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  • SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Thursday it will invest 75 million euro in TTTech, a Vienna, Austria- based company that makes autonomous driving technologies and safety controls for Audi cars and others, stepping up its push into autonomous driving technology. Samsung's investment in TTTech is the first from a $300 million fund aimed at adding...

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 14- South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to become a major player in autonomous driving, building on its recent $8 billion acquisition of audio and auto parts supplier Harman and its pole position in mobile communications markets. "It's time to communicate our intent to enter the autonomous driving market," Young Sohn, the company's...

  • *Success of new iPhone critical in turning around China sales. BEIJING, Sept 11- Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market. The success of Apple's next iPhone in China is crucial for the Cupertino- based firm, which has seen its...

  • CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple on Tuesday unveiled a number of new phones, including its most expensive one yet, as well as new versions of its Apple Watch and its streaming TV device. Here's a rundown of the announcements. Apple is releasing a super-premium iPhone with a super-premium price tag, starting at $999.

  • MADISON, Wis.— The Latest on Wisconsin Senate debate of Foxconn bill:. The Wisconsin Senate has approved nearly $3 billion in cash payments for Taiwan- based Foxconn Technology Group. The Wisconsin Senate has voted to change a provision in a $3 billion incentive package for Foxconn Technology Group that originally would have given the electronics giant an...

  • MADISON, Wis.— The Wisconsin Senate approved nearly $3 billion in cash payments for Foxconn Technology Group on Tuesday, while also giving the Taiwanese company a slightly less expedited path to the state Supreme Court for certain legal challenges related to a planned massive electronics manufacturing factory. Foxconn plans to invest up to $10 billion to...

  • *Mobile chief says pre-orders 2.5 times versus Note 7 over 5 days. SEOUL, Sept 12- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said pre-orders for its Galaxy Note 8 premium smartphone have hit the highest-ever for the Note series, beating its predecessor Note 7 over five days by about 2.5 times. Note 8 sales begin in the United States, South Korea and elsewhere on Friday.

  • CUPERTINO, Calif.— Apple has broken the $1,000 barrier with its latest, and most expensive, phone, the iPhone X. With a price starting at $999 and a host of new features, the phone will be a big test for both Apple and consumers. On Tuesday, CEO Tim Cook called the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward" since the first iPhone.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks. Apple exerts a sun-like gravitational pull on the global electronics supply chain, affecting the pricing of commodities like flash memory chips- it consumes 18 percent of global...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks. Apple exerts a sun-like gravitational pull on the global electronics supply chain, affecting the pricing of commodities like flash memory chips- it consumes 18 percent of global...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks. Apple exerts a sun-like gravitational pull on the global electronics supply chain, affecting the pricing of commodities like flash memory chips- it consumes 18 percent of global...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- When Apple Inc unveils new iPhones on Tuesday at its Apple Park "spaceship" campus, there may be important clues for the watchers of seven semiconductor stocks. Apple exerts a sun-like gravitational pull on the global electronics supply chain, affecting the pricing of commodities like flash memory chips- it consumes 18 percent of global...

  • *Success of new iPhone critical in turning around China sales. BEIJING, Sept 11- Apple Inc will launch an expected "iPhone 8" on Tuesday, hoping the number's auspicious connotations in China will help turn around fortunes in the world's biggest smartphone market after six quarters of falling sales. The success of Apple's next iPhone in China is crucial for the...

  • *HSBC customer checks follow $1.9 billion fine in 2012. Video game developer Richard Davey drew widespread attention on social media this week with an article detailing his woes after HSBC froze the account of his company, Photon Storm Ltd.. Amanda Murphy, head of commercial banking for HSBC UK, confirmed the bank had offered compensation to some clients but...

  • TOKYO, Sept 5- Western Digital Corp has offered to drop out of a group bidding for Toshiba's coveted flash memory chip business to take a stronger position in their joint venture instead, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. A consortium including Western Digital, U.S. private equity firm KKR& Co, the state-backed Innovation Network of Japan and...

  • BERLIN, Sept 2- Huawei aims to use artificial intelligence-powered features such as instant image recognition to take on rivals Samsung and Apple when it launches its new flagship phone next month, a top executive said on Saturday. Richard Wu, chief executive of Huawei's consumer business, on Saturday revealed a powerful new mobile phone chip Huawei is betting...

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Western Digital Corp's CEO apologised to his counterpart at Toshiba Corp for strained ties after the U.S. firm sued to keep their chip joint venture from being sold to rival bidders, according to an Aug. 11 letter. The embattled Japanese conglomerate has put its chip unit,- worth between $17 billion to $18 billion, up for sale as it scrambles to cover...

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Western Digital Corp's CEO apologized to his counterpart at Toshiba Corp for strained ties after the U.S. firm sued to keep their chip joint venture from being sold to rival bidders, according to an Aug. 11 letter. The embattled Japanese conglomerate has put its chip unit,- worth between $17 billion to $18 billion, up for sale as it scrambles to cover...

  • HANOI, Sept 1- Tensions are high on the South China Sea as Vietnam faces off against China over their overlapping maritime claims. "The rising economic dependence on China makes it more difficult for Vietnam to decide how far to confront China on the South China Sea," said Nguyen Khac Giang, a researcher at the Vietnam Economics and Policy Research Institution.

  • HANOI, Sept 1- Tensions are high on the South China Sea as Vietnam faces off against China over their overlapping maritime claims. "The rising economic dependence on China makes it more difficult for Vietnam to decide how far to confront China on the South China Sea," said Nguyen Khac Giang, a researcher at the Vietnam Economics and Policy Research Institution.