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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).

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement emailed to AFP Saturday.

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market. Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm said in a statement emailed to AFP Saturday.

Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.

Samsung licenses 3D chip manufacturing tech to GlobalFoundries to win more orders

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.

Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet

Finnish telecom company Nokia on Thursday recalled 30,000 chargers for its Lumia 2520 tablet due to risk it could give customers an electric shock. The AC-300 charger, manufactured by a third-party supplier, was sold in Austria, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, Switzerland and the US. The Lumia 2520 is the first tablet by Nokia, once the world leader in the mobile phone industry but which lost its top place to South Korea's Samsung in 2012.
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