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Bodies of two UN experts found in DR Congo as violence spirals

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:13 AM

The bodies of Michael Sharp and Zaida Catalan are found as the UN Security Council prepares for a vote on extending its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo

CONGO PEACEKEEPING. In this file photo, an armored personnel carrier drives past the wreckage of a UN vehicle that was hit the previous year in an ambush by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebel militia near Beni, Democratic Republic of the Congo, March 2014. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

LISTEN: Here's what's on Barack Obama's summer 2016 playlist

Aug 13, 2016 - 12:04 AM

The US president is listening to Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Common Fiona Apple Janet Jackson and more on his annual family holiday

ON VACATION. United States President Barack Obama waves to the assembled press as he and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House on August 6, 2016 to travel to Martha's Vineyard. On Spotify, Obama releases two vacation playlists. Photo by Ron Sachs/EPA

Sharp posts full-year loss; Hon Hai executive to take helm

May 13, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The net loss of the Japanese electronics firm for fiscal year 2015 reaches 256 0 billion yen 2 3 billion

epa05300829 Sharp Corporation President Kozo Takahashi delivers a speech on the company's FY 2015 financial earnings in Tokyo, Japan, 12 May 2016. In red for the second year, the Japanese electronics maker reported a net loss of 255.97 billion yen (approx 2.1 billion Euro) and an operating loss of 161.97 billion yen (approx 1.3 billion Euro). EPA/CHRISTOPHER JUE

Taiwan's Hon Hai seals Sharp takeover for $3.5B

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:48 PM

3rd UPDATE It is the first foreign acquisition of a major Japanese electronics firm and comes after weeks of delays

FoxConn (Hon Hai) logo at their headquarters in Taiwan, and Sharp logo at the company's offices in Japan. File photos by EPA

Pinterest claims 100 million users

Sep 17, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Evan Sharp s disclosure of a 100 million active user count is the first time since its launch in March 2010 that it has discussed the number of users

PINTEREST. Image from Pinterest.

List: Items banned from airplanes

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Office of Transportation Security has revised its list of items that can be brought on the plane citing ‘evolving levels of threat’ in international and domestic travel

Google unveils Android TV set-top box

Jun 26, 2014 - 2:52 AM

Android TV promises to augment your viewing experience as well as bring you great content from a variety of partners

ANDROID TV. Google shows off Android TV and the Google Play Store. Screen shot from keynote.

Looting of historical shipwreck in Subic probed

Mar 29, 2014 - 9:37 PM

Police have filed charges against 5 men caught carrying salvage of vessels from the site of perhaps the largest number of sunken ships since World War II

China tests first stealth combat drone: media

Nov 22, 2013 - 3:46 PM

Chinese media report on the test of the country s first stealth combat drone

The Piano Guys bring hip classics to Manila

Sep 09, 2013 - 7:57 PM

4 guys who put their hearts and souls into every note and frame

PASSION. The Piano Guys fuse classic and modern tunes fit for any age. All photos by Mark Demayo

Sharp to suspend tie-up talks with Hon Hai: report

Feb 23, 2013 - 1:24 PM

Sharp plans to suspend tie up negotiations with Taiwan s Hon Hai and search for new capital partners

Sharp considering $1-B share offer: report

Jan 01, 2013 - 2:52 PM

Sharp is considering making a public share offering worth more than 100 billion yen 1 15 billion early this year

Japan's Sharp to get cash injection from Qualcomm

Dec 04, 2012 - 6:58 PM

The 121 M investment follows earlier reports that Sharp which is suffering heavy losses has also been talking to other US tech giants including Intel and Dell about a possible investment

Sharp in talks to sell stakes: report

Nov 29, 2012 - 5:39 PM

Sharp wants to raise capital by offering Dell and other parties stakes in the company

SHARP STAKES. Sharp is trying to lure a number of companies into partnerships with their LCD technology. Screen shot from Sharp website.

Japan's electronics giants must shape up or die

Nov 04, 2012 - 11:15 AM

The country s battered electronics giants are in a race against time analysts say as losses that threaten their very survival mount and as overseas rivals look like they are running away with the show

ELECTRONICS GIANTS. This photo shows Sharp's (L) and Sony's large LCD TVs at their booths at a trade show in Chiba. Photo courtesy of AFP

Credit rating of Sharp cut to junk; Panasonic downgraded too

Nov 02, 2012 - 5:40 PM

The 6 notch cut in Sharp s rating was in response to its 5 6 B annual loss forecast Panasonic s downgrade was also due to its loss projection this year

Japan's Sharp sees huge loss; Sony on profit track

Nov 01, 2012 - 4:18 PM

Sharp s loss forecast comes a day after rival Panasonic warns it will post a whopping loss in the year to March Only PlayStation maker Sony offers a glimmer of hope

ELECTRONICS GIANTS. This photo shows Sharp's (L) and Sony's large LCD TVs at their booths at a trade show in Chiba. Photo courtesy of AFP

Japan's Sharp to produce LED TVs in PH

Sep 14, 2012 - 5:34 PM

Sharp Corp will begin producing high quality 24 inch LED TVs in the Philippines

Japan's Sharp Corp downgraded to junk status

Aug 31, 2012 - 3:21 PM

Standard Poor s cuts its credit rating on Sharp Corp to junk status following huge losses at the struggling Japanese consumer electronics giant

Japan's Sharp may sell China, Mexico plants

Aug 21, 2012 - 4:33 PM

Japan s embattled Sharp is considering selling television assembly plants in China and Mexico and shedding 3 000 jobs boosting the number of planned payroll cuts to 8 000 say reports

Japan's Sharp could cut thousands more jobs: report

Aug 18, 2012 - 3:13 PM

Sharp is considering cutting thousands of jobs in addition to its current plan of slashing 5 000 jobs to repair its disintegrating balance sheet

Japan's Sharp mulls main businesses sale: report

Aug 17, 2012 - 10:07 AM

The embattled company is considering selling off part of its main operations as it looks to plug a gaping hole in its balance sheet

Japan's Sharp Corp running out of options - analysts

Aug 12, 2012 - 1:33 PM

The consumer electronics giant is fast running out of options to repair its disintegrating balance sheet raising fears about its viability as investors bolt for the exit

Sharp to cut 5,000 jobs, first since 1950: reports

Aug 02, 2012 - 1:27 PM

The company has been hit by a prolonged slump in its key television and liquid crystal display lines