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  • BENGALURU, Feb 24- Foreign venture funds are stepping up investments in Indian mobile application makers, betting a surge in smartphone sales in the country will drive demand for home-grown apps, mirroring the trend in world's biggest mobile phone market China. The firm said it would make 20 to 30 early-stage investments in India every year.

  • Digital streaming is a game-changer for sports

    If you want to see the impact that digital technology is having on traditional media, look no further than sports. CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports.

  • BARCELONA/ TORONTO, Feb 24- BlackBerry said on Wednesday that it has acquired U.K.- based cyber security consultancy Encription, moving the company deeper into the services business as it continues to morph into a more software-focused entity amid its ongoing turnaround. The smartphone industry pioneer, which is pivoting to focus more on security software and...

  • This is a time for ‘extraordinary investment’: Orange

    Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez discusses what technologies the mobile operator is investing in, including fiber broadband.

  • March: ‘Go or no go’ for Orange, Bouygues talk

    Orange deputy CEO, Ramon Fernandez says Orange will keep the merger talks with Bouygues going if it creates value for its shareholders.

  • A protester wears a shirt displaying the logo of smartphone ride service Uber during by a protest by non-licensed private hire drivers blocking the Place de la Nation in Paris on February 9, 2016.

    How to understand Uber's five-star rating system and cancellation policy given the weekend shooting spree in Michigan.

  • BARCELONA, Feb 23- China's Lenovo Group is ready to break into mature markets this summer with the launch of its new smartphone which sports' augmented reality' features developed under Google's Tango project, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The device, which was announced at the 2016 CES consumer electronics show in Las Vegas in January, will launch in July,...

  • *Samsung, LG seek to recover from disappointing 2015. BARCELONA, Feb 22- Smartphone rivals Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and LG Electronics Inc unveiled their latest flagship devices on Sunday, seeking to revive sales momentum and buck slowing industry growth. In a bid to recapture market share, Samsung launched two new versions of its Galaxy S smartphones and...

  • BARCELONA/ SEOUL, Feb 21- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled the latest versions of its flagship Galaxy S series on Sunday, but the incremental upgrades they offer may not be enough to rejuvenate sales for the world's No.1 smartphone maker. Samsung once again launched two versions of its new premium phone: the 5.1- inch flat screen Galaxy S7 and the...

  • LONDON, Feb 19- Phone buyers looking for innovation at next week's big industry show in Barcelona will need to look beyond the handsets themselves to additional gadgets like 360- degree cameras which can be hooked up to their computing power, as manufacturers struggle to differentiate their core products. And yet the annual Mobile World Congress industry...

  • HONG KONG, Feb 19- China's most valuable start-up Xiaomi Inc is aiming to use smartphone processor chips designed in-house in some of its lower-priced handsets in the second half of this year, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Friday. The move would mark the first time that Xiaomi has used chips designed in-house, something analysts...

  • Apple vs. the FBI: This is just the beginning

    This won't be the first time we hear of a battle like this.

  • MUMBAI, Feb 18- Indian phone maker Ringing Bells launched a $4 smartphone on Thursday, with huge customer demand promptly crashing the little-known company's website hours after the phone went on sale. Company president Ashok Kumar Chadha said the Android smartphone would have pre-installed apps that tie into Modi initiatives such as' Make in India' and' Clean...

  • The Apple Inc. iPhone 5c.

    In its fight against Apple, the Department of Justice is invoking the All Writs Act to obtain data from the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

  • Apple Pay app on an iPhone

    Ahead of Apple Pay's launch in China this week, new research suggests that growth in iPhone users' adoption of the mobile payment system is slowing.

  • FBI released photos of the San Bernardino mass shooters Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik.

    A U.S. magistrate has ordered Apple to help the Obama administration hack into an iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino shooters.

  • Rocket Lawyer CEO Charley Moore has been through three economic cycles and has watched many tech companies fail in rough times. He explains what seedlings and unicorns need to do now to survive.

  • Daytona Speedway at night

    CNBC looks at the new and improved Daytona International Speedway, which recently underwent a $400 million face-lift.

  • Tech turmoil spreads to San Francisco real estate

    San Francisco brokers are noticing a slump in high-end property sales as buyers become more cautious.

  • Why Luxoft is ‘very bullish’ going forward: CEO

    Luxoft CEO, Dmitry A. Loschinin discusses currency fluctuation and market volatility in relation to the company’s recent earnings report.