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  • Apple Inc, maker of iPhone smartphones, was not affected by the ruling by the Mexican Institute for Industrial Property against America Movil, Telefonica and Iusacell for advertising mobile phone subscriber plans with the name "iPhone" in the title. "Apple doesn't have a problem because they just sell telephones," another official at the IMPI said.

  • TOKYO, June 5- Japan's SoftBank Corp is developing human-like robots which it will use to staff its cellphone stores, two people with knowledge of the matter said, in a move aimed at expanding the mobile phone and Internet conglomerate's technological reach.

  • Swedish car safety pioneer Autoliv bucks margin trend Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    STOCKHOLM, June 4- Based in high-cost Sweden and serving a global auto industry notorious for forcing down prices, Autoliv, the world's top car safety equipment maker, still achieves margins that some of its customers and rivals can only dream of.

  • MOSCOW, May 29- Russian mobile phone operator Megafon said a weaker rouble and depreciation costs related to last year's acquisition of Scartel hurt first quarter earnings, but its core profit and sales growth targets remained intact.

  • *Renesas SP Driver is chip supplier for Apple iPhone screens. TOKYO, May 28- Renesas Electronics Corp plans to sell its majority stake in a maker of iPhone display chips to Synaptics Inc, another smartphone chip supplier, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • TOKYO, May 27- Renesas Electronics Corp plans to sell its majority stake in a maker of iPhone display chips to Synaptics Inc, another smartphone chip supplier, according to sources familiar with the matter.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- T-Mobile overtook Sprint Corp as the No. 3 smartphone purchaser in the United States in the first quarter, according to a report, as the company used aggressive discounting to add more new subscribers than any other U.S. wireless operator.

  • TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp's chief executive said the company would complete a stepped-up restructuring drive in the current fiscal year to next March as the consumer electronics maker forecast a tripling in operating profit for next year.

  • Sony gets real on restructuring, pockets of denial persist Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 11:01 AM ET

    TOKYO, May 22- Sony Corp may finally be serious about restructuring, setting aside up to $1 billion this fiscal year to cut staff, but the hard-nosed figures in its latest results still include noticeably rosy forecasts. Sony missed the forecasts it set for its TV and smartphone divisions last year as it struggled to compete with more nimble rivals.

  • UPDATE 2-Lenovo's away game counters China weakness Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's biggest personal computer maker, showed why it is expanding overseas and into smartphones as it reported its slowest annual profit growth in five years. Lenovo is especially pushing smartphones, to offset a decline in its once-mainstay personal computers as consumers switch to mobile devices.

  • BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's fourth-biggest smartphone vendor, saw net profit grow 29 percent for the business year ended March, as strong smartphone sales helped shore up weak growth in China.

  • BEIJING, May 21- China's Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's fourth-biggest smartphone vendor, saw net profit grow 29 percent for the business year ended March, as strong smartphone sales helped shore up weak growth in China.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Toyota Motor Corp has developed a computer chip for its gas-electric hybrid cars that could boost fuel efficiency by 10 percent and allow the automaker to install the hybrid system on more of its vehicles.

  • TOKYO, May 20- Japanese companies increasingly expect to bounce back from a sales tax increase by the end of the year and are more willing to raise wages, a Reuters poll showed, adding to evidence that the hike is unlikely to derail a recovery in world's third-biggest economy.

  • Intel's CEO looks to hobbyists for wearable innovations Saturday, 17 May 2014 | 4:32 PM ET

    SAN MATEO, Calif., May 17- Intel Corp's Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich mingled with electronics buffs at Silicon Valley's annual maker mecca on Saturday as the chipmaker looks to amateur inventors to inspire a new wave of smart clothing.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Apple Inc and Google Inc's Motorola Mobility unit have agreed to settle all patent litigation between them over smartphone technology, ending one of the highest profile lawsuits in technology. "Apple and Google have also agreed to work together in some areas of patent reform," the statement said.

  • BEIJING, May 15- Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled on Thursday its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.. "We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple's iPad," Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun said at the launch event in Beijing.

  • *Silver fix to cease after Aug. 14. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, May 14- The 117- year old London silver price benchmark- or fix- will cease on Aug. 14, its operator said, as regulatory scrutiny of price-setting intensifies across markets. Silver miners also often use it to set terms to refine and sell the metal.

  • *Sony forecasts 50 bln yen net loss for year to March 2015. TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said it would step up a broad restructuring this year to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses, hoping to put behind it years of persistent losses.

  • TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said on Wednesday it would implement tough restructuring measures this financial year and warned it would post a second consecutive year of net losses as it tries to turn around its struggling electronics business.