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  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd saw its July-September quarterly profit fall to the lowest level in more than three years, as a decline in earnings from its smartphone business set the South Korean giant on track for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader has lost market share in annual terms for the past two quarters, lagging behind...

  • Samsung Elec Q3 operating profit down 60.1 pct on year Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said third-quarter profit fell 60.1 percent from a year earlier to the lowest in more than three years, as earnings for the mobile division continued to shrink. The world's top smartphone maker on Thursday reported a July-September operating profit of 4.1 trillion won, in line with its estimates issued earlier in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive Software raised its 2015 forecast on Wednesday as titles such as "Grand Theft Auto" and " NBA 2 K14" fuel robust sales and drove better-than-expected results in its fiscal second quarter. The video game publisher has released four new titles for the current holiday quarter, including " NBA 2 K15" and "...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported better-than-expected revenue and profit for its fiscal second quarter on Tuesday, driven by strong digital sales from titles such as "FIFA" and by cost controls. Non-GAAP net income rose to $232 million, or 73 cents per share, from $105 million, or 33 cents per share, a year ago.

  • Electronic Arts revenue rises in 2nd quarter Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 4:14 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28- Video game publisher Electronic Arts Inc reported higher revenue for the second quarter on Tuesday, driven by robust digital sales and cost control.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- The U.S. government filed a lawsuit against AT&T Inc on Tuesday, alleging the No. 2 U.S. wireless carrier sold consumers unlimited data plans but would slow their Internet down once they used a certain amount of data. The Federal Trade Commission, which filed the lawsuit, said that this "throttling" of Internet feeds was deceptive and said that in...

  • Oct 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings, helped by launches of new smartphone models. Shares of the company, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer electronics companies such as Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, rose 1.6 percent in early trading.

  • Oct 28- Speciality glass maker Corning Inc reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by higher demand for its glass used in TVs and smartphones. The company supplies glass for Apple Inc's iPhones and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices, and makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, among others. Net income rose to $1.01 billion, or 72 cents...

  • Oct 24- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. "'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than' assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11- hour...

  • Oct 24- Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported. "Designed by Apple in California has a nicer ringer to it than assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11- hour shifts, and sleeping...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and adjusted profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 8.5 percent in extended trading. The company, which makes fingerprint ID and touchscreen chips for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's smartphones, reported an adjusted profit...

  • PARIS, Oct 23- The outgoing head of France's Thales sought to reassure investors that a new global focus at the aerospace and defense group was irreversible, as he unveiled his last quarterly figures containing a boost from developing economies. Thales, 26 percent owned by the French state and 25 percent by Dassault Aviation, also said on Thursday its sales fell 3...

  • BEIJING, Oct 23- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it is migrating some data on non-Chinese customers away from its servers in Beijing due to performance and privacy considerations. Data belonging to the privately owned company's non-Chinese users will be moved in several phases to Amazon Inc servers in the United States and...

  • UPDATE 1-Xerox revenue falls on lower printer sales Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    Oct 22- Xerox Inc reported a 2 percent fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by slowing demand in its printing business. Net income attributable to Xerox fell to $266 million from $286 million. Xerox, which has been diversifying away from its printers and copiers, also forecast adjusted earnings of 30- 32 cents per share for the current quarter ending Dec. 31.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 21- Smartphone users won't recognise the name B2X, but if your battery dies or your screen breaks, the odds are that the company will be working behind the scenes when you seek a repair. "B2X is doing a nice job of stitching together what are all the very disparate processes that go into the aftermarket for mobile phone repair," said Michael Dominy,...

  • Oct 21- Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc.. Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google,...

  • LONDON, Oct 21- British chipmaker ARM Holdings' predictions of improving smartphone demand and strengthening royalty growth met with a cool stock market response after it fell short of third-quarter revenue expectations on Tuesday. The company that provides the technology that powers the iPhone 6 pointed to Apple's booming sales, but investors will take...

  • Applying those precepts to IBM is proving particularly tricky as many of the company's old-line businesses have already been shut down or sold, while the units that are supposed to push future growth, such as cloud and security, face stiff competition. "I don't expect to see anything of that magnitude coming from IBM in part because they have systematically...