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  • GameStop profit beats on sales of Mortal Kombat X Friday, 29 May 2015 | 7:09 AM ET
    Pedestrians pass in front of a GameStop store in New York

    GameStop reported better-than-expected profit, helped by sales of new releases such as "Mortal Kombat X" and "Evolve" and an increase in downloads.

  • May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centers...

  • May 28- GameStop Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, helped by strong sales of new releases such as "Evolve" and "Mortal Kombat X" as well as an increase in mobile game downloads. GameStop's shares rose 5.3 percent in extended trading after the company also forecast a second-quarter profit largely above analysts' average estimate.

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the biggest chip industry deal ever, creating a company that will be able to supply chips used in everything from iPhones to servers used in data centers. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering...

  • UPDATE 1-Avago to buy Broadcom in $37 bln chip deal Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd said it would buy fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $37 billion. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom had a market value of $28.85 billion as of Tuesday's close, while...

  • YANGON, May 28- Myanmar scrapped a proposed 5 percent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Thursday, as one of the world's once least connected nations fast catches up. Following the reforms, people in Myanmar have been buying smartphones and topping them up en masse.

  • GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:04 PM ET

    General Motors made the biggest move so far Wednesday, announcing that both systems will be available in seven 2016 Chevrolet models starting in the summer. Earlier in the week, Hyundai announced the Android system in the Sonata midsize car. People are familiar with smartphones and have music libraries, podcasts, social media contacts and other personal items...

  • UPDATE 1-German regulator expects "lively" mobile auction Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    FRANKFURT/ MAINZ, Germany, May 27- Germany started an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators, hoping to raise billions of euros to help improve a national broadband network that has fallen behind those of poorer countries such as Hungary, Portugal and Spain. "The auction will point the way for the development of mobile services in Germany,"...

  • Germany opens the bidding for mobile phone airwaves Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 27- Germany starts an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators on Wednesday, hoping to fill state coffers with billions of euros which it plans to use to help improve the country's fast broadband network. Fifteen years later and the number of network operators competing for the mix of 4 G frequencies has been reduced from...

  • GUIYANG, China May 26- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centers, by 2020, Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The announcement makes Foxconn the latest tech powerhouse to set its sights on the world's second-most populous nation.

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world. The San Francisco- based company already works with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, online shopping giant Alibaba Group, white goods producer Qingdao Haier and flag carrier...

  • GUIYANG, China, May 26- Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Group, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centres, by 2020, company Chairman Terry Gou said on Tuesday. The company could spend a "few billion dollars" on developing the facilities, said Gou, whose company's listed...

  • TORONTO— BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said in a statement Saturday that the job cuts will affect people who make the hardware, software and applications for its phones, including devices such as the...

  • May 22- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company last month said it was considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs. Up to Friday's close, the...

  • BlackBerry to buy up to 12 mln shares for cancellation Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    May 21- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, representing about 2.6 percent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.

  • And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle. "Everyone likes to see their name in lights," says Brandon Laidlaw, president and chief operating officer of Pleasanton, California- based Medea vodka, which recently introduced a liquor bottle equipped with an LED message band that can be programmed to scroll any...

  • May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...

  • *Elbit to pay $117.9 mln upfront, rest based on performance. TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for up to $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of...

  • RICHFIELD, Minn.— Best Buy's stock jumped in trading Thursday after its first-quarter sales and profit managed to top analysts' expectations. It was only a few years ago that critics were about to write Best Buy's obituary, questioning how a big-box retailer could compete in a shifting landscape where shoppers are increasingly researching products at big...

  • Elbit Systems buys Nice's cyber unit for up to $158 mln Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:19 AM ET

    TEL AVIV, May 21- Israeli defence electronics firm Elbit Systems has agreed to buy Nice Systems' cyber and intelligence division for $157.9 million as it seeks to boost its presence in this fast-growing market. Elbit, Israel's largest listed defence company, will pay $117.9 million in cash at closure of the deal, expected in the third quarter.