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  • The Finnish telecoms company, which has focused on networks since it sold its troubled devices unit to Microsoft in 2014, said Wednesday it is bringing out "a new generation" of cellphones and tablets together with a new company called HMD. Rather, HMD, which is led by a group of former Nokia and Microsoft executives, will produce them under the Nokia brand.

  • Nokia making comeback after Microsoft sells assets

    Foxconn and HMD Global are buying Microsoft's mobile assets, which means Nokia phones will make a comeback.

  • Apple iPad owners complain about glitchy iOS update

    Users complain about their iPad Pro or iPad Air freezing for up to 30-minutes during the download.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- Longtime customers dramatically reduced the amount of licensing revenue they paid to use Oracle products after Google stole its copyrighted software to enter the smartphone market, Oracle's co-chief executive Safra Catz told jurors on Tuesday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle Corp has claimed Google's Android...

  • 3 Things to watch for at Google I/O 2016 tomorrow

    Google's biggest developer conference of the year is set for Wednesday.

  • SHENZHEN, China— The rise of Huawei Technologies Ltd.' s 6- year-old smartphone brand by-the-numbers:. —129 billion yuan: Huawei's sales of smartphones and other consumer devices last year, up 73 percent over 2014 and one-third of the company's total revenue of 395 billion yuan. —17.9 million: Number of smartphones Huawei sold in China in the final quarter of 2015,...

  • Huawei Technologies Ltd., which pulled out of the U.S. market for network switching gear four years ago due to security fears, became the No. 3 global smartphone seller last year, overtaking Apple in China. "China has yet to create a high-end consumer brand. Outside the United States, the company is cranking up a global marketing campaign for the P9 featuring...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Oracle Corp did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 in order to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software, Oracle co-Chief Executive Safra Catz told jurors on Monday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle claims Google's Android smartphone operating system...

  • Should Main St. follow Buffett's Apple bet?

    Brian Blair, Grays Peak Capital Principal, and Max Wolff, Chief Economist at Manhattan Venture Partners, debate whether investors should follow Warren Buffett into Apple stock.

  • LED bulbs by Philips

    Dutch company says it is seeking to raise at least 694 million euros by selling a 25 percent stake in its lighting division.

  • TAIPEI, May 16- Taiwan stocks rebounded from over three-month lows on Monday, with struggling smartphone maker HTC Corp rising on a share buyback plan, but the index gains may be short-lived due to recent heavy selling by foreign investors. Foreign investors on Friday sold a net T $14 billion in Taiwan shares, taking their net selling to T $89 billion so far this...

  • *Sharp's annual operating loss widened to 162 bln yen. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, May 12- Japan's Sharp Corp has named a top Foxconn executive as CEO and said it would seal a $3.5 billion stake sale to the Taiwanese firm ahead of schedule, as the display maker seeks a return to profit in the face of slowing smartphone sales. Sharp said Foxconn Vice Chairman Tai Jeng- wu will succeed...

  • Trading Nation: No bounce for Apple

    Mark Tepper, Strategic Wealth Partners President, and Dennis Davitt, Harvest Volatility Advisors CIO, discuss investing in Apple with Brian Sullivan.

  • Steve Jobs' death led to the Apple Watch

    The former Apple CEO shared his frustrations over inefficient health care systems with company executives.

  • The agencies have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, among others, in order "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices," the FCC said. The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers including BlackBerry Ltd, Microsoft Corp, LG Electronics...

  • Apple a buying opportunity?

    David Katz, Matrix Asset Advisors Chief Investment Officer, and Jason Ware, Albion Financial Chief Investment Officer, debate investing in Apple and whether the release of the iPhone 7 will be able to turn the stock around.

  • The FCC said the joint inquiry by the commissions was "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices." The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers to provide information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in mobile...

  • Fad devices, fad stocks?

    CNBC's Mike Santoli looks at common themes for three gadgetmaker stocks that are struggling.

  • *Eight handset makers are probed over alleged patent violation. HONG KONG, May 6- The U.S. International Trade Commission is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-...

  • Sony files a patent for contact lens camera

    The Japanese electronics company is working on contact lens that can take photos with a blink of an eye.