ELECTRONICS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ELECTRONICS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) EU antitrust body clears Apple’s $3B Beats deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232937-79/beats-apple-antitrust-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232937-79/beats-apple-antitrust-deal.html.csp">EU antitrust body clears Apple’s $3B Beats deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:48:02.396-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:48AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Brussels • The European Union’s antitrust authority has cleared Apple’s $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics, which makes headphones and offers music streaming services. The 28-nation bloc’s executive Commission said Monday the transaction does not threaten competition because the firms’ combined European market share in both fields will be low while facing strong competitors. The takeover of Beats Electronics and Beats Music announced in May for $2.6 billion in cash and $400 million in stoc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582329372014-07-28T10:48:02.396-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T10:48:02.396-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232937@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:48:02 MDT Samsung owner’s family struggles to keep control http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215170-79/samsung-lee-family-percent.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58215170-79/samsung-lee-family-percent.html.csp">Samsung owner’s family struggles to keep control</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Jungah Lee</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-23T16:02:52.596-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 04:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Seoul • With Samsung Group’s powerful patriarch entering his third month in a South Korean hospital, his family risks losing its grip on the conglomerate he built into a force from smartphones to life insurance. Lee Kun Hee, 72, took over from his father 27 years ago and outmaneuvered Sony and Nokia to surpass Apple in the mobile-phone business. His son, 46-year-old Lee Jae Yong, will struggle to keep the same influence due to inheritance taxes that could exceed $5 billion and waning support in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215170@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:02:52 MDT Sony investors back CEO, directors despite losses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089066-79/sony-hirai-company-lost.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58089066-79/sony-hirai-company-lost.html.csp">Sony investors back CEO, directors despite losses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By YURI KAGEYAMA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-19T10:23:02.782-06:00">Updated Jun 19, 2014 10:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tokyo • Sony shareholders voted Thursday to keep Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai and other top executives after heckling them about the Japanese electronics and entertainment company’s continuing losses. Hirai, who took the helm in 2012, promised that “the money-losing structure” will be fixed this fiscal year once and for all, and apologized for not having acted quickly enough to changes in the business. The 53-year-old showed on the screen a black-and-white photo of himself when he was 6, giggling...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580890662014-06-19T10:23:02.782-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-19T10:23:02.782-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58089066@www.sltrib.com Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:23:02 MDT