Oct 12- PepsiCo Inc said on Monday it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the next few months. The food and beverage company however has no plans to get into the mobile phone manufacturing business, a PepsiCo spokeswoman said by email. Technology website Mobipicker was the first to report, on Oct. 11, that...» Read More
*NextInput Inc: Atlanta, Georgia spin-off from Georgia Tech, maker of force-sensitive technology. *Immersion Corp numbers among its customers mobile handset makers Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics Inc, Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Meizu Technology Co and Gionee. *Synaptics Inc: Senseg, Finland- based company, whose investors include NXP Semiconductors.
*New iPhone includes 3 D Touch technology. SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice...
John Petrides, MD & portfolio manager at Point View Wealth Management, attributes the negative reaction in Apple shares overnight to the pricing of the new devices.
Eric Bleeker, senior tech analyst at The Motley Fool, describes the upgrades in the new 6S and 6S Plus versions of the iPhone as "quintessential" since the iPhone is Apple's biggest money maker.
The new features of Apple TV made it the "most compelling new product" launched at Apple's Wednesday product event, says Brian Colello, senior equity analyst at Morningstar.
Apple holds its fall product launch today; event will be live-streamed.
SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 9- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice president of mobile enablement at Mobiquity,...
Kiranjeet Kaur, senior market analyst at IDC, outlines her expectations for Apple's high profile event on Wednesday.
SEOUL, Sept 8- In a new Samsung Electronics Co ad, a mysterious monk strides through a supermarket to a hip-hop beat using his staff to wizard groceries into a cart. Since its Aug. 20 launch in South Korea, Samsung says the service is beating internal expectations by averaging 25,000 new users and more than $620,000 in transactions per day. The world's top smartphone...
Sept 8- Macy's Inc said on Tuesday that consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc will set up outlets in 10 Macy's stores from November on a test basis. The Best Buy shops will occupy about 300 square feet and be staffed by Best Buy employees, who will sell Samsung smartphones, tablets and smart watches and audio devices and accessories from Samsung and other...
Apple makes a push into artificial intelligence.
Amazon reportedly planning $50 tablet
Sept 7- Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that...
Japan's Toshiba reported a $318M FY net loss and still faces fines and a barrage of investor law suits.
BERLIN, Sept 4- Insomniacs, light sleepers and others who blink bleary eyes every morning could be the next target of technology companies looking to come up with ideas to improve any given aspect of consumers' lives. Samsung Electronics Co and Panasonic Corp both showcased devices at the IFA, Europe's largest consumer electronics show, geared to helping people...
TORONTO, Sept 4- Canada's BlackBerry Ltd said on Friday it will buy rival mobile software provider Good Technology Corp for $425 million, to boost its ability to help corporate clients manage smartphones running on different operating systems. More than half the devices running on Good's systems are Apple Inc products such as the iPhone.
Sept 4- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it would acquire software security provider Good Technology for $425 million in cash.
GoPro’s stock may see more downside in the near term amid worries over the company's expansion plans, says Bradley Gastwirth, CEO of ABR Investment Strategy.
Rob Enderle, president and principal analyst at Enderle Group, says the Apple Watch is seen as a luxury item and that status gives it an edge over Samsung.
The success of Samsung's Gear S2 smartwatch may be hindered by the Tizen operating system, says Bryan Ma, VP of client devices research at IDC Asia Pacific.