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Toyota Considers Boston Dynamics Buy & Crunchy Snapchat Experiment

Toyota’s got its eyes on Alphabet’s robots and a 2013 Myspace hack could still cause problems today. These are among today’s top news stories. 1. Cadbury’s Great Snapchat Experiment There’s a lot of hype among marketers about the potential...

Read More01 Jun 16
Quarterly Deal Book – VC Funding Steady At USD18bn, But Cracks Appearing

There’s a lot of talk among investors and global tech communities about a slowdown in the levels of VC funding and massive valuation rises seen over the past couple of years. However, the first quarter of 2016 saw funding levels remain flat from the...

Read More12 Apr 16
Foxconn Acquires Sharp For USD3.5bn

Taiwan-based OEM manufacturer, Foxconn has acquired Japanese firm Sharp for USD3.5bn in a reduced buyout deal. Foxconn and Sharp are yet to decide and announce the impact of the acquisition on Sharp’s solar energy business.

Read More31 Mar 16
Sharp gets final instalment of USD120m funding

Japan-based electronics company Sharp has received the final instalment of a USD120m round of funding from Qualcomm. The deal was originally announced in December 2012 with the first half of the instalment paid shortly after. The deal hit a snag,...

Read More24 Jun 13
Samsung buys 3% stake in Sharp for USD110m

Samsung is buying a 3% stake in Japanese electronics maker Sharp for JPY10.4bn (USD110m), making it one of the largest shareholders in the firm. Although the two firms are rivals in the LCD and TV industries, Sharp also supplies components to Samsung and...

Read More06 Mar 13
Sharp reveals iPhone 5 details to mask widening losses

Hardware manufacturer Sharp has released details of its supply deal for Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 5 device in an effort to distract attention from poor results for the quarter ending June 30. The Japanese firm’s losses widened significantly year on...

Read More02 Aug 12
Next iPad coming in March – Rumour

Speculation is mounting about an update to Apple’s iPad 2, with Japanese rumour site Macotakara citing March 2012 as a release date. The site’s Chinese source says that Foxconn will manufacture 85% of the devices, with Pegatron taking the remaining...

Read More12 Jan 12
Apple to commence TV manufacturing next year – Rumour

Apple is set to team up with Sharp to begin manufacturing its TV sets next year, according to Jefferies analyst, Peter Misek. In a research note, Misek claims that the sets are scheduled to hit retail outlets midway through the year, and that rivals are...

Read More23 Nov 11
Apple to team up with Sharp for LCD display – Rumour

Apple will reportedly team up with LCD screen manufacturer Sharp to produce the display for a potential iPhone 6. The claims come despite the fact that Apple is yet to unveil the iPhone 5. Japanese newspaper Nikkan claims that the iPhone 6 will feature a...

Read More27 Apr 11
Sharp planning Japanese e-reader launch

Sharp is launching its Galapagos Android-based tablets designed for e-books on December 3 in Japan. The devices will be supported by a Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore, expected to be launched on December 10, which will include about 20,000 books,...

Read More30 Nov 10
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