Porsche: Car firm’s results due on Friday. Photograph:  Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images
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TODAY Results: Apple; First Bancorp; First Data; Halliburton; Xerox. Meetings: Preparing for Industry 4.0 (Crowne Plaza Hotel, Blanchardstown). (...)

Pelé is suing Samsung Electronics Co for at least $30million, claiming that the Korean company improperly used alook-alike in an advertisement that ran in The New York Times without permission.

Brazilian soccer legend Pelé has sued Samsung Electronics for at least $30 million, alleging the Korean company improperly used a look-alike in an adv(...)

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp  at a big discount to its original offer. It marks the largest acquisition by a foreign company in Japan’s insular tech industry. It will also  help strengthen Foxconn’s pricing power with major client Apple.

Taiwan’s Foxconn agreed to acquire Sharp Corp at a big discount to its original offer after a month of wrangling that sowed more doubts over whether t(...)

A space grey Apple iPhone 6s.  Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone SE on Monday, a smaller, more affordable iPhone designed to entice more users to upgrade. The technology giant had previously forecast a drop in smartphone sales for early 2016, but an alternative to the premium iPhone 6s could draw in more customers. (Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire)

Apple is expected to launch a smaller, cheaper iPhone on Monday aimed at emerging markets and possibly China, the world’s biggest buyer of smartphone(...)

A sharp TV screen on display at an electronics store in Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan’s Foxconn will acquire two-thirds of ailing electronics maker Sharp, marking the largest acquisition of a Japanese tech firm by a foreign comp(...)

Wave effect: throw a pebble into a pond and waves spread out from the point of impact – a bit like investment in scientific research and education

The scientific world is all aflutter with the announcement last week of the discovery of something called a “gravitational wave”. There are lots of re(...)

Apple is expected to report iPhone sales increased slightly more than 1 per cent in the holiday quarter when it announces earnings on Tuesday, its slowest growth ever and far from the double-digit growth investors have come to expect. (Photograph: Chris Goodney/Bloomberg)

Apple is expected to report iPhone sales increased slightly more than 1 per cent in the holiday quarter when it announces earnings on Tuesday, its sl(...)

A woman tries Apple’s iPhone 6 at a store in Beijing

Some of Apple’s main Asian suppliers expect revenues and orders to drop this quarter, indicating iPhone sales are almost certain to post their first (...)

Artisanal miners pictured working at a cobalt mine-pit in Tulwizembe, Katanga province, Democratic Republic of Congo

Chinese companies that buy cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo and supply mobile-phone and laptop makers such as Apple and Samsung aren’t ful(...)

Attendees visit the The Oculus Gear VR Theater with 4D during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Photograph: Patrick T  Fallon/Bloomberg

In the past few days I’ve repaired a robot, driven a Rover across Mars and zapped objects with a laser gun. And I did it all while mostly standing aro(...)