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Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung's Cheil doubles upon debut after $1.4 billion listing

Shares in Cheil Industries Inc (028260.KS), the de facto holding company of Samsung Group, doubled on its debut on Thursday in the latest in a series of steps toward generational succession for South Korea's largest conglomerate.

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Sony Corp

Sony hacking highlights challenge to CEO Hirai's 'One Sony' vision

Leaked emails reveal a cultural gulf between Japan's Sony Corp and Hollywood subsidiary Sony Pictures Entertainment, highlighting the challenge of CEO Kazuo Hirai to turn around the money-losing company under the slogan One Sony.

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Shopper

Canada Black Friday, Cyber Monday weekend spending up

Deals on clothing and cameras helped spur Canadian shoppers to spend more during the most recent Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend than they did in 2013, according to a report by Canada's largest payments processor.

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Playstation 4 Controller

Censors loom large over Sony's PlayStation China prospects

Sony Corp should fear China's censors almost as much as rival Microsoft Corp as it prepares to unveil the price and release date of its PlayStation 4 gaming console in the world's third-largest gaming market.

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Sony Nextep Wrist Computer

Struggling Sony to cut pay even as PM Abe calls for higher wages

Sony Corp is likely to cut average pay next year in a rare move for a big Japanese company, and one that goes against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's push for higher wages to get the economy moving.

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Amazon's logistics centre

Cyber Monday sales start slow as early discounts hurt

U.S. online sales grew a smaller than expected 8 percent on Cyber Monday after web promotions before and during the Thanksgiving weekend robbed business from what has traditionally been the busiest day of the year for Internet shopping.

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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 Galaxy S5

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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