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  • SEOUL, Sept 8- In a new Samsung Electronics Co ad, a mysterious monk strides through a supermarket to a hip-hop beat using his staff to wizard groceries into a cart. Since its Aug. 20 launch in South Korea, Samsung says the service is beating internal expectations by averaging 25,000 new users and more than $620,000 in transactions per day. The world's top smartphone...

  • Aug 24- Apple Inc's China business experienced "strong growth" in July and August, Chief Executive Tim Cook told CNBC on Monday. The comments, in an emailed response to questions about the iPhone maker's business in China, come amid concerns about the country's economic growth that have sent global stocks reeling. Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest...

  • *Bernstein downgrade hits Disney, media stocks tumble. *Report of declining smartphone sales in China hits Apple. Consumer stocks led the decline on Wall Street with Disney down nearly 6 percent after a brokerage downgrade, while Apple slumped near 2 percent after a report that overall smartphone sales in China fell in the second quarter for the first time.

  • Aug 20- Smartphone sales in China, the world's biggest market for the devices, fell in the second quarter for the first time, market research firm Gartner Inc said on Thursday. Sales of smartphones in China declined 4 percent in the quarter, the first year-over-year fall, the company said. "China has reached saturation- its phone market is essentially driven by...

  • Apple gains share in global smartphone market-Gartner Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:47 AM ET

    Aug 20- Apple Inc increased its market share in the second quarter when global smartphone sales grew at the slowest pace since 2013, according to market research firm Gartner Inc.. The iPhone maker's share of the worldwide smartphone sales market rose to 14.6 percent in the quarter from 12.2 percent a year earlier. Rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's share fell...

  • HP announces post-split boards Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A general view of Hewlett-Packard during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

    Pat Russo and Meg Whitman will chair the boards of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., respectively.

  • IBM, Apple grow cozier with new service: Report Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 | 12:09 PM ET
    IBM Apple

    IBM has not only made nice with former rival Apple, but also is helping to deploy Apple devices, according to a report.

  • Are humans underrated in a tech-driven world? Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 6:52 AM ET
    Are humans underrated in a tech-driven world?

    Geoff Colvin, Fortune senior editor-at-large, and "Humans are Underrated" author, discusses how humans' unique skill sets may be in danger as computers and robots take over a machine-driven world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3 Monday, 2 Feb 2015 | 8:47 PM ET
    Here's why Lenovo had an 'impressive' Q3

    Alex Ng, Equity Research, Vice President - China Technology at China Merchants Securities, says Lenovo's revenue growth outpaced ballooning expenses related to the acquisition of U.S. brand Motorola.

  • Apple's near-death experience key: Stewart Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:37 AM ET
    Apple's near-death experience key: Stewart

    James Stewart, Columnist/CNBC Contributor, The New York Times, discusses the market cap of Apple and compares it to Microsoft. How did Apple become twice as big as the Redmond giant?

  • Xerox's profit beats Street on lower costs Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 10:34 AM ET
    Xerox

    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.

  • Private Dell showing off sexy new look: CEO Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:27 AM ET
    Michael Dell, chairman and CEO of Dell at 2015 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Michael Dell, Dell chairman & CEO, discusses Dell's newly designed PCs and the company's growth strategy.

  • PCs... back from the dead? Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:31 AM ET
    PCs... back from the dead?

    Gerry Smith, Lenovo Americas president, talks about the reasons personal computers continue to "power on." Tablet sales are slowing down, say Smith.

  • Chipmaker Micron posts stronger 1Q results Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 1:06 PM ET
    The headquarters building of Micron Technology Inc. stands in Boise, Idaho.

    Chipmaker Micron Technology posted stronger fiscal first-quarter results as a stabilizing personal computer industry supported demand for DRAM chips.

  • HP earnings in line with Street; shares tumble Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:05 PM ET
    An employee selects a HP EliteDesk desktop computer in a warehouse.

    HP shares fell as much as 2 percent as quarterly revenue generated from key subsidies trailed forecasts.

  • The country with most computer literate kids is... Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 12:32 PM ET
    Multi-ethnic children typing on laptop computers

    A new test measures whether kids know the ins and outs of a computer. Thousands of Canadian kids took the test and they excelled.

  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 11:02 AM ET
    Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a dialogue with students as a newly appointed member to the advisory board for Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing, Oct. 22, 2014.

    China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. He delighted an audience of students in Beijing recently by chatting in Mandarin.

  • Iconic brands that disappeared Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 4:51 PM ET
    "Work Hard. Fly Right" was the motto of Continental Airlines. However, as of Saturday morning, all Continental flights fly the friendly skies as United Airlines flights instead, per the companies' 2010 merger agreement.Even the most iconic brand can plunge into extinction, and when it does, it can be years before the buying public realizes that it's gone. Many people are still not aware that they can no longer fill it to the rim with Brim, or that the streets are no longer paved with bargains at

    Some brands make such an impression that the notion of them dissolving is unthinkable. Click ahead to see iconic brands that have vanished.