Solar plane will soar to 'edge of space'

A Swiss team unveiled the futuristic solar-powered plane on Wednesday which they say will be the first aircraft of its kind capable of carrying a pilot into the stratosphere.

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The man who uses lasers to control weather

Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf is pioneering the use of focused laser beams to affect the weather.


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The man who wants to control the weather

Swiss physicist Jean-Pierre Wolf is pioneering the use of focused laser beams to affect the weather.


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Swiss watch exports suffer largest decline in 6 years following Apple Watch launch

Article Image Swiss watchmakers woke up to news of another steep decline Thursday, as October shipments of mechanical watches declined 12 percent to $2 billion, the largest decline in six years.

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TAG Heuer unveils $1,500 'Connected' smartwatch running Android Wear

Article Image The Swiss watch industry fired its first significant shot across the Apple Watch’s bow with the Monday revelation of TAG Heuer’s Connected smartwatch, sporting a classic design, a titanium case, and a $1,500 price tag.

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Swiss watch sales decline 2-3x faster than predicted for September as Apple Watch expands its reach

Article Image Swiss watch exports suffered their largest quarterly drop since 2009 during Q3, with “plummeting sales” in Hong Kong and China, as well as major declines Singapore, Taiwan, the Emirates and South Korea, all previously “robust Asian markets.”

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Drop in Swiss watch exports linked partly to impact of Apple Watch

Article Image The Apple Watch was a significant factor in the drop of Swiss watch exports during the month of August, which could be leading into the industry’s first annual decline in six years.

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Rumor: Apple acquires real-time motion capture firm Faceshift

A report on Friday claims Apple has potentially purchased Faceshift, a Swiss firm working on real-time facial motion capture animation through proprietary markerless technology.

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Swatch insists 'one more thing' trademark connected to Columbo, not Apple

Swatch’s Swiss trademark on the term “one more thing” is really a reference to a line from the TV show Columbo, according to a spokesperson for the watchmaker.

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Swatch CEO calls Apple Watch an 'interesting toy,' voices privacy concerns

Nick Hayek, chief executive of Swiss watch behemoth Swatch, called the Apple Watch an ‘interesting toy’ and expressed concern over the privacy of health and fitness data collected by modern smartwatches as his company gears up to launch its own wearable later this year.

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Swiss National Bank grows stake in Apple by 500,000 shares in June quarter

The Swiss National Bank increased its stake in Apple during the June quarter by 500,000 shares, giving it a total of 9.4 million, a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission revealed on Wednesday.

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As Swiss watchmakers dismiss Apple Watch threat, Swiss National Bank increased its Apple holdings by 60%

Over the first calendar quarter of 2015, the Swiss National Bank increased its holding of Apple stock by 60 percent to 8.90 million shares, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.



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Swatch signs deals for NFC payments in face of looming smartwatch threat

Swiss watchmaker Swatch has forged deals with banking firms to add NFC-based payments to its upcoming products, something that may be necessary to mitigate the threat of devices like the Apple Watch.



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Swiss watchmakers gear up to compete with Apple Watch, could see sales boost

Although Swiss watchmakers have sometimes been passive or even resistant in response to smartwatches like the Apple Watch, the companies are said to be working on smartwatches of their own and could even see a boost to sales of traditional luxury models.



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Swatch prepping Apple Watch, Apple Pay competitors, CEO says

Swiss timekeeping giant Swatch is planning a new smartwatch and mobile payment system to compete with the forthcoming Apple Watch and the already-established Apple Pay, the company’s CEO has said.



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