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  • A pedestrian uses her mobile phone at Raffles Place in the central business district area of Singapore.

    The government can't create a Smart Nation alone, the head of Singapore's innovation agency says - it needs individuals, businesses and investors.

  • Twitter

    Twitter won't count the characters used to insert photos, links or other media into tweets against the 140-character limit, Recode reports.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Oracle Corp did not acquire Sun Microsystems in 2009 in order to launch a copyright lawsuit against Google, but rather to protect its products that relied on Sun's software, Oracle co-Chief Executive Safra Catz told jurors on Monday. In a trial at San Francisco federal court, Oracle claims Google's Android smartphone operating system...

  • Apple: Does China hold the key?

    Is China the answer for Apple to get its magic back within the consumer technology market? Cyrus Mewawalla, head of TMT thematic research at CM Research, weighs in.

  • TAIPEI, May 16- Taiwan stocks rebounded from over three-month lows on Monday, with struggling smartphone maker HTC Corp rising on a share buyback plan, but the index gains may be short-lived due to recent heavy selling by foreign investors. Foreign investors on Friday sold a net T $14 billion in Taiwan shares, taking their net selling to T $89 billion so far this...

  • Combat Gentlemen

    Combatant Gentlemen is a start-up that takes a data-intensive approach to selling quality men's clothing.

  • Apple Store employees fill orders for iPhones in Palo Alto, California.

    Wall Street's consensus view on Apple's price target is too high, despite the average estimate falling in recent months, Will Power says.

  • *Sharp's annual operating loss widened to 162 bln yen. TOKYO/ TAIPEI, May 12- Japan's Sharp Corp has named a top Foxconn executive as CEO and said it would seal a $3.5 billion stake sale to the Taiwanese firm ahead of schedule, as the display maker seeks a return to profit in the face of slowing smartphone sales. Sharp said Foxconn Vice Chairman Tai Jeng- wu will succeed...

  • Appl'e not a competitor, they're inspiration: Will.i.am

    Musician Will.I.Am tells CNBC about his new wearable smartwatch, Dial, and also says he'll move to London if Donald Trump is elected as president.

  • Hyperloop One is on track to build the first Hyperloop by 2020.

    The Hyperloop is one step closer to reality and one step further from science fiction. Hyperloop One held the first-ever test-run today outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • A tech guru has found a way of playing failed virtual reality (VR) gaming on brand new devices.

  • The agencies have written to Apple Inc, AT&T Inc and Alphabet Inc, among others, in order "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices," the FCC said. The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers including BlackBerry Ltd, Microsoft Corp, LG Electronics...

  • The FCC said the joint inquiry by the commissions was "to better understand, and ultimately to improve, the security of mobile devices." The FCC sent letters to six mobile phone carriers on security issues, while the FTC ordered eight mobile device manufacturers to provide information about how they issue security updates to address vulnerabilities in mobile...

  • Apple's perfect problem

    CNBC's Jon Fortt, and Farhad Monjoo, The New York Times tech reporter, discuss whether Apple needs to take more risks.

  • Uber/Lyft lose in Texas

    Uber and Lyft plan to shut down "indefinitely" in Austin, Texas, after voters declined to support a proposition shielding drivers from stricter background checks. CNBC's Jon Fortt and Farhad Monjoo, The New York Times tech reporter, share their take.

  • Where does tech go from here?

    Farhad Monjoo, The New York Times tech reporter, discusses the atmosphere for technology companies right now.

  • A commercial passenger plane flies overhead as a multirotor quadcopter drone is used for aerial photography.

    GoPro plans to launch its drone camera later this year, but competitive pressure has been building, Piper Jaffray's Erinn Murphy says.

  • Steve Case: Forget too big to fail, banks are too big to innovate

    AOL co-founder Steve Case talks about his new book, “The Third Wave,” and explains how big banks will be affected by this next wave of innovation.

  • *Eight handset makers are probed over alleged patent violation. HONG KONG, May 6- The U.S. International Trade Commission is launching an investigation into mobile devices made by eight smartphone vendors including Samsung Electronics Co over an alleged patent violation, the trade panel said on its website. The probe follows a complaint filed by Singapore-...

  • The Apple Pay logo is displayed in a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the new Apple Pay mobile payment system.

    Mobile payments could be a quicker alternative to the sometimes slow process of using chip card-readers, the New York Times reports.