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  • Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:32 PM ET
    Why Sony's PS4 could be a success in China

    Atul Goyal, senior analyst at Jefferies, explains why Chinese consumers will like Sony's PlayStation 4 videogame consoles despite limited digital availability.

  • Finally, Sony's PS4 debuts in China Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:41 PM ET
    Finally, Sony's PS4 debuts in China

    Walt Mossberg, co-executive editor of Re/code, says the sale of PlayStation 4 videogame consoles is an opportunity for Sony.

  • Samsung's stocks near all-time highs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:42 PM ET
    Samsung's stocks near all-time highs

    Hopes that the new Galaxy S6 devices can fuel an earnings recovery have boosted the shares of Kospi-listed Samsung Electronics. SBS CNBC's June Yoon has more.

  • Thailand's outdated tech sector clouds economy Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 7:35 PM ET

    Thailand's economy is at risk as electronics manufacturers ditch the country's outdated facilities for cheaper alternatives in neighboring countries.

  • Apple TV service could fuel more hardware sales Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Watching TV on a tablet computer

    Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.

  • Nintendo’s Super Mario karts towards smartphones Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Mario Kart 8

    DeNA has launched a “business and capital alliance” with gaming giant Nintendo; meaning that Luigi and Mario could be on your phone quite soon.

  • Apple Watch: The first 'mass market' wearable? Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 1:35 AM ET
    Apple Watch: The first 'mass market' wearable?

    Melissa Chau, senior research manager at IDC, says the Apple Watch has the potential to disrupt the crowded wearable space as it is the first "real mass market play."

  • Will the 18k gold Apple Watch be a hit? Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:38 PM ET
    Will the 18k gold Apple Watch be a hit?

    Gaurav Sodhi, resources analyst at Intelligent Investor, explains why Apple's target to sell one million super-high-end 18-karat gold Apple Watches a month isn't reasonable.

  • How will Apple Watch impact Asian suppliers? Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET
    How will Apple Watch impact Asian suppliers?

    The Apple Watch's impact on Asia's supply chain may be limited, but it will benefit a handful of suppliers like Taiwan's Quanta, says Steven Pelayo, regional head of technology research, Asia-Pacific at HSBC.

  • Bull vs Bear: Is Apple's stock invincible? Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Bull vs Bear: Is Apple's stock invincible?

    John Petrides, managing director & portfolio manager at Point View Wealth Management and Scott Nations, chief investment officer & president at NationsShares, debate the outlook of Apple's shares.

  • Apple Watch not a huge surprise: Pro Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:33 PM ET
    Apple Watch not a huge surprise: Pro

    Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw Research, says the launch on Monday unveiled some interesting new details about Apple's smartwatch line, but there were no huge surprises.

  • Apple Watch a gamechanger? Maybe not: Pro Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Apple Watch a gamechanger? Maybe not: Pro

    Neil Hennessy, portfolio manager & chief investment officer at Hennessy Funds, says the Apple Watch isn't new technology and lacks the "aura" of iPhones.

  • Reinventing - That's what Apple does best Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 6:47 PM ET
    Reinventing - That's what Apple does best

    Katie Boehret, deputy reviews editor at Re/Code, says the Apple Watch exemplifies Apple's ability to redefine an existing product and describes the coolest feature of the smartwatch.

  • Sharp shares tank 9% on news it will seek aid Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 10:22 PM ET

    Sharp is preparing to seek aid from its two main lenders, as it expects impairment losses from unprofitable businesses to mount this year.

  • With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:34 AM ET
    With S6, Samsung still faces 'uphill task': IDC

    While the S6's curve screen sets it apart from its rivals, "incremental improvements" may not be enough to wrestle market share from Apple's iPhone 6, says Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC Asia Pacific.

  • Why Samsung Pay could be a gamechanger Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 10:16 PM ET
    Why Samsung Pay could be a gamechanger

    The launch of Samsung's mobile payment system Samsung Pay, along with Apple Pay, will enable mobile commerce to gain traction, especially in the U.S, says Loo Wee Teck, head of Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International.

  • Has Samsung nailed it with new S6? Sunday, 1 Mar 2015 | 5:34 PM ET
    Has Samsung nailed it with new S6?

    Bonnie Cha, senior analyst at Re/Code, says an upgrade in design and the use of high-quality materials will be the selling points of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. She later discusses the launch of Samsung Pay.

  • Should you bet on Taiwanese firm Quanta? Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET
    Should you bet on Taiwanese firm Quanta?

    Charles Sizemore, CIO at Sizemore Capital Management, calls the firm "an interesting leveraged play on the Apple Watch," seeing as it's the sole assembler.

  • Sony updates future roadmap: What to expect Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 6:34 PM ET
    Sony updates future roadmap: What to expect

    Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai is set to present the company's business strategy on Tuesday. Damian Thong, senior analyst at Macquarie Securities Japan, outlines his expectations.

  • Why the new Walkman isn't Sony's savior Sunday, 15 Feb 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Why the new Walkman isn't Sony's savior

    Considering its niche target market, the Walkman NW-ZX2 won't be the product that will change the fortunes of Sony, says Melissa Chau, senior research manager, Client Devices at IDC.