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  • Nov 25- Software maker Nuance Communications Inc forecast fiscal 2014 profit below expectations as its shift to a subscription-based business model hits margins and the company struggles to hold on to its pricing in the handsets business.

  • UPDATE 3-Qualcomm faces antitrust probe in China Monday, 25 Nov 2013 | 2:43 PM ET

    *Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm investigated. Nov 25- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it faces an antitrust probe in China, sending its shares lower as investors worried the investigation could hurt the chipmaker's business in the fast-growing smartphone market.

  • The company, whose customers include hard disk drive and flash drive makers Western Digital Corp, Seagate Technology and Toshiba Corp, also reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter. Marvell said it expected an adjusted profit of 23- 27 cents per share for the current quarter on revenue of $880 million to $920 million.

  • Nov 20- Short-seller Citron Research questioned voxeljet AG's quarterly results, saying the Germany- based 3 D printer maker provided loans to customers to generate sales and avoid posting a loss in its first results as a public company. Voxeljet makes large 3 D printers for prototyping and counts Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co and 3 M Co as customers.

  • Nov 20- Short-seller Citron Research questioned voxeljet AG's quarterly results, saying the Germany- based 3 D printer maker provided loans to customers to generate sales and avoid posting a loss in its first results as a public company. Shares of Voxeljet, which went public in a rousing debut last month, plunged as much as 23 percent Wednesday afternoon.

  • Nov 21- Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported.

  • 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.

  • HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders were set to approve the sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed objections by a minority of investors upset by the sale of a Finnish national asset.

  • HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.

  • *Shares of Qualcomm, Synaptics rise as sales to China grow. *China market big enough to support latecomers- analysts.

  • CARACAS, Nov 14- Venezuela's socialist government has arrested more than 100 "bourgeois" businessmen in a crackdown on alleged price-gouging at hundreds of shops and companies since the weekend, President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday.

  • CARACAS, Nov 14- President Nicolas Maduro has promised to step up a pre-election "economic offensive" that has resulted in inspections of hundreds of Venezuelan businesses for price gouging and caused crowds to flock to shops to take advantage of state-ordered discounts.

  • Maduro vows no let-up in Venezuela business crackdown Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 10:58 AM ET

    CARACAS, Nov 14- President Nicolas Maduro has promised to step up a pre-election "economic offensive" that has seen hundreds of Venezuelan businesses inspected for price gouging and crowds flocking to shops to take advantage of state-ordered discounts.

  • *Sees fourth-quarter rev $105- $106 mln vs est $112.6 mln. Nov 13- Chip gear maker Photronics Inc estimated fourth quarter results that fell short of analysts' expectations, mainly due to delayed orders from an Asian foundry customer, sending its shares down 9 percent in early trading.

  • Google's Motorola seeks comeback with low-cost smartphone Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 9:30 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- Motorola is betting that low-cost smartphones can provide the spark to rekindle its struggling business, even as the company's ownership by Google Inc will force it to sit out of China, the world's largest smartphone market.

  • Funding is not yet decided, but it will likely pale in comparison to the annual $2.8 billion for DARPA, an agency best known for helping create the Internet. DARPA aims to "prevent strategic surprise" by American's enemies and "create strategic surprise for U.S. adversaries."

  • Fewer than one in three Africans has a mobile phone Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 5:06 AM ET

    *Africa had 253 million unique subscribers mid 2013. In developed markets, four out of five people have a mobile phone, while in other emerging markets it is one in every two, although the figures for Africa may also be affected by its relatively young population and higher levels of poverty.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Nov 8- BlackBerry Ltd's board does not believe a break-up of the Canadian smartphone maker is currently in its best interests, even though Microsoft Corp, Apple Inc and Lenovo Group Ltd, among others, have expressed interest in acquiring parts of the company, according to people familiar with the discussions.

  • UPDATE 2-BlackBerry offers bumper package to new CEO Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 9:23 PM ET

    John Chen, the second consecutive chief executive officer at BlackBerry to receive a bumper package, will have to help the embattled smartphone maker regain its footing and win back market share ceded to the likes of Apple's iPhone and a range of devices that run on Google Inc's Android operating system.

  • Nov 7- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp raised its full-year earnings forecast after third-quarter profit nearly tripled due to cost cutting and higher sales of climate control systems. Visteon and peers BorgWarner Inc and Lear Corp are benefiting from strong vehicles sales in the United States.

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