April 21- China's online game developer Perfect World Co Ltd said it joined the consortium offering to buy rival Shanda Games Ltd.. Perfect World said it would buy 30.3 million class A Shanda Games shares for $100 million from Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd, a shareholder in Shanda Games.» Read More
SEOUL, April 9- As the smartphone action shifts to the mass market, leaders Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc are under pressure to make their high-end phones more affordable to revive sales.
HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft Corp, it said on Tuesday, and added there had been no request for it to change its patent practices. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 percent to 8.4 trillion won as easing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh earnings down.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to report its second straight quarter of profit decline as its high-end smartphone business loses steam, a trend likely to sharpen the firm's focus on costs and the cheaper phone market.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Qualcomm gave details on Monday about a future high-end smartphone chip, including faster download speeds as well as 64- bit technology, which is quickly becoming standard.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to grab a toehold in those fast-growing markets.
BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.
TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.
The move comes just six weeks after a public spat between the two companies, as T-Mobile offered its customers the Apple iPhone 5 s for free in February and touted the promotion as "great offer for BlackBerry customers."
FRANKFURT, April 2- Deutsche Post, the world's biggest postal and logistics group, is betting on emerging markets and an e-commerce boom to boost profits through 2020, it said on Wednesday in unveiling its new medium-term financial targets.
TOKYO, April 2- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a fresh three-week high on Wednesday as sentiment was helped by a weakening yen, while Renesas Electronics Corp jumped on news that it is in talks with Apple Inc and other potential buyers to buy its stake in a smartphone display chip unit.
*Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen by summer- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Renesas Electronics Corp is talking with Apple Inc and other potential buyers of a stake in a smartphone display chip unit, as the struggling Japanese chipmaker restructures its business around the automotive industry, said a person familiar with the matter.
*Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp said it was considering selling a unit that designs display control chips, and media reports said Apple Inc is in talks to buy it for about 50 billion yen. The unit, Renesas SP Drivers, designs chips for Apple's iPhone, according to industry sources.
*Renesas at 3- yr high, Apple reportedly in talks to buy unit stake. TOKYO, April 2- Japan's Nikkei share average bounced back to a three-week high on Wednesday, tracking gains on Wall Street, while Renesas Electronics Corp jumped on a report that Apple is in talks to buy its stake in a chip design unit.
April 2- Apple Inc is in talks to buy Japan- based Renesas Electronics Corp's stake in a unit that designs liquid crystal display chips for iPhones for about 50 billion yen, the Nikkei reported, without identifying a source. Apple expects to complete the stake purchase by summer, the business daily reported on Tuesday.
SHANGHAI, March 31- Chinese fund managers increased their suggested equity allocation for the next three months, after recommendations hit a 10- month low in February, although sentiment remains lukewarm as concerns about China's economy grow, according to a Reuters poll.
BlackBerry won a preliminary injunction to ban Ryan Seacrest's Typo Products from selling a $99 iPhone case.