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Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

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Sharp has mortgaged its offices and factory buildings in order to raise the cash it needs to stay in business, according to Reuters. It's cut a deal with banks for nearly $2 billion in short-term credit secured on its assets -- including the factory that reportedly produces displays for...
Sharp mortgages itself to the hilt just to keep going

DELL OF A DEAL: Michael Dell Considers $240 Million Deal To Save Sharp (DELL)

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(Updates with comment from Dell in fifth paragraph.)   Nov. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Sharp Corp., the TV maker that warned about its ability to survive, rose the most in a week in Tokyo trading after the Wall Street Journal said the company's in talks with Dell Inc. for an investment....
DELL OF A DEAL: Michael Dell Considers $240 Million Deal To Save Sharp (DELL)
Sharp to begin shipping displays for the next iPhone this month
Sega "not planning" more Sonic 4 after upcoming Episode 2

E3 2012: Orgarhythm – dance action meets real-time strategy

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And the prize for the strangest game I've played at E3 so far goes to this unlike combination of real-time strategy and rhythm actionOdd genre combinations can really work – see the wonderful Puzzle Quest which seamlessly marries the match-three puzzler with the role-playing adventure. The latest example is Orgarhythm,...
E3 2012: Orgarhythm – dance action meets real-time strategy

Sharp President Confirms Shipments of Displays for New iPhone this Month

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Reuters reports that Sharp president Takashi Okuda today made a rare public reference to an unreleased Apple device, acknowledging that his company will begin shipping displays for the next-generation iPhone this month.Japan's Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected...
Sharp President Confirms Shipments of Displays for New iPhone this Month

NiGHTS Into Dreams to get HD remake

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Sega is polishing up its cult Saturn classic for PS3, Xbox and PC download this autumnNiGHTS Into Dreams, Sonic Team's beautiful flying adventure, is to get an HD remake. Sega has been teasing the possibility for a few days, but the project has now been confirmed. Originally released on the...
NiGHTS Into Dreams to get HD remake
iPhone 5 nears: Sharp to start shipping screens to Apple this month

Malware uses Google Docs as proxy to command and control server

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Symantec have uncovered a piece of malware that uses Google Docs, which is now part of Google Drive, as a bridge when communicating with attackers in order to hide the malicious traffic. The malware--a new version from the Backdoor.Makadocs family--uses the Google Drive "Viewer"...
Malware uses Google Docs as proxy to command and control server

Sharp Confirms It's Making Screens For the iPhone 5 (AAPL)

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Sharp will supply Apple with screens for a new redesigned iPhone starting this month, according to Reuters.  The news comes from Sharp's president Takashi Okuda, who briefed reporters this week.  The next iPhone is expected to have a larger, 4-inch screen, new design, and the ability to connect to LTE data...
Sharp Confirms It's Making Screens For the iPhone 5 (AAPL)
WSJ: Sharp suffers iPhone 5 screen production delay as LG and Japan Display start shipping

Hon Hai Precision snaps up 10 percent of Sharp in display tie-up

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For those unaware, going at it alone in the cutthroat display business isn't exactly a recommended business approach. To wit, Sharp -- once a mainstay in the LCD industry -- has just sold an approximate 10 percent stake of itself to Taiwan's Hon Hai Group. Sharp will be issuing...
Hon Hai Precision snaps up 10 percent of Sharp in display tie-up

Sharp President: We're Shipping Screens For The New iPhone This Month

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Further evidence that Apple’s next generation iPhone is on track for a fall release: Sharp president Takashi Okuda said today that the company will begin shipping screens for the new device this month. Sources say those screens will measure 4-inches diagonally, significantly larger than those used in the iPhone 4S....
Sharp President: We're Shipping Screens For The New iPhone This Month
Sharp installs Takashi Okuda as new president after forecasting record losses

Sharp President: iPhone displays shipping this month

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Breaking the #1 rule of Apple partnership (not talking shipping Apple products), Sharp President Takashi Okuda today said that the company would be shipping iPhone displays this month. Japan’s Sharp Corp. said it will start shipping screens destined for a new Apple iPhone that is widely expected to be released in October...
Sharp President: iPhone displays shipping this month

Report: Sharp increases layoffs number, aiming for profitability by March 2014

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Japanese electronics giant Sharp is reportedly planning a major restructuring to bring the company back to profitability by 2014, as reported by Kyodo News. Said restructuring will see Sharp cut nearly 11,000 (10,966) jobs from its 57,170-person workforce by March 2014 -- just under 20 percent of all employees...
Report: Sharp increases layoffs number, aiming for profitability by March 2014

Sources claim Sharp's production of iPhone screens delayed

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Not even a full moon cycle has passed since Sharp's president, Takashi Okuda, trumpeted the fact that his firm was one of the chosen few selected to provide screens for the new iPhone. Now, according to Reuters the troubled company has slipped behind on production, with The Wall Street...
Sources claim Sharp's production of iPhone screens delayed

VMware virtual machines targeted by "Crisis" espionage malware

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Symantec.com Researchers have uncovered a single espionage malware attack that is capable of infecting multiple platforms, including computers running the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, Windows-powered mobile devices, and VMware virtual machines. When Ars first chronicled the trojan backdoor known as Morcut last month, we reported that...
VMware virtual machines targeted by "Crisis" espionage malware

Sharp to ship new iPhone displays to Apple this month

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Taking a leaf from Sony President Sir Howard Stringer, who let it be known that it was supplying camera sensors to Apple, Sharp President Takashi Okuda has done likewise. Speaking to journalists following Sharp's $1.2 billion loss for Q1, Okuda touted that its new mobile displays headed for the new...
Sharp to ship new iPhone displays to Apple this month
Wireless power: Japanese researchers transmit through 10cm of concrete

Troubled Sharp plans to cut 11,000 jobs worldwide, raise $2.74 billion by selling assets

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It’s not been a great year for Japanese electronics giant Sharp, but things are going to take a turn for the worse before they get better, after plans to lay-off 11,000 staff and generate $2.74 billion from asset sales were leaked to Japanese news outlet Kyodo News. The company, which...
Troubled Sharp plans to cut 11,000 jobs worldwide, raise $2.74 billion by selling assets
Sharp and Foxconn enter into manufacturing partnership

Sharp Faces Dwindling Financing Options

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Japan’s Sharp Corp. is trying to find new sources of capital ahead of key looming financing deadlines. But the electronics maker’s options have shrunk, as management has told potential funders it doesn’t want to relinquish control of key decisions, while rebuffing demands from creditors that it shed core assets. Complicating...
Sharp Faces Dwindling Financing Options

Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month

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In a move similar to the ones seen at fellow struggling Japanese electronics giants Sony and Panasonic, Sharp has announced a change at the top, swapping out president Mikio Katayama (kicked upstairs to the position of Director, Chairman) for current executive officer Takashi Okuda. The move will go into...
Sharp executive officer Takashi Okuda to take over as president next month
Foxconn takes 10 percent stake in Sharp, two companies announce manufacturing partnership

Sharp: we're making displays for new iPhone and shipping them this month

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In an effort to end today's dismal earnings report on a high, Sharp's president Takashi Okuda has purposefully let slip that his company is among those contracted to manufacture displays for a new iPhone. We already have numerous reasons to suspect the iPhone 5 will be announced around September...
Sharp: we're making displays for new iPhone and shipping them this month
As Sharp rumored to fall behind on new iPhone displays, LG and AU optonics named as iPad Mini display makers

Meetrip, Asia's cultural travel marketplace, launches Android guide apps for 12 countries

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We last heard about Meetrip, an online travel marketplace for Asia, when it expanded into 10 new cities last month, and now the company that offers unique travel experiences has jumped onto mobile with the release of 12 country guide apps for Android devices. Duckdive, the Japanese firm behind the...
Meetrip, Asia's cultural travel marketplace, launches Android guide apps for 12 countries

Sharp Loss Widens to $5.36 Billion

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After posting an annual net loss of ¥545 billion ($5.4 billion), the biggest in its 100-year history, Sharp Corp. said it plans to replace both its president and chairman after just one year in an unusually public rebuke of former management that underscores the depth of the struggling electronics maker’s...
Sharp Loss Widens to $5.36 Billion
Sharp posts biggest ever annual loss amid another executive reshuffle
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