Shares in HTC rise 9.96 percent on Google's Pixel buyout

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Shares in Taiwanese technology company HTC Corp (2498.TW) rose 9.96 pct in early trading on Friday.

HTC Corp announced on Thursday that Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) would pay $ 1.1 billion for the division at HTC that develops the U.S. firm’s Pixel smartphones.

Reporting by Jess Macy Yu

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