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  • Why is Nintendo's new strategy not taking off? Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:58 AM ET
    Nintendo mobile strategy

    Lewis Ward from IDC, says bringing smartphone and tablet games to the market is different from what Nintendo has traditionally done.

  • Microsoft recalls 2.3M power cords for tablets Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet

    The recall comes less than a week after Apple said it was recalling AC wall plug adapters due to a shock hazard.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Feb 2- Beyond China few may have heard of OPPO or Vivo, but these local handset vendors are rising up the rankings in the world's largest smartphone market, using local marketing savvy and strong retail networks in lower-tier cities. International brands such as Apple and Samsung Electronics have mostly not yet reached this part of the...

  • Circuit City is making a comeback Friday, 29 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Circuit City is making a comeback

    The electronics company is returning to the retail business after peer Radioshack filed for bankruptcy.

  • *Q3 op profit 202 bln yen vs market consensus 175 bln yen. TOKYO, Jan 29- Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter. "Demand for image sensors from certain customers has slowed since November due to...

  • *Q3 op profit 202 bln yen vs market consensus 175 bln yen. TOKYO, Jan 29- Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter. "Demand for image sensors from a specific customer has slowed since November due...

  • Sony's December quarter earnings beat estimates as strong sales of PlayStation 4 games helped offset a decline in sales of image sensors.

  • Jan 29- Chinese consumer electronics maker LeEco plans to start selling virtual reality headsets and launch smart TVs in India in the June quarter, months after entering the country with its smartphone range, a company executive said. Atul Jain, India chief operating officer of LeEco, declined to disclose the price of the company's VR device.

  • 'CrashSafari' links will kill your iPhone Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 8:00 AM ET
    'CrashSafari' links will kill your iPhone

    The website, crashsafari.com overloads mobile browsers, causing them to crash.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- China's smartphone boom may be over, as even Apple Inc grapples with a slowing economy and investor darling Xiaomi Inc struggles to stand out amid intense competition in low-margin handsets. Xiaomi, China's most valuable start-up with a $45 billion pricetag, is under threat, after it missed targets for $1 billion in Internet service...

  • Google Glass social media accounts shut down Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 6:00 AM ET
    Google Glass social media accounts shut down

    Alphabet's Google shut down social media accounts linked to its virtual reality glasses.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- Xiaomi Inc, China's second-biggest smartphone vendor, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, an internal document reviewed by Reuters showed, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Lei Jun, founder and chief executive of China's most valuable startup, had set the $1 billion...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 27- Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc, China's most valuable startup, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Xiaomi founder and chief executive Lei Jun had set the $1 billion target last year.

  • What Wall Street's expecting from Apple's earnings Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 2:03 PM ET
    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

    Despite a declining stock and warnings from suppliers, analysts still expect solid earnings from Apple when it reports after the bell Tuesday.

  • *To ship 58 mln handsets via China retailers- source. *To raise China own-stores to 50 from 20 this year- source. HONG KONG, Jan 21- Xiaomi Inc aims to sell double the number of handsets offline in China this year than analysts estimated it sold offline globally last year, an internal document showed, signalling a shift away from an online-focused strategy copied by...

  • These headphones blew my mind: Ex-NFL star Wednesday, 20 Jan 2016 | 2:44 PM ET
    Muzik Convertible Headphones

    Money manager and former NFL safety Jack Brewer thinks he just found Twitter's "Trojan Horse" into the hardware sector.

  • MUMBAI, Jan 20- Apple Inc has applied to set up its own stores in India, one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets, as the iPhone-maker looks to tap new opportunities amid worries of slowing growth in its main markets. Apple sells its iPhones, iPads and Macs in India through third party resellers, and industry analysts estimate that the Cupertino,...

  • Sectors to see growth this year Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 11:46 AM ET
    Sectors to see growth this year

    John Stoltzfus of Oppenheimer and Scott Wren of Wells Fargo Investment Institute, talk about what to expect from Apple and the sectors that investors should be looking at this year.

  • BEIJING/ HONG KONG, Jan 15- Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Friday it had shipped more than 70 million handsets in 2015, undershooting its own target and casting doubts about the growth prospects of China's most valuable tech startup in a cut-throat market. A spokeswoman for the company once pipped as Apple Inc's biggest rival in China declined to say why...

  • Is Best Buy worth buying? Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 1:39 PM ET
    Is Best Buy worth buying?

    BB&T Capital Markets analyst Anthony Chukumba and Morningstar analyst R.J. Hottovy talk about what's ahead for electronics retailer Best Buy.