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  • SEOUL, Oct 30- The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market. The only real challenge is securing enough quantum dot material from the small pool of suppliers, including Quantum Materials...

  • Xiaomi moves into third place in global smartphone war Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:37 AM ET

    BEIJING, Oct 30- China's Xiaomi Inc has become the world's third-largest smartphone vendor just three years after first hitting the market, trailing only Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc, according to a new industry study. Apple's share also fell slightly to 12 percent. "Samsung continues to face tough competition from Apple at the higher-end of the...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.. The global smartphone leader's market share declined in annual terms for the third straight quarter in...

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it expects average selling prices for handsets to increase in the fourth quarter due to a rise in high-end smartphone sales. Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, did not specify how much prices would rise, with the average selling price for handsets and tablets combined in the third...

  • Samsung Elec sees higher handset average sale price in Q4 Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 8:58 PM ET

    SEOUL, Oct 30- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday that it expects average selling prices for handsets to increase in the fourth quarter due to a rise in high-end smartphone sales. Robert Yi, Samsung's head of investor relations, did not specify how much prices would rise above the average selling price for handsets in the third quarter of about $190.

  • 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...