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  • Feb 11- Semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials Inc said new orders in its business that makes made-to-order chips fell in the first quarter due to weak demand for logic chips. Applied Materials' shares fell 3 percent to $23.53 in extended trading. Revenue in the unit, which accounts for about 60 percent of Applied Materials' total revenue, declined 2.6...

  • *Russia's Yota signs first big distribution deal in China. FRANKFURT, Feb 11- Russia's Yota Devices, the maker of a dual-screen smartphone which has so far proved a flop with consumers, has reached its first mass market distribution deal with an agreement to sell phones in China through state-backed Potevio Co.. The YotaPhone has enjoyed the high-profile...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round on Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The New York Times Co, J.C. Penney Corp and CBS Corp lost a round Tuesday in a patent fight with Helferich Patent Licensing, LLC, which had accused them of infringing on patents for looking at websites on mobile telephones. Between mid-2010 and March 2012, Helferich filed complaints against the New York Times, J.C. Penney Corp, G4 Media LLC, the...

  • BlackBerry names new chief security officer Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    TORONTO, Feb 10- BlackBerry Ltd named David Kleidermacher as its chief security officer on Tuesday, moving to further bolster the smartphone maker's credentials with security-conscious clients, including big players in the defense, automotive and healthcare sectors. Green Hills' technologies power systems as diverse as medical devices and aircraft made...

  • MUMBAI, Feb 10- Facebook has tied up with India's Reliance Communications to provide basic internet services on mobile phones for free, making India the first country in Asia to get Facebook's Internet.org service. The service is run by Internet.org, the non-profit organisation whose backers also include Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm and Opera Software,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ BEIJING, Feb 10- Even after agreeing to pay a record near- $1 billion fine in China for antitrust violations, U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc faces big challenges in its most important market. As low-cost, low-margin Chinese smartphone manufacturers such as Xiaomi Inc and Huawei Technologies push into other developing markets, they are driving down...

  • SEOUL, Feb 10- As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices. Samsung Display has begun supplying organic light-emitting diode panels to Chinese...

  • The deal also requires Qualcomm to lower its royalty rates on patents used in China, likely helping Chinese smartphone makers like Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. It removes a major source of concern among Qualcomm investors, sending shares of the U.S. chipmaker up 1.6 percent to $68.18 in after-hours trading. Qualcomm said in a...

  • SEOUL, Feb 10- As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices. Samsung Display has begun supplying organic light-emitting diode panels to Chinese...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 5- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating a January 14 spike in trading in BlackBerry Ltd options that took place hours before Reuters reported that Samsung Electronics Co was in talks to buy the Canadian smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the investigation. One trade the SEC is looking at took place at...

  • 'Grand Theft Auto' publisher ups full-year forecast Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    A window display advertises Grand Theft Auto IV April 28, 2008 in New York City.

    Take-Two said it now expects adjusted revenue of $1.65 billion to $1.70 billion, up from its previous forecast of $1.4 billion to $1.5 billion.

  • TOKYO, Feb 4- Japan's Sony Corp said its net annual loss will likely be smaller than previously forecast after cost cuts and higher-than-expected sales of its image sensors and PlayStation video game consoles helped its third-quarter profit beat estimates. Sony also forecast a preliminary full-year net loss of 170 billion yen, narrower than its forecast...

  • Take-Two said it now expects adjusted revenue of $1.65 billion- $1.70 billion for the year ending March 31, up from its previous forecast of $1.4 billion- $1.5 billion. It also raised its adjusted profit per share forecast for the year to $1.65- $1.75 from $1.05- $1.30. Adjusted net income rose to $211.6 million, or $1.87 per share, for the third quarter ended Dec. 31,...

  • Feb 3- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, a video game publisher, reported a 24.3 percent jump in quarterly adjusted revenue, helped by the runaway success of the "Grand Theft Auto V" game for new consoles. Adjusted net income rose to $211.6 million, or $1.87 per share, for the third quarter ended Dec. 31, from $210.7 million, or $1.70 per share, a year earlier.

  • While growth is slowing, China's total internet population still rose by 31 million in 2014, said the report by the China Internet Network Information Center. These include e-commerce groups Alibaba and JD.com Inc, social networking and video games firm Tencent Holdings Ltd, search giant Baidu Inc and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc.. In good news for Alibaba and...

  • *Seiko Epson, Konica Minolta dive after earnings. TOKYO, Feb 2- Japanese share prices fell on Monday after economic data from the U.S. and China cast shadows on the global economic outlook, while shares in two printer manufacturers tumbled after their earnings disappointed investors. Printer maker Seiko Epson fell 10.6 percent and rival Konica Minolta dropped...

  • Panasonic withdraws from TV production in China: Source Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong due to strong pricing pressure, a company source said on Saturday.

  • Panasonic withdraws from TV production in China: source Saturday, 31 Jan 2015 | 12:48 AM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 31- Panasonic Corp has stopped making TVs in China and plans to liquidate its joint venture in Shandong, a company source said on Saturday, the latest in a string of Japanese electronics companies exiting overseas TV markets amid strong pricing pressure. The source, who did not want to be identified because the move had not yet been announced to the...

  • Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.