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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German chipmaker Infineon does not see itself as vulnerable to a takeover despite mega-mergers in the sector led by Broadcom’s $103 billion offer for Qualcomm, its chief executive told Germany’s Boersen-Zeitung. “Infineon is not a primary takeover target,” Reinhard Ploss told the markets daily in an interview published on Saturday. “We communicate
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Did you mean Birkenstock? A German court has ordered Amazon not to lure internet shoppers to its online marketplace when they mistakenly search for “Brikenstock”, “Birkenstok”, “Bierkenstock” and other variations in Google. The ruling is a victory for the German sandal maker, whose relationship with Amazon has grown increasingly antagonistic. It convinced
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(Reuters) – Facing lawsuits and consumer outrage after it said it slowed older iPhones with flagging batteries, Apple Inc (AAPL.O) is slashing prices for battery replacements and will change its software to show users whether their phone battery is good. In a posting on its website Thursday, Apple apologized over its handling of the battery
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PARIS (Reuters) – Smartphone maker Apple (AAPL.O) and Japanese printer company Epson (6724.T) are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the ageing process of their products to stimulate demand. A French consumer association called “HOP” — standing for “Stop Planned Obsolescence” — filed preliminary, legal complaints in court against the two groups
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