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  • *Q3 op profit 202 bln yen vs market consensus 175 bln yen. TOKYO, Jan 29- Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter. "Demand for image sensors from a specific customer has slowed since November due...

  • TOKYO— Sony Corp. reported a 33.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as sales improved in its PlayStation 4 video game business. Tokyo- based Sony kept its full-year profit projection unchanged Friday at 140 billion yen, which would be a reversal from red ink in the previous fiscal year. Sony recorded a 120 billion yen October-December profit.

  • Jan 28- Xerox Corp will split into two companies and give activist investor Carl Icahn three seats on the board of one of the companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. One of the companies will house Xerox's hardware operations and the other its services business, the Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. Icahn will be given the...

  • Jan 28- Xerox Corp will split into two companies and give billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn three board seats on one of the companies, the Wall Street journal reported. Xerox will split into one company containing its hardware operations and another housing its services business, the Journal reported, citing sources. The WSJ said Icahn would get the...

  • Jan 29- Chinese consumer electronics maker LeEco plans to start selling virtual reality headsets and launch smart TVs in India in the June quarter, months after entering the country with its smartphone range, a company executive said. Atul Jain, India chief operating officer of LeEco, declined to disclose the price of the company's VR device.

  • BURBANK, Calif.— GameStop is dipping a toe into the video game publishing business. The venture marks GameStop's first dive into console game publishing. The disc-based version of "Song of the Deep" will only be available from GameStop.

  • Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:04 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffered from weakening global demand for consumer electronics. Samsung's net profit for the October-December period plunged 40 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 trillion won.

  • *Q4 operating profit $5.1 bln, in line with guidance. SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Revenue rose 1.1 percent to 53.3 trillion won, slightly better than the 53 trillion won...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year compared with 2015 due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Samsung said its October-December operating profit was 6.1 trillion won, compared with 6.1 trillion won it guided...

  • Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:04 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffer amid weakening global demand for consumer electronics. Samsung's net profit for the October-December period plunged 40 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 trillion won.

  • Samsung Elec says Q4 profit up 16 pct vs year earlier Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:50 PM ET

    SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its October-December profit rose 16.2 percent from a year earlier, in line with its earlier estimates as earnings from its chips and mobile businesses improved. Samsung said in a regulatory filing its fourth-quarter operating profit was 6.1 trillion won, compared with 6.1 trillion won it...

  • Celestica misses 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:23 PM ET

    TORONTO _ Celestica Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $12.1 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 30 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Celestica said it expects revenue in the range of $1.3...

  • WASHINGTON— A U.N. panel recommended Wednesday that cargo shipments of rechargeable lithium batteries be banned from passenger airliners because the batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes, according to aviation officials familiar with the decision. The International Civilian Aviation Organization's air navigation commission, the...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- China's smartphone boom may be over, as even Apple Inc grapples with a slowing economy and investor darling Xiaomi Inc struggles to stand out amid intense competition in low-margin handsets. Xiaomi, China's most valuable start-up with a $45 billion pricetag, is under threat, after it missed targets for $1 billion in Internet service...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- Xiaomi Inc, China's second-biggest smartphone vendor, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, an internal document reviewed by Reuters showed, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Lei Jun, founder and chief executive of China's most valuable startup, had set the $1 billion...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 27- Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc, China's most valuable startup, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Xiaomi founder and chief executive Lei Jun had set the $1 billion target last year.

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 22- The head of Brazilian operations and co-chief executive of online retailer Cnova NV, a subsidiary of France's Casino Guichard Perrachon SA, has resigned after an investigation of inventory mismanagement in Brazil. Emmanuel Grenier, head of French e-commerce site Cdiscount and Cnova's other co-CEO, will take over as sole chief executive of...

  • *To ship 58 mln handsets via China retailers- source. *To raise China own-stores to 50 from 20 this year- source. HONG KONG, Jan 21- Xiaomi Inc aims to sell double the number of handsets offline in China this year than analysts estimated it sold offline globally last year, an internal document showed, signalling a shift away from an online-focused strategy copied by...

  • TOKYO, Jan 21- Taiwan's Hon Hai Precision Industry Co has offered 625 billion yen to buy Sharp Corp and has no plans to replace top management, a gesture aimed at reassuring Japanese authorities worried about an overseas takeover, the Wall Street Journal reported. Shares in the embattled electronics maker, which is considering a separate proposal from a...

  • MUMBAI, Jan 20- Apple Inc has applied to set up its own stores in India, one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets, as the iPhone-maker looks to tap new opportunities amid worries of slowing growth in its main markets. Apple sells its iPhones, iPads and Macs in India through third party resellers, and industry analysts estimate that the Cupertino,...