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|Panasonic in talks to buy ZKW to accelerate push into auto electronics: source - |
By Makiko Yamazaki TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Panasonic Corp is in talks to buy European automotive light maker ZKW Group, accelerating its push into the automotive electronics market, a person familiar with the matter said. An acquisition of ZKW would expand Panasonic's automotive lineup, which currently centers on batteries and navigation systems, as it shifts its focus to corporate clients to escape price competition from lower-margin consumer electronics manufacturers. Panasonic said in a statement the reported deal was not something it had announced, and declined to comment further.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:02:32 -0500
|Amazon Dash Buttons land in Japan - |
Amazon has started offering its Dash Buttons in Japan, a few months after the product expanded outside the US for the first time with launches in the UK, Germany, and Austria. Each Dash Button costs 500 yen ($4.40) in Japan, but you'll get a 500 yen discount the first time you use it, so the button itself is basically free. As with elsewhere, the buttons are exclusive to Amazon Prime members.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:15:30 -0500
|Sharp CEO Tai says to step down once stock returns to TSE first section - |
Sharp Corp CEO and President Tai Jeng-wu told reporters on Monday he would step down once the Japanese electronics maker turns profitable again at the net level and its shares return to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Tai, vice chairman of Foxconn, became president of Sharp in August after the Taiwan company, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd , took control of the Japanese firm. The Tokyo Stock Exchange moved Sharp shares to the bourse's second section in August after the electronics maker booked negative net assets - where liabilities exceeded assets - for the year ended in March, when the company was hit by falling sales of smartphone panels and restructuring costs.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:12:36 -0500
|The Mummy’s first trailer is Mission: Impossible with a supernatural twist - |
Marvel may have kicked off the current expanded cinematic universe craze, but the concept arguably started back with the classic Universal Pictures horror films — and the studio is hoping that the first trailer for The Mummy will be the beginning of a new run of interconnected movies. Starring Tom Cruise and directed by Alex Kurtzman — best known as the writer of movies like Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers — the new Mummy looks to be as much an action film as anything else, with Cruise stuck in a death-defying sequence right at the top, and facing various moments of peril and adventure throughout the clip. Kurtzman has been masterminding the new “Universal Monsters” universe alongside Fast and the Furious architect Chris Morgan, with films about characters like The Invisible Man, The Wolf Man, and vampire hunter Abraham Van Helsing in various stages of development.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 21:16:34 -0500
|EU urges U.S. tech giants to act faster against hate speech - |
By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. The European Union (EU) executive's warning comes six months after the companies signed up to a voluntary code of conduct to take action in Europe within 24 hours, following rising concerns triggered by the refugee crisis and terror attacks. ...
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:13:04 -0500