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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TOKYO, Aug 12- Japanese companies, long bedevilled by deflation, are finally starting to pass on higher costs to their customers just as the economy stumbles, potentially complicating decisions for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the central bank.

  • 'Ninja Turtles' top box office with $65.6M debut Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    Megan Colligan, Paramount's head of domestic marketing and distribution, said the success of the "Ninja Turtles" reboot was mostly derived from a pair of distinctly different audiences: men who fondly remembered the 1980 s and' 90 s franchise that spawned a cartoon series, toy line and a live-action film trilogy, and youngsters familiar with a newer Nickelodeon animated TV series.

  • Cowabunga! 'Ninja Turtles' bring box-office power Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 12:06 PM ET

    Megan Colligan, Paramount's head of domestic marketing and distribution, said the success of the "Ninja Turtles" reboot was mostly derived from a pair of distinctly different audiences: men who fondly remembered the 1980 s and' 90 s franchise that spawned a cartoon series, toy line and a live-action film trilogy, and youngsters familiar with a newer Nickelodeon animated TV series.

  • Smartphone camera makers see next opportunity in cars Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    That number could reach 12 when cameras replace side-view mirrors, according to Mcnex Co Ltd, a phone camera supplier of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Korea's biggest car camera maker. As the technology reaches mid- and lower-end cars, the market for vehicle cameras could grow seven-fold from 2011 to nearly $6.6 billion in 2018, said Techno Systems Research.

  • TOKYO, Aug 7- Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Thursday morning in choppy trade, extending its declines into a sixth day as the strong yen dragged down exporters, while rising tensions in Ukraine dulled risk appetite.

  • Samsung's next reinvention challenge: itself Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:46 PM ET
    Samsung Galaxy Tab S

    Samsung Electronics is under pressure to reinvent itself - to be more innovative, but not lose the rigor and focus that made it a global powerhouse.