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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue of about $345 mln vs est $328 mln. *Expects 2nd- qtr adj earnings $0.27/ shr vs est $0.20. July 24- RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks"- such as 3 D effects and object scanner- that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

  • China stockpiling strategic industrial metals - sources Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 AM ET

    HONG KONG/ LONDON, July 24- China has bought almost 3,000 tonnes of molybdenum oxide, used to strengthen steel, for the first time in 20 years, helping to support struggling domestic producers squeezed by tight credit conditions, industry sources in Europe and Asia said.

  • *Q2 op profit 606 bln won vs 524 bln won analyst view. SEOUL, July 24- LG Electronics Inc signaled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

  • BEIJING, July 24- The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.

  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI— There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Nokia Corp.' s stock closed up 7.3 percent at 6.14 euros on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Suri gave an upbeat outlook for the core networks unit which now accounts for around 90 percent of Nokia's revenue.

  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses. Like other South Korean exporters, LG Electronics said the strength of the country's currency, the won, eroded its oversea profits.

  • FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of titles such as "Titanfall," digital revenue and cost control.

  • UPDATE 1-Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a smaller-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones in an increasingly competitive smartphone market. Shares in Apple held steady at $94.72 on Nasdaq after the news.

  • Apple revenue lags Street forecasts Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Apple Inc posted a worse-than-expected 6 percent rise in quarterly revenue on Tuesday, after selling 35.2 million iPhones into an increasingly competitive smartphone market.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of titles such as "Titanfall," digital sales and cost control.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 22- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported higher revenue and profit for the first quarter, driven by robust sales of its "Titanfall" game, digital sales and cost control. For the three months ended June 30, the company posted non-GAAP revenue of $775 million, compared with $495 million a year ago.

  • Judge approves 1st settlement in 38 Studios case Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 2:51 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— A judge on Tuesday approved the first settlement in the lawsuit brought by the state's economic development agency over the collapsed video game company founded by former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling.

  • *U.S. players include Gogo, Honeywell, Golden Eagle. LONDON, July 22- The web-connected aircraft cabins of the future, powered by technology on show at last week's Farnborough Airshow, are offering a path to investor returns through suppliers like Cobham Plc and Thales SA.

  • *CEO compares new phone to Apple's iPhone. BEIJING, July 22- Xiaomi launched its flagship Mi 4 smartphone at a glitzy event in Beijing, where the Chinese budget handset maker's chief executive sought to challenge larger U.S. rival Apple Inc..

  • *Q2 pretax profit up 9 pct to 94.2 stg. LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end smartphone sales that decimated growth in royalties.

  • LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings, the British company whose processor designs power Apple's and Samsung's smartphones, posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit, helped by strong demand to license its technology.