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  • SEOUL, Sept 14- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which has urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to turn them in due to fire-prone batteries, said it will perform a software update in South Korea that limits the devices' charge to 60 percent. It has not decided whether to implement similar software upgrades limiting battery charging in markets other than South...

  • *Renesas to pay cash for Intersil. TOKYO, Sept 13- Renesas Electronics Corp has agreed to buy U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp for $3.2 billion, an all-cash deal that bolsters the Japanese group's efforts to refocus the company around automotive chips. At the end of last year, Tokyo- based Renesas was the world's third-largest chipmaker by market share, with 9.1 percent,...

  • SEOUL, Sept 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's shares fell to their lowest level in nearly two months on Monday after the tech giant told customers to switch off and return their new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones due to fire-prone batteries. Investors had wiped 15.9 trillion won off the South Korean firm's market capitalisation as of 0303 GMT, as a series of warnings...

  • SEOUL, Sept 10- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Saturday urged users of its Galaxy Note 7 phones to turn in their handsets as soon as possible as part of a recall aimed at limiting the damage caused by the fire-prone devices. The world's top smartphone maker said last week it would exchange all Note 7 phones in 10 markets including South Korea and the United States, a...

  • SEOUL, Sept 10- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Saturday all users of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones subject to the ongoing global recall should turn in their devices as soon as possible.

  • SEOUL/ NEW YORK, Sept 9- Top airlines globally have banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after a U.S. regulator advised travelers not to charge or turn on the devices in flight due to faulty batteries. "We plan to expedite new shipments of Galaxy Note 7 starting from this week in order to alleviate any safety concerns and reduce any inconvenience for...

  • *Samsung Group has been divesting from non-core businesses. Samsung Electronics and the broader Samsung Group have been divesting from or exiting non-core businesses as part of a broader restructuring process for South Korea's top family-run conglomerate under the stewardship of de facto leader Jay Y. Lee. Samsung Electronics in 2014 decided to end its LED...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 8- Taiwan's Foxconn has invested $119.9 million in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing via one of its subsidiaries, the world's largest electronics manufacturer said on Thursday, in a deal that could value the start-up at about $33.7 billion. With the addition of Foxconn, Didi's roster of investors is increasingly a who's who of...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Sept 8- Taiwan's Foxconn has invested $119.9 million in Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing via one of its subsidiaries, the world's largest electronics manufacturer said on Thursday, in a deal that could value the start-up at about $33.3 billion. With the addition of Foxconn, Didi's roster of investors is increasingly a who's who of...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- Alphabet's Google has been given two more weeks to counter EU antitrust charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to block competitors, the European Commission said on Thursday. Google was initially given until July 27 to respond to the charges but asked for an extension to Sept. 7. "On Android, the last deadline set by the...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Nintendo Co's surprise announcement that its popular game franchise Super Mario Bros would debut on Apple Inc's new iPhone propelled its shares sharply higher on Thursday on hopes the firm had at last embraced mobile gaming. "Launching a well-known Nintendo character on the globally penetrated iPhone is one of the best scenarios that investors...

  • TOKYO, Sept 8- Shares of Nintendo Co surged as much as 18 percent on Thursday, propelled by a surprise announcement at Apple Inc's iPhone launch event of the debut of the Japanese firm's popular game franchise Super Mario Bros on the iPhone. "Launching a well-known Nintendo character on the globally penetrated iPhone is one of the best scenarios that investors...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7- Apple Inc unveiled an iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras and no headphone jack at its annual launch event Wednesday, though the biggest surprise was the debut of a three-decade-old Nintendo game franchise, Super Mario Bros, on the smartphone. Much of the presentation headed by Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook was devoted to technical...

  • The excitement at the Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco was not matched on Wall Street as Apple's stock spent most of the session in negative territory before briefly showing small gains. However, Nintendo Co Ltd's U.S.-listed shares jumped more than 20 percent to trade around $35 after it announced a new smartphone game in the venerable Super Mario...

  • The excitement at the Bill Graham auditorium in San Francisco was not matched on Wall Street as Apple's stock was down 0.4 percent. However, Nintendo Co Ltd's U.S.-listed shares jumped more than 20 percent to trade around $35 after it announced a new smartphone game in the venerable Super Mario Bros series, Super Mario Run, which will debut in December on the...

  • At its annual product launch in San Francisco on Wednesday, the world's most valuable publicly traded company is expected by blogs and analysts to reveal an iPhone without a headphone jack, paving the way for wireless headphones, a touch-sensitive home button that vibrates, double-lens cameras for the larger' Plus' edition and other incremental improvements.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 7- The iPhone 7 is expected to make its global debut on Wednesday, but many consumers and investors are already setting their sights on Apple Inc's 2017 version of the popular gadget, hoping for more significant advances. "It looks like part of the reason they are keeping the design the same this year is there are bigger changes they are working on...

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Koh expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by Samsung, the world's biggest smartphone vendor.

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Koh Dong- jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States, at a news conference on Friday. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by the world's biggest...

  • *China unaffected as models use different batteries. Koh Dong- jin, head of the South Korean company's smartphone business, expressed regret over the recall, which will affect markets including South Korea and the United States, at a news conference on Friday. Models in China feature a different battery and are not being recalled by the world's biggest...