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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc posted fiscal third-quarter results above expectations and said pent up demand for personal computers is fueling demand for its DRAM chips.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc posted fiscal third-quarter results above expectations following signs of stabilization in the personal computer industry that could fuel demand for DRAM chips.

  • TORONTO, June 18- BlackBerry Ltd reached a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its lineup of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.

  • UPDATE 1-Jabil Circuit's core loss smaller than expected Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 5:27 PM ET

    June 18- Contract electronics maker Jabil Circuit Inc reported a smaller-than-expected core loss for the third quarter, helped in part by lower restructuring charges. The company, whose top customers include Apple Inc, Cisco Systems Inc and Ericsson, reported a core loss of 6 cents per share.

  • Jabil Circuit profit more than triples Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    June 18- Contract electronics maker Jabil Circuit Inc reported a quarterly profit that more than tripled, helped in part by lower restructuring charges that nearly halved from a year earlier. Net Income attributable to the company rose to $188.3 million, or 93 cents per share, in the third quarter ended May 31, from $50.1 million, or 24 cents per share.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos unveiled a "Fire" smartphone on Wednesday equipped with a 3 D-capable screen and the ability to recognize objects, music and TV shows, hoping to stand out in a crowded field dominated by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics.

  • Amazon's Fire smartphone comes with 3D display features Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's "Fire" smartphone comes equipped with a 3 D-capable screen as widely expected, a feature intended to differentiate the latest entrant to the crowded mobile device market.

  • TORONTO, June 18- BlackBerry Ltd has agreed a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will let the Canadian smartphone maker offer some 240,000 Android applications from Amazon's app store on its line-up of BlackBerry 10 devices this fall.

  • TORONTO, June 18- BlackBerry Ltd is set to unveil a licensing deal with Amazon.com Inc that will allow the Canadian smartphone maker to offer about 240,000 Android apps from Amazon's app store on BlackBerry's new devices, according to sources.

  • SEATTLE, June 18- Amazon.com Inc's newest mobile device, a smartphone that may sport a 3 D screen, is the retailer's latest attempt to exert its influence over the way consumers shop online. Analysts said Amazon has more opportunities outside the United States. "As the world shifts toward mobile, how do you make sure Amazon is front and center?"

  • HELSINKI, June 17- Finnish telecoms equipment company Nokia paid several million euros to criminals who threatened to reveal the source code for part of an operating system used in its smartphones some six years ago, Finnish TV station MTV said on Tuesday.

  • Yingli posts smaller loss as solar panel prices rise Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    June 17- Yingli Green Energy Holding Co Ltd reported a smaller first-quarter loss, helped by an increase in panel prices. The company's net loss nearly halved to $55 million, or 35 cents per American Depositary Share, in the first quarter ended March 31. Revenue was nearly unchanged at $432.2 million.

  • LONDON, June 16- Vodafone is buying an Italian car electronics maker for 145 million euros, seeking to get ahead in the race to connect more products to the internet and offset slowing growth in its core mobile phone business.

  • TORONTO, June 16- Parents struggling to get their children away from smartphones and tablets for meals, homework, exercise and other activities can arm themselves with new apps to remotely block access to the devices.

  • At the 2014 expo this week, the startup, which Facebook bought in March for $2 billion, drew crowds of oglers for its latest virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift. Whether gamers will buy into that remains to be seen, but Facebook's big bet has jolted gaming companies into action.

  • June 10- Touchscreen chipmaker Synaptics Inc said it would buy the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone for $475 million, potentially winning back Apple Inc as a customer. Synaptics's shares jumped 19 percent in extended trading after the company also raised its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter ending June 30.

  • TAIPEI, June 6- The personal computer is evolving from one-size-fits-all into a spectrum of screen sizes- keyboard optional, said Intel Corp's global head of PC chips, in a trend that could rejuvenate the computing industry's slowest growth segment. Over the past year, global sales of Intel- based all-in-one desktop PCs have grown 16 percent, Skaugen said.

  • Apple Inc, maker of iPhone smartphones, was not affected by the ruling by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property against America Movil, Telefonica and Iusacell for advertising mobile phone subscriber plans with the name "iPhone" in the title. "Apple doesn't have a problem because they just sell telephones," another official at the IMPI said.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • Swedish car safety pioneer Autoliv bucks margin trend Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, June 4- Based in high-cost Sweden and serving a global auto industry notorious for forcing down prices, Autoliv, the world's top car safety equipment maker, still achieves margins that some of its customers and rivals can only dream of.