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  • Here's what to expect from Apple's big event next week

    Apple plans to debut new products at WWDC event.

  • TAIPEI, June 2- Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan's top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for...

  • A RadioShack location going out of business in Laguna Hills, California.

    In its heyday, Fort Worth-based RadioShack had 7,300 stores and was a regular stop for consumer electronics, USA Today reports.

  • LAGOS, May 31- For Europeans, Nokia's revamped' brick' is a throwback to a simpler, more innocent age, when phones were for speaking and reading on the train meant buying a newspaper. Although mobiles are now as common in Africa as they are in the United States or Europe, smart-phones are rarer, making up only one in three handsets in South Africa and one in four in Nigeria,...

  • HELSINKI, May 31- Nokia relaunched its simple but classic 3310 phone in its home market of Finland on Wednesday, hoping a wave of nostalgia may boost the brand as it expands into newer smartphones. But its brand has gone back on the mobile market across much of Europe and India thanks to a licensing deal with HMD Global, a new company led by former Nokia executives and...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 30- Andy Rubin, the co-creator of the Android mobile phone operating system, has launched a new company called Essential Products to sell a high-end smartphone and a home assistant device. Palo Alto- based Essential said the new Essential Phone features an edge-to-edge screen, a titanium-and-ceramic case and dual cameras.

  • Android founder Andy Rubin unveiled the new Essetial Phone Ph-1

    The Essential is equipped with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 processor camera.

  • *China market share dwindles; Brazil, India now biggest markets. That, combined with fierce competition from lower-end manufacturers in its home base of China such as Xiaomi and Oppo, saw its global position fall to eighth in 2016.. A recently announced reorganisation of its China business aimed at sharpening the PC brand's consumer focus comes amid an ongoing...

  • *China market share dwindles; Brazil, India now biggest markets. That, combined with fierce competition from lower-end manufacturers in its home base of China such as Xiaomi and Oppo, saw its global position fall to eighth in 2016.. A recently announced reorganization of its China business aimed at sharpening the PC brand's consumer focus comes amid an ongoing...

  • People walk by a Best Buy store in New York City.

    Best Buy said it now expects second-quarter comparable sales to grow between 1.5 percent to 2.5 percent.

  • Analyst: Best Buy has truly embraced e-commerce to fight Amazon

    Brian Nagel, Oppenheimer senior equity research analyst, and Hessam Nadji, Marcus & Millichap CEO, discuss Best Buy's big earnings beat, posting results against the overall down trend in the retail sector.

  • Walt Mossberg on the tech of yesterday and tomorrow

    Just ahead of his final column before retiring, Walter Mossberg, The Verge executive editor, discusses his long career covering the changing face of technology.

  • *India offers tax concessions on mobile component imports. NEW DELHI, May 23- India has offered to allow Apple Inc to import mobile handset components intended for use in local manufacturing tax free, a top government official said on Tuesday. Among a set of tax concessions, Apple had initially sought a 15- years tax holiday for all components that it would import...

  • *US officials allege Russia hackers tried to help Trump campaign. Russia denies this, keen to show it also victim of cyber crime. The criminals- 16 suspects were arrested by Russian law enforcement authorities in November last year- infected more than a million smartphones in Russia, on average compromising 3,500 devices a day, Group-IB said.

  • *US officials allege Russia hackers tried to help Trump campaign. *Russia denies this, keen to show it also victim of cyber crime. The criminals- 16 suspects were arrested by Russian law enforcement authorities in November last year- infected more than a million smartphones in Russia, on average compromising 3,500 devices a day, Group-IB said.

  • *US officials allege Russia hackers tried to help Trump campaign. *Russia denies this, keen to show it also victim of cyber crime. The criminals- 16 suspects were arrested by Russian law enforcement authorities in November last year- infected more than a million smartphones in Russia, on average compromising 3,500 devices a day, Group-IB said.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 18- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday it had demonstrated how electric vehicles could be charged wirelessly while driving, a technology some believe will help accelerate the adoption of self-driving cars. Wireless charging is an important area of research for carmakers, their suppliers and start-ups like xChargepoint, WiTricity and HEVO...

  • May 17- Mobile phone apps took center stage at Googles annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while devoting little time to the Android mobile operating system. Addressing an audience of thousands of developers in Mountain View, California, Google executives...

  • May 17- Alphabet Incs Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Incs iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple's Siri feature on its own devices. It comes as Google, Apple and Amazon.com Inc are competing to establish the dominant voice-powered digital assistant, which many in...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, May 11- STMicroelectronics expects 2017 revenue to grow by between 12.5 and 15.5 percent from last year to around $8 billion, Chief Financial Officer Carlo Ferro said on Thursday. Europe's second-biggest chipmaker has been benefiting from growing demand for sensors for smartphones, cars, and the devices related to the burgeoning so-called "...