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Dish looking to debut Internet TV service this summer: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp, the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, is looking to debut internet TV service this summer, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Dish has told programmers, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, that it could start the service late this summer, Bloomberg reported, citing the sources. A late summer release would be timed for just before the start of the fall broadcast TV season in September, the report said. (http://r.reuters.com/myx68v)

Chipmaker Skyworks forecasts upbeat quarter; shares up 12 pecrent

By Aurindom Mukherjee (Reuters) - Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet. Shares of the company, whose radio frequency analog chips connect electronic devices to a network, rose 12 percent in extended trading on Tuesday.

Philips earnings dip on weak lighting, health care sales; shares slump 6.7 per cent

AMSTERDAM - Shares in Royal Philips, the world's leading light maker, slumped Tuesday after the Dutch company reported a drop in first-quarter profits blamed partly on sluggish sales of its health care products and consumer lights. Philips said its net profit for the January-March period was 138 million euros ($190.5 million), 14 per cent lower than for the same quarter of 2013. Sales fell 4.8 per cent to 5.02 billion euros ($6.9 billion).

China Mobile books lowest quarterly profit in five years as apps sap revenue

By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China Mobile Ltd <0941.HK> booked its lowest quarterly profit in five years as the world's biggest mobile carrier by subscribers struggled to compete with mobile Internet applications offering services such as messaging. China Mobile's traditional revenue sources such as phone calls and short messaging services (SMS) have rapidly lost out to apps such as Tencent Holdings Ltd's <0700.HK> popular WeChat, which allows smartphone users to communicate over data networks.

Philips reports 15% profit slump, flags in medical markets

Electrical appliance group Philips reported a 15-percent slump in net first quarter profit on Tuesday, blaming a weak performance by its new strategic activities in healthcare equipment. Chief executive Frans van Houten said the figures reflected a "challenging start" to 2014 and warned of a tough year ahead. Philips' share price dipped by almost 7.0 percent on the Amsterdam stock exchange's AEX index in mid-afternoon trade.

Philips reports 15.0% profit slump, flags in medical markets

Electrical appliance group Philips reported a 15.0-percent slump in net first quarter profit on Tuesday, blaming a weak performance by its new strategic activities in healthcare equipment. Net profit plunged to 137 million euros ($190 million) because of a fall in underlying profit on a 12-month comparison. But this was better than the average figure forecast by analysts polled by Dow Jones Newswires who had expected a net figure of 114 million euros.

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet to as many as 25 metro areas outside Northeast

NEW YORK, N.Y. - AT The service, called GigaPower, has a 1 gigabit per second speed that is about 100 times what U.S. consumers typically get with broadband. That means faster video downloads and the ability for more devices to connect to the network without congestion. AT A rival offering from Google Inc., known as Google Fiber, is available in Kansas City and is coming soon to Austin and Provo, Utah. Smaller companies and public utilities offer or plan such speeds in a handful of other markets throughout the U.S. AT

Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for you

Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom. Building on a long line of slightly wacky and not-very-practical inventions for which Japan is famous, Hirotaka Osawa has unveiled the "AgencyGlass". "I wanted to build a system that is capable of carrying out social behaviours for humans," he told AFP.

Samsung's opens museum on tech history

By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 21 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co. opened South Korea's first technology museum on Monday, aiming to show the history of the industry that helped catapult it to the world stage. Located at the company's headquarters in Suwon, just south of Seoul, the Samsung Innovation Museum (SIM) displays some 150 products that made and changed history, from the first light bulb invented by Thomas Edison to the television set as designed by John Logie Baird.

LG's UHD TV sales hit 900 three weeks after release

SEOUL, April 20 (Yonhap) -- LG Electronics Inc., one of the world's leading consumer electronics manufacturers, said Sunday sales of its ultra high-definition (UHD) TV sets have reached 900 units three weeks after they were put on the market. The company began selling the 49, 55 and 65-inch versions of the TV sets on March 28. The company said of the three models on sale, the TV with the screen size of 49-inches accounted for half of products sold, thanks to its relatively affordable price of 2.9 million won (US$2,800).
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