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Apple CEO touts future technology amid iPhone worries

SAN FRANCISCO As iPhone sales declined for the second straight quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook peeled back the curtain ever so slightly on its work in artificial intelligence and augmented reality, aiming to reassure investors that the company is ready to ride the next wave of technology.

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Japan's Line Corp swings to first-half profit as ad revenue soars

TOKYO Japan's Line Corp on Wednesday said soaring advertising revenue helped it swing into profit in the first half of the year, in the messaging app maker's first public earnings report since its billion-dollar stock market listing.

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Twitter revenue growth stalls, struggles to boost users

SAN FRANCISCO/BENGALURU Twitter Inc reported its slowest revenue growth since going public in 2013 and set a disappointing forecast, fanning concerns that faster growing social media services will make it a niche product.

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Analog Devices to buy chipmaker peer Linear for $14.8 billion

SAN FRANCISCO Analog Devices Inc said on Tuesday it would buy fellow chipmaker Linear Technology Corp for about $14.8 billion, the latest deal in a wave of consolidation that has swept the semiconductor industry in the past two years.

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Australia's big banks team up to challenge Apple on mobile payment apps

SYDNEY Australia's three biggest banks, including no. 1 lender National Australia Bank (NAB) , on Wednesday said they had lodged a joint application with anti-trust regulators seeking approval to collectively negotiate with Apple Inc to install their own electronic payments applications on iPhones.

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ARM, soon to be bought by Softbank, posts second-quarter profit rise

LONDON British chip designer ARM Holdings, which earlier this month agreed to be bought by Softbank Group Corp for $32 billion, reported a 5 percent rise in second quarter profit on Wednesday.

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