
Samsung Electronics expects 10-fold rise in Q1 profit

Samsung Electronics expects 10-fold rise in Q1 profit

Samsung Electronics said Friday it expects first-quarter operating profits to rise more than 10-fold year on year as chip prices recover.
Apple explores making personal robots: report

Apple explores making personal robots: report

Apple engineers are working on making personal robots, a report said on Wednesday, just weeks after the iPhone-maker abandoned its efforts to develop an electric car.
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