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  • *Safran may split roles of CEO and chairman- source. PARIS, Nov 27- France's Thales named group secretary Philippe Logak as its temporary boss on Thursday after its main shareholders failed to resolve a dispute over the succession to Jean-Bernard Levy, who has resigned to run France's top power firm. Dassault Aviation and the French government, with 26 percent and...

  • Nov 26- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's attempt to hold several Asian suppliers liable under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, in an opinion by Circuit Judge Richard Posner, said Motorola Mobility, a unit of Lenovo Group Ltd,...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years. Having lost ground to nimbler rivals like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in consumer electronics, Sony...

  • TOKYO, Nov 25- Japan's loss-making Sony Corp said it's targeting a near 70 percent jump in revenue for its electronic devices division over the next three years, even as it warned further restructuring is in store for its TV and smartphone units. The ambitious plan to hoist revenue at the division housing its growing image sensor business, to between 1.3 trillion...

  • *Investors pump $48 million into nano-technology company. TEL AVIV, Nov 24- An Israeli company says it has developed technology that can charge a mobile phone in a few seconds and an electric car in minutes, advances that could transform two of the world's most dynamic consumer industries. The company has raised $48 million from two rounds of funding, including...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 21- GameStop Corp's shares fell 13 percent on Friday, a day after the company posted disappointing quarterly results, and its options attracted bearish bets as traders appeared to be preparing for a further slide in the share price over coming months. Shares of GameStop, the world's largest retailer of video game products, closed down $5.68 at $37.86...

  • Nov 20- Marvell Technology Group Ltd forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the current quarter as weak demand for its chips used in third-generation mobile communication offset a rise in sales of its more profitable 4 G LTE chips. Marvell also took the brunt of weakness at its biggest customer Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Marvell has been investing...

  • Nikkei advances on weak yen, global demand hopes Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 8:55 PM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- Japanese stocks edged up on Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market sentiment. The Nikkei benchmark added 0.2 percent to 17,318.85 "A huge chunk of Japanese corporate profits come from overseas, and with the weak yen, investors are rushing to buy today," said Takashi Hiroki, chief strategist at Monex Inc. in Tokyo.

  • JOHANNESBURG/ DUBAI, Nov 19- Bharti Airtel's planned disposal of mobile phone towers in Africa will see it sell masts in Tanzania to Helios Towers, while units in Malawi will go to Eaton Towers, a person with knowledge of the deal said on Wednesday. The Tanzania sale will include about 1,000 towers, said the source, who declined to be identified because the deal has...

  • HELSINKI, Nov 18- Finland's Nokia launched a new brand-licensed tablet computer on Tuesday which is designed to rival Apple's iPad Mini, just six months after the company sold its ailing phones and devices business to Microsoft for over $7 billion. "With the agreement with Microsoft, as is customary, we have this transition and we can't do smartphones...

  • *Sony has struggled with weak smartphone sales. TOKYO, Nov 18- Sony Corp aims to lift its movie entertainment revenues by more than a third in the next three years, its chief executive said on Tuesday as the loss-making consumer electronics firm tries to counter flagging smartphones sales. Investors are also watching for signs that Sony's restructuring under...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 17- Upcoming bracelets with technology from Intel Corp and design cues from fashion brand Opening Ceremony will connect the wearer with Facebook, Google and Yelp via an AT&T data plan without having to carry a smartphone. As well as lapis stones, obsidian and an 18 k gold coating, the devices include a sapphire curved screen on the inside of the...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...

  • BEIJING, Nov 14- Blackberry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen sees Asia as key to reviving the loss-making smartphone maker's fortunes but expanding in the region's biggest market China, where security data concerns are rife, is currently not a priority. Instead, the company is keen on expanding in India and Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia and...

  • US using fake cellphone towers to gather data: WSJ Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:10 PM ET

    An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the WSJ reported.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The planes use devices made by Boeing Co that mimic the cell phone towers used by major...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 13- An agency of the U.S. Justice Department is gathering data from thousands of cell phones, including both criminal suspects and innocent Americans, by using fake communications towers on airplanes, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. The planes use devices made by Boeing Co that mimic the cell phone towers used by major...

  • At a Chicago hearing on Thursday, a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned whether the allegations had enough connection to the United States to be heard in U.S. courts. Motorola Mobility, a unit of China's Lenovo Group Ltd, sued the suppliers in Chicago federal court in 2009, saying some of its subsidiaries had overpaid for liquid...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13- BlackBerry Ltd struck partnerships with Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and other high-profile players to enhance the capabilities of the new mobile-device management and security platform it unveiled on Thursday, and its shares jumped 8 percent. BlackBerry's Nasdaq-listed shares were up 8.7 percent at $12.25, their highest since August...

  • SEOUL, Nov 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd aims to restore its crumbling lead in the global smartphone industry in part by ramping up high-end devices with curved screens full of advanced technology that's tough for rivals to replicate. Samsung Electronics is headed for its worst annual profit in three years, under siege as Chinese firms like Xiaomi Technology...