| May 30, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Motorola Mobility, the Chicago-based company now owned by Google, is closing its Texas plant that it designed to be the center American smartphone manufacturing.
The plant has only been open for a year, and already shed more than 75 percent of its...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Google will begin selling a basic version of its Project Ara modular smartphone in January, the company said this week.
Project Ara is an effort by Google to make a smartphone that consumers can customize and upgrade by easily switching modules in and...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 7:00 AM
BEIJING — When Ma Wenfeng was a boy, his father earned so little money growing wheat and corn that the family mainly ate mantou, a steamed bread that is a staple of the poor. The last thing he would have dreamed of was becoming a farmer.
Now it is...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 1:27 PM
Google Inc. is finding it harder to keep up with a broad shift to advertising on mobile phones, with sales falling short of estimates.
Revenue, excluding sales passed on to partners, was $12.2 billion in the first quarter, falling short of a...
| Apr 18, 2014
A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Motorola Mobility unveiled its new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart Tuesday morning, showing off its Silicon Valley vibe to about 200 guests and staff.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed the company, which was founded in Chicago in 1928 as Galvin...
| Apr 23, 2014
Motorola Mobility showed off its sleek new headquarters in the Merchandise Mart on Tuesday to about 200 VIPs and reporters.
If it were for sale, the listing would be labeled "luxury" and boast features such as digital and graffiti art, concrete floors,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — As far as Wall Street is concerned, Google Inc. can build all the robots and self-driving cars that it wants as long as it keeps growing its main business: online advertising.
And increasingly, that means selling ads that are shown...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:54 AM
Lenovo Chief Executive Yuanqing Yang said his company purchased Motorola with the goal of surpassing Apple and Samsung, the current leaders in the smartphone market.
Earlier this week, Google agreed to sell parts of Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
HONG KONG - Entertainment and electronics giant Sony this weekend denied reports that it is discussing a joint venture in personal computers with China's Lenovo Group.
Public broadcaster NHK reported that Sony may try to offload its loss-making Vaio...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:32 AM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:30 AM
TOKYO -- Sony reported a net profit of Y27.0 billion ($266 million) in the third quarter of FY2013, ending Dec. 31, 2013, compared with a loss of Y10.8 billion ($106 million) the same period the previous year.
The company also enjoyed an increase in...