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  • *72 pct of manufacturers worried about China impact on earnings. Respondents were concerned about weakening demand in China hurting sales of their products, an appreciation in the safe-haven yen rendering exports less competitive, and a potential drop-off in Chinese tourism to Japan- one of the country's few growth industries. China is Japan's largest...

  • Japan output seen flat in Q3 on China slowdown-BOJ Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 2:58 AM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese factory output will remain flat in the current quarter and an expected pick-up in October-December is clouded with uncertainty as shipments to Asia take a hit from China's slowdown, the Bank of Japan said on Wednesday. Slumping growth in emerging economies is hurting Japanese machinery makers, while electronic parts makers are...

  • Taiwan stocks rise; chips, TSMC gain Tuesday, 15 Sep 2015 | 10:14 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Sept 16- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday, led by chips and world's largest contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. TSMC, the most heavily-weighted company in Taiwan's stock market, led gains with a 1.98 percent rise. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.208 to T $32.578 per U.S. dollar.

  • Google won't have easy ride back into China Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    *Google largely quit China five years ago. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Sept 10- Google Inc CEO Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system. Google largely pulled its services out of China five years ago after refusing to continue self-censoring its search results.

  • UPDATE 1-iPhone 3D Touch suppliers and haptics companies Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:20 PM ET

    *NextInput Inc: Atlanta, Georgia spin-off from Georgia Tech, maker of force-sensitive technology. *Immersion Corp numbers among its customers mobile handset makers Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics Inc, Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Meizu Technology Co and Gionee. *Synaptics Inc: Senseg, Finland- based company, whose investors include NXP Semiconductors.

  • *New iPhone includes 3 D Touch technology. SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice...

  • SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 9- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice president of mobile enablement at Mobiquity,...

  • SEOUL, Sept 8- In a new Samsung Electronics Co ad, a mysterious monk strides through a supermarket to a hip-hop beat using his staff to wizard groceries into a cart. Since its Aug. 20 launch in South Korea, Samsung says the service is beating internal expectations by averaging 25,000 new users and more than $620,000 in transactions per day. The world's top smartphone...

  • Macy's to test Best Buy outlets in its stores Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    Sept 8- Macy's Inc said on Tuesday that consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc will set up outlets in 10 Macy's stores from November on a test basis. The Best Buy shops will occupy about 300 square feet and be staffed by Best Buy employees, who will sell Samsung smartphones, tablets and smart watches and audio devices and accessories from Samsung and other...

  • Sept 7- Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 7- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday, as a rise in Chinese bourses calmed nerves after roller coaster swings last week. Optoelectronics kept gains in check, however, dropping 1.41 percent, though electrical components enjoyed a 1.17 percent gain. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.182 to T $32.651 per U.S. dollar.

  • TORONTO, Sept 4- Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems. More than half the devices running on Good's systems are Apple Inc products such as the iPhone.

  • BlackBerry to acquire Good Technology for $425 mln Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    Sept 4- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would acquire software security provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash.

  • *Mate S retails at 649 euros, premium version 748 euros. BERLIN, Sept 2- China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5- inch display, a 13 mega...

  • Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 2- China's Huawei Technologies unveiled a new smartphone on Wednesday, taking aim at the high end of the market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung Electronics. The Mate S, launched on the sidelines of Europe's biggest consumer electronics show, IFA, in Berlin, has a 5.5- inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute. The decision rejected a ruling in April by a U.S. trade judge who found that Microsoft had infringed two...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Microsoft Corp avoided a potentially costly setback to its financially-troubled mobile phone business on Friday as the U.S. International Trade Commission declined to block the import of its devices in a longstanding patent dispute.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 28- Argentina's central bank is reducing the supply of scarce dollars to manufacturers two months ahead of a presidential election to ensure more are available for the nation's savers, hampering the import of parts and disrupting factory production lines. Car factory workers are already working reduced hours as companies grapple with a...

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp said it expected robust revenue growth in the second half, helped by a strong slate of video game releases and growth in its mobile and consumer electronics businesses. Activision Blizzard Inc's "Destiny: The Taken King", Microsoft Studios' "Halo 5: Guardians" and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" are set to be released in the third quarter.

  • Aug 27- GameStop Corp, the world's largest retailer of video games and related products, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by new releases such as "Batman: Arkham Knight" and "The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt". GameStop is set to benefit from a strong slate of video game releases in the second half of the year, mainly in the fourth quarter, such...