BERLIN (Reuters) – Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode – the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day. Source
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s China arm has closed its $1 billion fundraising round early, according to two people with knowledge of the matter, with investors still hopeful for the U.S.-based ride service despite strong domestic competition. Source
WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) – The chairman of China’s Tsinghua Unigroup traveled to the United States this week to meet with board members of Micron Technology and try to revive a politically fraught takeover bid of the U.S. chipmaker, people familiar with the matter...
SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s largest web portal operator Naver Corp won’t decide on when to IPO its messenger app service unit Line Corp [IPO-LINE.T] until its earnings and market conditions improve, Naver’s CFO said on Friday. Source
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Britain’s Inmarsat Plc said Friday’s expected launch of its third Global Xpress satellite will allow it to offer mobile broadband service to customers in the remotest regions, giving airline passengers the ability to stream movies and...
(Reuters) – GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Source
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Instagram has added new layout options in addition to its signature square for pictures and videos in a bid to attract more advertisers and to stop users defecting to more flexible services such as Snapchat. Source