BEIJING/HONG KONG - When Jack Ma and his colleagues sat down in 2001 to lay out Alibaba's defining values, they named them after a martial arts technique drawn from Ma's love of kung fu novels and their heroic themes.
SAN FRANCISCO - A smartphone app that rids you of acne. Another that monitors your heart rate 24-7. One that detects skin cancer by looking at your birthmarks. If they sound too good to be true, they may be.
ISLAMABAD - Facebook has blocked the popular page of a liberal Pakistani rock band and others that criticize the Taliban at the request of the government, angering activists campaigning against censorship in the Islamic country.
TOKYO - A chatty humanoid robot whose makers claim it can understand people's emotions made its first friends Friday as it struck up conversations with shoppers in Tokyo.
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's trademark body said on Thursday it had ruled in favor of local telecoms company iFone in a dispute over the marketing of iPhone services, opening the door to potential damage claims against the country's biggest mobile providers.