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  • TORONTO, Sept 21- BlackBerry Ltd has agreed to offer anti-hacking software from a startup that last year discovered a major Android bug, it said on Wednesday, as the once-dominant smartphone company seeks to leverage ties to corporate and government clients to boost its software revenue. BlackBerry's enterprise sales force will resell Zimperium's zIPS...

  • SEOUL, Sept 21- U.S. carrier Verizon Communications Inc has begun taking orders for Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, after having stopped sales of the device earlier due to fire-prone batteries. Samsung has recalled about 1 million Note 7 smartphones in the United States, offering to replace or refund the flagship phones.

  • Samsung signage on display at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 22, 2016.

    The potential damage to its image threatens to disrupt Samsung's efforts to use the Note 7 to propel faster growth in a crowded Chinese market.

  • But he said after reports China might have suffered its first explosion of the problem-plagued phone, Samsung's announcement that it saw no problem with the battery with no other explanation left him baffled. China should be a bright spot for Samsung as it wrestles with a global recall of 2.5 million of its new flagship smartphones. The company has not...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 21- Taiwan stocks edged down a bit on Wednesday as some investors were cautious ahead of export orders data, to be issued later this week, while trying to keep recent gains that have been driven by net foreign investor purchases. Taiwan's export orders in August are expected to have risen nearly 1 percent from a year earlier, its first annual expansion...

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 20- Alphabet's Google has been given an extra three weeks to respond to EU antitrust charges that it abused its dominant Android mobile operating system to squeeze out rivals, the European Commission said on Tuesday. The U.S. tech giant had been due to file a response by Tuesday but said it needed more time and will now reply by Oct. 7, a Commission...

  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass.— What if your computer or smartphone could tell if you're happy or sad? A new device developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology aims to detect emotions by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats as the signals bounce off a person's body. Researchers from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 20- Taiwan stocks were little changed in choppy trade on Tuesday, a day after posting their best single-day gain since September 2015. Among actively traded stocks, electronics maker Hon Hai, which led the rally in the previous session, extended its gain and was last up 0.1 percent, while contract chipmaker TSMC was flat. The Taiwan dollar firmed T...

  • Samsung Note 7 phone

    Samsung says an investigation into one Galaxy Note 7 fire in China found no battery problem, while it couldn't access the other phone.

  • SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in China that reportedly caught fire was damaged by external heating. Battery supplier Amperex Technology Limited said earlier in the day it investigated the damaged Samsung phone with the South Korean smartphone maker and determined that its battery was...

  • *ATL says its battery not the cause of Note 7 fire in China. SEOUL/ BEIJING, Sept 19- A supplier to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday that its battery does not appear to have caused a Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to ignite in China, after Chinese media reported one of the handsets caught fire. Amperex Technology Limited said it conducted a joint investigation with...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 19- Taiwan stocks rose more than 2 percent on Monday as investors hunted for bargains after a long weekend and five straight sessions of falls. Taiwan's financial markets were closed on Sept. 15 and 16 for the Mid-Autumn Festival holidays. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.109 to T $31.580 per U.S. dollar.

  • Consumers who shelled out $850 or more for the sleek Galaxy Note 7 are moving right through the stages of grief following Samsung's recall of smartphones that have been catching fire— and not in the good way. "I'm not mad, but it's a little bit aggravating to have to go through the recall," said Philip Montgomery, a retiree in Ft. Worth, Texas. Out of 2.5 million Note 7 s sold...

  • SEOUL, Sept 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it would resume selling new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to South Korean customers from Sept. 28, as it rushes to complete the costly recall and salvage second-half sales for the device. Samsung has received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States alone, including 26 reports of burns and 55...

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- This week's Tokyo Game Show is one of the world's biggest draws for gamers and developers, but the talk amid the virtual reality headsets and robot arms is of the industry giant that never turns up: Nintendo Co Ltd. It was a rare public splash, and gamers in Tokyo read Miyamoto's guest Apple appearance as a sign that executives in Nintendo's spartan...

  • SEOUL, Sept 16- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will resume selling new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones to customers in South Korea starting on Sept. 28, as the firm seeks to limit the fallout from a costly recall of the high-end device. A Samsung spokeswoman told Reuters the schedule for restarting sales for the device elsewhere, including the United States,...

  • Sept 15- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd formally recalled 1 million Galaxy Note 7 smartphones sold in the United States, replacing or refunding the flagship phones, whose susceptibility to catching fire has damaged the image of the Korean powerhouse. Samsung received 92 reports of batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55...

  • Sept 15- U.S. consumer safety agency plans a recall of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's Galaxy Note 7, according to a person familiar with the plans. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Friday that owners of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones should stop using the devices and turn them off because of the threat of a battery fire. The CPSC said last week it was...

  • CHIBA, Sept 15- Sony Corp aims to extend content for its dedicated virtual-reality headset into non-gaming areas such as TV and film, and has no plans to join the burgeoning market for smartphone-based headsets, its gaming division chief said. Andrew House, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc's chief executive, said in an interview on Thursday he was already in...

  • A woman speaks on an Apple phone as she passes an advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in London, September 2, 2016.

    It was supposed to be a dramatic — but quick — recall. Today, the recall looks anything but smooth. NYT reports.