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Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

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TOKYO - Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected operating second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring programme is paying off.

Business, Tech, Japan 12:54pm GMT

Hungary's Orban puts Internet tax on hold after huge protests

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BUDAPEST - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban froze plans on Friday to impose a tax on Internet traffic, climbing down in the face of massive street protests and warnings from the European Union that the levy was a mistake.

World, Tech 11:19am GMT

HTC forecasts higher fourth-quarter sales; above market estimates

TAIPEI - Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp said on Friday that it expects revenue in the fourth quarter to reach T$43 billion-T$47 billion ($1.4 billion-$1.57 billion), beating market expectations of T$41.5 billion.

11:40am GMT

Japan's wireless carriers told to unlock phones starting next year

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TOKYO - Japan's wireless network providers are to lift restrictions on which network their subscribers can use, the government said, demanding that all smartphones and tablets to be sold with their SIM cards unlocked upon customers' request starting next year.

Tech, Japan 6:37am GMT

Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud

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BEIJING - Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China's consumer Internet industry.

9:14am GMT

Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring shows results

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TOKYO - Panasonic Corp raised its full-year operating profit outlook by 13 percent and returned to a net cash positive position for the first time in five years after a drastic restructuring chopped unprofitable product lines in smartphones, plasma TVs and semiconductor chips.

8:46am GMT

Samsung Elec seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones

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SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market.

Business, Tech 11:38am GMT

Thu, Oct 30 2014

Hiring business drives LinkedIn's revenue beat

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- Corporate networking site LinkedIn Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue as more businesses used its services to hire staff.

30 Oct 2014

Android co-founder Andy Rubin to leave Google

- Google Inc said on Thursday that Andy Rubin, co-founder of its Android mobile business and head of its nascent robotics effort is leaving the company.

1:04am GMT

Apple's Cook - 'I'm proud to be gay'

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- Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.

1:21am GMT