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Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics


  • Why LG and Samsung are going old school next year Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Samsung Electronics curved Ultra High Definition televisions are displayed at a media event in Seoul, South Korea, last February.

    South Korea's top tech-heavyweights, LG Electronics and Samsung, are going after PC gamers' hearts with new super-wide curved monitors.

  • Prosecutors raid LG headquarters over washer row Saturday, 27 Dec 2014 | 1:51 AM ET

    Prosecutors raided LG Electronics' headquarters amid a probe of whether LG damaged rival Samsung Electronics' washing machines at German retail stores, LG said.

  • US retailers may only just meet holiday sales forecasts Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:03 PM ET
    A woman pushes a shopping cart past Christmas decorations displayed for sale at a Wal-Mart.

    Consumers slacked off on the final holiday shopping days, suggesting traditional retailers will just meet sales forecasts amid deep discounts.

  • Video gamers rejoice after Sony, Samsung hookup Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    Playstation 4 PS4

    Samsung and Sony agreed to provide the latter's PlayStation Now system on some Samsung Smart TVs in 2015.

  • Skullcandy plants its flag in headphone wars Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Skullcandy headphones

    Headphone-maker Skullcandy has had a big year, and its CEO has a plan to keep the good times rolling through the holidays and beyond.

  • Hard to be bullish with Russia Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    Hard to be bullish with Russia

    The sharp decline in the Russian ruble has led to the public's faith in the ruble evaporating, says Rob Carnell, chief international economist at ING, who thinks the public seem "bearish".

  • Why T-Mobile is offering data rollover: CEO Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile at Code Mobile

    T-Mobile's plan to allow customers to roll over unused data attacks an infuriating aspect of wireless plans, CEO John Legere said.

  • Camera makers trudge on in a smartphone world Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    More photos are being taken than ever before, but not with traditional cameras.

  • The man who founded a $100 billion industry dies Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    Ralph Baer

    Ralph Baer never meant to start a multibillion-dollar industry. He was just trying to get an idea out of his head and into the real world.

  • Global Brands teams up with David Beckham Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 7:20 PM ET
    Global Brands teams up with David Beckham

    Bruce Rockowitz, CEO of Global Brands, and football star David Beckham discuss their new project to build brands with high profile sports and entertainment icons.

  • This year's most popular consumer tech toys Friday, 28 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    An attendee poses next to Samsung's 110-inch UHD television at the 2014 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

    As estimated 95 million Americans will shop on Black Friday, and they want consumer electronics in their carts.

  • More headwinds ahead for Hewlett-Packard? Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    More headwinds ahead for Hewlett-Packard?

    Tim Bajarin, President at Creative Strategies, says the tech giant is is facing very strong competition in servers.

  • Why Sony needs to 'go back to basics' Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 12:24 AM ET
    Why Sony needs to 'go back to basics'

    Rob Enderle, President and Principal Analyst at Enderle Group, discussses Sony's progress in its restructuring plan and explains why the firm's content business could be its weakest link.

  • Sony: Resuscitation or reinvention? Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 10:34 PM ET
    Sony: Resuscitation or reinvention?

    Bradley Gastwirth, CEO at ABR Investment Strategy, says Sony needs to resuscitate itself and should focus on the PlayStation to do so.

  • Why mobile will be Sony's magic bullet Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 7:34 PM ET
    Why mobile will be Sony's magic bullet

    Daniel Ives, Managing Director of FBR Capital Markets, says the Japanese consumer electronic giant needs be aggressive in building new content within the mobile space.

  • What to expect from Sony's investor briefing Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 5:35 PM ET
    What to expect from Sony's investor briefing

    Ahead of Sony's investor briefing on Tuesday, Bill Fries, Co-Manager of Thornburg International Value Fund, explains his optimism for the electronics giant's turnaround plan.

  • Best Buy's profit nearly doubles Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Best Buy's profit nearly doubles

    Best Buy posted unexpectedly strong earnings last quarter, but the chain still faces challenges ahead of the holiday shopping season.

  • 4K TV... too much high-def? Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sony's 4K Bravia liquid-crystal-display television.

    Dan Ackerman, CNET section editor, says the low-cost 4K is interesting but it may be up to five years before the content providers can offer shows in super high-definition.

  • Best Buy fights its way back Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:12 PM ET
    Best Buy fights its way back

    Has Best Buy turned itself around? After a strong Q3 beat, Marketfy editor Ron Insana, provides perspective on the company's growth.

  • Taxi-app Uber hitches a lift with Spotify Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:04 AM ET
    The Uber app

    Uber has unveiled a new feature that will enable passengers to listen to their own Spotify playlists as they travel.