Wolfson Microelectronics Plc survived three “innovate or die moments” four years ago, said Chief Executive Officer Mike Hickey. Now, the semiconductor developer has a vision of its future in voice-activated consumer products including smartphones, fridges and washing machines.
Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. , publisher of the “Grand Theft Auto” video games, reported an unexpected third-quarter profit and boosted its earnings outlook on sales of the newest release, “Red Dead Redemption.” The shares rose as much as 21 percent.
Google Inc . has landed its Android software on more than 95 handsets, up from about 60 in May, helping sales chief Nikesh Arora in his bid to generate revenue from mobile advertising and other businesses besides Web search.