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  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 22- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd doubled its China smartphone revenue in the first half of this year, defying a slowdown in the world's biggest handset market that is enveloping rivals Xiaomi Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. In contrast to Huawei, overall smartphone shipments in China shrank for the first time in six years in the first...

  • UPDATE 1-Printer maker Lexmark to cut 500 jobs Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:29 AM ET

    July 21- Printer maker Lexmark International Inc said it would cut 500 jobs, or about 4 percent of its global workforce, as the company integrates its recently acquired businesses and tries to soften the impact of a strong dollar. Lexmark swung to a quarterly loss in the second quarter ended June 30, hurt by an 11 percent decline in revenue in its imaging solutions...

  • BEIJING, July 17- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc is strengthening its patents in preparation for its entry into the U.S. market, head of international operations Hugo Barra told Bloomberg Television on Thursday, without offering a time table. Former Google Inc executive Barra told Bloomberg TV in San Francisco that Xiaomi phones would not...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 14- The call of the world's biggest smartphone market is proving irresistible for entrepreneurs in China, where even purveyors of concrete mixers, refrigerators and rock music are mimicking local trailblazer Xiaomi Inc with their own handsets. China had 155 smartphone brands selling over 1,000 handsets a month as at end-March, from 110...

  • Who owns a stock? Complex answer saves Dell millions Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    July 13- The computer maker Dell Inc won a legal fight that may have saved its owners tens of millions of dollars with a complex answer to a seemingly simple question of who is the record holder of a stock. A ruling on Monday by a Delaware Court of Chancery judge removes several large investors from a consolidated lawsuit stemming from the $24.9 billion buyout of...

  • TORONTO, July 13- BlackBerry Ltd named Carl Wiese as head of global sales on Monday, an appointment that comes at a critical juncture for the smartphone industry pioneer, which needs to spur top-line growth in order for its turnaround efforts to succeed. Wiese has spent the past 12 years at Cisco Systems, first heading advanced technology sales and later its...

  • Taiwan courts tech start-ups to drive economic growth Saturday, 11 Jul 2015 | 9:59 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 12- Companies such as electric motor scooter firm Gogoro could hold the key to Taiwan's economic growth. In just three years, the start-up, which counts Japan's Panasonic Corp as a strategic partner and Cher Wang, the founder of local smartphone maker HTC Corp as a key investor, raised $150 million to develop the smartphone-synched bike, and a charging...

  • TORONTO, July 10- BlackBerry Ltd, which has been coy about its ambitions to make a mainstream Android smartphone, fueled more speculation about its plans this week when it scooped up two Android-related domain names. That spurred more chatter that it intends to build a device powered by Google Inc's Android platform, which powers the vast majority of...

  • IBM big on bite size chips Thursday, 9 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    IBM big on bite size chips

    IBM expected to announce new breakthrough technology for making computer chips smaller and faster.

  • *CEO lauds 33 pct on-year growth in slowing China market. BEIJING, July 2- China's top smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc on Thursday reported semi-annual sales that for the first time were lower than the previous six months, jeopardising its full-year target and hinting at a slowdown in its mainstay domestic market. "Around 90 percent of Xiaomi's shipments are in China,...

  • Xiaomi's H1 handset sales put full-year target in doubt Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:26 PM ET

    BEIJING, July 2- Xiaomi Inc on Thursday said it sold 34.7 million smartphones in the first six months of 2015, casting doubt on the ability of China's most valuable tech startup to achieve its full-year target. Xiaomi's new sales data comes at a moment when industry analysts believe the smartphone market in China- where Xiaomi is No. 1- may be reaching saturation.

  • SAO PAULO, June 30- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world's most valuable technology start-up. Xiaomi's global vice-president, Hugo Barra, said in an interview on Tuesday that Brazil was "stage one of our Latin...

  • SAO PAULO, June 30- Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has started making devices in Brazil for sale locally, promising to dramatically undercut rivals on price in the first big step beyond Asia for the world's most valuable technology start-up. Xiaomi's global vice-president, Hugo Barra, said at a launch event on Tuesday that the entry-level Redmi 2 smartphone...

  • LONDON, June 22- Surging growth in advertising via mobile phones and tablet computers will help Internet advertising overtake television as the dominant medium for global ad spending by 2017, a leading media buyer forecasts. The forecasts, based on media buying and planning trends detected by the company's local offices or affiliates, see the Internet...

  • Gaming sees double digit growth Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 11:45 AM ET
    Gaming sees double digit growth

    Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer, discusses growth in the gaming sector and competition in the industry.

  • TORONTO, June 11- BlackBerry is considering equipping an upcoming smartphone with Google Inc.' s Android software for the first time, an acknowledgement that its revamped line of devices has failed to win mass appeal, according to four sources familiar with the matter. The move would be an about-face for the Waterloo, Ontario- based company, which had shunned...

  • MUMBAI, June 11- Foxconn Technology is in talks to manufacture Apple's iPhone in India, government officials said, in a move that could lower prices in the world's No.3 smartphone market where the U.S. firm trails Samsung Electronics and local players. India could help Foxconn mitigate accelerating wage inflation in China, where it makes the majority of iPhones,...

  • LONDON, June 11- Home Retail, Britain's biggest household goods retailer, on Thursday said quarterly sales at its main Argos business fell, blaming waning demand for key electrical goods such as TVs and tablet computers. Home Retail had cautioned in April that first half sales at Argos would likely decline this year as it works through revamps to the business and...

  • TOKYO, June 9- Sony Corp expects sales of its image sensors to increase by 100 billion yen to around 550 billion yen in the current business year through next March due to strong demand from Apple Inc and other high-end smartphone makers, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Tomoyuki Suzuki, head of the Sony's device solutions business including sensors, also said...

  • HP CEO says split effective from Nov 1 Tuesday, 2 Jun 2015 | 6:05 PM ET

    June 2- Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Meg Whitman said the separation of HP Inc and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise would be effective on Nov. 1. Whitman made the announcement during the company's technology event, HP Discover 2015, in Las Vegas on Tuesday. The world's No. 2 personal computer maker said in October it would split into two listed companies,...