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  • The 'Internet of Things' gross expansion Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    The 'Internet of Things' gross expansion

    "Internet of Things" connected devices are expected to almost triple over the next five years.

  • Nike's Fuelband misstep Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Nike's Fuelband misstep

    Nike and Apple settle a class action lawsuit over the Nike+ Fuelband For $2.4 million.

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Jody Kearns doesn't like to spend time obsessing about her Parkinson's disease. The 56- year-old dietitian from Syracuse, New York, had to give up bicycling because the disorder affected her balance. More than 75,000 people have enrolled in health studies that use specialized iPhone apps, built with software Apple Inc. developed to help turn the...

  • Best Buy's timely deal with Apple Monday, 27 Jul 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Best Buy's timely deal with Apple

    Best Buy will start selling the Apple Watch in stores and online next Friday.

  • U.S. consumer electronics firm Vizio files for IPO Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 5:57 PM ET

    July 24- Consumer electronics company Vizio Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $172.5 million in an initial public offering of Class A common stock. BofA Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities and Citigroup are among the underwriters of the IPO, Vizio told the U. S Securities and Exchange Commission in a preliminary prospectus.

  • MUMBAI, July 23- With only a tiny share of the world's fastest-growing major smartphone market, Apple Inc is stepping up its push into India, with a first targeted TV advertising campaign, expanded retail network and promotional financing schemes. For years, India has been a low priority for Apple as spending power is weaker than in China, where the company's...

  • UPDATE 1-Qualcomm says may split itself, cut jobs Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 4:44 PM ET

    Qualcomm's shares fell about 1 percent at $63.50 in after-market trading on Wednesday. The chipmaker, which has about 30,000 employees worldwide, also said it had agreed with Jana Partners to add two of the hedge fund's nominees to Qualcomm's board. Qualcomm, which makes software and chips used in smartphones, tablets and gaming devices, is known for its...

  • Apple Watch: Apple's hedge for the future? Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 12:19 AM ET
    Apple Watch: Apple's hedge for the future?

    Bryan Ma, vice president at IDC, APAC & Worldwide, explains why the Apple Watch seems to be a hedge for the tech giant in the medium to long term.

  • *H1 handset revenue up 69 pct globally, 124 pct in China. HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 22- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd more than doubled its China smartphone revenue in the first half of 2015, defying a slowdown in the world's biggest handset market that is enveloping rivals Xiaomi Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. "There's that buzz going around Huawei in China right...

  • This bear has an underweight rating on Apple Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    This bear has an underweight rating on Apple

    Ian Dogan, research director & co-founder of Insider Monkey, says Apple's iPhone sales may not be sustainable in the long run and that could be detrimental given that Apple has been a "single product company."

  • Shenzhen- based Huawei, which competes with Chinese smartphone makers Lenovo Group Ltd and ZTE Corp, recorded a 69 percent increase in its consumer business group revenue to $9.09 billion thanks to strong sales from high-end smartphone models, the company said in a statement.

  • The big question about GoPro Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:37 PM ET
    The big question about GoPro

    Jason Moser, senior analyst at The Motley Fool, says investors are unsure whether GoPro is able to monetize beyond its devices.

  • What's sending shivers down Apple investors' spines Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 7:34 PM ET
    What's sending shivers down Apple investors' spines

    Daniel Ives, managing director and senior analyst at FBR Capital Markets and John Petrides, MD & portfolio manager at Point View Wealth Management, discuss the drop in Apple shares following its quarterly earnings.

  • This expert is happy with Apple earnings Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    This expert is happy with Apple earnings

    Patrick Moorhead, president & principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, is optimistic about the new Apple Watch, Apple Music and the tech giant's growth potential in emerging regions.

  • BlackBerry cuts jobs as part of turnaround plan Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 12:34 PM ET

    TORONTO— BlackBerry Ltd. announced another round of job cuts Tuesday as it deals with weak smartphone sales and pushes ahead with a restructuring plan. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company declined to disclose how many employees were affected in the latest changes, but said that some workers were shifted to different roles while others were laid off.

  • Toshiba chiefs quit over $1.2B accounting scandal Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    Chief executive and vice-chairman resign in the wake of an independent report on the company's accounting scandal. But the stock has surged.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, July 22- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd doubled its China smartphone revenue in the first half of this year, defying a slowdown in the world's biggest handset market that is enveloping rivals Xiaomi Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. In contrast to Huawei, overall smartphone shipments in China shrank for the first time in six years in the first...

  • SAN FRANCISCO— Smartphone sales may be slowing for some tech companies, but not for Apple. Analysts expect another powerhouse performance from the California tech giant when it reports quarterly financial results Tuesday. Wall Street analysts estimate Apple will report a hefty $10.3 billion in profit after selling $49 billion worth of iPhones, iPads, Mac...

  • Market demand solid for Electrolux: CEO Friday, 17 Jul 2015 | 4:15 AM ET
    Market demand solid for Electrolux: CEO

    Keith McLoughlin, CEO of Electrolux, says demand in most markets is "solid," yet East Europe and Latin America show weakness.

  • BEIJING, July 17- Fast-growing Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc is strengthening its patents in preparation for its entry into the U.S. market, head of international operations Hugo Barra told Bloomberg Television on Thursday, without offering a time table. Former Google Inc executive Barra told Bloomberg TV in San Francisco that Xiaomi phones would not...