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NEW YORK Dec 11- Online music-streaming service Spotify on Wednesday launched a free music service for smart phones and tablets as it tries to hook a fast-growing group of users keen to stream tunes on their mobile devices.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 11- Microsoft Corp has sold more than 2 million Xbox One video game consoles since its Nov. 22 launch, catching up with rival Sony Corp's PlayStation 4 released a week earlier. Japan's Sony last week said it took 15 days for PS4 sales to cross 2.1 million.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 9- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it will make smartphone chips with 64- bit features typically found in personal computers, following Apple Inc and opening the way to more efficient mobile gadgets.
*Haier Electronics shares up 20 pct at 14- yr high. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Dec 9- Alibaba Group will invest HK $2.82 billion in appliance maker Haier Electronics Group Ltd in a deal aimed at expanding the Chinese e-commerce giant's logistics reach to the millions of consumers in China's vast interior.
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.
TOKYO, Dec 4- For Japan's electronics firms, the kitchen is the final frontier. Companies from Panasonic Corp to Toshiba Corp are diverting engineers and money away from their TV operations and into developing' smart appliances' after losing out in the living room to cheaper Asian rivals.
*Copper stocks continue to decline on the LME and ShFE. LONDON, Nov 29- Copper ticked higher on Friday, supported by a weaker dollar and falls in stockpiles, but still posted its biggest monthly loss since June on expectations of growing supply and tepid demand going forward.
*Rakuten jumps after being promoted to main board Topix. Nikon Corp, Ricoh Co Ltd and Canon Inc were in demand, up between 0.8 and 3.1 percent after U.S. Nikon is down 23.6 percent year-to-date and is the worst underperformer in the Nikkei this year, while the benchmark has rallied nearly 49 percent.
TOKYO/ OSAKA, Nov 27- Japanese electronic component makers are looking beyond a fickle smartphone market that once lured them with rocketing growth, tying their fortunes more closely to the most resilient of Japan's big industries: automobiles.
NEW YORK, Nov 26- Take-Two Interactive Software Inc on Tuesday said it is buying back all of Carl Icahn's shares in the company, and three directors nominated by the activist investor have resigned. The video game publisher said it will pay the $203.5 million purchase price for the 12.02 million shares it bought from cash and cash equivalents on hand.
*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm being investigated. *Qualcomm would be big gainer through royalties. Nov 26- China's anti-trust investigation into Qualcomm, the world's biggest smartphone chip maker, is likely tied to the impending $16 billion rollout of commercial fourth-generation services by China's big telecoms carriers.
Nov 25- Software maker Nuance Communications Inc forecast fiscal 2014 profit below expectations as its shift to a subscription-based business model hits margins and the company struggles to hold on to its pricing in the handsets business.
*Chinese regulator not saying why Qualcomm investigated. Nov 25- Qualcomm Inc said on Monday it faces an antitrust probe in China, sending its shares lower as investors worried the investigation could hurt the chipmaker's business in the fast-growing smartphone market.
The company, whose customers include hard disk drive and flash drive makers Western Digital Corp, Seagate Technology and Toshiba Corp, also reported better-than-expected results for the third quarter. Marvell said it expected an adjusted profit of 23- 27 cents per share for the current quarter on revenue of $880 million to $920 million.
Nov 20- Short-seller Citron Research questioned voxeljet AG's quarterly results, saying the Germany- based 3 D printer maker provided loans to customers to generate sales and avoid posting a loss in its first results as a public company. Voxeljet makes large 3 D printers for prototyping and counts Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co and 3 M Co as customers.
Nov 20- Short-seller Citron Research questioned voxeljet AG's quarterly results, saying the Germany- based 3 D printer maker provided loans to customers to generate sales and avoid posting a loss in its first results as a public company. Shares of Voxeljet, which went public in a rousing debut last month, plunged as much as 23 percent Wednesday afternoon.
Nov 21- Japanese consumer electronics firm Panasonic Corp will launch about five compact digital cameras next year, half of this year's number, as it looks to return the business to profitability by fiscal 2014, the Nikkei reported.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders approved the 5.4 billion euros sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed any objections to the loss of a Finnish national asset.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders were set to approve the sale of the company's mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, deciding the deal's financial benefits outweighed objections by a minority of investors upset by the sale of a Finnish national asset.
HELSINKI, Nov 19- Nokia shareholders are expected to approve the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft on Tuesday, with the deal's financial benefits likely to outweigh resistance from a minority of investors upset over the sale of a Finnish national icon.