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  • WATERLOO, Ontario/ TORONTO, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen expressed confidence on Thursday that he can make the company's trimmed-down handset business profitable by a self-imposed September deadline, as the smartphone pioneer posted results that beat expectations. "I think I can add value to the bottom line because I am attempting in...

  • June 2- Hong Kong shares rose slightly on Thursday, as investors continued to worry about China's economic health and the impact of a looming U.S. interest rate hike. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent, to 20,859.22, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.6 percent, to 8,756.38 points. Shares of Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd fell to 4-1/ 2-...

  • Robot taking over humans

    Andrew McAfee, MIT Center for Digital Business, discusses the future of robotics and artificial intelligence for everyday life.

  • The Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality (AR) viewer, being demonstrated in California

    Microsoft declared its Windows 10 operating system was the best place for "mixed reality" computing at the Computex IT trade show in Taiwan.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 31- Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday. The lawsuits allow investors who oppose a deal, such as the bitterly contested Dell buyout, to sue and...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 31- Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday. The fair value of Dell's stock at the time of the buyout was $17.62 per share, not the original price of...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 31- A Delaware judge ruled on Monday that the fair value of the 2013 buyout of computer maker Dell Inc was $17.62 per share, entitling holdout stockholders to an added $3.87 per share over the original price of deal. The ruling stems from an appraisal lawsuit pursued by investors holding more than 30 million shares who opposed the $24.9 billion...

  • *Microsoft to cut up to 1,850 jobs, most in Finland. HELSINKI/ SAN FRANCISCO, May 25- Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. In a move that clearly puts the stamp of two-year chief...

  • HELSINKI, May 25- Microsoft Corp announced more big cuts to its smartphone business on Wednesday, just two years after it bought handset maker Nokia in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple and Samsung. The U.S. company said it would shed up to 1,850 jobs, most of them in Finland, and write down $950 million from the business. Microsoft bought Nokia's...

  • SEOUL, May 25- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Wednesday it will defend itself against patent lawsuits filed by smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.. Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, has filed lawsuits against Samsung in the United States and China claiming infringement of smartphone patents. "We will thoroughly...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Oracle Corp filed a multibillion-dollar copyright lawsuit against Google because Oracle failed in its own attempts to enter the smartphone market, a Google attorney said in closing arguments on Monday. In a retrial at U.S. District Court in San Francisco, Oracle Corp has claimed Google's Android smartphone operating system violated its...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 23- Oracle Corp filed a multibillion-dollar copyright lawsuit against Google because Oracle failed in its own attempts to enter the smartphone market, a Google attorney said in closing arguments on Monday. In court on Monday, Google attorney Robert Van Nest played a video of a speech by Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison praising "our friends at...

  • * "Painful" shift behind smartphone rebound- exec. SEOUL, May 23- From the way it chooses smartphone components to the models it brings to market, Samsung Electronics has undergone a painful process of breaking from its past to reverse a slide in its handset business. "We've now gotten to a point where we can secure a baseline profit even if the market stagnates, so long...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Longtime customers dramatically reduced the amount of licensing revenue they paid to use Oracle products after Google stole its copyrighted software to enter the smartphone market, Oracle's co-chief executive Safra Catz told jurors on Tuesday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle Corp has claimed Google's Android...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Oracle Corp did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 in order to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software, Oracle co-Chief Executive Safra Catz told jurors on Monday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle claims Google's Android smartphone operating system...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 12- T. Rowe Price Group Inc cannot sue computer maker Dell Inc for a higher price in the 2013 buyout by its founder because the fund company voted, albeit mistakenly, in favor of the deal, a Delaware judge has ruled. After Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake took the computer maker private, hundreds of shareholders unhappy with the...

  • *Sharp's annual operating loss widened to 162 bln yen. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, May 12- Japan's Sharp Corp has named a top Foxconn executive as CEO and said it would seal a $3.5 billion stake sale to the Taiwanese firm ahead of schedule, as the display maker seeks a return to profit in the face of slowing smartphone sales. Sharp said Foxconn Vice Chairman Tai Jeng- wu will succeed...

  • The agencies have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, among others, in order "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices," the FCC said. The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers including BlackBerry Ltd, Microsoft Corp, LG Electronics...

  • *Eight handset makers are probed over alleged patent violation. HONG KONG, May 6- The U.S. International Trade Commission is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-...

  • TAIPEI, April 28- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday as Apple Inc's suppliers mostly fell for the second day after the iPhone maker's first-ever fall in smartphone sales wiped off about $36 billion in market value, evoking talk of "peak iPhone." As of 0423 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 1.1 percent, to 8,473.49, after closing at 8,563.05 in the previous session.