SoftBank subsidiary Yahoo Japan, one of Japan’s biggest internet conglomerates, said it is in talks about a potential merger with Line, a Japan-based messaging app maker owned by South Korean internet firm Naver. Both Yahoo Japan and Line have expanded into digital payment services, and their merger could create a dominant player in that area in Japan. Line, which is not well known in the...
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It’s hard to feel sympathy for Apple, given how much money it makes ($9.2 million in net income every hour in the most recent quarter). But the flood of complaints on social media about overheating in the latest line of iPhones makes you feel a bit for the tech giant and its executives. Here’s a company that wanted to make its high-end phones lighter by using titanium, and what sounds like a...
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