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 Nintendo chief executive Satoshi Iwata has had to scale back sales projections for the Wii U console by almost 70 per cent for the business year.

What you wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall in the headquarters of Japanese games company Nintendo. Once the darling of the games industry – the co(...)

Chief executive of Nokia Solutions and Networks Rajeev Suri is said to be among applicants for the top job at Nokia. Photograph: Henrik Kettunen/Bloomberg

Nokia, seeking a successor to former chief executive Stephen Elop, is focusing on insiders including Rajeev Suri as it narrows a months-long search fo(...)

Nintendo has repeatedly had to scale back sales projections for its Wii U  console as it failed to emulate the success of its hugely popular predecessor, the Wii. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Files/Reuters

Nintendo said it expects an operating loss of 35 billion yen (€246 million) for the year to end-March, citing much weaker-than-expected sales of its W(...)

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg during a news conference at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona. Microsoft is said to be considering Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer. Photograph: Albert Gea/Files/Reuters

Microsoft’s board is considering Ericsson chief executive officer Hans Vestberg as a potential successor to departing leader Steve Ballmer, according (...)

Working in tandem: CloudDock’s (from left) Padraic Harley, Cian Brassil and Scott Kennedy are fine-tuning an adaptor service that will enable compatibility between cloud storage service providers

By last November, Google Drive had 120 million users. An impressive number but one that is dwarfed by cloud storage service rivals such as Microsoft’s(...)

The deal will bring Version 1’s total revenues to about €55 million a year.

Irish IT services company Version 1 has acquired Edinburgh-based consultancy Rocela Group for an undisclosed sum. This is the company’s second acquisi(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said the project on which the airline is working with Google will  “blow comparison sites like Skyscanner out of the water”. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Internet giant Google is working with Ryanair on plans for a price comparison site that will completely transform how consumers search for, select and(...)

Vehicles are covered with protective wrap as workers prepare for the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan. Photo: Reuters

The global car industry is spending more on research and development than ever before as manufacturers try to stay ahead of a rapidly shifting market (...)

 Marissa Mayer, president and CEO of Yahoo, speaks at the consumer electronics show CES in Las Vegas. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/EPA

The Consumer Electronics Association has, for some time now, been facing accusations that CES is starting to lose its relevance. Big announcements are(...)

In spite of  restrictions, consoles such as Nintendo’s Wii were available to buyers in China, as many units were smuggled into the country. Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire
China lifts ban on consoles

Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony have finally gained the chance to enter China’s multibillion-dollar video game market, after the Chinese authorities lift(...)

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