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Ritsuko Ando / Reuters:
Nintendo swings to first-quarter operating profit on strong figurine sales, weak yen   —  Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd on Wednesday booked a profit for the April-June quarter, defying market expectations for a loss due to a weaker yen and strong sales of its “amiibo” figurines which are sold as accessories to its popular games.
Jul 29, 2015, 7:40 AMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: educational software company Blackboard seeks $3B sale; Bank of America and Deutsche Bank hired to run auction   —  Exclusive: Education company Blackboard seeks $3 billion sale - sources  —  Blackboard Inc, a U.S. software company that provides learning tools for high school …
Jul 28, 2015, 3:55 PMIn context
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms   —  Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.  —  The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible …
Jul 28, 2015, 12:05 PMIn context
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Beijing police bust factory that produced over 41K counterfeit iPhones worth $19M   —  Beijing police shut down massive iPhone counterfeiting operation  —  Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan ($19 million) …
Jul 27, 2015, 12:40 PMIn context
Syed Raza Hassan / Reuters:
Pakistan to shut down BlackBerry's secure messaging services by Dec. 1 for “security reasons”   —  Pakistan to shut down BlackBerry services by December over ‘security’  —  The Pakistani government plans to shut down BlackBerry Ltd's secure messaging services by Dec. 1 for …
Jul 25, 2015, 6:55 PMIn context
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Facebook defeats shareholder suit that had alleged inadequate pre-IPO disclosures in 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals   —  Facebook defeats shareholder litigation over IPO  —  (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday said Facebook Inc officials including Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg cannot …
Jul 24, 2015, 2:10 PMIn context
Daniel Wiessner / Reuters:
Appeals court: Facebook cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used to gather info on 381 users suspected of Social Security fraud   —  Facebook must hand over New York users' info to prosecutors, court rules  —  Facebook Inc cannot challenge search warrants New York prosecutors used …
Jul 22, 2015, 10:10 AMIn context
Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Huawei says it shipped 48.2M smartphones in the first half of 2015, a 39% increase YoY   —  Huawei says smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in first half  —  HONG KONG  —  China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the world's fourth-biggest smartphone manufacturer …
Jul 22, 2015, 9:35 AMIn context
Reuters:
Qualcomm reportedly prepares to announce layoffs of thousands of employees, over 10% of its 30K-strong workforce, during earnings report on Wednesday   —  Qualcomm preparing to lay off several thousand employees - tech website  —  Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) is preparing …
Jul 20, 2015, 5:45 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Micron told Tsinghua Unigroup its $23B bid is unrealistic because US authorities would block it   —  Exclusive: Micron does not believe deal with Tsinghua is possible  —  Micron Technology Inc has told China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd [TSHUAA.UL] that its $23 billion acquisition offer …
Jul 20, 2015, 4:10 PMIn context

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