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  • SEOUL, July 22- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it sued smartphone rival Huawei Technologies Co Ltd for patent infringements through multiple courts in China, escalating a legal conflict between the two companies. The South Korean firm sued Huawei in a Beijing court for allegedly infringing six of its patents, a spokeswoman said.

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd sought to bolster its security credentials with a string of small deals on Tuesday but analysts said the jury was still out on the success of its turnaround and push into software. The smartphone pioneer, which abdicated the top spot in handsets to Apple and Android-based devices, said it had signed a five-year,...

  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, July 19- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a five-year, multimillion-dollar deal to run emergency notifications for the U.S. Senate, among a handful of small deals the company unveiled as it shifts its focus to software from smartphones. The Canadian company also said that AtHoc, a crisis communications firm it bought last year, had...

  • TAIPEI, July 18- Taiwanese micro-audio specialist Merry Electronics and China's Luxshare Precision Industry Co have agreed a potential 600 million yuan tie-up less than a month after a separate deal between the pair had been blocked. Taiwan regulates China- related investments in the island's technology industry very carefully, given that the sector is a...

  • A Pokemon Go user

    "Pokemon Go" is a fully fledged phenomenon with thousands of players buried in their smartphones.

  • Leaked photos of iPhone 7 Plus show this button missing

    Apple's next iPhone may not have a mute switch, according to photos leaked on Chinese site Weibo.

  • BRUSSELS, July 12- Alphabet Inc's Google has been given an extra 6 weeks to early September to respond to EU charges that it uses its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, EU antitrust regulators said on Tuesday. The U.S. technology giant found itself under fire in April as the European Commission said its requirement that mobile phone...

  • Samsung vs. Apple

    Michael Yoshikami, Destination Wealth Management Founder & CEO, and Mark Spoonauer, LaptopMag.com, discuss whether Samsung is eclipsing Apple as the smartphone of choice with CNBC'S Kelly Evans.

  • *Q2 operating profit likely $7 bln, highest since Q1 2014. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said its...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a regulatory filing its April-June profit was likely 8.1...

  • TORONTO, July 5- BlackBerry Ltd said on Tuesday it will stop making its Classic model, raising further doubts about the future of the smartphone pioneer's money-losing handset business as the company shifts its focus to software. "Clearly the Classic was not sufficiently retro-cool to attract new users," said John Jackson, a technology analyst at International...

  • TORONTO, July 5- Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic model, the company said on Tuesday, some 18 months after launching the device it had hoped would entice users who prefer a physical, rather than touchscreen, keyboard. Blackberry's move is the latest shift away from its money-losing handset business and toward its software.

  • TORONTO, July 5- Smartphone pioneer BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic model, the company said on Tuesday, some 18 months after launching the device it had hoped would entice users who prefer a physical, rather than touchscreen, keyboard. BlackBerry has since launched a phone powered by Alphabet Inc's Android software and plans several more, and...

  • TORONTO, July 5- BlackBerry Ltd will stop making its Classic smartphone, 18 months after launching it in an effort to entice users who prefer physical, rather than touch, keyboards, the Canadian technology company said on Tuesday. BlackBerry has since launched a phone powered by Alphabet Inc's Android software and plans several more, and BlackBerry Chief...

  • Star Trek

    Deep pocketed collectors shelled out top dollar for "Star Trek" memorabilia at a Hollywood auction last week.

  • GameStop signage in a store in Peru, Illinois, March 26, 2014

    Macquarie's Ben Schachter initiated coverage on GameStop with an outperform rating.

  • *Sales miss expectations for third straight quarter. Falling PC sales, slowing smartphone sales growth hurt. June 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by cutting jobs and focusing on fewer programs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were thwarted by a persistently challenging market.

  • Spotify says Apple is making it harder for the streaming music company to compete by blocking its newest version, Recode reports.

  • Design for Amazon's new Seattle headquarters

    Amazon's new dome-shaped headquarters is bringing renewable energy to the work space.

  • TOKYO, June 29- Japan's Sony Corp said on Wednesday it expects its image sensor business will miss its revenue target for the 2017 fiscal year because of weakening global demand for smartphones. Sony forecast a revenue range of 1 trillion- 1.05 trillion yen for the year starting April 2017 in its revised medium-term business plan for the devices unit, which...