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  • Nikkei rises for 10th day on strong U.S. shares, data Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 10:14 PM ET

    *Shinsei rises on report it plans to bid for Citi's Japan retail banking business. TOKYO, Aug 22- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for the 10th consecutive session on Friday morning thanks to a record close on Wall Street after upbeat U.S. economic data.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- U.S video game service Ouya is turning to Asia to capture the growth that has eluded the startup on its own home turf. Xiaomi, which in three years became China's top smartphone seller ahead of Apple Inc and Samsung, harbors ambitions beyond mobile gadgets.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21- GameStop Corp on Thursday reported its quarterly revenue surged by 25 percent over the prior year, topping expectations, buoyed by the success of new game releases as well as solid sales of gaming hardware from Microsoft and Sony Corp..

  • Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    BERLIN— SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify. "This is something we've been wanting to get to ever since we started the company," SoundCloud founder Alexander Ljung told The Associated Press.

  • TOKYO, Aug 20- Japan's Nikkei share average rose for an eighth day on Wednesday morning as the yen weakened, but gains were subdued as many investors stuck to the sidelines ahead of the U.S.

  • 'Ninja Turtles' knocks out box-office competition Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:23 PM ET

    1. "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Paramount, $28,523,147, 3,980 locations, $7,167 average, $117,765,383, 2 weeks. 3. "Let's Be Cops," 20th Century Fox, $17,813,722, 3,094 locations, $5,758 average, $26,220,986, 1 week. 5. "The Giver," The Weinstein Company, $12,305,016, 3,003 locations, $4,098 average, $12,305,016, 1 week.

  • 'Turtles' tops weak debut for 'Expendables 3' Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Moviegoers continued to shell out for "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," while Sylvester Stallone's action ensemble "The Expendables 3" was easily out-gunned in its weekend debut.

  • Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattles stocks Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Renewed fighting in Ukraine rattled markets on Friday. John Canally, the chief economic strategist at LPL Financial, said it's understandable that traders dropped stocks in response to the flare-up. Canally suspects the dispute between Russia and Ukraine will likely follow the pattern of recent months.

  • Most Asian equities traded higher on the last trading day of the week, taking cues from a firm finish on Wall Street overnight.

  • Nikkei steps back after 4-day winning streak; Sony jumps Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 10:20 PM ET

    *Sony up on report it plans to enter automotive image sensor market. TOKYO, Aug 15- Japanese stocks snapped a four-day winning streak on Friday morning, as investors took a breather ahead of the weekend though Sony Corp rose on a report that it will enter the automotive image sensor market.

  • Aug 14- U.S. digital imaging chipmaker OmniVision Technologies Inc said it received a buyout proposal from a group of investors led by China's Hua Capital Management Ltd.. OmniVision competes with Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics Co and Himax Technologies Inc..

  • Aug 14- U.S. digital imaging chipmaker OmniVision Technologies Inc said it received a buyout proposal from a group of investors led by China's Hua Capital Management Ltd.. The proposed offer price of $29 per share in cash values OmniVision at $1.67 billion.

  • Aug 13- When Amazon.com Inc was developing its most advanced tablet to date, it asked a little-known company to solve a tricky problem with the screen: how to produce rich colors without draining battery life.

  • Asian shares traded mixed on Wednesday as markets shrugged off an uninspiring handover from the U.S., a poor showing of the Japanese economy and key monthly indicators from China.

  • PlayStation 4 sales hit 10M in blow to Microsoft Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Sony has sold over 10 million PlayStation 4 (PS4) devices, the company said on Tuesday, landing a major blow to rival Microsoft's Xbox One.

  • TOKYO, Aug 13- Tokyo stocks were choppy on Wednesday morning as geopolitical tensions checked risk-appetite, and investors were reluctant to chase the market higher after data showed Japan's economy suffered its biggest contraction in three years.

  • Sony PlayStation 4 console sales top 10 million Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:17 PM ET
    Boxes sit on display for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.'s PlayStation 4 video game console at a Bic Camera Inc. electronics store.

    The console went on sale in November in the US, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft's Xbox One was released.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Sony Corp said on Tuesday that sales of its PlayStation 4 video game console, launched in November, has surpassed 10 million units. The console went on sale on November 29 in the United States, Western Europe and Latin America, around the same time that rival Microsoft Corp's Xbox One was released.

  • Sony sells more than 10 million PlayStation 4 consoles Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 12- Sony Corp said on Tuesday it has sold 10 million PlayStation 4 units since its launch in November last year.

  • Most Asian bourses followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday, except Chinese and Indian shares which failed to track Asia-wide gains.