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Samsung Electronics tips first annual profit fall in three years
SEOUL (Reuters) - Global smartphone leader Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday confirmed expectations for its first annual profit decline since 2011, although a pickup in the fourth quarter hinted that earnings may have stabilized in the short term.
Ukraine says Russia behind cyber attack on German government
BERLIN (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister blamed Russian intelligence on Thursday for a hacker attack against German government websites, for which a pro-Russian group claimed responsibility.
Starboard reiterates Yahoo should combine with AOL
(Reuters) - Activist-investor Starboard Value LP has reiterated that Yahoo Inc should consider a merger with AOL Inc and cut costs to improve profits, spurred by media reports that Yahoo is exploring other large-scale acquisitions.
Sony to delay sale of PlayStation 4 in China
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sony Corp will delay sales of the PlayStation 4 gaming console in China, originally scheduled for Jan. 11, due to "various factors", the company said in a statement on Thursday.
China dating app helps gay men banish the blues - and AIDS
BEIJING (Reuters) - Hua Ruobin started using Blued two years ago to meet other gay men in China, setting up weekend dinners or dates in karaoke bars.
FCC chief seen siding with Obama on net neutrality
WASHINGTON/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The top U.S. communications regulator on Wednesday endorsed the regulatory standard applied to telephone companies in remarks seen as the strongest indication yet that he planned to side with President Barack Obama on strict "net neutrality" rules.
LG Electronics shares outperform on 2015 earnings hopes
SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of South Korean consumer electronics maker LG Electronics Inc rose sharply early on Thursday, buoyed by expectations for healthy earnings in 2015 as well as bargain-hunting.
Intelligence director calls Sony attack most serious against U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said on Wednesday the recent cyber attack against Sony Pictures, which Washington has blamed on North Korea, is the most serious such attack ever against U.S. interests.
Google Capital invests in Indian property website Commonfloor
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian property search website has received funding from Google Capital, an equity fund backed by Google Inc, the online portal said in a statement on Thursday.
Race to define car of the future shifts into high gear
LAS VEGAS/DETROIT (Reuters) - Automakers and Silicon Valley upstarts are kicking their efforts to define the car of the future into a higher gear, even though many of the players disagree about what that car should be.
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