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Sanyo Earnings Unable to Hold a Charge

sanyoMore ugly news from the Japanese electronics industry today. Sanyo Electric, the world’s largest producer of rechargeable batteries, this morning slashed its earnings forecast for the second time in as many months. The company, which is set to be acquired by rival Panasonic (PC), had expected to break even for the year ending this month. But the econalypse forced it to adjust even that tame forecast. Sanyo now expects to post a net loss of $920 million for the year. “We were hit by a sharp decline in earnings at our rechargeable-battery, chips and electronic-component businesses in the fourth quarter,” Sanyo VP Koichi Maeda, explained. “We expect the tough business environment to remain through the first half of the next fiscal year.”


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik