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Faulty Credit Card-Sized Connector Led to Crash of 20-Ton Plane

bloomberg.com — A faulty connector about the size of a credit card helped trigger a series of mechanical and human failures that led to the crash of a 20-ton aircraft in February, killing 43 people, investigators in Taiwan found. Microscopic tests of a soldered connector joint on the TransAsia Airways Corp.

Xiaomi Comes to Americas With Brazilian-Made Smartphone at $160

bloomberg.com — Xiaomi Corp. will start selling smartphones in Brazil this month, its first market for the low-priced devices outside Asia. The Redmi 2 will sell for 499 reais ($160) online as the company's first phone made outside China, Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi Global, said in a phone interview from Sao Paulo.

Apple’s new iPhone to get new pressure-sensitive feature

vancouversun.com — Apple Inc.'s suppliers have started initial production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said.

Force Touch for Apple’s iPhones?

iol.co.za — Taipei - Apple's suppliers have started initial production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Apple Suppliers Start Making New IPhone With Force Touch

bloomberg.com — Apple Inc.'s suppliers have started initial production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch sizes as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said.

Lenovo Owner Legend Holdings Little Changed in Hong Kong Debut

bloomberg.com — Legend Holdings Corp. was little-changed in its Hong Kong trading debut after the largest shareholder of Lenovo Group Ltd. raised $2 billion from investors including Ping An Insurance Group Co. and TCL Corp. Shares rose 0.4 percent in its opening trade and were 0.3 percent higher to HK$43.10 as of 9:32 a.m.

Production starts on Apple iPhones with Force Touch, sources say

smh.com.au — The next iPhone may be able to sense how hard you're pressing on the screen. Photo: Getty Images Apple has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said.

Apple Suppliers Start Making iPhones With Force Touch

bloomberg.com — Apple Inc. has started early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, which senses how hard users are pressing down on a screen, people with knowledge of the matter said. Its newest iPhones, in the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions as the current iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, will have a similar exterior design, the people said.

Foxconn’s Gou to Tap Smart Manufacturing in Move Beyond Labor

bloomberg.com — Foxconn Technology Group plans to introduce more automation, cloud computing and services to drive long-term growth at the maker of Apple Inc. iPhones and iPads. "I'm very confident of the medium and long-term future," Chairman Terry Gou told investors Thursday at the annual meeting of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the largest member of Foxconn.

FIH Mobile Profit Forecast Beats Estimates on Xiaomi Phone Sales

bloomberg.com — FIH Mobile Ltd. forecast profit will more than double, surpassing analyst estimates, driven by rising sales at the maker of smartphones for Xiaomi Corp. Net income will be $120 million to $135 million for the six months ending June 30, the company said in a statement to the Hong Kong exchange.
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Jul 06, 2015

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Jul 06, 2015

OMG. huge crash @letour . Looks like a dozen down. Riders seem to hit a lamp post after rider down at speed #TDF2015

Jul 06, 2015

Here's To Coincidence: HTC forecasts sales of NT$33b to NT$36b. Result: NT$33b HTC forecasts LPS of NT$9.70-NT$9.94. Result NT$9.70

Jul 06, 2015

JUST IN HTC 2Q loss NT$8.03b; est. NT$8.19b Sales NT$33b misses est. NT$34.6b Both sales, loss per share scrape into guidance window

Jul 05, 2015

RT @TimMaddog: Alex Haas, an American victim of the Formosa Fun Coast fire, needs your help. gofundme.com/y2qpd5s

Jul 04, 2015

China stability Brokers won't cut holdings if Shanghai index <4,500 Listed brokers to buy back shares, encourage parent co. to boost holding

Jul 04, 2015

RT @hbarra: Xiaomi's manufacturing line in Brazil is up and running, powered by Foxconn! pic.twitter.com/5KCxCdyEnO

Jul 04, 2015

PANIC ATTACK! 21 Chinese brokers announced CNY120b ($19b) investment into a stabilization fund. =15% of brokers assets. To buy blue chips

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