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  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc posted a much larger-than-expected loss in the second quarter as it continues its rapid pace of investment in new businesses such as digital content and consumer electronics.

  • *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue of about $345 mln vs est $328 mln. *Expects 2nd- qtr adj earnings $0.27/ shr vs est $0.20. July 24- RF Micro Devices Inc forecast quarterly results above market expectations, helped by higher demand for its chips that connect devices such as Apple Inc's iPhone and Samsung Electronics Co's smartphones to networks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.

  • July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone features "gimmicks"- such as 3 D effects and object scanner- that may not be enough to entice users away from similarly priced Apple Inc iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy S5, reviewers said.

  • BANGALORE, July 24- Wipro Ltd, India's third-biggest software services exporter, forecast strong revenue growth on the back of higher outsourcing spending by overseas clients and said it was focussing on winning more deals in Europe.

  • BANGALORE/ MUMBAI, July 24- Wipro Ltd, India's third-biggest IT services exporter, posted a 29.6 percent rise in fiscal first-quarter profit and forecast a surge in revenue on the back of stronger spending on outsourcing by overseas clients.

  • *Q2 op profit 606 bln won vs 524 bln won analyst view. SEOUL, July 24- LG Electronics Inc signaled further improvement in its mobile business after record smartphone sales propelled the South Korean manufacturer to its highest quarterly profit in more than three years.

  • BEIJING, July 24- The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changing markets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets. Apple Inc's latest quarterly results showed sales of its high-end phones in China grew at nearly twice the pace analysts had expected.

  • Nokia sees brighter future without handset unit Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 3:09 AM ET

    HELSINKI— There is life after mobile phones for Nokia. Nokia Corp.' s stock closed up 7.3 percent at 6.14 euros on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Suri gave an upbeat outlook for the core networks unit which now accounts for around 90 percent of Nokia's revenue.

  • LG Electronics says 2Q profit more than doubled Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— LG Electronics Inc. reported a forecast-beating quarterly profit Thursday and gave an upbeat outlook for smartphone profitability as its mobile division ended a streak of losses. Like other South Korean exporters, LG Electronics said the strength of the country's currency, the won, eroded its oversea profits.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- U.S. authorities' $8.9 billion settlement last month with French bank BNP Paribas for sanctions busting will pay for New York cops to get live computer feeds of street crime and for new carpets in the offices of prosecutors, among many other things. In some places- particularly New York state- that is leading to ugly wrangling over how to spend it.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem.

  • FTC commissioner warns on mobile health-data gathering Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Federal Trade Commissioner Julie Brill, speaking in Washington on Wednesday, expressed concern about the way apps on smartphones and mobile devices are siphoning sensitive health data, and how some of that information may then be shared with third parties.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 23- Researchers have found a flaw that could expose the identities of people using a privacy-oriented operating system touted by Edward Snowden, just two days after widely used anonymity service Tor acknowledged a similar problem.

  • BOSTON, July 23- Larry Zelvin, the head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's center for countering cyber threats, is retiring next month after a government career of nearly 30 years during which he advised U.S. businesses on fighting hostile hackers.

  • July 23- Enterprise network security services provider Fortinet Inc reported a quarterly profit and revenue above analysts' average expectation, helped by strong demand for its hi-end software security products.

  • *Apple rallies after results, boosting tech names. NEW YORK, July 23- U.S. stocks were largely higher on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting another record high after bullish results from tech giants Apple and Microsoft, though technical resistance and conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip kept gains in check.

  • German city Hamburg seeks to ban Uber ride service Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    HAMBURG/ FRANKFURT, July 23- Hamburg has told Uber, a U.S. car service whose smartphone app summons rides at the touch of a button, to stop operating in the German city, adding to resistance the company has faced globally from local regulators and taxi drivers.

  • Data storage equipment maker EMC's revenue rises 5 pct Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    July 23- EMC Corp, the world's largest data storage equipment maker, reported a 5 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of flash storage products and growth at its VMware Inc virtualization software unit. Net income fell to $589 million, or 28 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30 from $701 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • SEATTLE, July 22- Microsoft Corp said it aims to get its loss-making Nokia phone unit to break even within two years, helping its stock rise in after-hours trade.