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    Samsung Electronics is looking to supply chips to more Chinese and other emerging smartphone makers, the head of its system chip business said, to counter any fall-off in demand from Apple, which is weaning itself off Samsung chips used in its iPhones and iPads.

  • Samsung Galaxy 10.1 Note Phablet

    Call it phablet, phonelet, tweener or super smartphone, but the clunky mobile phone - closer in size to a tablet than the smartphone of a couple of years back - is here to stay.

  • Apple's rank in China's smartphone market, which is set to become the world's largest this year, fell to No.6 in the third quarter as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research.

  • Is It Worth It? A Look at Layaway and Toy Reservations

    There’s little doubt Americans love their electronic devices. But questions remain over whether the affection for tablets and smartphones will ring up a happy holiday.

  • As Some Thrive on Disruption, Others Strive to Survive It

    Staving off a disruptive competitor is difficult. Just because a company’s disruptive nature gives it an advantage doesn’t mean its reign will last forever.

  • Baxter Robot

    That may sound strange, but in a world where robots are becoming more common on assembly lines, in manufacturing plants and shipping centers, Baxter takes robotics to a new level.

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    Industries across the board are embracing the idea of collecting and analyzing data to predict future outcomes as a way to enhance product quality and gain a competitive edge.

  • iPhone 4S

    Hackers have released a file that they say contains more than one million identification numbers for Apple iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices.

  • Hewlett Packard

    That's what the trading community is saying this morning in the aftermath of Hewlett-Packard's disappointing report — PC sales down 10 percent?

  • The new iPad is displayed during an Apple product launch event at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

    Apple's latest iPad offering finally hit China's store shelves on Friday, months after its worldwide launch in March, but the delay is unlikely to dampen sales because of the Chinese passion for all things Apple, analysts say.

  • Microsoft Windows 8 new interface

    PC makers, jilted of late by consumers attracted to tablets and smartphones, are pinning their hopes for a change in fortunes on the October launch of the Windows 8 operating system, announced last week. The FT reports.

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    More than a quarter of a million PC users could find themselves cut off from the Internet on Monday as the FBI takes down a safety net protecting them from a specific piece of malicious software. Here's what the FBI wants you to know:

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    The federal agency is aggressively responding to a series of what it sees as hostile attempts by private sector firms to access its website at times when market-moving economic data are released to the public.

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    Researchers at Kaspersky Lab, which first reported the virus Monday, believe Flame was written by a different group of programmers from those who had created other malware directed at computers in the Middle East, particularly those in Iran, the New York Times reports.

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    Alarm bells over the lack of high tech workers in the U.S. have been ringing for years. Most analysts say the problem is worse, but some say it's overblown.

  • Dell

    As Dell’s disappointing earnings show, Apple's mobile devices make owning a laptop almost redundant, Cramer said.

  • Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

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    The $2.3 billion market for iPad and iPhone accessories is so robust that about 90% of owners buy at least one add-on for their device, says Gene Munster, an analyst at Piper Jaffray. Selling an accessory "is really a quick way to get rich for a lot of people," he adds.

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    Dell is targeting companies of all sizes that want to take advantage of new technology quickly and seek flexibility in how they use it, CEO Michael Dell told CNBC Monday.

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    Taiwan computer maker Acer has sued its former chief executive, Gianfranco Lanci, saying he breached a non-compete clause in an agreement covering his departure from the company in 2011.