STOCKHOLM, Dec 4- Fingerprint Cards is aiming to sell its identity technology to most of the world's biggest smartphone makers, which are likely to follow Apple in offering touch recognition for mobiles from next year.» Read More
Assa Abloy, which makes one in ten locks worldwide, is the muscle behind brands such as Yale. People will rely more on a secure identity than a physical key, provided over the net into your mobile phone, "says Johan Molin, Assa Abloy's lean 54- year-old chief executive.
The results will put more pressure on BlackBerry to find a buyer for either some parts of the company, or for all of it. It said last month it is weighing its options, including an outright sale, in the face of persistently lackluster sales of its new smartphones, which run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
TORONTO, Sept 20- Canada's main stock index slumped on Friday as shares of BlackBerry tumbled after it warned of job cuts and a huge quarterly loss, and uncertainty surrounding the U.S. BlackBerry dropped 16.1 percent to C $9.08, and the announcement is expected to put more pressure on the embattled smartphone maker to find a buyer.
LONDON, Sept 20- Copper edged lower on Friday after hitting its highest in almost a month as investors, following the U.S. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange hit a session high $7,357 a tonne, its highest since Aug. 27., before slipping to trade at $7,329.50 in official rings, down slightly from a close of $7,335 on Thursday.
MELBOURNE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 19- Apple Inc's newest smartphone models hit stores on Friday in many countries across the world, including Australia and China. --Chips from Avago, Skyworks Solutions are featured in the new iPhone. --There is no single M7 motion co-processor, a new chip that Apple said was part of the iPhone 5 S when it unveiled the device last week.
Brokerage Macquarie Equities Research raised its price target on the stock to $25 from $23 after the video game publisher racked up $800 million in first-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale across the globe on Tuesday.
Brokerage Macquarie Equities Research raised its price target on the stock to $25 from $23 after the video game publisher racked up $800 million in first-day sales of Grand Theft Auto V, the fifth installment of the lucrative franchise that went on sale across the globe on Tuesday. **TRANSCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS INC, Wednesday close $3.59, up 9 pct after market.
*Sony targets Playstation 4 sales of 5 million units by March-end. TOKYO, Sept 19- Sony Corp is betting on initial Playstation 4 sales to be 40 percent higher than its last home game console which cost more to build and buy, raising the prospect of quicker return to help revive its consumer electronics business.
*BlackBerry shares up 1 percent in trading on Nasdaq. Once a pioneer in the smartphone arena, BlackBerry said last month it was weighing options that could include an outright sale, in the face of lackluster sales of its new devices that run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Once a pioneer in the smartphone arena, BlackBerry said last month it was weighing options that could include an outright sale, in the face of lacklustre sales for its new devices that run on the BlackBerry 10 operating system.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17- The fingerprint reader on Apple Inc's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones.
AMSTERDAM, Sept 17- Philips raised most of its financial targets and announced plans to return 1.5 billion euros to shareholders, saying it would reap the benefits of a two-year revamp to focus on healthcare, lighting and consumer appliances.
AMSTERDAM, Sept 17- Philips, the Dutch healthcare, lighting and consumer appliances group, raised most of its financial targets on Tuesday after two years of job cuts, divestments, and a focus on core activities turned around performance.
*Japan's trade deficit expected to stay. TOKYO, Sept 17- Japan is on course for its longest run of trade deficits, effectively marking the end of the nation's decades-long reliance on exports from the likes of electronics giant Sony and automaker Toyota as a driver of growth and income.
SEOUL, Sept 17- Chinese flat screen makers, once dismissed as second-class players in the global LCD market, are drawing envious looks from big names such as LG Display Co Ltd and Samsung. Since then, shipments have soared around 20- fold, thanks to China, data from research firm IHS shows.
SYDNEY/ HONG KONG, Sept 16- Asia's new mega-casinos are driving sales and innovation in advanced surveillance technology, from chips with built-in radio transmitters to high-definition, multi-lens, digital cameras that can scan huge gaming floors and catch the deftest sleight of hand.
NEW DELHI/ BANGALORE, Sept 13- Two consortiums, including IBM and STMicroelectronics, have proposed building semiconductor wafer plants in India costing a total of $8 billion, a minister said after the government approved concessions to lure chipmakers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12- As Apple and other smartphone makers find it harder to wow consumers with new devices, engineers think future breakthroughs may depend more on finding new ways to integrate existing components than on inventing more powerful chips.
*Apple's badly kept secret boosts biometric industry. SINGAPORE/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12- By adding a fingerprint scanner to its newest mobile phone, Apple Inc is offering a tantalising glimpse of a future where your favourite gadget might become a biometric pass to the workplace, mobile commerce or real-world shopping and events.
*Sharp to sell 150 bln yen shares to public. *May raise 20 bln yen via 3rd- party allocation. TOKYO, Sept 12- Japan's Sharp Corp plans to raise up to $1.7 billion as the struggling TV and display maker seeks to pay down debt after a rescue last year and shore up its tattered finances, people with knowledge of the moves told Reuters.