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Why Sony Sees Its Next Big Hit at 1,000 Photos a Second

Sony Corp. built a dominant position in image sensors by helping people take high-quality photos with smartphones. Now, the company is focusing on sensors that take photos at least 10 times faster than the human eye can see.

Samsung Joins the Smart Home Sensor Battle With Apple, Google

First came the PC, then the Internet, then the smartphone and tablet. Now, technology companies want to link them all to your front door, your bathroom light, or your furnace -- anything with an on-off switch, and some things that don’t yet have them -- using myriad sensors throughout your house.

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The number of wireless subscribers in India, where carriers recently agreed to spend $18 billion to buy airwaves from the government

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Naspers CEO Defies China Slump to Leapfrog Netflix in Africa

Bob van Dijk’s $55 billion media company gets almost all of its value from a single Chinese investment, yet he’s more concerned about attracting Africans to Naspers Ltd.’s new video-on-demand service than about China’s economic slowdown.

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Is There Opportunity in China’s Volatile Markets?

Allianz Global Investors Chief Investment Officer Lucy MacDonald discusses China’s economic outlook and her subsequent thoughts on investing. She speaks with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg)

HTC Faces Tough Road Ahead in Smartphones

HTC faces the difficult task of reversing a protracted decline in its smartphone business, a feat no other large vendor, including BlackBerry, Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia or Sony, has been able to pull off. Bloomberg's Edwin Chan has more on "Trending Business." (Source: Bloomberg)

Shaky Markets Complicate Jack Ma's Stock Plan

Alibaba Chairman Jack Ma and Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai are planning to raise more than $2 billion through a margin loan pledged against the company’s stock, according to people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Zeb Eckert has more on "First Up." (Source: Bloomberg)

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