A man using his smartphone walks past an advertisement board for Japan’s Nikkei newspaper’s digital media on a street in Tokyo. Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain’s Pearson for $1.3 billion. Photograaph:  Yuya Shino/Reuters

The takeover of the Financial Times by Nikkei is probably a surprise, at least to those outside the media. Nikkei’s long-term plan might become clear (...)

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Image of the week: Bowing to the inevitable Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka (second from left) bows with chairman Tadashi Muromachi (right)(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

A file showing Toshiba president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka. Photograph: Franck Robichon/EPA

Toshiba said its chief executive was stepping down on Tuesday after an independent investigation found he had been aware the company had been inflati(...)

Designer Carlo Ratti’s concept shop at Milan Expo

Imagine walking into your local giant supermarket and being greeted by a smiling hologram waiting to take you to all points of interest in the shop(...)

Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka will step down in September along with other board members  to take responsibility for accounting irregularities, sources said. Photo: Reuters

Toshiba chief executive Hisao Tanaka will step down in September along with other board members including vice chairman Norio Sasaki to take responsib(...)

 Netflix  says  the remote control  buttons are part of its broader effort to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to build televisions and other devices that improve the experience of internet television.  Photograph  Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Smart TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes will be sold in Europe with a dedicated Netflix button on the remote controls for the first time.The but(...)

When it comes to budget notebooks, the Chromebook has generally punched above its weight. The device is designed to be used online,so that means plent(...)

Apple plans a new all-electric car for sale by 2020

Apple, which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020. The timeframe - auto(...)

 Mark Fields of Ford talks about Ford Smart Mobility at CES. Photograph: EPA/MICHAEL NELSON 2:30

As the curtain is set to fall on yet another CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, the usual debate is almost certain to raise its head: is(...)