Uber-Grab deal hits speed bump in Singapore

SINGAPORE: Singapore yesterday imposed restrictions on ride-hailing firm Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asian business until it concludes a probe into whether the sale may have infringed comp...

Grab buys Uber’s SE Asia operations

SINGAPORE: Singapore-based ride-hailing firm Grab announced Monday it has bought US rival Uber’s business in Southeast Asia, ending a fierce battle for market share in the region. Grab said in a stat...

Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media

BARCELONA/SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech savvy young consumers...

Sony pins hopes on 4K video to revive smartphone sales

BARCELONA: Japan’s Sony Corporation is turning its focus to 4K high-definition video recording in its new Xperia XZ2 smartphone to differentiate itself from rivals that have caught up in camera techn...

Nokia phones look to the future, and to the past

BARCELONA/HELSINKI: Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include a premium Android smartphone, their first, and a remake of one of i...