Tech fund drives SoftBank Group profit up 36 percent

Japan's SoftBank Group on Thursday reported annual net profit jumped more than a third, helped by gains from its investment fund which has ploughed billions into some of the hottest names in the tech sector.

Digital imaging group OmniVision gets Chinese offer

OmniVision Technologies, a maker of digital imaging chips for smartphones and other devices, said Thursday it received a buyout offer from a group of Chinese investors for some $1.6 billion.

Fairfax ups investment in troubled BlackBerry

Fairfax Financial Holdings is buying another $250 million of convertible debt in troubled Blackberry in what Fairfax's president says is a sign of confidence in the company's new management.

Oracle defends CEO's pay amid shareholder unrest

Oracle is trying to ward off a shareholder rebellion against policies that have consistently made its billionaire co-founder, Larry Ellison, one of the best-paid CEOs in the world.

Dell board committee seeks info on investor plan

Dell board members say they need more details from investor Carl Icahn if he wants them to seriously consider his latest challenge to Michael Dell's $24.4 billion plan to take the computer maker private.

Investors challenge Dell takeover plan (Update)

Dell's largest independent shareholder has teamed with activist investor Carl Icahn in another challenge to founder Michael Dell's $24.4 billion bid to take the struggling computer maker private.

NEC swings to annual net profit

Japan's NEC cast off two straight years of losses Friday, reporting it had returned to the black after a painful restructuring including layoffs and a business overhaul.

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