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  • The Super Bowl in virtual reality? Yes, please Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:45 PM ET
    Football celebration

    Thanks to advances in virtual reality, sports fans can hit the field and feel as though they're right in the game.

  • What GoPro needs to succeed Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 1:17 PM ET
    What GoPro needs to succeed

    Tavis McCourt of Raymond James and Erinn Murphy of Piper Jaffray discuss what they're expecting from GoPro and their long-term concerns.

  • 'Warren Buffett' of weed: Why you should invest Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 9:57 AM ET
    Warren Buffett of cannabis: Why you should invest in weed

    Investment banker and president of Electrum Partners Leslie Bocskor explains why now is good time to invest in the legal marijuana industry.

  • Apple-accessory maker sells for $100M Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:03 PM ET
    Mophie tech case

    Mophie, the accessory maker best known for its iPhone battery cases, is being bought for at least $100 million by rival Zagg. Re/code reports.

  • This college requires freshmen to wear Fitbits Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 7:31 AM ET
    This college requires freshmen to wear Fitbits

    Oral Roberts University announced earlier this month that all first-year students must wear a fitness tracker device.

  • SINGAPORE/ HONG KONG, Feb 2- Beyond China few may have heard of OPPO or Vivo, but these local handset vendors are rising up the rankings in the world's largest smartphone market, using local marketing savvy and strong retail networks in lower-tier cities. International brands such as Apple and Samsung Electronics have mostly not yet reached this part of the...

  • Google Wallet creator: Why credit cards will soon be extinct

    Poynt CEO and Google Wallet creator Osama Bedier explains why NFC will soon be widely adopted.

  • Markets are going to be cooler with tech: Pro Monday, 1 Feb 2016 | 4:01 AM ET
    Markets are going to be cooler with tech: Pro

    The U.S. can take more risks when it comes to tech ventures compared to Europe, says GP Bullhound’s Manish Madhvani.

  • The app that offers international calls for $1 Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 1:00 PM ET
    A man tests an iPhone by Apple in a shop in Munich, Germany.

    Rebtel, a Swedish company, has launched an app that lets users make international calls for as little as $1 per month.

  • *Q3 op profit 202 bln yen vs market consensus 175 bln yen. TOKYO, Jan 29- Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter. "Demand for image sensors from certain customers has slowed since November due to...

  • *Q3 op profit 202 bln yen vs market consensus 175 bln yen. TOKYO, Jan 29- Sony Corp, widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter. "Demand for image sensors from a specific customer has slowed since November due...

  • Jan 29- Chinese consumer electronics maker LeEco plans to start selling virtual reality headsets and launch smart TVs in India in the June quarter, months after entering the country with its smartphone range, a company executive said. Atul Jain, India chief operating officer of LeEco, declined to disclose the price of the company's VR device.

  • Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 12:04 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffered from weakening global demand for consumer electronics. Samsung's net profit for the October-December period plunged 40 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 trillion won.

  • Samsung warns of weakening profit as gadget sales slide Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:44 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics said its Q4 profit rose 16.2% on-year but said maintaining earnings at the same level in 2016 would be difficult.

  • Samsung warns of tough 2016 after 4Q profit sinks Wednesday, 27 Jan 2016 | 7:04 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics reported Thursday a bigger-than-expected decline in fourth quarter earnings as its mainstay smartphone and semiconductor businesses suffer amid weakening global demand for consumer electronics. Samsung's net profit for the October-December period plunged 40 percent from a year earlier to 3.2 trillion won.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- China's smartphone boom may be over, as even Apple Inc grapples with a slowing economy and investor darling Xiaomi Inc struggles to stand out amid intense competition in low-margin handsets. Xiaomi, China's most valuable start-up with a $45 billion pricetag, is under threat, after it missed targets for $1 billion in Internet service...

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Jan 27- Xiaomi Inc, China's second-biggest smartphone vendor, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, an internal document reviewed by Reuters showed, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Lei Jun, founder and chief executive of China's most valuable startup, had set the $1 billion...

  • HONG KONG, Jan 27- Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc, China's most valuable startup, more than doubled Internet services revenue in 2015 to about $564 million, according to an internal document reviewed by Reuters, but still fell well short of an internal target of $1 billion. Xiaomi founder and chief executive Lei Jun had set the $1 billion target last year.

  • This is why we need an $8 billion telescope Monday, 25 Jan 2016 | 3:51 PM ET
    A NASA engineer inspects part of the James Webb Space Telescope

    When completed, the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be the most powerful space telescope ever made.

  • *To ship 58 mln handsets via China retailers- source. *To raise China own-stores to 50 from 20 this year- source. HONG KONG, Jan 21- Xiaomi Inc aims to sell double the number of handsets offline in China this year than analysts estimated it sold offline globally last year, an internal document showed, signalling a shift away from an online-focused strategy copied by...