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JD.com to sell Microsoft's Xbox One games console in China

JD.com Inc, China's second-biggest e-commerce company by market share, will accept pre-orders for Microsoft Corp's Xbox One games console in China from July 28 to July 30, the firm said on Monday.

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In China, Apple's focus pays off while Samsung feels squeeze

The mobile industry has long held that Samsung's broad range of mobile devices makes it nimble in changingmarkets, while Apple loses out by rigidly sticking to its high-end gadgets.

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Sony invests in image sensor production amid 'selfie' boom

Sony Corp said on Thursday it would invest 35 billion yen ($345 million) to increase production of image sensors for smartphones and tablets, as the company courts handset makers to get more orders for front-facing camera sensors, used to take selfies.

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China says to crack down on pornography in mobile apps

China will crack down on smartphone apps featuring pornography and obscene content, the government said on Tuesday, the latest move in an official campaign to 'clean the Internet'.

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Production halted at Samsung China supplier amid child labor probe

Production has been indefinitely halted at a Chinese supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) after the factory was suspected of using child workers.

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Further sanctions would have 'chilling effect' on Russia: IIF

The Institute of International Finance warned on Friday that further sanctions on Russia would have a "broader chilling effect on Russia" and its companies who are already largely excluded from raising foreign capital.

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NQ Mobile dismisses independent auditor, shares plunge

NQ Mobile Inc, a Chinese mobile security software maker facing allegations of fraud from short-seller Muddy Waters Research Group, said it dismissed PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP as its independent auditor.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer

Yahoo's long goodbye with Alibaba takes heat off Mayer

Yahoo Inc cannot seem to part ways with Alibaba. And with Yahoo's business continuing to deteriorate, some Wall Street analysts say it is hard to blame the company.

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Line Corp

Japanese messaging app Line files for IPO valued over $10 billion: source

Japanese messaging app operator Line Corp applied for an initial public offering (IPO) valued at over 1 trillion yen ($9.85 billion) around two weeks ago at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

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China's Xiaomi to invest in India, launches budget smartphones

China's Xiaomi said it intends to invest heavily in India as the budget smartphone maker launched on Tuesday its flagship Mi phone and other products in the world's third largest smartphone market, currently dominated by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.

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Spackman Entertainment Group

Spackman Equities Group Entertainment Subsidiary Launches IPO in Singapore

Spackman Equities Group Inc. (the "Company" or "SEGI") (TSX VENTURE:SQG) announced today its entertainment subsidiary, Spackman Entertainment Group Limited ("SEGL"), one of Korea's leading theatrical film production groups, registered its Offer Document and launched its Initial Public Offering ("IPO") on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Singapore.

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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd

Top Alibaba executives, investors may expand board after IPO: filing

A group of 27 top executives and investors in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, including co-founder Jack Ma, can appoint another two directors to the company's board once it goes public, according to a U.S. regulatory filing on Friday.

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Apple iPhone a danger to China national security: state media

Chinese state media on Friday branded Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone a threat to national security because of the smartphone's ability to track and time-stamp user locations.

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Vodafone

Vodafone to push ahead with Indian tax arbitration case

Britain's Vodafone said on Thursday it intended to push ahead with international arbitration in its long-running Indian tax dispute, after the Indian government said it would set up a committee to review retrospective tax claims.

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Access to Google services within China returns

Users in China were able to access online services for Google Inc on Thursday, after more than a month of severe disruption that almost completely blocked people from using features such as its search, maps and e-mail functions.

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