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  • Apple hires banks for potential Kangaroo bond debut Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:12 AM ET
    The Apple Store in Grand Central Station in New York City.

    Apple has hired a trio of banks to lead potential Kangaroo bond debut.

  • Video game sales level up Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Videogame sales level up

    Videogame sales rise 5% in July.

  • Apple holds off on live TV Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Apple holds off on live TV

    Apple reportedly delays plans to introduce live TV as negotiations over licensing content stall.

  • Are Android phones becoming commoditized? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    Are Android phones becoming commoditized?

    Bryan Ma, vice president of IDC Asia Pacific, says Android-powered handsets seem to be losing their differentiation factor.

  • Samsung created a 'cannibalization risk': Analyst Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 6:19 PM ET
    Samsung created a 'cannibalization risk': Analyst

    Samsung's simultaneous launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Note 5 increased the risk of cannibalization, says Medhi Hosseini, senior analyst, semiconductors and storage at Susquehanna Financial Group.

  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Aug 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled a new Galaxy Note phablet and a larger version of its curved-screen S6 edge smartphone on Thursday, marking a fresh bid by the South Korean tech giant to revive momentum in its handset business. Samsung is the world's top smartphone maker but its market share fell in the second quarter when its critically...

  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Aug 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled on Thursday a new Galaxy Note phablet and a larger version of its curved-screen S6 edge smartphone, marking a fresh bid by the South Korean tech giant to revive momentum in its handset business. Samsung is the world's top smartphone maker but its market share fell in the second quarter when its critically...

  • Apple biting into workplace tech Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Apple biting into workplace tech

    Apple working to polish the iPad's image in the workplace

  • Layoffs on the way for Lenovo Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Layoffs on the way for Lenovo

    Lenovo announces 3200 layoffs after Motorola unit tanks.

  • Making 3-D printers affordable Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 6:45 AM ET
    Making 3-D printers affordable

    The 3-D printers from this small business are more affordable than MakerBot's.

  • BEIJING, Aug 13- China's Lenovo Group Ltd will lay off 10 percent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal computer giant's bet that a money-losing brand it bought for nearly $3 billion will help it become a global smartphone leader. Lenovo, which uses the U.S. dollar in operations rather than the...

  • E-tail telco combo sets India phone sales on fire Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:50 PM ET

    India's smartphone sector reported explosive Q2 growth after handset vendors partnered with e-commerce players to ramp up sales.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- Looking to buy your kid a computer this back-to-school season? Most people upgrade their computers every three to five years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, a trade group. "Most people don't want to trash a computer in three years, they want to get closer to five," says Laurie Duncan, owner of MacSamurai Consulting in New York.

  • Alibaba expands its retail offerings Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Alibaba expands its retail offerings

    Alibaba making a $4.6 billion investment in Chinese electronics retailer Suning.

  • AT&T dials in a new bundle Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    AT&T dials in a new bundle

    AT&T debuts the country's first TV/mobile bundle today.

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Aug 10- Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. It sold its handset business to Microsoft in late 2013 and has since focused squarely on making telecoms network equipment.

  • Google to reboot Android One project in India Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 | 11:47 PM ET
    Google

    Google will relaunch Android One, placing the goal of delivering a sub-$50 device at the heart of an investment push in India, the FT reports.

  • The merger of two Samsung affiliates cleared a major hurdle, with buyback requests falling short of the amount that could have scuppered the $8B deal.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 6- Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world's most popular mobile operating system. The change came after security researcher Joshua Drake unveiled what he called Stagefright, hacking software that allows...

  • Fitbit investment spending is driving growth: CEO Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    James Park, Fitbit

    Fitbit CEO James Park responded to concerns about the company's gross margins, saying its spending yielded big beats in Q2 revenue.