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  • NEW YORK/ TORONTO, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. "The conversation about BlackBerry has changed in the last year," Chief Executive John Chen said as he launched the Classic at Manhattan's...

  • BlackBerry launches Classic in last-ditch effort Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new phone that features a traditional keyboard at a time when rival Apple and Android phones— and most smartphone customers— have embraced touch screens. With the Classic, BlackBerry is courting its core customer, the business user. And that is true, "CEO John Chen said at the gadget's launch event, tellingly held...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- BlackBerry Ltd launched its long-awaited Classic device on Wednesday, a smartphone it hopes will help it win back market share and woo those still using older versions of its physical keyboard devices. The Waterloo, Ontario- based mobile technology said the new device, which bears a striking similarity to its once-bestselling Bold and Curve...

  • Why T-Mobile is offering data rollover: CEO Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 2:44 PM ET
    John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile at Code Mobile.

    T-Mobile's plan to allow customers to roll over unused data attacks an infuriating aspect of wireless plans, CEO John Legere said.

  • Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod prices Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    OAKLAND, Calif.— A federal jury decided Tuesday that Apple didn't compete unfairly when it sold music players and songs with copy-protection software that was incompatible with rival devices and music from competing online stores. The eight-member jury in U.S. District Court handed Apple a victory by rejecting a claim from attorneys for consumers and iPod...

  • SEOUL, Dec 16- LG Electronics Inc, the world's No. 2 television maker behind South Korean compatriot Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, said on Tuesday it will launch quantum dot television sets in early 2015.. Japan's Sony Corp is so far the only major TV maker selling quantum dot models. Dow is building a factory in South Korea to make quantum dot material using...

  • *Net was 347.5 mln yuan, revenue 26.6 bln yuan. BEIJING, Dec 15- Privately owned Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co booked 347.5 million yuan in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins. "They're growing so fast and so lean, I wouldn't be surprised even if they were losing money," said...

  • Forget the credit card, here's a new way to pay Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Innovation in a new way to pay, called tokenization, may help counter the damage from retail database breaches.

  • *Court banned Xiaomi selling in India on Dec. 10. *Xiaomi was fastest growing vendor in India. MUMBAI/ BEIJING, Dec 14- The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges.

  • The 'Waze Craze,' and why it upsets people in LA Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 2:54 PM ET
    A San Fernando Valley, Calif., neighborhood is used as a traffic shortcut.

    Google-owned GPS app Waze has ticked off residents in neighborhoods that suddenly find themselves popular thoroughfares.

  • DETROIT, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co hopes to get a fresh start and erase bad memories for some owners when it launches the new version of its in-car, interactive touch-screen system next fall. Ford said Sync 3 will be more intuitive, sport improved voice-recognition software and operate more like a smartphone than the first two generations, the last of which prompted...

  • Ford reboots touch-screen system with new Sync 3 Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 11:14 AM ET

    DETROIT, Dec 11- Ford Motor Co hopes to get a fresh start and erase bad memories for some owners when it launches the new version of its in-car, interactive touch-screen system next fall. Ford said Sync 3 will be more intuitive, sport improved voice-recognition software and operate more like a smartphone than the first two generations, the last of which prompted...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its smartphones in India in a case related to patent infringements that telecom equipment maker Ericsson had filed against the Chinese company. Xiaomi, whose low-priced but feature-rich smartphones have made it the biggest smartphone vendor in China, sells its...

  • China's Xiaomi stopped from selling handsets in India Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    NEW DELHI— Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc. has been barred by an Indian court from selling its handsets in the country for allegedly infringing mobile phone technology patented by Ericsson. Judge G.P. Mittal of the New Delhi High Court also ruled earlier this week that Xiaomi's Indian distributor, online retailer Flipkart, is prohibited from selling the...

  • MUMBAI, Dec 11- An Indian court has ordered Chinese budget smartphone maker Xiaomi Technology Co Ltd to temporarily stop selling its devices in India, the Economic Times newspaper reported on Thursday, citing legal documents. The newspaper said the Delhi High Court had asked Xiaomi and Flipkart to suspend the import and sales of devices until Feb 5, when it is due...

  • Camera makers trudge on in a smartphone world Tuesday, 9 Dec 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    An attendee tries the Canon Inc. EOS 7D Mark II digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    More photos are being taken than ever before, but not with traditional cameras.

  • Hackers attack Sony Playstation online store Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:43 AM ET
    The Sony Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's showroom in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony's Playstation online store was hacked in the latest cybersecurity attack against the company, the Financial Times reports.

  • UK lawmaker's Candy Crush craving caught on camera Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 4:39 AM ET

    We've all fought the urge to play a quick round of Angry Birds during a boring meeting, but should you do it at the tax-payer's expense?

  • 7 signs your everyday life is already cashless Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The cashless society isn't something set in some distant future. For many people, it's already arrived. Here are 7 signs.

  • TAIPEI, Dec 5- Taiwan has identified 12 smartphone brands that do not conform with privacy standards, and the handset makers could face fines or a ban unless they address the breaches, an official at the telecoms regulator said on Friday. Smartphones from Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and HTC Corp were among the top 5 bestselling handsets in Taiwan during...