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  • Clooney to direct film on phone-hacking scandal Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:12 PM ET
    George Clooney attends the British premiere of the film "The Monuments Men" in London.

    Sony Pictures Entertainment said it will make a movie directed by George Clooney on News Corp's phone-hacking scandal. The New York Times reports.

  • Phones, watches and more unveiled at tech show Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:13 PM ET

    BERLIN— Samsung and other electronics companies used the IFA trade show in Berlin to showcase their holiday lineups. New smartphones, computerized wristwatches and a virtual-reality headset were among the gadgets announced Wednesday. The Korean electronics company says it will start selling two new smartphones and a virtual-reality headset in October.

  • Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc acquired for $2 billion. Earlier this year, Google showed off a cardboard box that when attached to an Android phone transforms it into a virtual reality headset.

  • TOKYO/ BERLIN, Sept 3- Panasonic Corp unveiled a new line-up of audio products on Wednesday, reviving the Technics brand made famous by DJs after a four-year hiatus, as a growing number of fans seek out high-resolution audio instead of compressed digital music.

  • Sept 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has launched a virtual reality headset for its new Galaxy Note 4 phablet using technology from Oculus VR, a company that Facebook Inc is buying for $2 billion. Sony Corp too has a prototype for a virtual reality headset for its Playstation 4 games console.

  • Asian equities finished mostly higher on Wednesday following stronger-than-expected economic data from China and Australia.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defence ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the "expansionism" of some nations.

  • *Modi takes veiled swipe at China. TOKYO, Sept 1- Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and said they would accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy.

  • Asian stock markets rose on Monday as a positive handover from Wall Street offset disappointing Chinese factory activity data.

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its direct investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year, the Nikkei business daily reported.

  • *Speculation about possible iWatch launch by Apple. *Swatch Group to make Swatch with fitness functions. BIEL, Aug 31- Swatch Group is happy to go it alone with a launch next year of watches with "smart" features to compete with so-called wearable gadgets from the big tech companies, a market potentially worth $93 billion.

  • Searching for the next Apple? Citi says look East Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET
    A LG G Flex phone with a curved screen

    Investors who missed out on Apple’s turnaround should eye Japan and Korea’s low-valued, “cash-hoarding” companies, say analysts at Citi.

  • *Mobile is weak link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's SoftBank Corp and its U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, sources with knowledge of the matter said, as the two technology titans confront daunting challenges in the U.S. market.

  • *Mobile is weakest link in Sony's struggling electronics division. TOKYO, Aug 29- Japanese wireless operator SoftBank Corp will offer a Sony smartphone for the first time, selling a soon-to-be-launched Xperia in Japan, and in the United States via its unit Sprint, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- SoftBank Corp is to offer a Sony Corp smartphone for the first time, selling the upcoming Xperia handset both in Japan and through subsidiary Sprint Corp in the United States, sources with knowledge of the matter said.

  • TOKYO, Aug 29- Japan's Nikkei share average fell on Friday morning as tensions in the Ukraine conflict flared up again, but hopes that domestic investors would start buying up large-cap stocks limited the losses. Toyota Motor Corp gained 0.5 percent, Honda Motor Co added 0.4 percent and Sony Corp rose 0.6 percent.

  • China targets Microsoft over browser, media player Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    A cleaner walks past a Microsoft sign outside a Microsoft office building in Beijing, China.

    A Chinese antitrust probe into Microsoft's Windows web browser and media player is the latest of several government complaints against the firm.

  • Amazon snaps up video start-up Twitch for $970M Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Visitors stream online computer games on the Twitch Interactive stand at Gamescom video games trade fair in Cologne, Germany.

    The all-cash deal will give Amazon an extraordinarily popular streaming video arm—one that could actually rival Google's YouTube.

  • Amazon eyes live-stream game site Twitch: Report Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET
    Attendees walk past televisions showing live streams of Twitch Interactive's video service during the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

    Amazon is in talks to acquire Twitch, the live-streaming gaming network that Google had reportedly expressed an interest in buying, a tech blog said.

  • Sony says Playstation users' information safe Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    Sony Playstation PS4 console

    Sony's PlayStation Network was back online on Monday following a cyber attack that took it down over the weekend.