HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.» Read More
NEW YORK, Nov 8- Alcatel-Lucent is exploring the sale of a division that sells switches and communications gear to corporate clients, part of the French company's efforts to shed 1 billion euros worth of assets by 2015, according to people familiar with the matter.
*CEO Michel Combes says trying to save Alcatel. PARIS, Oct 31- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted higher revenues and a narrower loss in the third quarter helped by double-digit growth in the highly profitable U.S. market as it raced to cut costs to survive.
*CEO Michel Combes says trying to save Alcatel. Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Michel Combes, who took the helm in April, is seeking to streamline the group to focus on high-speed mobile and fixed broadband products, while slashing the staff by 10,000 to save 1 billion euros by 2015..
HELSINKI, Oct 29- Nokia gave an upbeat forecast for its telecom equipment unit Nokia Solutions and Networks, giving hope for a pickup in what will be the Finnish company's main business after the sale of its phones division to Microsoft.
HELSINKI, Oct 28- Nokia's third-quarter results are expected to underscore dire conditions which prompted the company to sell its handset business to Microsoft, with analysts forecasting an 18 percent fall in net sales, according to a Reuters poll.
But for BlackBerry, the embattled smartphone maker, Ottawa's decision may not make much difference as primarily North American companies appear to be interested in acquiring the parts of the company that would raise security concerns.
HELSINKI, Oct 1- Finnish pension fund Ilmarinen plans to cut the proportion of its equities portfolio it invests in domestic companies over the next 10 years so it can shift more into emerging markets, its chief investment officer said.
The strategic shift and dramatic restructuring are fueling fears about BlackBerry's long-term viability. BlackBerry's shares, which fell 17 percent on the Nasdaq on Friday, fell another 5.6 percent to $8.23 before the bell on Monday.
The strategic shift and dramatic restructuring are fueling fears about BlackBerry's long-term viability. In response to queries about its future sales strategy BlackBerry said on Sunday it would provide more detail when it announces quarterly earnings on Sept. 27.
HONG KONG, August 22- Hong Kong shares are set to extend their losses on Thursday, after the U.S. Elsewhere in Asia, Japan's Nikkei was down 1 percent, while South Korea's KOSPI was down 1.3 percent at 0051 GMT.
Apple, the world's largest technology company, is expected to present its redesigned iPhone in September, according to a report.
*Megafon assumes $600 mln of Scartel's debt. MOSCOW, Aug 8- Megafon, Russia's second-biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, is buying next-generation service provider Scartel for $1.2 billion to extend its lead in the race to provide high-speed internet.
Slowing growth in China - the world's second largest economy - has hit second-quarter earnings for several technology firms with German firm SAP indicating that it has cut its outlook for its software revenue this year.
Some printers gobble a significant amount of ink—50 percent or more—for nonprinting functions such as cleaning the print heads, according to Consumer Reports.
*Plans 1 bln euro cost cuts, 1 bln euro asset sales. PARIS, June 19- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to focus on networking products and high-speed broadband and will slim down with a billion euros in cost cuts by 2015 in a bid to reverse years of losses.
A federal court ruled that a Comcast affiliate should have been allowed to put the Tennis Channel in a different cable television subscription tier than its own sports network.
The digital revolution has gone far beyond the Internet, smart phone and GPS device in your vehicle. And though these devices have made life and work faster and easier, that may not be all for the good.
The 2012 expo will be the last for Microsoft, which begs the question — is the tech world moving too fast for a big, annual event?