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By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp reported a 5 percent drop in quarterly profit on Wednesday, hurt by lower film division sales, but managed to beat Wall Street expectations due to growth in its business services and high-speed internet units. The largest U.S. cable operator posted total revenue of $19.27 billion in the quarter ended June 30, up 2.8 percent from a year ago and slightly surpassing analysts' consensus estimate of $18.99 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Its net income was $2.03 billion, or 83 cents per share, compared with $2.14 billion, or 84 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter. Philadelphia-based Comcast lost 4,000 pay-TV subscribers in the quarter, but that was less than a loss of 69,000 video customers a year ago.

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BERLIN (AP) — German solar panel-maker SolarWorld says it is appealing a U.S. court's ruling ordering it to pay $793 million in damages to Michigan-based supplier Hemlock Semiconductor Corp.

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Video game giant Nintendo said Wednesday it logged a huge first quarter net loss, despite global hoopla over the launch of Pokemon Go which came too late to boost figures. The company lost more than $233 million on a stronger yen and lacklustre sales, and Nintendo warned last week that even the craze for the new app was unlikely to translate into bumper profits going forward. "In terms of earnings, it's going to be a tough year for Nintendo since it has no plans to release new consoles or promising titles for now," said Hideki Yasuda, an analyst at Ace Research Institute in Tokyo.

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September brings with it a first reveal of Nintendo's next home console, and a new report indicates that it will be a tablet-style affair with big screen capabilities. The Nintendo NX will combine handheld and stationary console design standards, with each controller comprising a display "bookended by two [detachable] controllers on each side," according to a new report. Meanwhile, games bought at retail would be stored on cartridges rather than discs, sticking with Nintendo's preference for portable consoles since 1989's Game Boy first emerged.

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Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney launched a scathing attack on Microsoft and its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) back in March. Sweeney argued that Microsoft is turning the PC into a walled garden and that game developers must fight against it. In a new interview with Edge magazine, Sweeney goes into detail about his fears that Microsoft wants to make old desktop games and Steam inconvenient to use and position the Windows Store as the only source for new titles.

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Twenty years after Dolly the Sheep was born out of a test tube, four sheep cloned from her DNA are healthy and aging normally, according to a study published this week. The findings, published in the journal Nature Communications, may dispel long-held concerns that cloned animals age prematurely. Many of those concerns arose after Dolly was cloned.

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TOKYO (AP) — "Pokemon Go" players are descending on an atomic bomb memorial park in Hiroshima, and officials of the western Japanese city are displeased.

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In Greenwich park in London it's always Squirtle, and elsewhere you can find batches of Pikachu or Charmander. Holland Park is the best place to catch Charmander. As I write this, I can see 6 Charmander just sitting in Holland Park waiting to be captured.

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With Pokemon Go profits going to Niantic and The Pokemon Company, Wii U sales falling and few big hits in sight, Nintendo is hit with financial woes.

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese video game maker Nintendo Co. sagged into a loss of 24.53 billion yen ($232 million) for the fiscal first quarter through June, despite the global success of the "Pokemon Go" augmented reality game.

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India is the world's quickest growing smartphone market, and it's a key to the iPhone's long-term success.

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Rapidly rising smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is entering the laptop market. The 13.3-inch version is the more powerful of the two, with an Intel Core i5 processor, a 256GB SSD, and an Nvidia GeForce 940MX mobile graphics card that Xiaomi says makes it capable of playing video games like Dota 2 at high frame rates. CNET reports that the laptops are actually made by a partner called Tian Mi, but will be sold under Xiaomi's branding.

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Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd booked an operating loss in the first quarter, hurt by unfavorable currency rates although hopes for long-term growth are running high on the worldwide success of Pokemon GO. Nintendo posted an operating loss of 5.1 billion yen ($49 million) for the April-June quarter, versus a profit of 1.15 billion yen in the same period a year earlier, blaming a stronger yen that eats into the value of income earned abroad. Nintendo earns more than 70 percent of its sales overseas, making it vulnerable to currency swings.

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Nintendo made an operating loss of 5.13 billion yen ($48.6 million) in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year as Wii U sales plunged 53 percent year over year to just 220,000 units. 12 months ago Nintendo recorded its best first-quarter figures since 2012, a year in which the company was winding down the Wii and preparing for its successor. This year Nintendo finds itself in a similar position, with the Wii U all but a thing of a past — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild notwithstanding — and the new NX console set for release in March.

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As ransomware increasingly targets healthcare organizations, schools and government agencies, security experts offer advice to help IT leaders prepare and protect.

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Pokemon GO Plus, an accessory for the hit augmented reality mobile game, will be launched in September instead of the end of this month as originally planned, Nintendo said on Wednesday.

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