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  • NEW YORK/ SEOUL, Aug 13- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled on Thursday a new Galaxy Note phablet and a larger version of its curved-screen S6 edge smartphone, marking a fresh bid by the South Korean tech giant to revive momentum in its handset business. Samsung is the world's top smartphone maker but its market share fell in the second quarter when its critically...

  • BEIJING, Aug 13- China's Lenovo Group Ltd will lay off 10 percent of white-collar staff after sales of Motorola handsets fell by a third, raising doubts over the personal computer giant's bet that a money-losing brand it bought for nearly $3 billion will help it become a global smartphone leader. Lenovo, which uses the U.S. dollar in operations rather than the...

  • HP announces post-split boards Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    A general view of Hewlett-Packard during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

    Pat Russo and Meg Whitman will chair the boards of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc., respectively.

  • E-tail telco combo sets India phone sales on fire Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:50 PM ET

    India's smartphone sector reported explosive Q2 growth after handset vendors partnered with e-commerce players to ramp up sales.

  • Rite Aid to accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 5:25 PM ET
    Apple Pay

    The drugstore is expanding to accept Apple Pay and Google Wallet Saturday after slashing support last year. Re/code reports.

  • Why investors like Google's Alphabet news Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:03 AM ET
    An employee walks through the lobby of Google's Washington, D.C., headquarters.

    Investors are cheering Google's operating structure overhaul because it increases transparency and accountability, analysts said.

  • Tim Cook jumps in shower head start-up Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 11:02 AM ET
    Nebia shower

    Some major tech players are investing in this sustainable shower head that claims to reduce water use, The New York Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- Looking to buy your kid a computer this back-to-school season? Most people upgrade their computers every three to five years, according to the Consumer Electronics Association, a trade group. "Most people don't want to trash a computer in three years, they want to get closer to five," says Laurie Duncan, owner of MacSamurai Consulting in New York.

  • FRANKFURT/ HELSINKI, Aug 10- Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business. It sold its handset business to Microsoft in late 2013 and has since focused squarely on making telecoms network equipment.

  • Google to reboot Android One project in India Sunday, 9 Aug 2015 | 11:47 PM ET

    Google will relaunch Android One, placing the goal of delivering a sub-$50 device at the heart of an investment push in India, the FT reports.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 6- Google Inc and Samsung Electronics Co will release monthly security fixes for Android phones, a growing target for hackers, after the disclosure of a bug designed to attack the world's most popular mobile operating system. The change came after security researcher Joshua Drake unveiled what he called Stagefright, hacking software that allows...

  • Fitbit investment spending is driving growth: CEO Thursday, 6 Aug 2015 | 10:13 AM ET
    James Park, Fitbit

    Fitbit CEO James Park responded to concerns about the company's gross margins, saying its spending yielded big beats in Q2 revenue.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Aug 5- Africa's top mobile phone operator, MTN Group, gave a downbeat outlook for Nigeria, its biggest market, on Wednesday after losing high-end users to Gulf rival Etisalat. South Africa- based MTN, which reported a 10 percent decline in first-half earnings, is fighting to maintain its lead in Nigeria ahead of competitors such as Etisalat and...

  • Dell sees light at end of PC tunnel Tuesday, 4 Aug 2015 | 11:06 PM ET

    The PC's fall from popularity helped drive a hard-hit Dell to take itself private, but the computer maker now sees signs its business is turning around.

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Aug 4- Apple Inc, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers and bypass the telecom companies on which it has long relied to sell its products. Business Insider had on Monday reported that the iPhone maker was testing a so-called mobile virtual network...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Aug 4- Apple Inc, the world's most profitable mobile phone maker, has denied a report that it is working on a plan to market communications services directly to consumers that would bypass telecom operators on which it now relies to deliver services. Since it first launched the iPhone in 2007, carriers ranging from AT&T Inc and Deutsche Telekom...

  • SEOUL, Aug 4- For four years Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has basked in the success of its Galaxy smartphones, making billions of dollars competing with Apple Inc in the premium mobile market. The coming years are set to be more sombre for the South Korean tech giant, as it is forced to slash prices and accept lower margins at its mobile division in order to see off...

  • Jet.com plays 'scale game' to take on Amazon Sunday, 2 Aug 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    Employees of jet.com work and comics super heroes characters are seen on the wall at jet.com headquarter on Apr. 28, 2015 in Montclair, NJ.

    Start-up e-commerce site Jet.com took off less than two weeks ago, but the company's CEO tells CNBC it's already flying with big ambitions.

  • Gloves, gas and White Castle: The week that was Saturday, 1 Aug 2015 | 7:57 AM ET
    Michael Jackson

    It's impossible to keep up with all the world's headlines. Here are 10 things that may have slipped your radar this week.

  • Will Apple go the way of Nokia? Friday, 31 Jul 2015 | 11:53 AM ET
    A model displays the Nokia 6151, at the Nokia exhibition in Singapore, June 19, 2006.

    An analyst Friday addressed the concern that Apple will lose its dominance of the tech industry like Nokia did a decade ago.