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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.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 6- Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc posted higher fiscal fourth-quarter results on Wednesday, fueled by growing demand for smartphones in Asia, but its shares fell after it gave quarterly revenue guidance below expectations.
Nov 6- China's Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd, once the world's largest maker of solar panels, filed for provisional liquidation, signaling that it may go out of business after years of steep declines in panel prices. Suntech's shares fell as much as 23 percent to $1.15 on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
SEOUL, Nov 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd pledged to double its dividend yield, invest in new technology and boost marketing to topple Apple Inc in the mobile sector as it sought to ease investors' concerns over its sagging share price. Samsung trades at seven times projected earnings, while Apple trades at a premium of 12..
SEOUL, Nov 6- Investors are likely to press Samsung Electronics Co on dividends and plans to sustain growth as the world's biggest smartphone maker holds its first analysts' briefing in eight years on Wednesday.
Nov 4- John Chen, the man charged with breathing life into struggling BlackBerry Ltd, says he has no intention of killing the money-losing BlackBerry handset as he looks to turn around the smartphone maker.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd has no plans to shut down its loss-making handset business, said its incoming interim Chief Executive John Chen on Monday, adding that the smartphone maker has enough in its stable to stage a turnaround. "I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term sustainable business," said Chen in a telephone interview with Reuters on Monday.
*BlackBerry abandons sale plans, to replace CEO. Still, U.S.-listed shares of Blackberry tumbled 21.1 percent to $6.13 in premarket trade after the smartphone maker said it was abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead, would replace its chief executive officer.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker said on Monday. Shares of BlackBerry dropped 19 percent to $6.33 in premarket trading.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and will instead raise some $1 billion and replace its chief executive, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday, citing sources. The Globe said the smartphone maker plans to raise the $1 billion by selling convertible notes. BlackBerry couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
SUNNYVALE, California, Nov 3- Tucked away in an air conditioned data center in Silicon Valley is a hodgepodge of black boxes, circuit boards and cooling fans owned by 27- year-old Aaron Jackson-Wilde, a modern-day prospector looking for Bitcoins.
*Sony tumbles 10 pct after slashing guidance. TOKYO, Nov 1- Japanese stocks inched higher on Friday morning, helped by solid earnings from the likes of Panasonic and mobile operator SoftBank Corp, but the mood was somewhat dimmed by a plunge in Sony Corp shares on a profit-warning.
*Sees Q4 adj loss of $0.12- $0.16/ shr vs est loss of $0.03. Oct 31- Audio-chipmaker Audience Inc forecast fourth-quarter results largely below analysts' estimates, hurt by weak demand from its biggest customer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it will allow airlines to expand the use of portable electronic devices in flight to include smartphones, tablets and e-readers, ending a long-standing ban.
*Sony cuts full-year profit forecast after Q2 net loss. *Weak numbers stir doubts over Sony CEO Hirai's strategy. TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai's determination to stick to the consumer electronics that made the company's fame will be put to the test in the months ahead as domestic rivals step up a shift to more profitable industrial technology.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp cut its full-year profit targets after slipping to a quarterly net loss as its recovering TV operation relapsed into the red.
TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp cut its full-year profit targets and posted a net loss for the September quarter as its struggling TV operation fell back into the red, highlighting the difficulties it faces restoring its electronic hardware operation to profit. Sony posted a net loss of 19.3 billion yen for its second quarter.
*Expects 1st- quarter adj earnings $0.66/ shr vs est $0.65. Oct 30- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc forecast current-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it sells more analog chips used to connect machines to the Internet, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.