Sony recently announced deep losses in its smartphone business, but its game division hopes to raise its profit outlook for the year to March as PlayStation sales far exceed expectations. Today’s graphic takes a look at Sony’s share price performance, net income and loss, and revenue by segment.
SABMiller’s rejected bid for smaller brewer Heineken has revived talk about deals that could reshape the global beer industry in coming months. Today’s graphic is a world map locating the dominant breweries by country.
Reuters recently released a special report titled Farmaceuticals, investigating the drugs fed to farm animals and the risks posed to humans. Public health officials fear that antibiotic use on poultry farms is boosting the rise of antimicrobial-resistant salmonella. The U.S. government does not require meat companies to automatically recall chicken products that test positive for salmonella. Today’s graphics show salmonella trends since 2002.
Apple’s embrace of wireless charging may be a defining moment for a technology that’s languished for years. Today’s graphic shows how wireless charging works.
The new Apple Watch can receive phone calls and messages, play music, serve as a digital wallet and monitor heart rates. The watches will come in three collections, including a sport edition and an upscale line coated in 18-karat gold. Today’s graphic compares the Apple Watch to seven competitors already on the market.
Yesterday, Apple unveiled two new iPhones, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. Today’s graphic compares the new iPhones to seven major smartphone competitors.
Japan’s premier animation house is considering dismantling an expensive production system, possibly laying off full-time artists and animators in Japan and outsourcing to Southeast Asia. Today’s graphic is a timeline of Studio Ghibli’s feature film releases and their respective earnings.
The pharmaceutical industry has shown an increasing interest in developing drugs for rare, orphan diseases. Within that classification exists a subgroup of extremely rare disorders, called ultra-orphan. The lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs), each of which occurs in less than 10,000 people worldwide, are a prime examples of ultra-orphan diseases. Despite the very low prevalence of these conditions, therapies for ultra-orphan drugs have yielded high returns for the developing companies. Read this short review that assesses the LSD market as an example for the market opportunity of targeting such ultra-orphan treatments and download the full report.
U.S. payrolls grew by 142,000 in August, the smallest gain in eight months. The average length of unemployment dropped to 31.7 weeks, but the number of discouraged workers rose to 775,000. Today features a double dose of graphics on today’s jobs report.
The world’s top importer of coal plans to curb shipments of low-quality coal with ash and sulphur content exceeding 15% and .6% respectively. Today’s graphic shows the top source countries for China’s coal imports.