Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics


  • 10 must-have gifts for gadget lovers Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 9:40 AM ET

    Gadgets are a perennial topper on holiday wish lists. Here's a look at what to buy.

  • Nintendo clocks its highest US sales score in October Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 10:24 PM ET
    Attendees play the new Pokemon X and Pokemon Y video games on the Nintendo Co. 3DS at a launch event in New York, U.S., on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013.

    Nintendo has posted its best monthly sales in the U.S. this year, boosted by the launch of the 2DS and games Pokémon X and Pokémon Y in August.

  • Nest CEO: Reinvent unloved products Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 11:37 AM ET
    Nest CEO: Reinvent unloved products

    Tony Fadell invented the iPod. He is the CEO of Nest, which works to reinvent common household products to be smarter and safer. The Nest thermostat is one of his company's first.

  • What is Sony's future in consumer electronics? Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 8:38 PM ET
    What is Sony's future in consumer electronics?

    David Rubenstein, MD & Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, says Sony's results highlight a broader trend of weakness in the consumer electronics space.

  • BlackBerry, Facebook talk about a bid: WSJ report Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | 3:48 PM ET

    The smartphone maker and the social giant met last week to gauge interest in a potential bid, reported The Wall Street Journal.

  • Taste for tablets offsets starved PC market: Study Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 9:28 AM ET
    Apple iPad products.

    Strong demand for tablets such as Apple's iPad will help worldwide shipments of web-enabled devices rise in 2013, research company Gartner said on Monday.

  • Recall: Surge protectors could cause fire Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 3:36 PM ET
    Schneider Electric recalled 15 million of its SurgeArrest surge protectors (series APC 7 and APC 8) made before 2003.

    If you have a surge protector from Schneider Electric, you want to read this. The company has recalled 15 million manufactured before 2003.

  • Telecom giant Alcatel-Lucent to cut 10,000 jobs Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 1:21 AM ET

    Alcatel-Lucent plans to reduce its staff by 10,000 as part of a cost-cutting drive to save 1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) by 2015.

  • New iPhone not so tough, Galaxy even worse: Study Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:40 PM ET
    The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology is displayed during an Apple product announcement.

    Users may find something lacking in the new iPhone compared with last year's model: They could break more easily.

  • Microsoft introduces new Surface tablets Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
  • UK retailer Tesco launches cut-price tablet Monday, 23 Sep 2013 | 11:52 AM ET

    U.K. supermarket giant Tesco launched its attempt to tap into the tablet computer market and boost its online shopping and download services Monday when it unveiled its £119 ($190.95) "Hudl".

  • Peeling back the layers of Apple's new iPhone 5S Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    The new iPhone 5S with fingerprint technology is displayed during an Apple product announcement.

    Following are some of the key components for the iPhone 5S and their makers that have been identified so far.

  • New 'Grand Theft Auto' outrages critics again Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    Scene from 'Grand Theft Auto V'

    Critics and gamers may love "Grand Theft Auto V," but, like its predecessors, the game is proving to be a lightning rod for controversy.

  • India lures chipmakers, says IBM is interested Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Microprocessor wafer

    Two consortiums, including IBM and STMicroelectronics, have proposed building semiconductor wafer plants in India costing a total of $8 billion.

  • Wal-Mart to offer new iPhone at a discount Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:22 PM ET

    Consumers can get new iPhones at a discount at Wall-Mart and trade in their older models for an even better deal, reported a news portal Cnet.

  • Nikkei Business Report Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Shares of both Mitsubishi Motors and Sharp nosedived today following reports that they are considering large-scale public offerings. Yukako Ono reports.

  • EU plans to end roaming fees to hit telcos from 2014 Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 4:27 AM ET

    European plans to scrap mobile roaming charges leave telecoms companies facing the prospect of wafer-thin profit margins, analysts said.

  • LinkedIn to welcome teen users ahead of share sale Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 2:22 AM ET
    The LinkedIn Corp. logo.

    LinkedIn is lowering its user age limits this week, in a move that is unlikely to help it overtake social network rivals such as Facebook.

  • Samsung unveils smartwatch Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:42 PM ET
    Samsung unveils smartwatch

    Do consumers want another device they can wear? CNBC's Seema Mody reports Samsung's smartwatch is expected to hit the market in late September.

  • Samsung watch unveiled Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    Samsung watch unveiled

    A look at Samsung's unveil of its new smartwatch. Tyler Thoreson, Gilt Man editorial and creative head, says the "idea of wearable tech is still a bit dubious" to him, adding "a watch versus Google Glass has more potential."