Consumer Discretionary Consumer Electronics

  • Apple expanding production to India

    The tech company aims to boost its share in the mobile market, by manufacturing its lower-priced phones in Bengaluru.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 17- Apple Inc will in the coming months start assembling its lower-priced iPhone SE models at a contract manufacturer's plant in the southern Indian technology hub of Bengaluru, an industry source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. It also comes as smartphone sales growth is slowing in Asia's other massive market, China.

  • China's 'aggressive' smartphone makers

    Rob Enderle of Enderle Group talks about how the smartphone sector is heating up.

  • This self-driving stroller is perfect for parents-on-the-go

    Smartbe is the first intelligent baby stroller of its kind. It is self-driving, has a temperature controlled canopy, and even has a bottle warmer.

  • Toshiba launches probe into potential misconduct in US nuclear deal

    The Japanese electronics giant warns of a $6.3-billion write-down and said its chairman was resigning.

  • The smartphone war heats up in India

    Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research, talks about the Chinese smartphone makers making inroads in India.

  • Xiaomi's Note 4X is more of a 'sidegrade'

    Bob O'Donnell, chief analyst at Technalysis Research, reviews the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X and talks about the competitive Chinese smartphone space.

  • Verizon brings back unlimited data plan

    The carrier will offer Verizon Unlimited, which costs $80 for an individual line or $45 per line on a four-line family plan.

  • Devialet is venturing into Hong Kong

    Quentin Sannie, CEO of Devialet, talks about how the audio hardware company is exploring inventive ways of creating retail experiences for customers.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 7- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday tracking regional bourses as investors locked in profits from recent gains, with smartphone manufacturer HTC Corp trading lower on weak January sales data. As of 0147 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 9,531.01. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.057 to T $31.000 per U.S. dollar.

  • A screen image from a T-Mobile television ad.

    It's every cell phone provider on Twitter for themselves, The Verge reports.

  • LONDON, Feb 6- BT has become the first major telecoms company to back Google in a battle with EU regulators, defending the "stability and compatibility" of the Android operating system, which is in the sights of anti-trust regulators. The EU says Google stifles competition by forcing smartphone makers to pre-install its search function and browser to access its...

  • An increasing number of foreign companies have been shutting down operations in China, according to South China Morning Post.

  • This camera drone is the size of a phone

    Edoardo Stroppiana at AirSelfie talks about the his selfie drone and the competition in the space.

  • Feb 3- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is discussing a supply deal with Japan's Murata Manufacturing for batteries for its Galaxy S8 smartphones, the Nikkei business daily reported. Wrapping up its months-long probe, the smartphone maker said last month that faulty batteries from two suppliers- affiliate Samsung SDI Co Ltd and China's Amperex Technology Ltd- were...

  • The Japanese TV-to-gaming group took a $1 billion writedown on its struggling movie business.

  • SEOUL, Feb 2- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will launch a mobile web payments service for all smartphones powered by Google Inc's Android mobile operating system in South Korea in the first quarter. The service, called Samsung Pay Mini, will allow Android smartphones to make online transactions in Samsung's home country after...

  • Feb 1- "Things don't have to change the world to be important," Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs said in an interview in 1996.. Apple's shares rose as much as 5.8 percent to $128.30 early on Wednesday, their highest in 18 months, a day after the company dethroned Samsung Electronics Co Ltd as the world's top smartphone seller based on units shipped.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 31- Apple Inc reclaimed the throne as the world's top smartphone seller for the first time in five years on Tuesday, beating out rival Samsung in units shipped for the holiday quarter and boosting revenues with a strong showing for its new, top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus. The iPhone sales numbers, and a profit of almost $18 billion, both handily...

  • Shares of the world's most valuable listed company were up 2.6 percent at $124.50 in after-hours trading on Tuesday. Revenue in the Greater China region fell 11.6 percent to $16.23 billion, highlighting Apple's struggles in a hotly contested smartphone market. The company also forecast revenue of between $51.5 billion and $53.5 billion for the current...