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  • Meet Helpling, the Uber for cleaners Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:08 PM ET

    The "Uber for cleaners" has swept into Singapore, and it's planning to scrub up an industry it says is full of scams and black-market operators.

  • GM to offer Android, Apple systems in many 2016 models Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:04 PM ET

    General Motors made the biggest move so far Wednesday, announcing that both systems will be available in seven 2016 Chevrolet models starting in the summer. Earlier in the week, Hyundai announced the Android system in the Sonata midsize car. People are familiar with smartphones and have music libraries, podcasts, social media contacts and other personal items...

  • UPDATE 1-German regulator expects "lively" mobile auction Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 8:34 AM ET

    FRANKFURT/ MAINZ, Germany, May 27- Germany started an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators, hoping to raise billions of euros to help improve a national broadband network that has fallen behind those of poorer countries such as Hungary, Portugal and Spain. "The auction will point the way for the development of mobile services in Germany,"...

  • Germany opens the bidding for mobile phone airwaves Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT, May 27- Germany starts an auction of radio frequencies for mobile phone network operators on Wednesday, hoping to fill state coffers with billions of euros which it plans to use to help improve the country's fast broadband network. Fifteen years later and the number of network operators competing for the mix of 4 G frequencies has been reduced from...

  • Apple bears may be missing one big thing Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Steve Jobs held up the new iPhone during his keynote address at MacWorld Conference & Expo in San Francisco on Jan. 9, 2007.

    The Apple bears that have kept the stock trapped in a sideways range since February may be missing one big thing.

  • SHANGHAI, May 26- Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service used by more than 300 million people elsewhere in the world. The San Francisco- based company already works with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi, online shopping giant Alibaba Group, white goods producer Qingdao Haier and flag carrier...

  • CES heads east, with inaugural event in Shanghai Monday, 25 May 2015 | 1:49 AM ET

    The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - the world's largest consumer technology trade show - launched its inaugural Asian event in Shanghai on Monday.

  • TORONTO— BlackBerry says it is laying off an unspecified number of employees globally as it makes changes to the operations responsible for making its smartphones. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company said in a statement Saturday that the job cuts will affect people who make the hardware, software and applications for its phones, including devices such as the...

  • Can you hear me now? NSA to end phone snooping Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    National Security Agency headquarters, Fort Meade, Maryland

    The NSA has begun winding down its collection and storage of U.S. phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward.

  • Stop freaking out over AI: 'Tomorrowland' writer Saturday, 23 May 2015 | 12:04 PM ET
    A still from Walt Disney's Tomorrowland.

    The co-writer of "Tomorrowland" says Hollywood's fascination with high tech is a reflection of society's uneasy co-existence with technology.

  • May 22- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is cutting jobs across the world, the company said on Friday, as it consolidates its software, hardware and applications business. The Waterloo, Ontario- based company last month said it was considering closing its offices in Sweden, a move that would result in the loss of up to 100 jobs. Up to Friday's close, the...

  • Apple Maps may finally get this big fix: Report Friday, 22 May 2015 | 11:49 AM ET
    Google Maps App

    Apple could be adding public transportation directions to its mapping app, according to 9to5Mac, which cited unnamed sources.

  • BlackBerry to buy up to 12 mln shares for cancellation Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 6:15 PM ET

    May 21- Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said it plans to buy back 12 million shares, sending its stock up nearly 2 percent in extended trading in the United States. BlackBerry said it would buy the shares, representing about 2.6 percent of its outstanding public float, over the Nasdaq Stock Market or on the Toronto Stock Exchange, subject to approval.

  • Lily: The world’s first throw-and-shoot camera Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Lily Camera

    SV Angel-backed Lily camera, the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera, is looking to disrupt the camera industry.

  • And that means pretty soon you'll have your very own mini Times Square at the bar, right on the bottle. "Everyone likes to see their name in lights," says Brandon Laidlaw, president and chief operating officer of Pleasanton, California- based Medea vodka, which recently introduced a liquor bottle equipped with an LED message band that can be programmed to scroll any...

  • May 21- Best Buy Co Inc, the largest U.S. consumer electronics chain, reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales, helped by strong demand for smartphones and large-screen TVs. Best Buy said its revenue growth in the United States was driven by sales of mobile phones bundled with billing plans by telecom carriers. Best Buy's revenue from the United...

  • WILMINGTON, Del.— A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Wednesday refused to reopen a disputed auction for the sale of RadioShack's intellectual property, including trademarks and data on some 67 million customers of the electronics retailer. While certain issues remain to be resolved, Shannon said he was prepared to approve the sale of the RadioShack brand and...

  • LG unveils 'wallpaper' TV, as thin as a sticker Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 10:33 AM ET
    LG Wallpaper screen

    LG Display unveiled its 'wallpaper' TV that is no thicker than a sticker at an event in South Korea, reports NBC news.

  • Welcome to ‘The Matrix’? Theme park with VR twist Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 4:49 AM ET
    The Void

    Put your headsets on and get ready! A startup called “The Void” plans on taking video-gaming junkies to a whole new dimension.

  • Review: Curves and 'self-healing' in super-premium phones Wednesday, 20 May 2015 | 3:01 AM ET

    NEW YORK— For those not satisfied with just a premium phone, Samsung and LG are offering two models best described as the Lamborghinis of smartphones. You're already getting a lot with flagship phones from those two companies. For about $100 more, you can get a super-charged experience.