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  • 'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the $54.8 million opening to 2011' s "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise.

  • July 10- Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

  • Nikkei flat as poor machinery data offsets Fed optimism Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 9:43 PM ET

    *Benesse dives to 2-1/ 2- month low after data leak. TOKYO, July 10- Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Thursday in choppy trade as worse-than-expected machinery data soured sentiment after minutes from the U.S. It had dropped 0.1 percent to 15,302.65 on Wednesday, its lowest closing level since June 30.

  • Asian equities extended losses into a third session on Wednesday following a selloff on Wall Street overnight and steady Chinese inflation data.

  • SEOUL, July 7- Smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd faces a third straight quarter of profit decline that could become a fourth as cheaper models grab a bigger share of a slowing market and Apple Inc readies the launch of its iPhone 6..

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, July 6- "Transformers: Age of Extinction" collected $36.4 million in ticket sales over the three-day July 4 weekend, storming ahead of new films "Tammy," "Deliver Us From Evil" and "Earth to Echo" to lead the U.S. and Canadian box office for a second consecutive weekend.

  • *Seven& i rises to 6- month high on strong earnings. TOKYO, July 4- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 5-1/ 2- month high on Friday as a much-stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs report fueled investors' appetite for riskier assets, while the weak yen lifted exporters.

  • *Toshiba soars after Nikkei reports Westinghouse in talks to win nuclear deal. TOKYO, July 3- Japanese stocks were flat in a choppy early session on Thursday as investors took time out ahead of the U.S. jobs data later in the day, while Toshiba Corp soared on a report that its U.S. subsidiary is expected to win a deal in Bulgaria.

  • *Japan shares valuations attractive- traders. TOKYO, July 2- Tokyo's Nikkei share average rose to a five-month peak on Wednesday morning after Wall Street scored record-closing highs thanks to strong manufacturing activity in the U.S., Japan's biggest export market.

  • *Retail investors buy Mixi, Kenedix- trader. TOKYO, July 1- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Tuesday as upbeat China factory reports offset some weak spots in the Bank of Japan tankan survey.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Only a "natural disaster" could keep Sony Corp's TV division from returning to profit this year, the head of the newly independent business said on Monday, after a decade in the red and repeated missed promises of a turnaround.

  • Early movers: X, MLM, GM, SNE, BA, APP, SNE & more Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • *Sony target to boost 2014/ 15 TV sales to 16 mln from 13.5 mln' achievable'- exec. TOKYO, June 30- Sony Corp is confident its TV division will move into the black this financial year after a decade in the red, even if it falls short of its volume sales target, the head of the newly independent division said on Monday.

  • TOKYO, June 30- Sony Corp is confident its struggling TV division will move into the black in the current financial year, even if it falls short of its volume sales target, the head of the TV unit said on Monday.

  • Second Life seeks new meaning with virtual reality Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:09 PM ET
    An avatar (virtual character) on the Second Life website.

    Popular virtual world game Second Life is turning its desktop world into one users can explore with virtual reality technology such as Oculus.

  • Is GoPro really worth $3 billion? Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:18 AM ET
    The GoPro Hero 3 with integrated WiFi is displayed at the 2013 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 9, 2013.

    A temporary rally in momentum stocks will boost GoPro for the short-term, but after IPO week there are multiple challenges for the stock.

  • Google courts the business phone market Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET

    To make the Android system more business friendly, Google is developing a means for separating personal and business phone data. Re/code reports.

  • TOKYO, June 26- Sony Corp's movie and TV unit will snap up Britain's CSC media network, adding to a string of acquisitions by the Japanese company to shift its focus from movies to higher-margin television programming.

  • New technology, such as Google Inc's Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on eyeglasses, could create new challenges for safekeeping client data, brokerage executives and regulators say. The worries are surfacing as Google is rolling out new frames by designer Diane von Furstenberg this week.