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[TOKYO] Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, as it expects impairment losses from...

[SAN FRANCISCO] A US judge on Monday seemed satisfied with a proposed US$415 million settlement that would end a lawsuit in which tech workers accused Apple Inc , Google Inc and two other Silicon...

[SYDNEY] US video streaming service Netflix on Tuesday said it will launch in Australia and New Zealand this month, with access to season three of hit political drama House of Cards a key drawcard.

[SAN FRANCISCO] EBay's PayPal, the digital-payments unit being spun off from the Internet marketplace later this year, agreed to acquire startup Paydiant to broaden its mobile offerings for...

[NEW YORK] International Business Machines was sued by a Michigan public pension fund that claimed the company misled investors about the value of its microchip manufacturing business before agreeing...

[BARCELONA] Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on Monday fended off complaints that the hugely popular social network was getting a free ride out of telecom operators who host its service on...

[WASHINGTON] Twitter said on Monday that it was working with law enforcement officials on unspecified threats, amid reports that the social network had been targeted for blocking accounts linked to...

[WASHINGTON] Smartphone dating app Tinder launched a premium paid subscription version on Monday, but drew criticism over a pricing system that charges older users more.

RUNNING short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up...

NXP Semiconductors said that it would buy a smaller peer, Freescale Semiconductor, in an US$11.8 billion deal that would create a big maker of chips for industries as varied as automobiles and mobile...