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  • April 23- Google Inc reported a 12 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by a 13 percent jump in the number of ads, or paid clicks, but missed lofty Wall Street expectations. Google's ad revenue has been pressured as more consumers access its online services on mobiles devices such as smartphones and tablets, where ad rates are typically lower.

  • NEW YORK, April 23- When Dallas mom Jan Valecka's twins hit that contentious tween age, the rite of passage she dreaded most was a relatively new one: when to get them cell phones. A quarter of U.S. 8- and 9- year-olds now have them, according to the 2015 Parents, Kids& Money survey by Baltimore money managers T. Rowe Price. And a new study from Pew Research Center discovered...

  • HONG KONG, April 23- Chinese telecom gear manufacturer ZTE Corp has published a letter accusing Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of copying its camera technology and threatened legal action, a sign that smartphone patent battles have begun in earnest in China. Patent battles among Chinese smartphone manufacturers are expected to rise in the wake of Qualcomm Inc's...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to spend at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, a 64 percent increase over announced investment plans, domestic online news service MoneyToday reported. The plans for the new plant, which will be located in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, has led to some worries about the...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources. Samsung has already announced a 15.6 trillion won investment to build the plant in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, its biggest commitment to a single...

  • April 22- Texas Instruments Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' expectations, citing weak demand for its chips from communication equipment and consumer electronics markets and a strong dollar. TI forecast a profit of 60- 70 cents per share and revenue of $3.12 billion- $3.38 billion for the second quarter. Net income attributable to TI rose...

  • TE Connectivity misses Street 2Q forecasts Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 6:21 AM ET

    SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland _ TE Connectivity Ltd. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $599 million. For the current quarter ending in June, TE Connectivity expects its per-share earnings to range from 85 cents to 89 cents. TE Connectivity expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.60 to $3.74 per share, with revenue ranging from...

  • TOKYO, April 22- Japanese consumer electronics firm Sony Corp on Wednesday raised its earnings estimates for the second time in three months, citing higher-than-expected sales of camera sensors and videogames. Sony said it probably made an operating profit of 68 billion yen in the year ended March 31, compared with 26.5 billion yen a year earlier.

  • TORONTO, April 21- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it is launching a new certificate service that will help bring the security level it offers on smartphones to a slew of devices from cars to smart meters. The initiative is being dubbed BlackBerry Center for High Assurance Computing Excellence. U.S. retailer Target Corp is still recovering from a major breach in...

  • April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its WiFi and broadband chips to handset makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Broadcom forecast revenue of $2.10 billion, plus or minus $75 million, for the second quarter ending June 30. Broadcom's net income...

  • Under Armour and Teva are big market movers Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Under Armour Inc., down $4.24 to $83.52. Harley-Davidson Inc., down $6.05 to $55.72.

  • Chipmaker Broadcom's quarterly revenue rises 4 pct Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales of its Wifi and broadband chips to smartphone makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Broadcom's net income rose to $209 million, or 34 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $165 million, or 28 cents per share, a year...

  • *Shares hit all-time high of 1,233 pence. LONDON, April 21- ARM Holdings, the British chip designer favoured by Apple, beat expectations for first-quarter profit thanks to demand for the iPhone 6, and said its royalties would grow as its latest technology is used in more smartphones. Shares in the Cambridge- based company rose to an all-time high of 1,233 pence...

  • SEOUL, April 21- U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources. The report, dated April 20, did not say whether Qualcomm was looking at other manufacturers for the 820 processor besides Samsung.

  • TOKYO, Apr 21- Japanese stocks rose on Tuesday as hopes for strong corporate earnings, buoyed by major automakers and electronics manufacturers. The Nikkei benchmark closed up 1.4 percent at 19,909.09 points, while the broader Topix gained 1.6 percent to close at a seven-year high of 1,608.88. Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co Ltd, gained 2.2 percent and 2.4...

  • Sanmina misses Street 2Q forecasts Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Sanmina Corp. on Monday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $14.7 million. For the current quarter ending in June, Sanmina expects its per-share earnings to range from 48 cents to 52 cents. Sanmina shares have fallen nearly 1 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • TOKYO, April 20- Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminum frame and a 5.2- inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations. Sony said the Xperia Z4 would be available in Japan around the middle of the year, though it did not provide a launch date, details on carrier...

  • TOKYO, April 20- Sony Corp on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2- inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its mobile operations. Sony said the Xperia Z4 would be available in Japan from the summer, though it did not provided details on launch dates, carrier partners or price.

  • Tesco says prospect of EU referendum is damaging UK Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    LONDON, April 19- Tesco, the world's third biggest retailer, said big businesses could be driven from Britain by the uncertainty surrounding a referendum on European Union membership, which the governing Conservatives have promised to hold if re-elected. The Conservatives want to renegotiate Britain's role in Europe and then hold a referendum by the end of...

  • Google's EU showdown offers openings to competitors Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 11:58 AM ET

    That appears to be the European Union's strategy to pursue Google in a competition dispute by choosing to push a narrow set of charges around its shopping service, while opening another investigation of Google's Android mobile phone software. In accusing Google of anti-competitive practices against rival shopping sites, the EU competition authority said...