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Blackberry-062315.jpg Canadian smart phone maker BlackBerry Ltd. reported Friday a profit for the first quarter that surged from last year, reflecting improved gross margins as well as higher software and technology licensing revenues. However, adjusted loss per share came in wider than analysts' expectations, and quarterly revenues also missed their estimates, as smartphone sales dropped.

Alibaba-Foxconn-061815.jpg Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Taiwan's contract electronics maker Foxconn Technology Group said Thursday they have agreed to each invest 14.5 billion yen, or $118.3 million, in SoftBank Corp.'s robotics business. The companies said the investment is part of their efforts to spread and develop the robotics industry on a worldwide scale.

finalfantasy-061615.jpg The Final Fantasy 7 Remake is finally happening and it is soon coming to PlayStation 4, with other platforms to follow. Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. announced the news during Sony's press conference at E3 on Monday. Square Enix also announced in a press release on Tuesday that "it has begun production on the full remake of Final Fantasy VII for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system."

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