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  • TOKYO, Oct 5- Sony Corp has halted sales of its Xperia tablet PCs, which the Japanese electronics firm launched to compete with Apple Inc's iPads, after finding some models had low water resistance, Jiji News Agency said on Friday.

  • Senior smartphone executive leaves Nokia Friday, 5 Oct 2012 | 12:33 AM ET

    HELSINKI, Oct 5- A senior Nokia executive in charge of product marketing has left the company, after a launch event last month for the company's new Lumia smartphones disappointed investors. He spoke to media last month when Nokia unveiled the Lumia 920, a top-of-the-range smartphone using Windows software.

  • Samsung & Apple to Reach a Settlement: Pro Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 9:50 PM ET
    Samsung & Apple to Reach a Settlement: Pro

    Rob Bratby, Managing Partner, Olswang Asia, says the legal dispute between Samsung and Apple will eventually result in a settlement and a global cross licensing deal.

  • **LG DISPLAY FALLS MORE THAN 4 PCT** Shares in LG Display fell more than 4 percent after a local brokerage cut its outlook for the South Korean flat-screen maker, citing its weakening earnings momentum in the fourth quarter.

  • No Huddle Offense: Hope for Hewlett-Packard? Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:58 PM ET
    No Huddle Offense: Hope for Hewlett-Packard?

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer shares his final thoughts of the day.

  • Bright Past, Dim Future: An American Icon at Risk Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 6:57 PM ET
    Jim Cramer

    Once a thriving and innovative company, after 90-years of success Cramer worries an iconic company may be at risk.

  • *Facebook confirms billion user mark, growth slows. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Facebook Inc.

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    Facebook, which announced on Thursday it has reached 1 billion users, has increasingly been in the public eye lately and increased its focus on revenue. But one analyst cautioned investors against thinking that this would result in immediate gains for the company.

  • *Facebook confirms billion-user mark, growth slows. NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Facebook Inc.

  • Marc Faber and Jim Rogers

    Stock market ultra-bear Marc Faber said investors should brace for a major market drop ahead that will present a buying opportunity.

  • *Publisher can choose not to participate in Google's Library Project. Google and the Association of American Publishers said on Thursday that U.S. publishers can choose to make available or choose to remove their books and journals digitized by Google for its Library Project.

  • Starbucks Wants You to Tip With Your Smartphone Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 2:03 PM ET
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    Starbucks says a digital tip function will be added to its mobile payment application starting next summer. A similar option will also be available on Square, a new payment app that Starbucks customers will be able to use starting in November.

  • Google acquired Motorola in May for $12.5 billion to bolster its patent portfolio as its Android mobile operating system competes with rivals such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. But many investors and analysts have questioned Google's need to be in the hardware business, where profit margins are lower and Google has little experience.

  • Yoshikami: The Secret Market Movement Formula Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:39 PM ET
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    Uncertainty is ruling the day across the globe and that is what’s driving market volatility

  • 5 Cash-Rich Companies to Buy This Fall Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 1:26 PM ET
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    When the market's rife with risk, cash provides quite a bit of safety. So it's no big shock that seeking it out can provide some attractive risk-reward tradeoffs this fall. TheStreet.com reports.

  • In mobile-computing boom, a battle rages for marketing Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 4- Amazon.com Inc. Take Apple Inc, for example. Now Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Amazon, Microsoft Corp and other tablet and smartphone makers are stepping up with big spending on TV spots, print ads, guerilla marketing stunts and over-the-top launch events.

  • Starbucks to allow 'digital tipping' Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 11:31 AM ET

    Starbucks is making an app for that. A similar option will also be available on Square, a new payment app that Starbucks customers will be able to use starting in November.

  • Google bought Motorola last year for $12.5 billion, with the aim of bolstering its patent portfolio in the intellectual property fight its Android mobile system faces with rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

  • Google plans to shrink Motorola's operations in Asia by exiting unprofitable markets, abandoning low-end devices and focusing on a few models instead of dozens, the New York Times had reported earlier.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    Facebook, the social networking site, announced on Thursday that it now has one billion monthly active users and the company’s CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg called it “an amazing honor.”