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  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • SINGAPORE, March 13- In today's so-called smart home, you can dim the lights, order more toothpaste or tell the kids to go to bed simply by talking to a small Wifi-connected speaker, such as Amazon's Echo or Google's Home. This year, Voice Labs, a consultancy, expects 24.5 million appliances to be shipped. And several major appliance makers have turned to a small...

  • March 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is planning to expand its U.S. production facilities, shifting some manufacturing from Mexico, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. The company is in early talks to open a new home appliance-making facility in the United States, a Samsung spokesperson said in a statement on...

  • BRUSSELS, Feb 15- A three-nation call for the European Union to tighten foreign investment rules is worth considering, the European Commission said on Wednesday, amid worries about European technologies ending up in foreign hands. Germany, France and Italy have sent the Commission a joint letter that urges the EU executive to re-examine the rules to allow them...

  • CAIRO, Feb 13- Egypt's most famous export, the silky soft cotton prized by makers of luxury bedding and clothing, has become so scarce as production has fallen that most supplies sold under its brand name last year were fake. Last year, agricultural production of Egypt's high quality long-staple cotton hit a more than 100- year low. Production has slumped since...

  • *Samsung phone example highlights telco, manufacturer reach. Feb 10- When Samsung Electronics remotely disabled the last of its flawed Galaxy Note 7 smartphones last month, it further blurred the lines between who ultimately controls your phone, or computer, car or appliance: you, or the companies that make it work? Mahbubul Alam, chief technology officer at...

  • *LG Elec considering Tennessee for possible U.S. plant- source. SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a U.S. plant for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter said, the latest global firm to consider a response to criticism about imports from new U.S. The new U.S. administration has threatened an import tax while Trump has attacked...

  • SEOUL, Feb 2- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd may build a manufacturing base in the United States for its home appliances business, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday, amid growing concerns about protectionist policies pursued by the new Trump administration. Samsung said in an emailed statement that the company continues to "evaluate new...

  • LONDON, Feb 1- European shares rose on Wednesday, led by financials and industrials, as healthy corporate results from a slew of regional bluechips underpinned major benchmark indices. Swiss bank Julius Baer led the banking sector index higher, up 5.3 percent and the second top gainer in the STOXX, after Switzerland's third-largest listed bank posted net...

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, hurt by a decline in sales in the United Kingdom following the vote in June to leave the European Union. Margins were negatively impacted by about $40 million in the UK due to a decline in the value of the pound and a drop in...

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, hurt by a decline in sales in the United Kingdom following the vote in June to leave the European Union. Whirlpool's overall net sales rose 1.7 percent to $5.66 billion in the quarter ended Dec. 31, but sales in Europe, the Middle...

  • Jan 26- Whirlpool Corp, the world's largest maker of home appliances, said its fourth-quarter profit remained unchanged as acquisition costs offset higher sales from North America, its largest market. Earnings per share rose to $2.36 from $2.28 per share, a year earlier. Whirlpool's sales had decreased in the previous four quarters due to soft demand, tough...