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  • Vivendi sheds broadband unit for nearly $10 bln. Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:26 AM ET

    Vivendi has closed the deal to sell its Brazilian broadband business to Spain's Telefonica for cash and shares worth nearly $10 billion.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Qualcomm Inc executives showed off robots made with smartphone technology at an annual developer conference on Thursday, but they steered clear of talking about China, a key growth market where the chipmaker is entangled in an antitrust investigation.

  • Amazon, Apple offer 'family' digital media sharing Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 5:57 AM ET

    Both Apple and Amazon are going to let their customers share stuff they've bought from their digital storefronts with family members.

  • TOKYO, Sept 17- Sony Corp cut its earnings outlook for the sixth time on Chief Executive Kazuo Hirai's watch on Tuesday as it announced a massive impairment change on its smartphone unit, which it has failed to grow despite a rapidly expanding market.

  • Votes in: Crowd wants wearable for the sole Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:47 AM ET
    From left: App for Digitsole heated insoles and the Jolt concussion sensor

    The vote is in, the crowd has spoken and they want a temperature controlled wearable for their shoes.

  • This is how much Apple Pay will get per transaction Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.

    The tech giant will make 15 cents of every $100 spent, or 0.15 percent, using Apple Pay, sources said. The FT reports.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday a $105 smartphone, the first device from its "Android One" initiative which is aimed at boosting sales in key emerging markets through cheaper prices and better quality software.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc will launch in India on Monday the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segment of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Sept 15- Google Inc launched in India on Monday the first smartphones powered by its Android One operating system, pricing them at around 6,399 rupees to capture the low-cost segement of the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

  • Did Apple’s Tim Cook think differently enough? Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about Apple Pay during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California.

    With all the new Apple products introduced this week, it might be the software that makes the biggest splash.

  • OkCupid data reveal dirty dating truths (and lies) Sunday, 14 Sep 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    Online matchmaking data can mean romance for some, but it also offers further proof that dating stereotypes ring true—men still like younger women.

  • Apple watch hints at future of digital flirting Saturday, 13 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Emoticons may have just been the beginning. The loving messages of the future could be much more intimate — and much stranger.

  • Sept 12- Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company's latest smartphones strained available supply. While the larger 5.5- inch "Plus" models now display a wait time of up to a month, the 4.7- inch version remains available for delivery on Sept. 19, Apple's website showed.

  • Sept 12- Customers may have to wait three to four weeks to get their hands on Apple Inc's iPhone 6 Plus, after a record number of orders for the company's latest smartphones strained available supply. While the larger 5.5- inch "Plus" models now display a wait time of up to a month, the 4.7- inch version remains available for delivery on Sept. 19, Apple's website showed.

  • Options abound for selling used mobile phones Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:53 PM ET

    Apple's latest iPhones begin shipping later this month, a move bound to inspire many fans of the popular smartphone to ditch their current models in favor of the bigger, sleeker iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. It's a ritual familiar by now to most smartphone users. If you list the phone on eBay, the site will suggest a price range based on recent sales of the same model.

  • Noke Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 12:02 PM ET
    The Noke padlock by Fuz uses a signal sent via Bluetooth to your smartphone to secure your valuables, making traditional padlocks and keys a thing of the past.

    The CNBC Tech Crowd poll pitted a bluetooth padlock vs. a sensor that can find just about anything. The crowd has spoken and chose Noke padlock.

  • China's iPhone delay gives smugglers reason to cheer Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Sept 12- The likely delayed launch of Apple Inc's new iPhone 6 in China, the world's biggest smartphone market, sparked a race to pre-order the phone in Hong Kong on Friday.

  • People get ready, set to pre-order the iPhone 6 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 5:58 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple event announcing the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, September 9, 2014.

    Apple's most devoted fans are firing up laptops and setting alarms so they can get their hands on their latest object of desire: the iPhone 6.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- EBay Inc will begin running advertisements on its mobile app in the fourth quarter, moving the e-commerce company into the fast-growing and lucrative market for ads on devices such as smart phones and tablets.

  • EBay to launch an in-app mobile advertising network Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- EBay Inc plans to launch an advertising network for its mobile app, moving the company into the lucrative, fast-growing market for ads on devices such as smart phones and tablets.