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  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected operating second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off. Sales of the image sensors, used in Apple's iPhones and increasingly in Chinese-made handsets, made the devices unit the biggest earner within Sony's...

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division. The result- unexpected after Sony took an impairment charge of 176 billion yen on its mobile division- indicates...

  • Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:55 AM ET

    TOKYO— Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. Last month, Sony wrote down the value of its mobile phone business by 176 billion. During the quarter, Sony released several mobile products, including the high-end Xperia Z3 smartphone.

  • Oct 30- GoPro Inc forecast better-than-expected holiday quarter sales, underscoring the increasing popularity of its wearable cameras among surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. GoPro's shares, which went public in June, shot up 14 percent in extended trading on Thursday after the company also reported strong third-quarter results.

  • SEOUL, Oct 30- The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market. The only real challenge is securing enough quantum dot material from the small pool of suppliers, including Quantum Materials...

  • Industrial production rose by 2.7 percent in September, the fastest pace since January, easing some concerns about Japan's factory activity and the broader economy. Japan's largest investment banking and securities group Nomura Holdings was boosted by better-than-expected earnings. Shares in the firm soared 5 percent after its second quarter net profit...

  • Oct 28- Corning Inc, the supplier of Gorilla glass to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics, reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings, helped by launches of new smartphone models. Shares of the company, which also supplies LCD panels to consumer electronics companies such as Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, rose 1.6 percent in early trading.

  • Oct 28- Speciality glass maker Corning Inc reported a 23 percent rise in quarterly net sales, helped by higher demand for its glass used in TVs and smartphones. The company supplies glass for Apple Inc's iPhones and Samsung Electronics' Galaxy devices, and makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group, among others. Net income rose to $1.01 billion, or 72 cents...

  • Wal-Mart takes big plunge into used game business Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Wal-Mart, which took the plunge into the used video game business in March, is leveling up.

  • Microsoft slashes Xbox One prices by $50 Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Xbox One boxes in the window of a Game Stop store

    Microsoft will cut prices of Xbox One by $50 starting November 2 until the end of the year to boost its sales.

  • Spirits move 'Ouija' to No. 1 at the box office Sunday, 26 Oct 2014 | 12:08 PM ET

    The horror movie release, timed to Halloween, attracted more moviegoers at the North America box office than the violent Keanu Reeves thriller " John Wick." Board-game adaptions such as "Ouija" have had a checkered history at the box office, with the big-budget "Battleship"— the last Hasbro game turned into a movie— famously flopping in 2012. But "Ouija," made by...

  • TEL AVIV, Oct 26- N-trig, an Israeli provider of digital pens and chips for touch screens, has submitted a prospectus for an initial public offering on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, the company said on Sunday. Other investors in the company include Evergreen Venture Partners, Canaan Partners and Tamares. N-trig customers for its technology include Sony, Fujitsu,...

  • Microsoft earnings beat as cloud business soars Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    Microsoft store signage

    Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.

  • BOSTON, Oct 21- Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb told investors on Tuesday he urged U.S. biotechnology company Amgen Inc to split into two separate businesses, a move he said could boost its share price by more than 80 percent. "Our own extensive diligence suggests that a breakup of Amgen is feasible and that purported constraints such as tax strategy and supply...

  • Dan Loeb talks up Amgen stake; shares rise Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb

    Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb recommended Amgen's stock Tuesday, causing shares to rise on the news.

  • 'Boom Boom Pow:' will.i.am enters wearables market Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    will.i.am delivers a keynote speech at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 2014 Conference at Moscone South on October 15, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

    Entertainer and entrepreneur will.i.am unveiled "The Puls" smartwatch in hopes of blending fashion and technology.

  • Big week for Japan with data suite, BOJ Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Japan's economy is in the spotlight in Asia's business calendar this week as investors look to a suite of economic indicators for signs of recovery following a sales tax hike earlier this year.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. The thriller starring Ben Affleck collected $17.8 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from tracking firm Rentrak. Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal,...

  • 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    Sony's "Fury" captured $23.5 million in ticket sales during its opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. "The fall movie season is all about making the transition from the PG-13 world of summer to the R-rated, edgier world of the fall and awards season," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Oct 19- Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. "Fury" kicked two-time box office leader "Gone Girl" into second place, with the thriller, which stars Ben Affleck, collecting $17.8 million from Friday through...