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  • *Google 2015 revenues from ads on Android phones $11 bln- analyst. AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, April 18- The European competition commission is gearing up to charge Google with giving unfair prominence to its own apps like search and maps in supplementary software licensing deals it strikes with mobile phone makers running its Android operating system, four sources...

  • GoPro's new developer program

    GoPro will announce a new set of tools to make it easier for developers to build apps for the GoPro ecosystem, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton. The FMHR traders look at whether the stock can move higher.

  • Microsoft sues government over customer data

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides insight to news Microsoft has filed suit against the Department of Justice over consumer data.

  • Virtual reality comes home

    Want to experience products and services before buying them? Beck Besecker, Marxent CEO, explains how his company allows potential buyers to test drive everything from medical devices to home remodels.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • FB Messenger Chief talks bots

    David Marcus, VP of Messaging Products at Facebook, speaks with CNBC's Julia Boorstin at the F8 Developers Conference about the company's push for chatbots in Messenger, as well as the competition and innovation in the A.I. interaction space.

  • SINGAPORE, April 12- Mostly young, male audiophiles throng a Singapore hotel ballroom, intently assessing headphones, earbuds and in-ear monitors- priced from $50 to as much as $10,000. "Now, people are interested in $3,000 players," says James Lee, Astell& Kern's vice president. "Before, they would think $300 players were crazy.

  • Analyst on FB: This is a place you really need to be

    Colin Sebastian, Robert W. Baird analyst, and Ken Sena, Evercore analyst, discuss what to look for out of Facebook's F8 Developer Conference, as well as the social media giant's corporate strategy.

  • Robot

    Chatbots are on the march. Should the public be worried about the impact on jobs?

  • Apple laptop, MacBook Pro

    Apple's latest patent seeks to remove the keys from a keyboard—turning it into a giant, force-sensitive touchpad.

  • After Sony unveiled the Xperia X and XA models, CNBC asked its CEO, Kazuo Hirai, if the lack of scale would be a problem for the new flagship smartphones.

  • Early to be bullish iPhone 7: Piecyk

    Discussing the outlook for Apple's sales after lowering the price target on the stock is Walter Piecyk, BTIG managing director. Piecyk has a $130 price target on the stock with a buy rating.

  • Apple is Samsung’s main competitor: Analyst

    Can Samsung’s smartphone take a bite out of Apple? Ronan de Renesse, lead consumer technology analyst at Ovum, weighs in, with reference to Samsung’s latest earnings.

  • *Q1 operating profit likely $5.7 bln, well above expectations. SEOUL, April 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit likely rose 10.4 percent from a year earlier, beating expectations and pointing to strong sales of its new Galaxy S7 smartphones. The world's top smartphone maker said in a regulatory filing its...

  • LONDON, April 6- China's Huawei Technologies presented its latest flagship smartphone on Wednesday, featuring a dual-lens camera co-engineered with Germany's Leica that it hopes will set it apart from all the other Android devices on the market. "Leica is the leading, premium iconic brand in cameras," Richard Yu, chief executive of Huawei Consumer Business...

  • Banks: On the road to recovery?

    ING CEO, Ralph Hamers tells CNBC why the latest monetary policy move by the European Central Bank went too far, and how it impacts banks and consumers.

  • Now, with smartphone sales booming and India preparing for nationwide 4 G Internet access, India's film and TV industry hopes the ease of tapping your phone for the latest release will generate profits at last, overcoming the problems of woefully few cinemas and rampant piracy. India has about 10,000 cinema screens across a country of 1.3 billion- 8 for every...

  • *Samsung regains India smartphone share with new phones. MUMBAI/ SEOUL, April 6- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is regaining smartphone share in India with a revamped line-up packed with special features including a safety mode for motorcyclists, as rival Apple Inc readies a renewed push into the world's fastest-growing market. Long the leader in price-conscious...

  • Cyber Security

    Biometric technology has swiftly emerged as a go-to solution for improving digital security and how fast you type could soon stop hackers.

  • Biometrics: Future of mobile payments?

    BehavioSec provides biometric security to customers. Its founder, Olov Renberg discusses fundraising and why banks are intrigued by BehavioSec’s product.