Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter


Twitter shares remained strong Monday after Friday’s sharp rise on reports that it was considering a possible sale, with Google parent Alphabet and Salesforce emerging as two of the most likely buyers. Twitter for more than a year has faced enormous pressure, both internally and from investors, to consider a major shakeup. It has struggled to find ways to monetize its core 140-character microblogging property to achieve convertible streams of revenue, while rival Facebook has continued to grow engagement and develop new revenue streams.

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What makes a good speller (or a bad one)?

By the time he was 6 or 7 years old, Sameer Mishra was a pretty confident speller. His memory was sharp, he liked to read, and he actually enjoyed the weekly tests at school. While his parents drilled his older sister, a National Spelling Bee competitor, he’d angle for his own list of words.

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Foxconn Finally Wrangles Sharp Deal


Foxconn has agreed to purchase a controlling stake in Sharp — about 66 percent — for roughly $3.5 billion, the companies announced Wednesday. Foxconn has committed to restoring Sharp’s profitability and improving operations, according to the companies. “I am confident that we will unlock Sharp’s true potential,” Foxconn CEO Terry Gou said. The acquisition brings months of speculation and rumors to a close and marks a new era in a relationship that has endured years.

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Foxconn & Sharp to delay takeover talk deadline by 1-2 weeks, report says

Article Image Sharp and Apple’s main manufacturing partner, Foxconn, have reportedly agreed to extend the deadline for takeover talks by another one to two weeks, following the latter’s discovery of undisclosed Sharp liabilities.

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Sharp takeover deal should be finalized by end of February, Foxconn CEO says

Article Image The Foxconn bid to take over Sharp is now only awaiting finalized details between the two parties, Foxconn’s CEO Terry Gou told reporters on Friday, indicating that Innovation Network Corp. has indeed been cut out of the loop.

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Sharp leaning towards Foxconn takeover, but with no exclusive negotiations, CEO says

Article Image Sharp is indeed leaning towards a takeover by Apple’s main manufactuing partner, Foxconn, but no exclusive negotiating rights have been offered, the company’s CEO announced at a Thursday press conference.

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Sharp, Foxconn to enter talks over $5.5B takeover bid, report says

Article Image Sharp reportedly plans to enter talks with Foxconn over a takeover bid that could be worth some $5.5 billion, suggesting an end is near for Foxconn’s bidding war with Innovation Network Corporation of Japan.

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Innovation still undecided on Sharp rescue plans as Foxconn raises bid, tries to allay job fears

Article Image In the bidding war for Sharp, Innovation Network Corp. has yet to decide on a possible rescue plan, even as rival Foxconn is raising its bid and promising not to cut Japanese jobs, a report said on Friday.

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Foxconn Makes $5.3B Bid for Sharp


Foxconn Technology Group has offered as much as $5.3 billion to purchase Sharp, according to media reports this week. Foxconn, formally known as “Hon Hai Precision Industry Co.,” is said to have offered between $5.1 billion, or 600 billion yen, and $5.3 billion, or 625 million yen. A response to the offer is not expected before the end of January, as the discussions are private. Shares of Sharp were up last week amid reports that Foxconn was interested in making a major investment in the company.

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Apple a lurking factor in bidding war over Sharp, report suggests

Article Image The two entities bidding for control of Sharp — Hon Hai and Innovation Network Corp. — are both ultimately doing so with Apple as a major factor, a report said on Friday.

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Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD partnership – report

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.

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Apple display supplier Sharp posts $1.9 billion annual loss, avoids collapse

One of Apple’s key display suppliers, Sharp, posted an annual net loss of $1.9 billion on Thursday and cast doubt on its ability to keep operating, although it will continue to live on in the short-term thanks to investments by banks.



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Rumor: Apple tabs Innolux to fill orders for 4.7" 'iPhone 6' displays

Taiwanese LCD manufacturer Innolux has beaten out rivals Sharp and Samsung in the race to supply 4.7-inch displays for Apple’s next-generation iPhone, a Monday report said.



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