Electronic engineering http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23838/all en Vodafone helps drive Britain's FTSE higher http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent</p> <p>* Vodafone rises on Verizon sale talk</p> <p>* Miners weaken, caution ahead of China data</p> <p>By Tricia Wright</p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's top share index moved back up on<br /> Tuesday towards recent two-year highs, helped by gains from UK<br /> market heavyweight Vodafone.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/vodafone-helps-drive-britains-ftse-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bell System Broadband Economy of the United Kingdom Economy of the United States Electronic engineering Person Career Quotation Racal Verizon Communications Vodafone Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:52:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731481 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Samsung sees Q4 profit at $8.3 bln on Note sales, components http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-samsung-sees-q4-profit-at-83-bln-note-sales-components <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Q4 operating profit estimated at record 8.8 trln won</p> <p>* Q4 sales estimated at 56 trln won</p> <p>* Analysts predict handset division profit at 5.8 trln won</p> <p>* Strong handset pipeline, chip recovery to lift 2013 profit<br /> - analysts</p> <p>* Shares open 1 pct lower</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-samsung-sees-q4-profit-at-83-bln-note-sales-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android devices Company Competitor Company Earnings Announcement Company Earnings Guidance Company Technology Electronic engineering Electronics Entertainment Exynos HTC IPhone Person Career Quotation Samsung Samsung Electronics Samsung Electronics Samsung Galaxy S II Smartphones Technology USD Videotelephony Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731509 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-Road-Tour Down Under classification after stage 5 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/cycling-road-tour-down-under-classification-after-stage-5 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Tour Down Under after Stage 5 on Saturday 1. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) 16:35:33" 2. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) +13" 3. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) +25" 4. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +28" 5. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) +29" 6. Tiago Machado (Portugal / RadioShack) 7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) +32" 8.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/cycling-road-tour-down-under-classification-after-stage-5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Gorka Izagirre Technology Wilco Kelderman Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:30:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739750 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Road-World Ranking standings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/cycling-road-world-ranking-standings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Ranking 1. Tom-Jelte Slagter (Netherlands / Blanco) 111 2. Javier Moreno (Spain / Movistar) 86 3. Geraint Thomas (Britain / Team Sky) 77 4. Jon Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 61 5. Ben Hermans (Belgium / RadioShack) 52 6. Wilco Kelderman (Netherlands / Blanco) 40 7. Gorka Izagirre (Spain / Euskaltel) 30 8. Daniele Pietropolli (Italy / Lampre) 20 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/cycling-road-world-ranking-standings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:00:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740044 at http://www.globalpost.com Sharp doubles April-December net loss at $4.6 billion http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/sharp-doubles-april-december-net-loss-at-46-billion <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Sharp said Friday that its loss in the nine months to December doubled to $4.6 billion as the embattled Japanese electronics giant struggles to repair its tattered balance sheet.</p> <p>But the company offered a glimmer of hope, as it eked out a small operating profit in the third quarter.</p> <p>For the nine-month period, Sharp said it lost 424.35 billion yen ($4.6 billion), while keeping its full-year net loss estimate unchanged at 450 billion yen.</p> <p>During the same period, its operating loss reached 166.23 billion yen on sales of 1.78 trillion yen, down 6.4 percent.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/sharp-doubles-april-december-net-loss-at-46-billion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Japan Electronic engineering Electronics Labor Law AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 07:00:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742617 at http://www.globalpost.com Panasonic posts $6.77 bn net loss in January-December http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panasonic-posts-677-bn-net-loss-january-december <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Panasonic said Friday it lost about $6.77 billion in the nine months to December and was on track to lose a whopping $8.3 billion over its fiscal year.</p> <p>The struggling electronics giant's nine-month net loss of 623.83 billion yen ($6.77 billion) nearly doubled its year-earlier shortfall, while sales slipped 8.8 percent to 5.44 trillion yen, owing to weak flat-panel television sales.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/panasonic-posts-677-bn-net-loss-january-december" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 07:15:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742627 at http://www.globalpost.com Apple is tops in US in mobile phones: surveys http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/apple-tops-us-mobile-phones-surveys <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Apple dethroned Samsung as the top US mobile phone vendor in the final quarter of last year, claiming a record share of 34 percent, research firm Strategy Analytics reported Friday.</p> <p>Apple shipped an estimated 17.7 million iPhones as "robust demand" for Internet connections on the move caused overall shipments of mobile phones to grow to 52 million in the United States, up four percent from the same three-month period in 2011.</p> <p>"Apple has become the number one mobile phone vendor by volume in the United States for the first time ever," Strategy Analytics said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/apple-tops-us-mobile-phones-surveys" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Technology AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 18:45:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743429 at http://www.globalpost.com SK Telecom more than doubles fourth quarter net profit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/sk-telecom-more-doubles-fourth-quarter-net-profit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SK Telecom's net profit more than doubled in the fourth quarter, South Korea's top mobile operator said on Tuesday, partly as a result of one-off asset sales.</p> <p>Net profit in the October-December period surged to 519.1 billion won ($477 million) compared with 195.5 billion won a year earlier.</p> <p>Operating profit was up 37.6 percent over the same period at 544.6 billion won.</p> <p>The surge in net profit was partly down to revenue of more than 700 billion won from selling property and a stake in steel giant POSCO.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/sk-telecom-more-doubles-fourth-quarter-net-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Software-defined radio Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 04:15:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745981 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft, Huawei team for African smartphone push http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/microsoft-huawei-team-african-smartphone-push <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Microsoft on Tuesday announced a partnership with Chinese manufacturer Huawei to offer an affordably priced smartphone in Africa geared toward tapping into the continent's exploding mobile market.</p> <p>Introducing the phone at an event in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, a Microsoft executive said the aim was to have the 4Afrika phone priced at below $200.</p> <p>The Huawei phone model is not exclusive to the continent, but the 4Afrika version is being adapted to African markets, including with apps geared toward specific countries.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/microsoft-huawei-team-african-smartphone-push" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Labor Microsoft Social Issues Technology AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 18:01:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5746693 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Sony April-December loss shrinks 75% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese electronics Sony said Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent year on year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.</p> <p>The company said it lost 50.87 billion yen ($544 million) in the nine months, compared with a 201.45 billion yen loss in the same period a year earlier, while it expects to book a 20 billion yen net profit in the year to March.</p> <p>hih-pb/dan</p> Economy of Japan Electronic engineering Electronics AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:01:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748506 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony April-December loss shrinks 75% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese electronics giant Sony said Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent on-year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.</p> <p>The company lost 50.87 billion yen ($544 million) in the nine months, compared with a 201.45 billion yen loss in the same period a year earlier, while it expects to book a 20-billion-yen net profit in the year to March.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Japan Electronic engineering Electronics Sony Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 07:31:19 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748521 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony April-December loss shrinks 75% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese electronics giant Sony said Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent on-year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.</p> <p>The results, released after reports that Sony will this month announce the late 2013 launch of its latest PlayStation games console, also showed the firm returned to profitability on the operating side from a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Japan Electronic engineering Electronics Entertainment Sony Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 09:16:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748558 at http://www.globalpost.com Sony April-December loss shrinks 75% http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese electronics giant Sony said Thursday that its net loss from April to December shrank 75 percent on-year and added that it remains on track to achieve its forecast of a full-year profit.</p> <p>The results, which follow reports that Sony will this month announce the late 2013 launch of its latest PlayStation games console, also showed the firm returned to profitability on the operating side from a year earlier.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/sony-april-december-loss-shrinks-75-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of Japan Electronic engineering Electronics Entertainment Sony Technology AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 10:31:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5748634 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Intel plans online TV service as PC chip sales wane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-chip-maker-intel-plans-launch-online-tv-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Noel Randewich and Ronald Grover</p> <p>DANA POINT, Calif., Feb 12 (Reuters) - Top chipmaker Intel Corp plans to launch an Internet television service this year with live and on-demand content, entering a hotly competitive race as its core PC business erodes.</p> <p>Shifting into an unfamiliar and potentially costly market in which Intel lacks experience and relationships, Erik Huggers, vice president and general manager of Intel Media, said he is negotiating with content providers.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-2-chip-maker-intel-plans-launch-online-tv-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Computer hardware Computing Electronic engineering Electronics Intel Corp Labor Law Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:46:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5754470 at http://www.globalpost.com Samsung launches new premium 'smart' TVs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/samsung-launches-new-premium-smart-tvs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Korea's Samsung Electronics Tuesday launched a range of giant Internet-enabled televisions as part of a strategy to cement its lead in slowing global markets by focusing on premium models.</p> <p>The 16 new "smart TV" models, which come in sizes ranging from 46 to 75 inches, allow users to navigate the Internet, offer specialised apps such as video games and recognise various spoken queries and hand motions.</p> <p>Questions such as "What's today's TV schedule for football matches?" or "Any action films scheduled on TV this weekend?" will result in a list of requested TV programmes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/samsung-launches-new-premium-smart-tvs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Electronic engineering Electronics Technology AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 06:15:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5759579 at http://www.globalpost.com