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  • Apple users report iOS 9 update crashes Friday, 18 Sep 2015 | 6:54 AM ET
    Apple iPhone 6.

    A significant number of Apple customers are reporting their mobile devices have crashed after attempting to upload the new iOS 9 operating system.

  • UPDATE 1-Amazon announces low-cost tablet, new Fire TV Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 1:24 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17- Amazon.com Inc on Thursday introduced a $50 tablet, a price tag analysts said was low enough to set it apart in a crowded market and draw more customers to its online services. "The lesson we learned from consumer electronics is that when the market matures, consumers go cheaper," said Forrester principal analyst James McQuivey.

  • No more Google 'Glassholes;' it's now Project Aura Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 7:21 AM ET
    MindDRD connects Google Glass with a device that monitors brain activity.

    Google Glass is now planning to relaunch under new leadership and in a new form. It's a now known inside Google as Project Aura.

  • Attackers sever fiber optic cables in San Fran area Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 10:57 AM ET

    Two AT&T fiber optic cables severed Monday night, the latest in a string of attacks, according to USA Today.

  • Toshiba is still having a pretty lousy time Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 10:26 PM ET

    Toshiba swung to a first-quarter loss on weak PC and TV sales, raising pressure on its new chief executive to speed up a business revamp.

  • Stripe unveils buy button, but will it catch on? Monday, 14 Sep 2015 | 4:06 PM ET

    Stripe unveiled Relay, a buy button that allows consumers to purchase products directly on social media platforms.

  • Apple's iPhone 6s selling like hotcakes...in China Saturday, 12 Sep 2015 | 5:46 PM ET
    Apple Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller speaks on stage during a Special Event at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium September 9, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

    Demand for the iPhone 6s is stronger in China than in most regions of the world including the U.S., Re/code reports.

  • High-profile start-up Homejoy's failure left its backers out more than $35 million and many investors are wondering if more Homejoys lie ahead.

  • Etsy to test same-day delivery in NYC Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 1:30 PM ET
    An employee walks past a quilt displaying Etsy signage at the company's headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

    The service, dubbed Etsy ASAP, will launch sometime in the fall, Re/code reports.

  • Apple ramps up its cybersecurity game Friday, 11 Sep 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    The Apple 6S and 6S Plus iPhones

    Apple's latest line is expected to require a six-digit unlock code, a step up from the four-digit code used on current models.

  • Google won't have easy ride back into China Thursday, 10 Sep 2015 | 2:02 AM ET

    *Google largely quit China five years ago. SINGAPORE/ BEIJING, Sept 10- Google Inc CEO Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system. Google largely pulled its services out of China five years ago after refusing to continue self-censoring its search results.

  • UPDATE 1-iPhone 3D Touch suppliers and haptics companies Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:20 PM ET

    *NextInput Inc: Atlanta, Georgia spin-off from Georgia Tech, maker of force-sensitive technology. *Immersion Corp numbers among its customers mobile handset makers Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics Inc, Xiaomi, Huawei Technologies, Meizu Technology Co and Gionee. *Synaptics Inc: Senseg, Finland- based company, whose investors include NXP Semiconductors.

  • *New iPhone includes 3 D Touch technology. SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 10- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice...

  • SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Sept 9- By adding a more realistic sense of touch to its iPhone, Apple Inc may have conquered a technology that has long promised to take us beyond merely feeling the cold glass of our mobile device screens. "Force Touch is going to push the envelope of how we interact with our screens," says Joel Evans, vice president of mobile enablement at Mobiquity,...

  • SEOUL, Sept 8- In a new Samsung Electronics Co ad, a mysterious monk strides through a supermarket to a hip-hop beat using his staff to wizard groceries into a cart. Since its Aug. 20 launch in South Korea, Samsung says the service is beating internal expectations by averaging 25,000 new users and more than $620,000 in transactions per day. The world's top smartphone...

  • Macy's to test Best Buy outlets in its stores Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 12:54 PM ET

    Sept 8- Macy's Inc said on Tuesday that consumer electronics retailer Best Buy Co Inc will set up outlets in 10 Macy's stores from November on a test basis. The Best Buy shops will occupy about 300 square feet and be staffed by Best Buy employees, who will sell Samsung smartphones, tablets and smart watches and audio devices and accessories from Samsung and other...

  • Sept 7- Apple has ramped up its hiring of artificial intelligence experts, recruiting from PhD programs, posting dozens of job listings and greatly increasing the size of its AI staff, a review of hiring sites suggests and numerous sources confirm. The goal is to challenge Google in an area the Internet search giant has long dominated: smartphone features that...

  • Scandal-hit Toshiba's woes are just starting Monday, 7 Sep 2015 | 12:39 AM ET

    Japan's Toshiba reported a $318M FY net loss and still faces fines and a barrage of investor law suits.

  • Why Apple's car could take years to hit the road Saturday, 5 Sep 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Apple Inc.'s CarPlay system is seen in the touchscreen console. Apple's Project Titan plans to test self-driving car at a secret location around San Francisco.

    The reality of Apple's car may be years away, one analyst said this week, perhaps longer than most expect, according to one analyst.

  • Report: Jack Ma using Alibaba stake as collateral Friday, 4 Sep 2015 | 1:47 PM ET
    Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma.

    To avoid selling Alibaba shares, executives expand their personal portfolios through a margin loan, sources tell Bloomberg.