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  • TOKYO, June 9- Sony Corp expects sales of its image sensors to increase by 100 billion yen to around 550 billion yen in the current business year through next March due to strong demand from Apple Inc and other high-end smartphone makers, a senior executive said on Tuesday. Tomoyuki Suzuki, head of the Sony's device solutions business including sensors, also said...

  • The Information Technology Industry Council and the Software and Information Industry Association, representing tech giants, including Apple Inc, Google Inc, Facebook Inc, IBM and Microsoft Corp, fired the latest salvo in what could be a long fight over government access into smart phones and other digital devices. So far, however, the White House has not...

  • Expect Apple shares to drop this week after WWDC Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:26 AM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook walks off stage after speaking during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone West center on June 2, 2014 in San Francisco.

    If you're bullish on Apple, you may get a chance to buy the shares at a discount this week.

  • CHICAGO, June 4- Metals company Alcoa Inc said on Thursday it is supplying aerospace-grade aluminum to Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge models, enabling the smartphone maker to produce more durable and sleeker phones. This latest announcement fits New York- based Alcoa's strategy of moving away from costly traditional smelting and...

  • Apple to clear most of watch backlog within 2 weeks Thursday, 4 Jun 2015 | 8:48 AM ET

    Apple on Thursday announced that most orders of Apple Watches placed through May will ship to customers within two weeks.

  • SEOUL, June 2- Sales of Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's flagship Galaxy S6 smartphones reached 6 million units at the end of April, less than a month after their launch, researcher Counterpoint said on Tuesday, suggesting a positive start. Counterpoint said in a statement that combined sales of S6 and S6 edge from the April 10 launch to April 30 were better than Galaxy...

  • BEIJING, June 2- Lenovo Group Ltd has replaced the head of its smartphone unit, a critical business division that has seen its China sales tumble as Apple Inc and other high-end phone makers win over customers with sleeker product offerings. Yang told reporters last week at Lenovo's Beijing conference that China's smartphone market was really competitive,...

  • Before using a drone flyby for target practice ... Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    DartDrones co-founder Abby Speicher (left) trains people to operate drones. Here she instructs how to fly a DJI Phantom 2 Vision Plus near Babson College on May 26, 2015.

    GoPro is going drone, and Chinese drone giant DJI has teamed with a VC firm to launch a drone fund. But are enough drone laws taking flight?

  • May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centers...

  • Wearables war: Jawbone files lawsuit against Fitbit Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 8:10 AM ET
    UP by Jawbone (L) and Fitbit (R).

    Jawbone is suing Fitbit and a group of employees who quit Jawbone, saying they stole trade secrets, business plans, and market research.

  • YANGON, May 28- Myanmar scrapped a proposed 5 percent tax on mobile phone top-up cards after lawmakers voted against the levy, the state-owned Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper said on Thursday, as one of the world's once least connected nations fast catches up. Following the reforms, people in Myanmar have been buying smartphones and topping them up en masse.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...