Asian stocks were mostly lower on Friday after the crash of a passenger plane in Ukraine and an offensive in Gaza sparked geopolitical tensions.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of "smart" home gadgets like locks and lightbulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 15- Google Inc's Nest Labs on Tuesday unveiled an industry group to encourage makers of smart home gadgets like locks and light bulbs to use Thread, a new standard for devices to communicate on a network.
TOKYO, July 14- Japan's Nikkei average rose modestly on Monday, ending its longest losing streak since the current "Abenomics" rally started in November 2012, as retail investors picked up shares of small- and medium-sized companies.
"Until now, we just couldn't take the plunge," said Takashi Nanki, director and general manager at Shima Seiki Mfg Ltd, whose knitting machines make sweaters and knitwear for the likes of Gucci, Prada and Benetton. As a result, corporate Japan sits on a cash pile of some 232 trillion yen, according to Bank of Japan data.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, after the publication of the ADP jobs report.
Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 1- Microsoft Corp has joined Qualcomm Inc and other technology companies in a bid to establish standard ways for household devices like light bulbs and thermostats to talk to each other.
Asian stocks turned mixed on Thursday but dovish comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve managed to support sentiment.
June 10- Touchscreen chipmaker Synaptics Inc said it would buy the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone for $475 million, potentially winning back Apple Inc as a customer. Synaptics's shares jumped 19 percent in extended trading after the company also raised its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter ending June 30.
*Renesas SP Driver is chip supplier for Apple iPhone screens. TOKYO, May 28- Renesas Electronics Corp plans to sell its majority stake in a maker of iPhone display chips to Synaptics Inc, another smartphone chip supplier, according to sources familiar with the matter.
TOKYO, May 27- Renesas Electronics Corp plans to sell its majority stake in a maker of iPhone display chips to Synaptics Inc, another smartphone chip supplier, according to sources familiar with the matter.
Asian stocks turned mixed on Monday following a record high on the S&P 500 on Friday and a victory for Petro Poroshenko in Ukraine's election.
BEIJING, May 15- Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi unveiled on Thursday its first tablet, expanding its product lineup to directly challenge established rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Apple Inc.. "We wanted the hardware to come close to, or even surpass Apple's iPad," Xiaomi's founder Lei Jun said at the launch event in Beijing.
Sony said it would step up a broad restructuring to tackle bloated costs and exit some unprofitable businesses.
TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said on Wednesday it would implement tough restructuring measures this financial year and warned it would post a second consecutive year of net losses as it tries to turn around its struggling electronics business.
TOKYO, May 14- Sony Corp said on Wednesday it expects to log a 50 billion yen net loss this financial year, its sixth in seven years, and plans additional restructuring measures that include its loss-making PC operations. Sony made a 128.4 billion yen net loss for the 2013/ 14 financial year that ended March 31, in line with its own forecast of a 130 bln net loss.
TOKYO, May 13- Japanese stocks jumped 2 percent to a 1-1/ 2- week high on Tuesday as a weaker yen lifted exporters, while Nissan Motor Co and Sharp Corp gained on hopes that their perceived conservative forecasts suggested more upside to their earnings. The benchmark Nikkei share average ended 275.92 points higher at 14,425.44, the highest close since May 2.
Asian shares were mixed on Friday in quiet trade with many regional markets shut for the Easter holidays, except for Japan, China and South Korea.
Asian equities were mostly lower on Monday following declines on Wall Street and as tensions between Ukraine and Russia weighed on sentiment.
*Dip-buying in Toyota and other large-caps supports. TOKYO, April 14- Tokyo stocks slipped to a fresh six-month low on Monday as market sentiment stayed fragile after a rocky session on Wall Street and on escalating tensions in Ukraine. Bargain hunting in large caps like Toyota Motor Corp offered some support and helped the benchmark Nikkei trim earlier losses.