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  • Google unveils two Nexus smartphones Tuesday, 29 Sep 2015 | 12:58 PM ET

    Sept 29- Google Inc unveiled its new Nexus smartphones on Tuesday, the Nexus 6 P and the Nexus 5 X. The Nexus 5 X 16 GB model will be priced at $379, while the Nexus 6 P's 32 GB handset will cost $499, Google said at an event. Google also said that its new version of Android, Marshmallow, will roll out to existing Nexus customers from next week.

  • Sept 28- Cypress Semiconductor Corp has withdrawn its offer for Atmel Corp, the second failed attempt by the company to acquire a chipmaker this year. Cypress submitted a bid to Atmel's board, but dropped it after the offer expired, Cypress said on Monday. Atmel, which makes small processors called microcontrollers used in a wide array of electronics, agreed this...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept 25- BlackBerry Ltd's decision to roll out a smartphone powered by Google's Android platform was hotly debated internally but the gamble is necessary to test whether the company's handset business is viable, Chief Executive John Chen said on Friday. Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry confirmed it planned to introduce an Android...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has opened a preliminary investigation into whether Google Inc uses its Android operating system to dominate competitors as more consumers go mobile, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Reuters reported in April that some technology companies had complained to the U.S. Department of...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- Smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd reported weaker-than-expected quarterly results on Friday but forecast higher revenue and said it might replace its operating system with Google Inc's Android platform. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company, which is pursuing a turnaround plan based on selling more software, said it expected modest revenue...

  • Sept 25- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is investigating whether Google Inc is using its Android mobile operating system to stifle competition, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. Reuters reported in April that some technology companies had complained to the U.S. Department of Justice about Google's anti-competitive practices and urged the...

  • TORONTO, Sept 25- BlackBerry Ltd reported a bigger-than-expected second-quarter loss on Friday, as revenue from its once-iconic smartphone slid further, sending shares down nearly 4 percent in premarket trading. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said it expects "modest" sequential revenue growth in the remaining two quarters of this fiscal year and a...

  • BENGALURU/ SHANGHAI, Sept 24- Nike Inc's first-quarter profits outpaced expectations as surprisingly steep China growth boosted the world's largest sportswear maker, despite fears of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy. Nike described the China results as "amazing". Nike's strong China showing bucks a wider trend of slowing consumer sales that...

  • Nikkei edges down after weak inflation data, China woes Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:13 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 25- Japanese stocks slipped on Friday morning after weak inflation data and lingering worries over slowing growth in China soured the mood. Firms exposed to China took a hit, with faltering global demand highlighted by the Japanese government cutting its economic assessment, citing external risks posed by China and an upcoming U.S. interest rate...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Lockheed Martin Corp said on Thursday that U.S. officials have approved its $9 billion takeover of Black Hawk helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft from United Technologies Corp.. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said authorities in Japan and South Korea had also approved the deal, but it was waiting for...

  • BOSTON, Sept 23- Hao Capital, a small hedge fund specializing in Chinese stocks, has done something nearly unheard of in this year's up-and-down market: doubling investors' money. The MSCI China index was down 11.5 percent for the first eight months of 2015 after an 11.7 percent drop in August more than wiped out gains from earlier in the year, according to a Hao...

  • TORONTO, Sept 21- Tech giants such as Google Inc and upstarts like Shopify Inc are rapidly expanding their presence in and around BlackBerry's hometown of Waterloo, Ontario, even as the smartphone maker further pares back some of its teams. Canada's newest tech darling Shopify, which went public this year and is valued at $2.75 billion, will soon announce a major...

  • Taiwan stocks fall; Hon Hai down Sunday, 20 Sep 2015 | 9:39 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Sept 21- Taiwan stocks extended losses to 2 percent on Monday, tracking other regional bourses following slides on Wall Street Friday, with techs and financial blue-chips declining. Hon Hai offered to buy Sharp Corp's struggling liquid panel display business and plans to seek funding from Apple Inc, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.

  • *Atmel shareholders will own 38 pct in combined group. FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK, Sept 20- Chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor said it had agreed on Sunday to buy U.S. peer Atmel for about $4.6 billion, as the Anglo-German company seeks to expand its industrial product portfolio. Based in San Jose, California, Atmel manufactures small processors called microcontrollers...

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- Gentex Corp is broadening its role from a traditional Michigan- based auto parts maker to a supplier of high-tech vision systems that eventually could be integrated into self-driving cars. General Motors Co will be the first automaker to use a new rear-view mirror developed by Gentex, on the 2016 Cadillac CT6 sedan. Piersma said BMW would be the...

  • *Acquisitions part of coordinated strategy- Alibaba. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 17- A year since it went public in the biggest stock listing ever, China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has spent more than $6 billion on everything from an electronics store chain to a robot maker. At the same time, smaller rival JD.com Inc's growing market share is cause for concern-...

  • Taiwan stocks up ahead of Fed decision Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 9:52 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Sept 17- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, firming in line with global markets and ahead of a decision by the U.S. Chip packaging firm Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd slipped 0.47 percent after holding a press conference Wednesday to explain a stock swap with world's largest contract tech manufacturer Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd..

  • *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.