R&D

Crunch Report | Walmart Acquires Modcloth

Apple investing $500 Million into R&D Centers in China, Walmart acquires ModCloth and John Mannes reports to us about his trip at South by Southwest. All this on Crunch Report.

Rocket Internet opens its first engineering hub in Asia

Rocket Internet is increasing its focus on Asia after it opened its first engineering hub in the region. Bangkok, Thailand, is the location of the center, which will house a tech team that carries out

Crunch Report | Mario Run Breaks App Store Record

Mario Run Breaks App Store record with 40 million downloads, OurMine hacks Marvel and Netflix Twitter accounts, Snap opens R&D office in China, SARA is Facebook's new innovation advantage and Uber

SpaceX And Russia Change The Rules Of The Military Launch Market

It’s been a tough week for United Launch Alliance (ULA). A hearing last Wednesday brought news of a potential ban on Russian made RD-180 engines which ULA requires for their Atlas V rocket. To make

Apple Planning “Cutting-Edge” R&D Facility In Japan

Apple is set to open a new, large-scale research and development facility in Japan, according to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in a statement made to local media today. Reuters reports that Abe made the a

Dyson Invests $2.35B In R&D, Aims To Launch 100 New Products Over The Next Four Years

Dyson is spending big on new products and product categories, the company announced today. The maker of vacuums, fans, heaters, hand dryers, robots and more announced today that it would be spending a

Sciencebite Is Metasearch For Scientific Expertise

A great startup idea often has a chunk of science at its core. But getting the discrete worlds of industry and academe to combine is not as easy as it could be. So says Berlin-based Sciencebite: a sta

BlackBerry Lays Off 250 Employees From Its New Product Testing And R&D Department

Layoffs at Waterloo-based smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry cut deep last year, with around 5,000 employees being let go. Those cuts continue into 2013 as BlackBerry undergoes what CEO Thorsten H

Samsung Flaunts Its Smartphone Lead By Opening An R&D Center On Nokia’s Doorstep

Not content with following Nokia's past playbook, by saturating the mobile market with countless iterations of its smartphone hardware, pushing a whole Galaxy of gizmos at every price point and form-f

Amazon Ramps Up Global Expansion, Opens Massive Media R&D Center In London

As Amazon gears up for its quarterly earnings later this week, the company today has announced an expansion that points to its big ambitions in digital media, and an increasing focus on how that growt

Intel showcases wireless power

Intel remotely fired up the audience today at the IDF R&D Forum Keynote by wirelessly powering a light bulb from a distance of 2 feet away. Using a signal generator and a power amplifier, wireless

Stratospheric Broadband

Led, by the University of York and funded by the EU’s Framework 6 R&D programmes, the CAPANINA project seeks to energise the development of high-alititude platforms (HAPs) for wireless broa