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Apple to delay larger iPad production till September: report

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SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc will delay the start of production on a larger, 12.9-inch iPad until around September because of problems involving the display panel supply, said a report by Bloomberg News citing people familiar with the company's plans as saying.

5:47pm EST

Lenders want bold overhaul of Japan's Sharp as another bailout looms

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TOKYO - Loss-making Japanese electronics firm Sharp Corp meets its main banks on Thursday in an effort to secure its second major bailout since 2012, betting they will have little choice but to pay up despite their call for more drastic overhauls.

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HBO in talks with Apple, Google to launch streaming service: reports

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- HBO network is in talks with Apple Inc, Google Inc and some other companies to be its launch partner for the highly anticipated HBO Now video streaming service, according to two media reports.

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Facebook's Instagram rolls out new 'carousel' ads

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SAN FRANCISCO - Instagram will let brand marketers showcase more images on its photo-sharing smartphone app, the Facebook-owned service’s latest move to expand its money-making advertising features.

Tech, Facebook 1:22pm EST

Exclusive: Avago vied for Freescale, still seeking large deal - sources

- Avago Technologies Ltd held advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd, and is still looking for an acquisition that could be transformative, according to four people familiar with the situation.

Deals, Tech 2:18pm EST

Judges wary of Apple's claims of phone patent harm by Samsung

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WASHINGTON - Apple Inc told a U.S. appeals court on Wednesday that rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd should be barred from selling products that infringe on its smartphone patents, but the judges were skeptical.

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Neustar faces loss of contract after FCC staff recommendation

WASHINGTON - U.S. Federal Communications Commission staff on Wednesday recommended that the agency drop Neustar Inc in favor of Ericsson AB subsidiary Telcordia Technologies as a contractor that helps telephone carriers route calls and text messages.

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Handmade goods website operator Etsy files for IPO

- Etsy Inc, which operates a website that sells handmade goods and craft supplies, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock.

Tech, Deals, Money 6:39pm EST

IBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit

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SEATTLE - International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyzes unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.

Tech, Deals 7:31am EST

China says tech firms have nothing to fear from anti-terror law

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BEIJING - China's proposed anti-terrorism law will not affect the legitimate interests of technology firms, a top Chinese spokeswoman said Wednesday after U.S. President Barack Obama warned of its impact and demanded amendments.

Tech, China 4:14am EST
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Key retirements mean a changing of the guard next year in U.S. Congress

Regardless what voters decide in the November elections, there will be a major changing of the guard next year in the U.S. Congress as result of a number of key retirements.