AMSTERDAM, Dec 12- Every year Singaporeans and Malaysians choke on smoke when farmers and plantation firms in neighbouring Indonesia clear the land with fires during the dry season. Last summer, Philips diverted stocks of air purifiers from Hong Kong and China to the area in time for the worst pollution in 16 years.» Read More
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.
HELSINKI, Oct 30- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC said it would appeal a British court's judgment earlier on Wednesday that it had infringed on a patent belonging to rival Nokia.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Motorola wants to let consumers design their own smartphones. The Google- owned manufacturer has launched Project Ara to create a free, open and standardized platform to let people pick and choose the components they want in their phones, Motorola said in a blogpost this week.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Motorola wants to let consumers design their own smarpthones. The Google- owned manufacturer has launched Project Ara to create a free, open and standardized platform to let people pick and choose the components they want in their phones, Motorola said in a blogpost this week.
Oct 29- Johnson Controls Inc said on Tuesday that it will curtail its large automotive interiors business, which lost money in the most recent quarter, and focus under its new chief executive on the company's faster-growing segments.
TORONTO, Oct 29- BlackBerry Ltd executives flew to California to meet with Facebook Inc last week to gauge its interest in a potential bid for the struggling smartphone-maker, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter. It remains unclear if Facebook is interested in placing a bid.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Global smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while brisk demand for low-priced Android devices in China eroded Apple's market share.
Oct 29- Johnson Controls Inc, met analyst expectations in posting a record net profit in its fiscal fourth quarter, and said earnings would rise 30 percent in the next quarter, the first of its fiscal 2014..
SEOUL, Oct 29- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc posted a record quarterly profit on Tuesday as a rally in computer memory chip prices helped cushion reduced output following a fire at its plant in China.
SEOUL, Oct 25- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's quarterly operating profit surged 26 percent to a new record, matching estimates and powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eases sharply. "Samsung has done well, having rapidly caught up with Apple in the smartphone market.
*Q3 operating profit 218 bln won vs 306 bln won fcast. SEOUL, Oct 24- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, reported its lowest quarterly profit for 2013 on Thursday as its mobile business slipped into the red due to the cost of marketing its latest smartphone.
SEOUL, Oct 24- LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, reported its lowest quarterly profit for 2013 on Thursday as its mobile business slipped into the red due to marketing costs surrounding its latest smartphone launch in August.
*Samsung SDI shares drop 8 pct. Oct 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd moved to tighten its grip on vital electronics parts supplies as it looks to stay ahead of rival Apple Inc with new products in a fast changing technology industry.