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  • *Operating profit tipped at $4.8 bln- analysts. SEOUL, April 3- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd likely saw January-March earnings slip for the sixth straight quarter, but investors are betting on a rebound this year on healthy chip sales and high hopes for its new flagship smartphones. Shares in South Korea- based Samsung hit a more-than 21 month high in...

  • BEIJING, April 2- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's finance arm and smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday they will jointly develop mobile payment systems using wearable technology, a first for China's major tech firms. Xiaomi and Ant Financial, an Alibaba affiliate which includes China's most popular online payment service Alipay, will enable the Alipay...

  • How many Apple Watches could sell opening weekend? Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:56 PM ET
    Apple CEO Tim Cook announcing the Apple Watch.

    The debut could be big as Apple fanboys pile in, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster tells CNBC.

  • The live-streaming wars have begun Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Periscope app, left, and Meerkat app

    Periscope and Meerkat are betting on live-streaming as the next big thing. What's the difference between the two buzzy apps?

  • *FTSE 100 down 1.4 pct. Britain's FTSE 100 closed 1.4 percent lower at 6,895.33 points, bringing the drop since a record high hit on Tuesday to 2.4 percent. Analysts at Citigroup on Thursday cut their forecasts for the smartphone sector and target prices on stocks highly exposed to China, the world's largest phone market, including Britain's ARM, which designs...

  • MUMBAI/ NEW DELHI, March 26- India's top three mobile phone network operators have spent a combined $13.6 billion in a government auction of airwaves to secure almost 80 percent of the spectrum on offer, reinforcing their positions in the world's second-biggest mobile market. Altogether India raised $17.6 billion in the auction after 19 days of fierce bidding,...

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics IPO-MINF.NS> for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South...

  • MUMBAI, March 26- A group of investors led by Japanese mobile telecom firm SoftBank Corp is in talks to buy a 20 percent stake in Indian handset maker Micromax Informatics for up to $1 billion, two people aware of the discussions said. The investment would value Micromax, an unlisted provider of affordable smartphones that competes with South Korea's Samsung...

  • States press RadioShack on consumer privacy Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 4:44 PM ET
    A pedestrian passes a Radio Shack store soon to be closed in New York.

    The states of Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas are challenging RadioShack for trying to sell customers' personal information.

  • MUMBAI, March 25- India raised a record $17.6 billion from the sale of mobile phone airwaves in its latest telecom spectrum auction after 19 days of fierce bidding, the country's telecoms minister said on Wednesday. Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government received bids worth almost 1.10 trillion rupees, topping the 1.06 trillion rupees it raised in 2010. The...

  • BRUSSELS, March 24- The European Commission said on Tuesday its officers had raided several companies involved in selling consumer electronics online, concerned that firms may have worked together to distort prices. "The European Commission can confirm that on 10 March 2015, Commission officials initiated unannounced inspections in several member states...

  • Can Square Cash replace $1 trillion in checks? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:59 AM ET
    Square Cash

    Square is taking its payments service to businesses, targeting the 13 billion checks that are written every year, amounting to more than $1 trillion.

  • *Vestel says facing surge in mobile phone imports to Turkey. GENEVA, March 23- The European Union and Taiwan have said a bid by Turkish appliance manufacturer Vestel to get Ankara to impose emergency import tariffs on mobile phones would probably be illegal if it is approved, according to documents published on Monday. Turkey notified the World Trade...

  • Ex-FAA chief: Drones are good, but safety first! Sunday, 22 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    DJI drone

    Flying objects could soon be filling the skies, delivering your packages to your house. So will drones put your safety at risk?

  • Tons of money but 'no samples' at these museums Saturday, 21 Mar 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    10,000 note

    Museums around the world offer a year-round education for anyone curious about coins, currency and even virtual cash.

  • *Chairwoman Cher Wang to double as CEO. TAIPEI, March 20- HTC Corp on Friday named Cher Wang as chief executive, giving its founder and chairwoman a bigger role in leading a potential turnaround of the Taiwanese smartphone maker. She replaces Peter Chou, who will lead product development as head of the HTC Future Development Lab, an executive role focusing on...

  • Why we can’t measure disruptive technology Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 11:38 PM ET

    New, disruptive technologies can make existing products and industries irrelevant faster than ever, but measuring the economic impact is also tougher.

  • Five themes Asia investors need to know Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:50 PM ET
    An Indonesian man looks at a running display showing share prices at the stocks exchange building in Jakarta.

    Volatility has become a market hallmark this year and investors across Asia are grappling with a slew of issues. Here are the top five themes.

  • 50 Cent opens up on a big Beats Electronics regret Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 10:30 AM ET
    Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson presents his SMS headphones in Berlin.

    50 Cent regrets how he played Jimmy Iovine and Beats. But SMS Audio is where he wants to be—and how he wants to beat—headphone rivals.

  • Apple TV service could fuel more hardware sales Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:07 PM ET
    Watching TV on a tablet computer

    Apple is reportedly in talks with programmers to offer an online TV service—a service that could help sell more devices.