Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • *Q1 net loss Y11.8 bln vs Y461 mln year earlier. TOKYO, Aug 9- Japan Display Inc said its biggest investor, the state-backed Innovation Network Corp of Japan, has pledged full financial support to the Apple Inc supplier as it seeks to replenish capital used up as smartphone sales slowed. "We don't have any financing concerns at the moment, but need to procure sizable...

  • Inside Tim Cook's Apple

    Rick Tetzeli, Fast Company Editor at Large, discusses a post-Steve Jobs Apple and how CEO Tim Cook is handling the technology giant.

  • Apple iPhone

    Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of The Aspen Institute & CNBC Contributor, discusses how Apple's business is faring as well as rumored features of the iPhone 7.

  • Smartphone shipments grew to reach 31-million units in India during the second quarter, but 97-percent of devices are Android.

  • Stocks to Watch: August 5, 2016

    Priceline, LinkedIn and Apple are making headlines on Wall Street this Friday morning to wrap up the trading week.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5- Africa's biggest mobile phone operator MTN Group Ltd cut investor payouts by almost 50 percent as it reported its first-ever half-yearly loss after taking a hit from a hefty regulatory fine in Nigeria. MTN agreed in June to pay a 330 billion naira fine in a settlement with Nigeria for missing a deadline to cut off unregistered SIM cards from...

  • Intel recalls the Basis Peak smartwatch

    The chipmaker warns customers the watch can overheat, causing burns or blisters to the skin.

  • Mossberg on TV buyer's remorse

    Walter Mossberg, Recode Editor-at-Large, discusses the struggle in buying a television and whether it's still too complicated.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 3- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday, tracking declines in other Asian markets, while struggling smartphone maker HTC dropped after the company reported a loss for the second quarter. The main TAIEX index was down 0.7 percent at 9,005.29 as of 0244 GMT, after closing 0.1 percent lower in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.022 to T...

  • Etsy, Fitbit, GoDaddy and Party City all have hopes of turning around misfortunes since their IPOs.

  • An Electronic Arts (EA) video game logo is seen at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles last year.

    The video game industry has drastically changed since its early beginnings with Atari in the 1970s.

  • *Q1 op profit Y56.2 bln vs Y96.9 bln year prior. TOKYO, July 29- Japan's Sony Corp said a strong yen and slower smartphone sales would weigh on its cash-generating image sensor business this year, but the popularity of its PlayStation 4 videogame should help it reach its profit target. For the current year through March 2017, the image sensor business will be a drag,...

  • Microsoft said it would cut about 2,850 more jobs over the next 12 months, for total planned job cuts of 4,700, or about 4 percent of its workforce.

  • The company said in May it would cut 1,850 jobs in its smartphone business, most of them in Finland. Microsoft bought Finland- based handset maker Nokia in 2014 in an ill-fated attempt to take on market leaders Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Chief Executive Satya Nadella, who took the helm just two months before the deal closed, has since focused on...

  • *Q2 profit $7.2 bln, in line with earlier guidance. SEOUL, July 28- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it expects solid earnings to continue in the second half of 2016, with stronger components demand likely offsetting heightened margin pressures for smartphones. April-June profit rose 18 percent from a year earlier to 8.1...

  • July 26- Chinese mobile phone maker Le Holdings Co Ltd, also known as LeEco, said it would buy U.S. consumer electronics company Vizio Inc for $2 billion.

  • The last-known VCR maker to stop production

    The Japanese company, Funai Electric, plans to stop making VCRs due to a decline in sales.

  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the two companies. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd sought to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals on Tuesday but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. The smartphone pioneer, which abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year,...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...