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  • Jawbone cuts 15% of global staff, closes NY office Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 6:13 PM ET
    Jawbone, the San Francisco-based company behind 'smart' wireless earpieces and Jambox speakers, redesigned UP wristbands that combine fashion with smartphone lifestyles to help people along paths to improved fitness.

    These layoffs mark the second round of cuts since this summer. The wearable device maker laid off 20 employees in June, reports TechCrunch.

  • Morgan Stanley: Here's what we like in China Monday, 16 Nov 2015 | 8:25 PM ET

    China's economic slowdown isn't spooking Morgan Stanley, which has its eye on the mainland's "new economy."

  • Samsung unveils new chipset as smartphones struggle Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890

    Samsung unveiled its next-generation high-end chipset on Thursday, as it moves to differentiate itself and increase profits in the smartphone space.

  • Top analyst: 5 Apple predictions for 2016 Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 11:12 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook.

    Top-ranked analyst Daniel Ives of FBR & Co. says 2016 will be an inflection point for Apple's growth story, he gives five predictions why.

  • As Black Friday nears, tech deals appear Monday, 9 Nov 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    A shopper has his receipt checked before leaving a Best Buy store in Westbury, New York.

    As Black Friday approaches, retailers are already beginning to announce their best deals for tech products. USA Today reports.

  • This device aims to raise the bar on home Wi-Fi Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    The new MacBook designed for a wireless world unveiled at the Apple event in Cupertino, Calif. on March 8, 2015.

    Amid increasingly clogged home networks, Luma is looking to boost residential Wi-Fi's signal as well as security.

  • Would 007 ever swap his Omega for a smartwatch? Saturday, 7 Nov 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Omega's president said there was opportunity in the booming wearables market, which may eventually boost interest in Omega watches.

  • TORONTO, Nov 6- BlackBerry Ltd launched its first Android-based device on Friday, with the future of the company's hardware business riding on a slick smartphone called Priv that boasts an impressive array of features and a hefty price tag. "You will be blown away by some of the apps you use and how much data they actually access of yours," said BlackBerry's head of...

  • Singapore startup Semantics3 in new funding round Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 1:17 AM ET
    An employee scans the box of iPhone 6 in re:Store at Europeisky Shopping Mall as iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus retail sales begin in Russia on September 25, 2014.

    Singaporean software firm Semantics3 Friday said it has successfully closed a $1.55 million round of bridge funding.

  • HANOI, Nov 5- Apple Inc has opened a subsidiary company in Vietnam, allowing the maker of iPhones to import and distribute cellphones directly in one of the fastest growing smartphone markets in the Asia-Pacific. The number of mobile phone subscribers in Vietnam grew 26 percent from 2009 to 2013 to 124 million, while the number of internet users surpassed a third...

  • TEL AVIV, Nov 5- Israel's Cellcom agreed on Thursday to buy smaller low-cost mobile phone rival Golan Telecom for 1.17 billion shekels but political opposition swiftly threatened the deal. Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon voiced strong opposition to the takeover of French-owned Golan in a letter to the country's acting anti-trust regulator.

  • TEL AVIV, Nov 5- Cellcom agreed on Thursday to buy rival Golan Telecom for 1.17 billion shekels, as Israel's largest mobile phone provider seeks to add a low-cost brand to its portfolio. Golan, owned by French businessmen Michael Golan and Xavier Niel, is one of the four other mobile network operators in Israel besides Cellcom. Israel's mobile phone market has been...

  • STOCKHOLM, Nov 2- When Fingerprint Cards said last September it was supplying China's Huawei with fingerprint sensors for its new smartphone, the little-known Swedish company's stock jumped nearly 11 percent in a day. FPC's clients have multiplied from only two to twenty in a year but competition in the sector is increasing as main rival Synaptics looks for...

  • Almost 2,000 Vodafone UK customers hacked Sunday, 1 Nov 2015 | 1:34 AM ET

    Vodafone UK said hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 customers, the second cyber attack on a British telco this month.

  • Nearly 70% of tech spending is wasted: Study Saturday, 31 Oct 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Companies often spend a lot of money on cultivating their technology, but a study suggests nearly 70 percent of what is spent may be misdirected.

  • Aussies: Total mobile monsters? Looks like it Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    More than half of Australian phone owners check their device within 15 minutes of waking up, a new report shows.

  • *Rivals including LG Electronics already securing big contracts. Data compiled by Thomson Reuters IP& Science shows the world's top smartphone maker and other Samsung Group tech affiliates are ramping up research and development for auto technology, with two-thirds of their combined 1,804 U.S. patent filings related to electric vehicles and electric...

  • Samsung shares jump after Q3 earnings, share repurchase Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 11:39 PM ET
    A Samsung Galaxy S6 edge smartphone is on display at the booth of South Korean electronics giant Samsung ahead of the opening of the 55th IFA electronics trade fair in Berlin on September 3, 2015.

    Samsung Electronics shares rallied on Thursday, on the back of a share buyback plan and a better-than-expected third-quarter earnings report.

  • Nintendo shares tank as videogame app launch delayed Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 11:17 PM ET

    CEO Tatsumi Kimishima said the delay would help Nintendo concentrate on selling its existing consoles and game software during the holiday season.

  • Alphabet to expand Web access in Indonesia via balloons Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 11:04 PM ET
    A high altitude WiFi internet hub Google Project Loon balloon is displayed at the Airforce Museum in Christchurch on June 16, 2013. Google revealed top-secret plans on June 15 to send balloons to the edge of space with the lofty aim of bringing Internet to the two-thirds of the global population currently without web access.

    Project Loon is part of Alphabet's secretive X division, where the company experiments with far-off technologies dubbed "moonshots".