Hardware Computers and Peripherals

  • *Plan could be launched as early as next year. SEOUL/ SINGAPORE, Aug 22- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to launch a programme to sell refurbished used versions of its premium smartphones as early as next year, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world's top smartphone maker will refurbish high-end phones returned to the company by users...

  • *Q1 net loss Y11.8 bln vs Y461 mln year earlier. TOKYO, Aug 9- Japan Display Inc said its biggest investor, the state-backed Innovation Network Corp of Japan, has pledged full financial support to the Apple Inc supplier as it seeks to replenish capital used up as smartphone sales slowed. "We don't have any financing concerns at the moment, but need to procure sizable...

  • *Q1 op profit Y56.2 bln vs Y96.9 bln year prior. TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Sony Corp said a strong yen and slower smartphone sales would weigh on its cash-generating image sensor business this year, but the popularity of its PlayStation 4 videogame should help it reach its profit target. For the current year through March 2017, the image sensor business will be a drag,...

  • Intel CFO on Q2 results

    Stacy Smith, Intel Chief Financial Officer and Executive V.P., discusses Intel's second quarter results and how the company plans to grow across different spaces in computing.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd sought to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals on Tuesday but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. The smartphone pioneer, which abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year,...

  • BRUSSELS, July 12- Alphabet Inc's Google has been given an extra 6 weeks to early September to respond to EU charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday. The U.S. technology giant found itself under fire in April as the European Commission said its requirement that mobile phone...

  • *Q2 operating profit likely $7 bln, highest since Q1 2014. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said its...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a regulatory filing its April-June profit was likely 8.1...

  • TORONTO, July 5- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it will stop making its Classic model, raising further doubts about the future of the smartphone pioneer's money-losing handset business as the company shifts its focus to software. "Clearly the Classic was not sufficiently retro-cool to attract new users," said John Jackson, a technology analyst at International...

  • TORONTO, July 5- Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic model, the company said on Tuesday, some 18 months after launching the device it had hoped would entice users who prefer a physical, rather than touchscreen, keyboard. Blackberry's move is the latest shift away from its money-losing handset business and toward its software.

  • TORONTO, July 5- Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic model, the company said on Tuesday, some 18 months after launching the device it had hoped would entice users who prefer a physical, rather than touchscreen, keyboard. BlackBerry has since launched a phone powered by Alphabet Inc's Android software and plans several more, and...

  • TORONTO, July 5- BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic smartphone, 18 months after launching it in an effort to entice users who prefer physical, rather than touch, keyboards, the Canadian technology company said on Tuesday. BlackBerry has since launched a phone powered by Alphabet Inc's Android software and plans several more, and BlackBerry Chief...

  • *Sales miss expectations for third straight quarter. Falling PC sales, slowing smartphone sales growth hurt. June 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by cutting jobs and focusing on fewer programs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were thwarted by a persistently challenging market.

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday it expects its image sensor business will miss its revenue target for the 2017 fiscal year because of weakening global demand for smartphones. Sony forecast a revenue range of 1 trillion- 1.05 trillion yen for the year starting April 2017 in its revised medium-term business plan for the devices unit, which...

  • June 23- Xerox Corp said Jeff Jacobson, the president of its technology unit, would take over as chief executive after the company splits its business process outsourcing unit into a separate, publicly listed entity. Its business process outsourcing operations will be held under " Conduent Inc," which will be led by Ashok Vemuri. Xerox, which announced the split in...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario/ TORONTO, June 23- BlackBerry Ltd Chief Executive John Chen expressed confidence on Thursday that he can make the company's trimmed-down handset business profitable by a self-imposed September deadline, as the smartphone pioneer posted results that beat expectations. "I think I can add value to the bottom line because I am attempting in...

  • June 2- Hong Kong shares rose slightly on Thursday, as investors continued to worry about China's economic health and the impact of a looming U.S. interest rate hike. The Hang Seng index rose 0.5 percent, to 20,859.22, while the China Enterprises Index gained 0.6 percent, to 8,756.38 points. Shares of Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd fell to 4-1/ 2-...

  • Robot taking over humans

    Andrew McAfee, MIT Center for Digital Business, discusses the future of robotics and artificial intelligence for everyday life.

  • The Microsoft HoloLens, an augmented reality (AR) viewer, being demonstrated in California

    Microsoft declared its Windows 10 operating system was the best place for "mixed reality" computing at the Computex IT trade show in Taiwan.

  • WILMINGTON, Del, May 31- Michael Dell and Silver Lake Partners underpriced their 2013 $24.9 billion buyout of Dell Inc by about 22 percent and may have to pay tens of millions to investors who opposed the deal for the computer maker, a Delaware judge ruled on Tuesday. The lawsuits allow investors who oppose a deal, such as the bitterly contested Dell buyout, to sue and...