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  • Worst year ever for PC market Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Worst year ever for PC market

    Global personal computer shipments fell by 10% from a year ago, falling below the 300 million mark for the first time since 2008.

  • Sharp gets a $1.7B bailout offer Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    Sharp gets a $1.7B bailout offer

    The Innovation Network Corporation of Japan offers the electronics maker its third major bailout in three years.

  • Overseas e-retailers on Amazon, eBay face VAT crackdown Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 11:08 PM ET
    A screen showing Black Friday deals on Amazon.com

    Tax officials have launched a crackdown on VAT evasion by overseas online retailers, the Financial Times reports.

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Black Friday is firmly entrenched in Britain, consumer electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone said, though many opted to shop online this year rather than head to the shops for the United States imported discount event. Despite lower shopper numbers in stores overall, Black Friday this year, which fell on Nov. 27, still delivered...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Dixons Carphone, Britain's largest electricals and mobile phone retailer, beat forecasts with a 23 percent rise in first half profit, helped by a strong performance in its home market where it outperformed rivals. The group, which trades as Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Ireland, Elkjop and El Giganten in Nordic countries and...

  • LONDON, Dec 16- Dixons Carphone, Britain's largest electricals and mobile phone retailer, beat forecasts with a 23 percent rise in first half profit, helped by a strong performance in its home market where it outperformed rivals. The group, which trades as Currys, PC World and Carphone Warehouse in the UK and Ireland, Elkjop and El Giganten in Nordic countries and...

  • A Toshiba-Fujitsu-Vaio PC merger deal in the making? Thursday, 3 Dec 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    A Toshiba-Fujitsu-Vaio PC merger deal in the making?

    The spinoff will help reduce the companys' losses to some extent, except for Toshiba which has larger problems, says Amir Anvarzadeh, director of Japan equity sales at BGC Securities.

  • Test driving a 'hoverboard': How hard could it be? Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 8:45 AM ET
    Hoverboard

    So-called hoverboards—technically called hands-free electric scooters—are a hot holiday gift this season. We put one to the test, enlisting the help of CNBC staffers.

  • YOUR MONEY-Gear up for holiday TV and Star Wars deals Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Charlie O'Shea, a vice president at Moody's Investors Service, follows Wal-Mart Stores Inc, Target Corp, Kohls Corp, Toys R Us Inc and Best Buy Co Inc- some of the biggest forces during the holiday shopping season. Also, some of the specialty retailers are pulling back on Thanksgiving Weekend store hours, which makes sense as our view is, this is more of a...

  • World's smallest PC may rival Mac, Windows Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    World's smallest PC may rival Mac, Windows

    Solu reached its crowdfunding goal to get its product off the ground which it claims is the world's smallest PC.

  • Nov 11- Mounting inventory at Macy's Inc portends a tough holiday quarter for U.S. department store operators as they compete with home improvement and electronics retailers for the attention of thrifty customers. A surprise drop in comparable sales for Macy's set alarm bells ringing in the department store industry, sending shares of Kohl's Corp, J.C. Penney...

  • Alibaba busts Singles Day record, $10B within 14 hours Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 5:57 AM ET
    A Double-11 promotion webpage on Tmall.com

    Just halfway into this year's Singles Day shopping event, Alibaba has already eclipsed its record sales result from 2014.

  • So many opportunities with startups: Logitech Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    So many opportunities with startups: Logitech

    Logitech’s CEO, Bracken Darrell weighs in on whether the “PC is dead”, the rise of startups and how the company consistently creates new products.

  • Target to start Black Friday deals 5 days early Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 1:44 PM ET

    CHICAGO, Nov 9- Target Corp said on Monday it will launch its Black Friday promotions five days early, with 10 days of deals on electronics, toys and apparel in stores and online starting Nov. 22. The Friday after Thanksgiving, which falls on Nov. 26 this year, is when retailers traditionally go "in the black" after being "in the red" almost all year. Early discounts and...

  • Apple beats class-action lawsuit over bag searches Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 12:40 AM ET
    The Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City.

    Apple defeated a class action lawsuit from its retail workers over bag search practices at California brick-and-mortar outlets, a court ruling said.

  • Huawei hires former apple director Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Huawei hires former apple director

    Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is hires a former Apple creative director as it plans to set up a user experience design studio in the US.

  • Has Microsoft found its rhythm? Friday, 23 Oct 2015 | 1:00 AM ET
    Has Microsoft found its rhythm?

    Daniel Ives, managing director and senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets, says there is a "renaissance" of growth at Microsoft. He also comments on Google and Amazon's earnings, as well as Apple's success breaking into China.

  • Warren Buffett is paying big for IBM soft quarterly results

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway loses another $500M following IBM's latest earnings miss.

  • Apple Music has 6.5 million paying users Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Apple Music has 6.5 million paying users

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says the tech giant is shipping a lot of watches, and the new Apple TV could modernize the television experience.

  • PC makers are getting ready for a fight Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    PC makers are getting ready for a fight

    PC makers are teaming up to show you what you can really do with the latest Windows 10 software.