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Why Samsung, LG are turning to quantum dots for next-gen TVs

SEOUL - The world's biggest TV makers, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc, are turning to quantum dot technology for their next-generation TVs as it could still be years before OLED is affordable for the mass market.Full article

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Android mobile software co-creator leaves Google

As of 10/31/2014 10:04 AM
Google on Thursday confirmed that an executive behind leading mobile device software Android is leaving the company to create an incubator for hardware startups. Full article

Toshiba half-year net profit surges 43 pct

As of 10/30/2014 7:05 PM
TOKYO - Toshiba said Thursday its half-year net profit soared about 43 percent from a year ago, largely owing to a weak yen and strong sales in its infrastructure business. Full article

GCash waives transaction fees for money transfer services

As of 10/30/2014 4:51 PM
MANILA, Philippines - Globe Telecom's mobile money service GCash is waiving transaction fees for money service transfer service until December 31, 2014. Full article

Meet Nescafe's newest salesman in Japan - a robot named Pepper

As of 10/30/2014 2:31 PM
Nestle SA will enlist a thousand humanoid robots to help sell its coffee makers at electronics stores across Japan, becoming the first corporate customer for the chatty, bug-eyed androids unveiled in June by tech conglomerate SoftBank Corp. Full article

Apple in talks to sell iPhone in Iran - report

As of 10/30/2014 2:19 PM
Apple is in preliminary talks to sell the iPhone in Iran, if sanctions are eased on the Middle East nation, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Full article

Samsung to revamp smartphone line-up

As of 10/30/2014 1:40 PM
SEOUL - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011. Full article

IBM, Twitter to partner on business data analytics

As of 10/30/2014 11:00 AM
International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on Wednesday announced a partnership with Twitter to help shape business decisions using data collected from tweets worldwide. Full article

Microsoft cuts 3,000 jobs

As of 10/30/2014 10:00 AM
SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp. said on Wednesday it cut about 3,000 jobs, effectively completing its plan to reduce its workforce by 18,000, or 14 percent of total staff, announced in July. Full article

Samsung posts 49 pct drop in Q3 net profit

As of 10/30/2014 9:40 AM
SEOUL - Samsung reported Thursday a near 50 percent fall in third quarter net profit, as its key smartphone business faltered amid growing competition from Chinese firms in the increasingly saturated market. Full article

Nintendo logs $132 million first-half net profit

As of 10/29/2014 6:05 PM
TOKYO - Japanese videogame giant Nintendo said Wednesday its first-half net profit soared to $132 million as a sharply weaker yen boosted its bottom line and offset slowing sales. Full article