Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • The tech giant says its new wireless headphones are available online and will hit store shelves next week.

  • HELSINKI, Dec 13- HMD Global, the Finnish company that owns the rights to use the Nokia brand on mobile phones, announced its first new products on Tuesday- two basic handsets without internet access priced at $26 before local taxes and subsidies. HMD said the Nokia 150 and Nokia 150 Dual SIM would go on sale in selected markets early next year. The basic phone...

  • People wait in line to play 'Call of Duty, Infinite Warfare' at the Paris Games Week show last October.

    Physical 'Call of Duty' game sales plunged, according to NPD November sell-through data.

  • Dec 9- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday that a software update for Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will be released mid-December in the United States preventing them from charging and functioning as mobile phones, rendering them useless. The smartphone maker said that more than 93 percent of all recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices had been returned as a part of...

  • Mossberg on design vs. function

    Walt Mossberg, The Verge executive editor, discusses whether gadget makers are compromising function in favor of design.

  • A customer tries out an Apple Watch Nike+ at an Apple Store in the SoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, October 28, 2016 in New York City.

    Despite the uptick in sales for the holidays, long-term demand is yet to be proven.

  • BEIJING, Dec 7- Apple Inc said external factors were the likely cause of iPhone 6 battery fires detailed in a Chinese consumer protection report that featured widely in state media earlier this week and created a buzz on social media. The Shanghai Consumer Council released a report on Friday detailing battery fires in eight iPhone 6 handsets.

  • Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to...

  • Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to...

  • Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. The justices sent the case back to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington to...

  • Dec 6- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American rival for copying key iPhone designs. Samsung had been seeking to pare back $399 million of $548 million it paid Apple in December...

  • Stocks to Watch: December 6, 2016

    Amazon, Apple and Nike stocks are making moves this Tuesday morning before the opening bell.

  • Stocks to Watch: December 5, 2016

    McDonald's, Apple, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco stocks are making headlines this Monday morning.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • Apple and Samsung's product shortages may test customer loyalty

    The two electronics brands could lose some customers due to a shortage of products this holiday season.

  • *Nokia sold its phones business to Microsoft in 2014. FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Dec 1- Nokia smartphones are poised for a comeback after former managers at the Finnish company licensed the handset brand from Microsoft and struck up partnerships with Google and phone manufacturer Foxconn. HMD Global, led by Nokia veteran Arto Nummela, wants to launch its first Nokia...

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Dec 1- Nokia-branded mobile phones are about to make a comeback via a new venture that will reunite the Nokia brand with veteran Nokia executives who aim to move into smartphones capitalising on an existing operation that sells low-cost basic phones. HMD Global, a new Finnish company set up to revive the Nokia phone brand, on Thursday took...

  • The camera maker plans to reduce its jobs and close its entertainment unit as part of its efforts to turn the company around.

  • Samsung mulling structural split

    The South Korean electronics giant is thinking about splitting itself amid investor pressure.

  • Google’s threat to Apple

    Abhey Lamba, Mizuho Securities, and Amit Daryanani, RBC Capital Markets, weigh in on whether Google's Pixel phone will be a threat to Apple's iPhone.