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     VMWare (VMW) was falling -10% to $95.65 Wednesday on news that there was a delay in closing some of the company's enterprise license agreements in the first quarter. Those delays came as customers looked to sign expanded deals.

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    * Reports earnings of $0.20/share, in line with est. * Revenue falls 4.4 pct to $1.31 bln, below est. * Expects demand volatility in 2nd-half of 2014. Canadian contract electronics manufacturer Celestica Inc (CLS) reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue due to weak demand for its communications and server equipment, and said it expected demand to remain volatile.

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    NEW YORK ¿¿ On the day of Apple (AAPL) earnings, Apple (AAPL) is still trying to sell you iPhones, and it's doing so in a new, creative way. Apple (AAPL) unveiled a new iPhone ad today, with a cover of the Pixies' Gigantic, which was a hit song in the 1980's. This is different than Apple's (AAPL) more recent iPhone ads, which have been aimed at showing what the iPhone could do in certain situations.

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    Amazon's  much-rumored upcoming smartphone will be, by many accounts, a logical progression from its very successful Kindle line of tablets and book readers. Amazon's (AMZN) as-yet-unnamed Android phone is said to be special in many ways for both its hardware and software features.The new phone is said to have 3D display capabilities and you won't need to wear special glasses to see the effect.

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    Johnson Controls Inc (JCI) reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit as higher vehicle production in key markets drove up sales of car seats and other auto parts. Sales in the automotive unit, whose customers include Toyota Motor Corp and General Motors, rose 11 percent to $5.62 billion, accounting for over half of total revenue.

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    Rio de Janeiro's legendary Maracanã stadium was in a frenzy. The final of the 2013 Confederations Cup, a dress rehearsal for this year's World Cup, was a promising 3-0 victory for Brazil's national team but a bad omen for its cellphone network.

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    Canadian contract electronics manufacturer Celestica Inc's (CLS) quarterly profit more than tripled. The company's net profit rose to $37.3 million, or 20 cents per share, in the first quarter. Celestica (CLS) reported a profit of $10.5 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier, when it took a restructuring charge of $7.3 million. Revenue fell 4.4 percent to $1.31 billion.

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    Sales of electric cars are growing but all is not well in electric car land. The issue is electric car charging congestion. In any case, using round numbers, there has been an increase from 2,000 three years ago to 20,000 now. Cars are like cats, they are sitting still and asleep at least 21 hours out of 24, on average.

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    * Q1 pretax profit up 9 pct, broadly in line. * Sees smartphone demand improving in second half. * Shares down 3 pct. By Paul Sandle. ARM Holdings (ARMH), whose chip technology powers Apple's (AAPL) iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years.

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    British telecoms testing company Spirent Communications Plc (SPNUF) reported a 16 percent rise in quarterly revenue as orders rose on the back of a multi-billion-dollar roll-out of 4G networks in China. Operating profit also rose as revenue climbed to $111.9 million in the first quarter ended March 31.

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    British telecoms testing company Spirent Communications Plc (SPNUF) reported a rise in quarterly revenue and operating profit as the roll-out of 4G networks in China pushed up orders. Revenue rose 16 percent to $111.9 million in the first quarter ended March 31 and orders were up 12 percent.

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    China's military faces a "severe and complex" task in maintaining secrecy, especially given the widespread use of the internet and mobile communications, and needs to ensure security is tightened, a top military paper said on Wednesday.

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    Dish Network Corp (DISH), the No. 2 U.S. satellite TV provider, is looking to debut internet TV service this summer, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter. Dish has told programmers, including Comcast Corp's NBCUniversal, that it could start the service late this summer, Bloomberg reported, citing the sources.

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    AT&T Inc (T) on Tuesday raised its forecast for full-year revenue growth to reflect its acquisition of LEAP wireless in March and the popularity of a new handset pricing model that charges customers for devices separately from their wireless plans.