Consumer Electronics

Samsung

Samsung Electronics to buy back $2 billion in shares

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) on Wednesday announced a $2 billion share buyback plan, its first since 2007, following investor calls for higher returns against a backdrop of rapidly declining profits.

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Samsung Electronics wins $3 billion Vietnam project license

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has secured a license to invest $3 billion to expand its production in northern Vietnam, the Vietnamese government said.

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Playstation 4

Sony to cut TV, smartphone lineup; sees growth in PlayStation, image sensors

Japan's loss-making Sony Corp plans to slash its TV and mobile phone product line-ups to cut costs, counting on multi-billion dollar revenue surges for its buoyant PlayStation 4 and image sensor businesses over the next three years.

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Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.

Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd (2317.TW), the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp (3481.TW) in investing T$86.8 billion ($2.8 billion) in a panel-producing plant in Taiwan, the firms said.

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Xiaomi

China's Xiaomi says invests $300 million in online video firm iQiyi

Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd [XTC.UL] said on Wednesday it has made $300 million investment in online video provider iQiyi. The investment in iQiyi followed a separate stake purchase deal Xiaomi announced last week in China's largest video streaming site Youku Tudou Inc.

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Chipmaker

Little-known Taiwanese chip designer spawns low-priced smartphone boom

Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry.

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Samsung S5

Samsung Electronics sees squeeze in African growth as economy slows

Samsung Electronics expects high single-digit revenue growth in 2014, compared with the 50 to 60 percent annual expansion of the last few years, as the global economic malaise trickles down to the continent.

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Samsung Electronics to build $3 billion smartphone plant in Vietnam

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) has applied for a license to invest $3 billion in building a second smartphone factory in northern Vietnam, a government official said on Monday.

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Panasonic

Panasonic CEO says considering white goods M&A in Europe

Japanese electronics conglomerate Panasonic Corp is considering M&A deals as a way to bolster its position in the European white goods market, its chief executive said on Monday.

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Fitness

Jawbone launches new wearable fitness trackers

Wearable device maker Jawbone unveiled a set of new fitness trackers called "UP Move" and "UP3" that track details of workouts, hours slept and heart rate.

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Sony Xperia Z2

Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

Sony Corp (6758.T) posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off.

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Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing.

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GoPro Hero 3+ camera

GoPro sees strong holiday quarter sales; shares jump

GoPro Inc (GPRO.O) forecast better-than-expected holiday quarter sales, underscoring the increasing popularity of its wearable cameras among surfers, skydivers and other action junkies.

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Wii U

Nintendo to develop 'quality of life' device to track sleep, fatigue: CEO

Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co Ltd will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday, the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division.

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HP

HP tries something new with 3D scanning computer

Hewlett-Packard Co has taken a modest step toward re-imagining the venerable personal computer, merging a 3D scanner and projector with an all-in-one PC to create a $1,899 ensemble it hopes can rekindle industry interest.

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