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  • Apple predicts how long you'll use an iPhone

    The company says the average customer will carry an iPhone for three years before updating to a new model.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • *Q1 operating profit likely $5.7 bln, well above expectations. SEOUL, April 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations and pointing to strong sales of its new Galaxy S7 smartphones. The world's top smartphone maker said in a regulatory filing its...

  • LONDON, April 6- China's Huawei Technologies presented its latest flagship smartphone on Wednesday, featuring a dual-lens camera co-engineered with Germany's Leica that it hopes will set it apart from all the other Android devices on the market. "Leica is the leading, premium iconic brand in cameras," Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business...

  • Now, with smartphone sales booming and India preparing for nationwide 4 G Internet access, India's film and TV industry hopes the ease of tapping your phone for the latest release will generate profits at last, overcoming the problems of woefully few cinemas and rampant piracy. India has about 10,000 cinema screens across a country of 1.3 billion- 8 for every...

  • WATERLOO, Ontario/ TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd plans to make a decision by September on the future of its beleaguered smartphone business, but its Chief Executive John Chen stressed on Friday he remains confident the company will have a profitable hardware segment by then. The Canadian company's shares closed down about 7.5 percent in New York and Toronto...

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd shares sank on Friday after it reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue which it blamed partly on disappointing sales of its new Android-based Priv smartphone. The Canadian company's shares fell more than 6 percent in New York and Toronto as the weak results raised fresh questions about the viability...

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue on Friday, hurt by soft sales of its new Priv smartphone and other devices, sending its shares more than 8 percent in early trading. The smartphone industry pioneer, which lost its early lead in the market to bigger rivals like Apple Inc, said revenue fell to $464...

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd reported a larger-than-expected slide in fourth-quarter revenue on Friday amid weakness in hardware sales, sending its shares down 7 percent in early trading. The smartphone industry pioneer reported revenue of $464 million in the quarter, down from $660 million a year earlier. The Canadian company reported a net loss of $238...

  • The Pentagon building in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. Department of Defense has put together a prize fund of $150,000 for any hacker who can find vulnerabilities in its security.

  • TORONTO, April 1- BlackBerry Ltd posted a quarterly net loss on Friday, mainly from restructuring and acquisition-related costs. The smartphone industry pioneer reported a net loss of $238 million, or 45 cents a share, for the fourth quarter ended on Feb. 29, compared with year-earlier profit of $28 million, or 5 cents a share. Software and licensing revenue for the...

  • Gartner said on Thursday it expected smartphone sales to grow only 7 percent to 1.5 billion units in 2016 from 2015, stunted by flat sales in the crucial China and North America markets. "The double-digit growth era for the global smartphone market has come to an end," Ranjit Atwal, research director, was quoted as saying in Gartner's latest Devices Forecast...

  • TAIPEI, March 30- Taiwan's Foxconn posted its first fall in quarterly net profit in more than two years on Wednesday as the main assembler of Apple Inc's iPhones felt the effects of a maturing smartphone market and slower global tech demand. Foxconn's 6.7 percent fall in fourth-quarter net profit came as it announced a takeover of ailing Japanese electronics...

  • PARIS, March 29- Total has tripled the power of its Pangea supercomputer, making it one of the world's most powerful and helping the French oil and gas company to speed up exploration studies and cut costs amid low oil prices. The supercomputer at Total's research center in the southwestern French city of Pau was designed by California- based Silicon Graphics...

  • March 27- Japan's NTT Data Corp said on Monday it has agreed to buy Dell Inc's information technology consulting division for over $3 billion to expand in North America and bolster its services business. The move will allow U.S. computer maker Dell to trim some of the $43 billion in debt it is taking on to fund its pending cash-and-stock acquisition of data...

  • March 27- Dell Inc is set to announce an agreement on Monday to sell its non-core information technology consulting division to Japan's NTT Data Corp for $3.5 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The move will allow U.S. computer maker Dell to trim some of the $43 billion in debt it is taking on to fund its pending cash-and-stock acquisition of...

  • *India is world's fastest-growing smartphone market. Today, its market share has nearly halved, several top executives have resigned, and the company is looking for growth outside India. India is the world's fastest-growing smartphone market.

  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below analysts' expectations as it signaled a continuing softening of the smartphone market. The company, which relies heavily on deliveries of smartphone chips to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, said on Tuesday that it expects first-quarter...

  • A new life for aging PCs

    Jonathan Hefter, Neverware founder & CEO, explains how his company is able to transform older classroom computers into faster, cloud-ready PCs.

  • SEOUL/ BARCELONA, Feb 26- From a remote-controlled robot camera to a sonar-enabled smartwatch to locate fish to reel in, smartphone makers are launching new devices and services in a bid to drive sales for their handsets and set themselves apart in a crowded field. Waning global demand for smartphones, especially in key markets such as China, and margin-eroding,...