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Panasonic raises profit outlook as restructuring kicks in

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Panasonic Corp raised its full-year operating profit outlook by 13 percent and returned to a net cash positive position for the first time in five years after a drastic restructuring chopped unprofitable product lines in smartphones, plasma TVs and semiconductor chips. The Japanese...(more) 

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Sony replaces mobile chief and slashes smartphone sales forecast

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Sony's attempt to become a major player in mobile have hit another speed bump. The company now expects to ship 41 million smartphones in its current fiscal year — that's down from a forecast of 43 million units in July, which was itself a cut from...(more) 

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Sony reports narrower second-quarter loss than estimated on strong PlayStation 4 sales

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sony Corp reported a second-quarter operating loss on Friday that was narrower than analysts had estimated, as blockbuster sales of its PlayStation 4 games console reduced the impact of a sluggish smartphone division.  

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Sharp second-quarter operating profit slides as Japan sales tax hike weighs

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp said on Friday its second-quarter operating profit slipped 18.3 percent, missing forecasts, as a consumption tax increase in Japan squeezed sales of electronic parts, TVs and white goods.  

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Mystery Drones Have Been Flying Over France's Nuclear Power Plants

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Le Monde reports that quadrotors of various shapes and sizes have been flying over some of France's (numerous) nuclear power plants over the course of the past few weeks, causing mild alarm, embarrassment for the Air Force that's supposed to police the air space, and...(more) 

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Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine

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By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a "wake-up call" to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Co's defense division said on Thursday. Chris Chadwick,...(more) 

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The latest Call of Duty trailer brings Advanced Warfare to the real world

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Next week, one of the most popular video game franchises of the past decade will return with its latest entry, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. It’s fair to say that the buzz has died down slightly from the record-breaking days of Modern Warfare 3 and Black...(more) 

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In his native Alabama, Apple CEO's announcement he is gay prompts discomfort for some

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By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement on Thursday that he is gay and wants to help further civil rights found strong support in some quarters, but his advocacy met less enthusiasm among some people in Alabama, where he was...(more) 

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Twitter product chief sidelined as user engagement slides

a shared story    8 hours 18 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc has sidelined the product chief it recently poached from rival Google Inc, in the latest executive reshuffle at the online messaging service, according to a source familiar with the situation. Former consumer product chief Daniel Graf will now oversee strategic...(more) 

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Pennsylvania manhunt ends with capture of Eric Frein

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By Joe McDonald TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, eluded capture...(more) 

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Oklahoma teen arrested for threatening shooting spree at school

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By Heide Barndes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An Oklahoma teenager has been arrested on suspicion of making online threats to go on a shooting spree at his high school, law enforcement officials said on Thursday. The 15-year-old student has not been identified. He made the threats...(more) 

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GoPro profit beats estimates on robust demand for cameras

a shared story    11 hours 18 minutes ago
By Soham Chatterjee (Reuters) - GoPro Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, driven by strong demand for its wearable cameras, which are used by surfers, skydivers and other action junkies. The company's shares rose 6.7 percent in after-hours trading. Videos taken using GoPro cameras,...(more) 

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