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  • WIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:44 AM ET

    BARCELONA, Spain— Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology. Tech giants like Samsung, Sony, and Lenovo also showcased their latest offerings. Photographers Manu Fernandez and Emilio Morenatti contributed.

  • TOKYO, March 3- Embattled Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said, in what would be its second bailout in three years despite extensive restructuring. Fierce competition from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co as well as cheaper Chinese makers has hammered Japan's...

  • NEW YORK— High-end smartphones from Samsung and HTC have gotten much of the attention at this week's wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, but cheaper options are coming from Microsoft, Lenovo and others too. Meanwhile, Google and Facebook are working on giving people more ways to use those devices. Here's a look at what's been unveiled so far at the Mobile World...

  • The somewhat weak debut of Warner Bros.' R-rated "Focus," co-starring Margot Robbie, handed Smith another no. 1 box office opening but came in slightly below expectations. 1. "Focus," Warner Bros., $18,685,137, 3,323 locations, $5,623 average, $18,685,137, 1 week. 3. "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water," Paramount, $10,820,212, 3,467 locations, $3,121 average,...

  • NEW YORK— Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" disrobed "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star. According to studio estimates Sunday, Warner Bros.' "Focus" easily topped all competitors on a weekend with little competition at North American...

  • The powerful $75 smartphone is coming Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 PM ET

    Companies like Sony and Motorola have rolled out high-powered smartphones at low costs, creating competition for giants like Apple.

  • Nikkei ends week with new 15-year high Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:33 AM ET
    Pedestrians stand in front of stock market boards along the pavement in Tokyo, Japan.

    Asian equitiess were mixed on Friday, following an uninspiring lead from Wall Street, but Japanese stocks managed to overlook a mixed bag of economic data to settle at a new 15-year high.

  • Feb 26- Splunk Inc forecast full-year revenue above analysts' expectations as businesses increasingly turn to data analytics to secure their networks from a surge in highly sophisticated cyber attacks. "Cybersecurity has been a huge tailwind for Splunk, and that's really put a lot of fuel in their growth engine," FBR Capital Markets analyst Daniel Ives told...

  • Feb 26- Splunk Inc forecast full-year revenue above analysts' expectations as businesses increasingly turn to data analytics to secure their networks from a surge in highly sophisticated cyber attacks. Splunk said it added 600 business customers in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31, taking its total customer count to 9,000.. Splunk forecast revenue of about...

  • Samsung to freeze salaries in S. Korea Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 7:57 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for South Korea's employees for the first time in six years, after Apple saw profits fall.

  • SEOUL, Feb 26- Samsung Electronics will freeze wages in 2015 for employees in South Korea for the first time in six years, after the world's biggest smartphone maker saw profits fall in the face of rising competition. The cost-cutting move is the latest by Samsung Electronics, which in January reported its first annual profit decline since 2011, as it lost market...

  • Feb 25- Chinese computer and smartphone firm Lenovo Group Ltd said its website was hacked on Wednesday, its second security blemish days after the U.S. government advised consumers to remove software called "Superfish" pre-installed on its laptops. Lenovo said attackers breached the domain name system associated with Lenovo and redirected visitors to...

  • Lenovo website hacked, 'Lizard Squad' takes credit Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:17 PM ET

    China's Lenovo Group website was hacked, after the U.S. government advised customers to remove a software that makes their devices more vulnerable.

  • Feb 25- China's Lenovo Group Ltd website was hacked, the company said on Wednesday, days after the U.S. government advised Lenovo customers to remove a pre-installed virus-like software, "Superfish", on laptops that makes the devices more vulnerable to attacks. "The domain name service server hosting Lenovo's website was hacked. We'll update as soon as possible, "...

  • Feb 25- Workday Inc reported a better-than-expected 60 percent jump in quarterly revenue, helped by strong subscription growth for its web-based human resources software, particularly in Germany and Japan. Workday, whose rivals include SAP SE and Oracle Corp, said subscription revenue rose 64.3 pct to $181.9 million in the quarter. Net loss attributable to...

  • Motorola aims new phone at first-time smartphone buyers Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 9:31 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Motorola is updating its low-cost smartphone, the Moto E, as it targets first-time smartphone buyers worldwide. The 4 G model will cost $150 in the U.S., while the 3 G will go for $120, both without contract requirements. Motorola, which Lenovo Group bought from Google Inc. in October, has been trying to set itself apart from other phone makers by selling...

  • New film chief at Sony is positive: Motley Fool  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 10:32 PM ET

    Jason Moser, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses news that Tom Rothman will succeed Amy Pascal as the new chairman of Sony Pictures group.

  • Rothman was known for financial discipline when he co-led Fox Filmed Entertainment from 2000-2012. In 2013, he became chairman of TriStar Productions, a joint film and television venture with Sony, and has pulled together a slate of films with directors like Jodie Foster and stars George Clooney and Meryl Streep. While the Sony studio came under pressure a...

  • LOS ANGELES, Feb 24- Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday named long-time industry executive Tom Rothman as chairman of its motion picture group after Amy Pascal leaves the post in the wake of embarrassing emails. Rothman, 60, has been chairman of TriStar Productions, a joint film and television venture with Sony, since 2013. He previously was at Fox Filmed...

  • Rothman replaces Pascal as film chief at Sony Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 1:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Former 20th Century Fox chief Tom Rothman has been named chairman of Sony's Motion Picture Group, replacing Amy Pascal as studio head and effectively concluding Sony's shake-up following the damaging hacking scandal. Since late 2013, Rothman has been running the rejuvenated TriStar Productions at Sony. Rothman will oversee Sony's Motion Picture...