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LG loses $98m, ekes rare profit from smartphone group

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LG had mixed news on Wednesday that showed a possible turnaround of its long-suffering mobile group. Although the company as a whole posted a loss equivalent to $97.7 million, its mobile division turned a slight $10 million profit. Most of the recovery came on the back of the Optimus LTE...
LG loses $98m, ekes rare profit from smartphone group
Xperia Ion, first Sony-branded smartphone in the US, arrives June 24
Aeria Games gets strategic investment from Sony division

Sony Says 400 Customer Names, Emails From Mobile Division Leaked in China

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Sony said Thursday that hackers accessed about 400 names and email addresses of its mobile customers in China and Taiwan, but that no credit card or banking......
Sony Says 400 Customer Names, Emails From Mobile Division Leaked in China

Meet Amanda Wixted, An Early Zynga Employee And The Most Eligible Mobile Talent In New York

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Amanda Wixted turned down an early position at Instagram that could have netted her millions of dollars when it sold to Facebook for $1.2 billion. But Wixted wasn't phased. She's already had an amazingly successful career anyone would kll for. She was Zynga's 75th employee and the first on its...
Meet Amanda Wixted, An Early Zynga Employee And The Most Eligible Mobile Talent In New York

Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of ‘One Sony’ Reorganization

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So the reports have proven to be true: Sony has now officially said that it will be reducing its headcount by 10,000 people worldwide, some six percent of its workforce, as the struggling electronics giant reorganizes under new management and its new “One Sony” plan. Sony says the employee reductions...
Sony Confirms 10,000 Jobs To Go As Part Of ‘One Sony’ Reorganization

To the Galaxy and beyond: Samsung's designer on battles with Apple

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Samsung Mobile's vice president for design Lee Min-hyuk discusses his smartphone challenges against the iPhone rivalWhen Samsung rushed its first smartphone to market in a panicky response to success of the iPhone, some customers burned the product on the streets or hammered it to bits in public displays of disaffection.Complaints...
To the Galaxy and beyond: Samsung's designer on battles with Apple

Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over

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The head of Deutsche Telekom, Rene Obermann, is to step down in a year’s time. He apparently requested that the board set a termination date for his contract of 31 December 2013, and his successor has been chosen. That successor will be current CFO Timotheus Höttges, who has been with...
Deutsche Telekom CEO Obermann to step down, CFO to take over
Survey: Most Developers Now Prefer HTML5 For Cross-Platform Development

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Explains The Pros And Cons of Being a Public Company

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Sure, going public in a predictable industry would be more fun. But being a company in transition doesn't make an IPO less necessary. With Zynga's stock trading at about 20% of the price it opened at last December, it was surprising that, when asked by Fast Company Editor in...
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Explains The Pros And Cons of Being a Public Company
Move over Knight Rider: Nuance debuts a Siri for cars
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1: Another push for the pen

Samsung teams with Electronic Arts to boost game catalog

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In an unusual move for Samsung, it has teamed up with Electronic Arts in an effort to lure developers to the Korean company's app store, offering strong financial incentives to expand its library of games. EA's mobile division Chillingo will lead the "100% indie" initiative, and offer its developers 100...
Samsung teams with Electronic Arts to boost game catalog

Samsung says Galaxy S III hits 20 million sold in just 100 days after launch

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After the company’s mobile division head JK Shin said in it expected sales of 10 million Galaxy S IIIs during July, it’s perhaps not much of a surprise that today the company has now confirmed sales of 20 million units in just 100 days following the device’s launch. That’s...
Samsung says Galaxy S III hits 20 million sold in just 100 days after launch

Meet The Power Player Charged With Saving Zynga's Business (ZNGA)

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As Zynga rejiggers itself into a multiplatform company whose games span both Web and mobile, new faces are emerging to take the reins. One of those is Sean Kelly, now vice president of mobile games at Zynga. His role has become all the more important now. He's gone from just...
Meet The Power Player Charged With Saving Zynga's Business (ZNGA)
Sony to cut 1,000 jobs from mobile division

LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater

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LG has released its earnings statement for the Q2 2012 period, the claim of "turning a corner" in Q1 has just managed to hold up as it registered net profits of $138 million, up 46 percent from the same period last year. Revenues, while higher than Q1, were actually...
LG Q2 2012 earnings show a loss on cellphones, but higher profits overall thanks to home theater

The end of the road for OEMs

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In the last few months, two massive switch-ups have called the future of OEMs into question: First, Google bought Motorola — and second, come October 26, Microsoft will sell its first ever home-grown computer: The Surface tablet.The enormity of these two developments can’t be understated. For almost as long as...
The end of the road for OEMs

Exclusive: Zynga's Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu Exits to Start a New Company

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Mike Verdu confirms to AllThingsD that he is leaving Zynga to start his own game company that Zynga will be an investor in. As Chief Creative Officer at Zynga, Verdu oversaw a number of the company’s game studios in L.A., Dallas, Baltimore, New York, Boston and San Francisco. During his three-plus years...
Exclusive: Zynga's Chief Creative Officer Mike Verdu Exits to Start a New Company

LG hopes to recover, sell 50% more smartphones in 2012

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LG's mobile division lead Jong-seok Park in commentary Tuesday was hopeful of much stronger smartphone performance in 2012. He saw LG shipping 35 million smartphones this year, a 50 percent hike over 2011. Much of the push outlined to the Korea Times would come from eight million LTE-ready smartphones like...
LG hopes to recover, sell 50% more smartphones in 2012
Samsung ships over 30M Galaxy S III units in 5 months

Germany's Bigpoint closes mobile division, lays off 29

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German online game publisher Bigpoint is closing its mobile division. The company confirmed the news with GamesIndustry International today, revealing the move will see 29 employees laid off and the majority of the company’s 10 upcoming mobile projects cancelled. The news is surprising, given the speed at which many other...
Germany's Bigpoint closes mobile division, lays off 29

Short Term Thinking vs Long Term Thinking

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One of the mistakes I often see in business is short term thinking vs long term thinking. It struck me over the weekend when I saw this tweet:   Last quarter, Samsung's net profit from its mobile division alone exceeded Google's total profit from all operations (including adwords). — dustin...
Short Term Thinking vs Long Term Thinking

New hires in mobile: GREE, Gameloft and InMobi

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Hiring in the mobile apps sector was up slightly this week with 24 new hires between 12 companies. Based on information from LinkedIn and other sources, GREE reported the most activity with nine new hires. This week’s highest profile hire goes to CocoonJS creator Ludei, which brings on Joe Monastiero as its first president....
New hires in mobile: GREE, Gameloft and InMobi
Fueled by mobile, Sony slices Q2 losses to $198M

Sony's fiscal picture brightens a bit

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Despite declining sales, the electronics giant says its losses slimmed during its second quarter with sales boosted in part by its still-new mobile division. [Read more]...
Sony's fiscal picture brightens a bit
Samsung Expects Another Record Quarter: $7.3 Billion Profit, Fuelled By Its Galaxy Smartphones

Google officially closes deal for Motorola Mobility

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Months in the making, the deal is finally done. Motorola Mobility is officially part of Google. After receiving blessings from Europe, the US and China the Internet giant has put the finishing touches on its purchase of Moto's mobile division. Developing...Continue reading Google officially closes deal for Motorola MobilityGoogle...
Google officially closes deal for Motorola Mobility
Samsung expects to ship more than half a billion phones in 2013

Samsung's New Galaxy Could Have A Sweet Unbreakable Screen

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's leading technology company by revenue, is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone - which may come with a breakthrough unbreakable screen. Codenamed "Project J" after mobile division chief JK Shin, development of the new Galaxy S IV could be...
Samsung's New Galaxy Could Have A Sweet Unbreakable Screen
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