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'It's our stuff': Consumers wage right-to-repair revolution

Increasingly concerned about electronic waste and planet-warming emissions, European and US lawmakers want manufacturers to make it easier to repair gadgets that are intrinsic to daily life...

By Carey L. Biron and Umberto Bacchi 30 minutes ago

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LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

GLOBAL

Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers
Fashionscapes: A Living Wage highlights plight of garment workers

The documentary combines the voices of garment workers with legal professionals who are working together to argue for the first EU legislation to ensure garment workers receive a living wage...

28 Apr 2021

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L'Oréal Paris to cut 50% of carbon footprint by 2030

L'Oréal Paris has committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 50% per finished product, and will contribute €10m to environmental projects whose beneficiaries are communities of women...

26 Apr 2021

SOUTH AFRICA

Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards
Young diamond jewellery designers called to enter Shining Light Awards

The Shining Light Awards invites promising young diamond jewellery designers from Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa to showcase their talent...

27 Jan 2021

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Food giants appointing teams to focus on plant-based products

Food giants muscle in on booming alternative protein market, with dedicated teams to develop and sell plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy...

30 Jul 2020

GLOBAL

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

SABMiller faces competition in Latin America
SABMiller faces competition in Latin America

SABMiller faces some changes in its most profitable region, Latin America, as its dominance is put to the test and as the region's economy slows...

23 Dec 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry's new Passport version is aimed at the enterprise community with a quirky design that allows for bigger displays and an easy-to-use Qwerty keyboard. Image:
BlackBerry's new phone targets business users

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has unveiled its newest smartphone with a full physical keyboard and a large screen and says it will return to its roots by targeting business users.

25 Sep 2014

CANADA

BlackBerry's John Chen says the deal with Secusmart is part of a strategy to make the BlackBerry phone among the most secure in the world and build on its reputation for safe communication. Image:
BlackBerry buys Secusmart

OTTAWA, CANADA: Loss-making Canadian smartphone manufacturer, BlackBerry has bought German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart. Secusmart's customers include NATO, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and entire government.

31 Jul 2014

CANADA

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Blackberry sues company for violating keyboard patent

MONTREAL, CANADA: Blackberry filed a legal action in a California court against Los Angeles firm Typo Products for violating its patents using a Blackberry-like keyboard made for Apple's iPhone.

6 Jan 2014

CANADA

Sales of the BlackBerry Z10 have failed to attract millions of new users. Image: BlackBerry
BlackBerry loss widens, reorganises manufacturing

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry confirmed it fell deeper into the red in the past quarter as the struggling smartphone manufacturer unveiled a new manufacturing partnership and a revamped organisational structure.

24 Dec 2013

CANADA

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Lawsuit accuses BlackBerry of raising false hopes

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry shareholders on Tuesday, 15 October, launched a class-action lawsuit against the company, alleging its optimistic sales forecasts for its new smartphones cost them hundreds of millions of dollars, lawyers announced.

17 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs
BlackBerry plans property sale to cut costs

MONTREAL: CANADA: BlackBerry is eyeing the sale of office space to cut expenses after posting a nearly US$1bn loss last quarter, a spokesman for the company said on Wednesday, 2 October.

3 Oct 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry agrees to sell for US$4.7bn
BlackBerry agrees to sell for US$4.7bn

OTTAWA, CANADA: BlackBerry has agreed to a US$4.7bn buy-out by a consortium of investors who plan to take the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer private.

25 Sep 2013

CANADA

Bombardier launches new jetliner
Bombardier launches new jetliner

MIRABEL, CANADA: Bombardier's new CS100 medium range jetliner took to the skies on its maiden flight on Monday (16 September), marking the Canadian manufacturer's entry into airspace dominated by Airbus and Boeing.

18 Sep 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry fires its product testing team
BlackBerry fires its product testing team

OTTAWA, CANADA: Struggling smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has fired 250 employees in a new product testing division at its Canadian headquarters, a spokesman for the company said on Thursday, 25 July.

26 Jul 2013

CANADA

BlackBerry customers 'happy' with Z10
BlackBerry customers 'happy' with Z10

MONTREAL, CANADA: Smartphone maker BlackBerry last week slammed as "false and misleading" a brokerage research note that claimed consumers were returning the new Z10 handsets at a high rate.

15 Apr 2013

JAPAN

Faulty airbag forces Toyota recall
Faulty airbag forces Toyota recall

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese automotive giant Toyota said Wednesday (30 January) it would recall more than 900,000 vehicles in Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States because of an airbag problem.

31 Jan 2013



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